19 April 2024

Crafters get busy ahead of King’s Coronation

By Rebecca Hannant

Bus stops, street signs and postboxes across our region have been decked out with bunting and innovative crochet creations to mark the King’s Coronation this Saturday.

In Withernsea, resident and keen crocheter Jean Carter has created six postbox toppers which can be seen outside the Jet garage, Princes Avenue, the Queen Street post office, Queen Street near the Spread Eagle, North Road/Waxholme road junction and Hull Road.

Jean said: “I have seen some lovely comments on Facebook. It makes it all worthwhile if people enjoy them being there.”

Knitted scenes have also appeared in Keyingham, where Denise Appleton has created her own scene on the corner of Seymour Road and Albemarle Road.

Denise said: “I had previously knitted a tribute for the Queen’s Jubilee last year and displayed it on the postbox outside of Shandu’s post offiffice in the village, and so I thought it would be nice to do a tribute to the King for his Coronation.

“I think the inspiration came from the way the people of the village reacted to the display I had knitted for the Queen’s Jubilee.

“I found a knitting pattern I liked, designed by a lady called Elaine Munn. I started knitting it in January and knitted three kings, each with tiny gold-coloured buttons on their jackets, very intricate, and sewed them on with invisible cotton, and then I added a few more embellishments.”

The creation is one of two in the village with the other sitting on top of the postbox outside Keyingham post office.

In Hornsea, Kirsty and Sammi Lamming have been busy once again creating little bow badges and handmade crowns and butterfly key rings.

The pair also sold coronation-coloured pom-pom wreaths and wind spinners outside Robinsons of Hornsea on Newbegin, on Saturday April 22, to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Unit at Castle Hill Hospital.

Coronation fever has also hit the volunteer groups Clips, the Crafty Shedders and Hornsea Urban Gardeners (HUG) who came together to decorate the town with bunting and posters. The groups have also tidied the town with fresh coats of paint along signs and railings and have removed weeds and litter.

Residential street signs across Hornsea have been given the Coronation treatment – more than 50 signs have been decorated with red, white, and blue bunting which was made by the Crafty Shedders. A postbox has also been decorated.

HUG founder June Greensmith said: “The ladies made bunting at the Floral Hall Warm Spaces. HUG volunteer Julia Beadle did all the street sign bunting, four of us then hung it. HUG has painted benches and railings red, white and blue.

“Summer bedding will be added to street signs to ensure the town stays colourful through the summer. The plants have been supplied by Riston Plants.”