The last session collecting signatures took me to Littleborough. For a change I decided to take the train, passing my favourite map in Victoria station.
I popped into the Littleborough Museum on the station, home to some lovely artifacts including war memorials. I also called in at the charity shops on the way to Ebor Studios and picked up a cotton pillowcase for the project, they are pretty hard to come by these days, so many are poly cotton.
Cheryl who runs the monthy craftanoon at Ebor hosted our sew in and provided tea and cakes for everyone. It was a busy session with lots of enthusiastic sewers, including two lots of sisters and a few family groups.
One of the ladies had actually been to school in the building that is now the studios, previously known as Jubilee Hall.
She said the main school was across the road but they came to the hall for dinners and the older children did crafts and work there. She recounted doing some knitting and being mortified when the teacher told her to ladder it to make a pattern.