Can You Knit?

Photo of a chip shop vest

Can you help the Masonic Ladies Lunch Club?

The ladies of the Hereford Masonic Hall Luncheon Club are supporting this appeal and have knitted several garments already.

The picture shows Gill Tudor (L) and Diane Cox (R) with some of the garments knitted by members of the Lunch Club.

Patterns can be obtained here or by contacting Diane via

Chip Shop Babies:

The term ‘chip shop babies’ began when it was discovered that often new-born babies mostly in developing countries arrived into this world and had no clothes to put on.   As a result, the new-borns were wrapped in newspaper, just like a fish supper, to keep them warm.   News of this reached knitters up and down the UK who developed a simple vest pattern, with additional hat sometimes, which even a novice knitter could cope with.

Once you have knitted the garments, please contact Diane and she will provide an address where to send them to. They can also be dropped off at the Masonic Hall Kyrle Street, from there they will be passed onto Diane and Gill.

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