Call out for local knitters to help with the war effort

Bromley War Hospital Supply depot receives 1,000lbs off wool for knitters during World War two

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 War Hospital Supply depot receives 1,000lbs off wool for knitters during World War two
Knitting magazines with British patterns for the 1940s

Source:
Bromley & District Times, 11th July, 1941 (pg 4)

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