Calne News 1

IF you have looked in the window of The Little Button Jar in Church Street recently, you may have noticed a rather special piece of crochet.

The postbox topper has been crocheted by Charlotte Mayo to mark Remembrance. Charlotte, 23, was inspired to create the topperpiece when she noticed postbox toppers in other towns to mark the Jubilee.

Remembrance is understandably important to Charlotte whose father was in the RAF for 22 years, she has grown up part of the Royal British Legion Calne branch which she has become more involved with in recent years. Charlotte told us: "As a 23 year old, I understand the importance for the younger generation to get involved in Remembrance so that it continues to have a future and people continue to remember something that is so important."

The piece took Charlotte about 30 hours to make and all the yarn was kindly donated by Christa from the Little Button Jar.

Charlotte had initially intended to display the piece on the postbox in Church Street, but another crafty crocheter has beaten her to it this year, so the stunning work will remain on display in the Little Button Jar's window.

Charlotte is hoping to keep the topper for use in future years in town. She told us: "I may even make more and create a series on postboxes around the town.

"I am planning on crocheting a smaller set of military men in modern uniform standing around a tea light to display on the RBL Calne Branch stall at the Calne Light Switch on."topper1