What a pearler! Surgery staff knit Royal nuptials

sp89621 Staff at Whittington Moor surgery have knitted the Royal wedding pictured are Jane Bagnall,Dr.Liz Church,Liz Proctor,Val Johnson,Sue Page,Sara Attenborough,Helen Kay,Kath Howard
sp89621 Staff at Whittington Moor surgery have knitted the Royal wedding pictured are Jane Bagnall,Dr.Liz Church,Liz Proctor,Val Johnson,Sue Page,Sara Attenborough,Helen Kay,Kath Howard
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IT’S a cracking yarn that’s kept medical staff in stitches.

Because when workers couldn’t make it to the Royal Wedding, they brought it home to Whittington Moor Surgery instead, by pulling together to knit the nuptial guest list from scratch.

From the stately Archbishop of Canterbury, to our wooly happy couple Prince William and Kate Middleton, the wedding cast has been greeting patients in a bunting and flag bedecked reception.

“It’s definitely been a talking point”, said receptionist Sue Page, who knitted the Queen, a footman and two cute Corgis.

“We thought seeing as the wedding has given us the day off knitting it was the least we could do.”

On Thursday April 28 staff wore regal colours, including Union Jack earrings, to really capture the spirit of this year’s most talked-about occasion while the hand-crafted miniature guests – made in just a week – posed for pictures.

The dye was cast when the surgery’s Royal fan Dr Elizabeth Church was given a copy of surprise bestseller ‘Knit Your Own Royal Wedding’ souvenir book for her 40th birthday.

Needles to say, the rest was history.

Sue, who also knitted a version of Dr Church, added: “The doctor can’t knit so she went round the staff asking who could – whoever made the mistake of saying yes was given a character to knit!”

Other staff who took part include: Cath Jones, Lenyalo King, Pat Teasel, Val Burrell, Jane Bagnall.

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