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Knitterstone project wraps up hill near Clee
8:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
Buy this photo » SUZANNE Thomas and Hilda Trow were certainly ready for a day on the hills with the 224 squares of knitting – but it wasn’t for them to wear, or anybody else, it was for the Titterstone and Horshoe quarries to wear. Picture by Keith Gluyas 124159-7
A SCARF more than a quarter of a mile long has been wrapped around a hill near Clee.
It marks the culmination of the Knitterstone project that has involved joining together 1,749 knitted squares each a foot long.
They were joined together on the hill to commemorate the work of women in the area.
The number of squares represents the height of Tittestone Clee which is the third highest hill in Shropshire.
Suzanne Thomas from the Tittestone Clee Heritage Trust came up with the idea.
Although in an isolated and rural location the site dates back to the Bronze Age and has been extensively mined.
It is now the home of golf ball shaped domes that house radar units run by air traffic control.
Women from the area knitted or croqueted the squares in all sorts of different colours before they were joined together.
The women set out from St Peter’s Church with the scarf in eight giant rolls that were joined together on the hill.