Spalding knitters support men at front

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The group of knitters pictured in Spalding in 1916.

The women and girls were knitting socks for soldiers, something they had been doing since early October every Monday evening at Mrs Peake’s house in Double Street, Spalding.

Up to that point 30 pairs of socks had been completed, washed, and given away to “necessary cases”.

One of the knitters, Mrs Seeby, had been stitching right through the war and had completed 87 pairs of socks.

Mr and Mrs Cotton, of Argyle House, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, were planning a whist drive to support the work of the women.

Up to that point they had spent £12 on best quality wool.