TO celebrate the Redoubt Fortress’ Stitch for Victory exhibition, visitors were invited to Knit for Victory and capture the stitched spirit of the 1940s. Knitters could either join in with knitting comforts for the Troops Party and stitch balaclavas, socks and gloves, or knit a square to be used as part of community patchwork blankets to be donated to The Chaseley Trust.
Squares came in from near and as far as Exeter and Ramsgate, and a special Knit for Victory group at the Redoubt Fortress & Military Museum met fortnightly to make the blankets, which have been given to The Chaseley Trust. Chaseley’s chief executive Sue Wyatt said, “We thank all who contributed to these colourful knitted blankets for our residents. They will be very useful for our outings and for keeping out the winter the chill.”