Tring Yarn Bomb display vandalised and partly stolen


Published by Mix96 News at 12:13pm 4th November 2018.

After months of hard work by the knitting community, vandals have destroyed a special display in Tring.

Knitted pigeons from a Remembrance Day display by Tring Yarn Bomb have had their eyes plucked out and the post box topper (above) was snatched its location on Tring High St last night.

Tring Yarn Bomb chairman John Cole-Morgan says he's angry someone would "tear apart and destroy what these amazing people have done."

"The average age of the people doing the Yarn Bomb you all love is around seventy.  Some in their 80s.  These wonderful women have spent almost 18 months making poppies, dogs, pigeons, blankets and everything else possible to try and pay tribute to the brave efforts of our families and their father's and uncle's."

Tring Yarn Bomb
Proud members of Tring Yarn Bomb showing off their handiwork before it was vandalised


John told Mix96 how each poppy takes 25 minutes to make, and to knit a pigeon takes an entire day.

"And these same women think £2 for a poppy is too much because they do not see their amazing value to these projects."

John adds that despite this devastating blow, the can-do attitude of the women behind the project is heart-warming and more poppies are already being made:

"They brought out their crochet hooks and started stitching again...these women didn't think of revenge...they did what their parents taught them.  They carried on.  And I cannot be more proud of this tiny group we have."

A police report has been lodged and anyone with information is asked to get in touch.


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