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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Knit for Britain from Above Campaign

A member of the Woolly Squadron visiting Conwy Castle
The Woolly Squadron is landing at the National Wool Museum on 14 June!
Like history? Love knitting? Need an excuse to explore your local area?
Britain from Above has a challenge for you!

An Aerofilms image from 1923.  This image may be found on the website Britain from Above

Britain from Above is an online collection of historical oblique aerial photographs of Wales, England and Scotland taken by the company Aerofilms Ltd between 1919─53, which is free for everyone to access ( ). As some of the pictures are over 90 years old it gives us a unique opportunity to see how much things have changed over time, the Knit for Britain campaign is a chance to photograph the modern day and put it beside the past!

As part of the World Wide Knit in Public Day event, we at the Britain from Above project are running an online campaign to recruit as many knitters and crocheteers to show off their crafting skills, by creating aeroplanes that can be photographed and uploaded on to the Britain from Above website here;

So prime your needles and wind your wool and get ready to take off with Knit for Britain from Above at the National Wool Museum!

National Wool Museum in Dre-Fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UP

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