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History of Greenham Common celebrated in new knitted wall hangings, on display at Greenham Control Tower



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Three knitted wall hangings have taken pride of place at Greenham Control Tower, writes Louie Hoyle.

The art work depicts three eras of history at Greenham Common and were designed, knitted, crocheted and sewn by Newbury Knitters.

The group handed over the pieces at a recent ceremony at the Control Tower Café.

Standing: LtR: Fien Button, Hazel Firth, Jan Lidgley, Alex Sankey, Liz Meldrum and Lesley Hawker Sitting: LtR:, Doreen Scott, Maria Grace and Brenda Agutter Photo by Fiona Cue.
Standing: LtR: Fien Button, Hazel Firth, Jan Lidgley, Alex Sankey, Liz Meldrum and Lesley Hawker Sitting: LtR:, Doreen Scott, Maria Grace and Brenda Agutter Photo by Fiona Cue.

Nigel Manley, a trustee of the Control Tower – where the wall hangings will now be permanently displayed - thanked the group of knitters during the handover.

He added: “The trustees are very proud to have the opportunity to display this wonderful work of art.

“We are sure that all of our visitors will enjoy the experience of these pieces of work for a long time to come.”

Brenda Agutter, representing the knitters, said: “It was a pleasure to work, as a group, on this lovely project and we are all delighted with the result we achieved and hope that it will give enjoyment to the many visitors to the cafe.”

The wall hangings by the Newbury Knitters, who created the large piece of work called ‘Knitted Newbury’ in 2019, show the common’s early history, military history and how it is today.

You can view the wall hangings in the dog area of the café during opening hours.

For opening times of the café and further information about the Control Tower visit their website greenhamtower.org.uk or email Info@greenhamtower.org.uk



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