Friday, 1 April 2016

Linslade Knitting League

Mittens knitted to the official 1915 pattern

Saturday 1st April 1916: A meeting of the Linslade Knitting League has been held at Mrs. Labrum's to discuss ways in which the group could obtain more wool. During the last two months they have supplied 55 pairs of socks, together with mufflers, mittens, and so on. Some of these knitted articles were contributed by Linslade school children. The ladies of the League intend to carry on their activities through the summer months and will continue to send these woollen comforts to local men who are on active service. Any lady from Linslade or Leighton Buzzard who would like to join the League is welcome, and anyone who would like to knit for the troops at home will be supplied with wool.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 4th April 1916

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