Monday, 1 July 2013

Knitting for Victory!

Armed Forces Day dawned bright and sunny - Hurrah!
Our yarn shop, A Good Yarn, took part in a wonderful event to celebrate the day.  Sea View Street, Cleethorpes is a fantastic little shopping area with individual specialist shops and cafes and the yarn shop is just around the corner.  All the stores took part with the street decorated to the hilt, plus vintage stalls,ice cream van and music.
There were also wartime vehicles and lovely men in uniforms!
 The street was divided into three sectors - Britain, France and America.  The lovely ladies at Tilletts (fab clothes shop!) were Land Girls
La Flotte (shoes to die for) were Can Can Girls
and we were French ladies "Knitting for Victory"!
The event was packed and the weather beautiful.  Even many spectators dressed the part.  
During the afternoon there was a magnificent air show, including Tornadoes, Vulcans, the new Euro Fighter and WWII vintage bombers.  As the area is right next to the beach we saw (or mostly heard!) the whole thing.   

A great day - and yes, there will be bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover!
(Tomorrow, just you wait and see)


  1. Brilliant photos, looks a fabulous day!

    I love Vera Lynn singing 'Bluebirds', brings a tear to my eye when it gets to the line about Jimmy going to sleep!

    Love Claire xx

  2. Looks fabulous - how great that everyone got into the spirit of the occasion!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger