WIRRAL residents have joined together to create crochet post box toppers in a tribute to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The nine toppers can be found spread across different areas of Wallasey Village and will be on display throughout summer.

The royal creations have been handmade by members of Wallasey Village in Bloom, Wallasey Girl Guides, and resident crocheters Julie Walker and Sandra Birch.

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Wallasey Village in Bloom member Valerie Hemmingway, who helped lead the project, told the Globe: “We have done various post box toppers in the past as well as knitted Remembrance Day poppies and the response has always been lovely.

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“There are several of us in the group who enjoy knitting and crocheting so we decided in December that we would do something for the jubilee.”

Valarie said work on the toppers started in February after community members shared design ideas and knitting patterns.

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She said: “We are a community group, and we are well supported by our community. It’s our way of discreetly giving back.

“We just enjoy what we are doing.”

Since the toppers have been on display, Valerie said the response has been nothing but positive.

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She added: “The number of people who have come by and thanked us when they’ve seen us putting them out has been lovely.

“That’s why it’s important what we do because it creates an amazing sense of community in the village and people appreciate your work.

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“We’ve all been so pleased with the reaction and that people are enjoying them.”

The toppers can be found in the following locations:

  1. Crown – Corner of Broadway Avenue and Claremount Road
  2. Crown on cushion – Parkside Vets
  3. Queen – Fleur Ashley Tea Room
  4. Crown – Grove Road Chemist
  5. Windsor Castle – Corner of Gorveland Avenue and Stanley Avenue
  6. Grenadier guards – Green Lane
  7. Queen and castle – Mockbeggar Drive
  8. Coach and footman – Corner of Saltburn Road and Greenleas Road
  9. Girl guides campfire – Leasowe Road


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