It is amazing how history can repeat itself. This article asking for knitters to help create woollen clothing for the Winter season in 1941 especially resonated with me as it reminded me of the recent plea for sewers across the country to help put together hospital scrubs for medical staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It seems we have always been a nation willing to help his fellow man in times of national need.
This small article appeared in the local Bromley & District newspaper. I wonder what the take up of knitters were?
Good News for Knitters
Bromley War Hospital Supply Depot have received 1,000 lbs of Wool to be knitted into comforts for next Winter needs. There must be completed by mid-September.
So knitters of Bromley please roll up and get busy.
Apply as soon as you can to Thornbury, Elmfield Road, and week-day (except Saturday) between 1o am ad 3pm
3,500 GARMENTS WANTED NOW
Bromley & District Times, 11th July, 1941 (pg 4)