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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Love was in the air - hanging from trees and seats in Sheringham today - after a St Valentine’s Day “yarn bombing” attack.
The overnight raid by anonymous knitters saw them tie 100 woolly hearts to bushes and benches at a handful of loved-up locations around the town.
Visitors to the library found hearts above their heads in the trees outside. Couples sitting on a bench at Otterdorf Green discovered knitted love-tokens on the back. And there were others at Augusta Street.
They were the work of a secret gang of craftswomen who call themselves the Loops - which has previously knitted and crocheted fish for the promenade in summer, and crowns for town lampposts for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
Their anonymous spokesman said: “There are about 10-15 of us keen crafters who do this - but we never all meet together for security reasons.
“The last two times it was the children who really enjoyed our work and the adults didn’t notice. We hatched this idea just after Christmas and hope it had more impact among the grown ups this time.”
The group not only made the hearts, but hung them on the streets on Tuesday evening.
The spokesman added: “We got some funny looks when we were up ladders, but it was cold and there weren’t many people about luckily.
“It poured with rain over night so we were a bit worried about the hearts getting soggy. But we just want to put a smile on people’s faces - and this was done for our love of the town.”
Terrorism returned to the streets of London today as two suspected Muslim fanatics butchered a man in broad daylight in the name of “Allah”.
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