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More Oxfordshire knitters pay tribute to queen with woollen post box toppers

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 18, 2022

More knitted tributes to the late Queen have topped postboxes in the county.

Wearing a matching pink skirt, jacket and candyfloss hat, Her Majesty could be seen in this crotched scene in Spring Road, Abingdon, standing next to a Corgi.

The letters RIP were marked in a sombre black over a grass-green woollen base.

Oxford Mail: Post box topper in memory of the Queen in Spring Road, Abingdon Picture: Andy FfrenchPost box topper in memory of the Queen in Spring Road, Abingdon Picture: Andy Ffrench

In the Covered Market, Oxford, a black lace cap had been put over the knitted crown that adorned the Royal Mail post box in the centre of the historic market.

Last week, anonymous Abingdon-based knitter Yarnsy shared pictures of her own post box-topper in memory of the Queen. She knitted a crown and a flower wreath.

“We all knew this time would come and I had always planned on doing a memorial topper for the Queen but she caught us all off guard – somehow you always think you’ll have more time,” ‘Yarnsy’ said.

In Little Clarendon Street, the Duke of Cambridge bar replaced its swinging street sign with a picture of a smiling Elizabeth II.

Oxford Mail: The Duke of Cambridge bar in Little Clarendon Street had replaced its usual pub sign with a photograph of the QueenThe Duke of Cambridge bar in Little Clarendon Street had replaced its usual pub sign with a photograph of the Queen

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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