Crochet groups ‘are not discouraged’ after Jubilee creations vandalism

HARD-WORKING crochet groups saw some of their Jubilee creations vandalized over the weekend.

Designed to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, members of Garswood’s ‘Knit and Natter’ band, Haydock’s ‘UnTangled St Helens’, Rainhill’s Women’s Institute, and other members of the community have worked hard to bring their creations online over the holiday weekend.

Although many of the colorful creations were celebrated by members of the community, a handful were vandalized after being placed on letterboxes in Haydock and Prescot.

The UnTangled St Helens designs were said to have been damaged just hours after being placed in letterboxes on Clipsey Lane and Vista Road in Haydock.

The Damaged Postbox on Clipsey Lane, Haydock

One of the band members, Marion Beardall said: “[It’s] such a shame when we put so much work into it, but we are not discouraged.

“[We have the] World Cup and poppy day to work [later in the year]as well as flowers for local retirement homes [and] don’t forget me for a night out at a local dementia club.”

Likewise, a combined effort by friends Patricia Meakin and Michelle Ferns was also vandalized in Prescot.

After spending hours creating their Platinum Jubilee creation, it was found damaged the day after it was put on a Columbia Road mailbox and had to be taken apart.

St Helens Star: Patricia and Michelle's soldiers were shot and banners were removed from the letterboxPatricia and Michelle’s soldiers were shot and banners were removed from the mailbox

Patricia, 75, said: “As far as I know ours was the only postbox in Prescot so it’s really upsetting that someone damaged it just hours after putting it up.

“I saw all the great comments about the hooks on Facebook and we were planning on bringing it to a Jubilee party this weekend, but had to take it down.”