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Comments about the Queen's Award

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Committee Chair, former broadcast journalist Sir Martyn Lewis said:
“I warmly congratulate all of the inspirational voluntary groups who have been rewarded for their community work with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The judging panel for this year’s awards were struck by the quality and breadth of all the successful groups.
The thousands of volunteers who give up spare time to help others in their community and to help solve problems demonstrate the very best of democracy in action.”

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said:
“I would like to congratulate all groups who received this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of their fantastic achievements. The huge amount of work and commitment these organisations put into their local communities is surpassed only by the passion and motivation of the individuals who volunteer. I hope these groups continue to inspire others to get involved and make a positive impact so that we can continue to build a more compassionate society.”

Julia Gibbs, Chair of Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group which runs Spelthorne Museum, said:
“We are tremendously proud to have been honoured in this way. It’s a real recognition of the countless hours of unpaid work that have been put in by our volunteers over the last 36 years. We are very much focused on sharing the history and archaeology of the Borough of Spelthorne, and we hope that members of the community will feel inspired to join us and carry on this fascinating and worthwhile work"

World War Two Knitting

During the War people were encouraged to knit their own clothes. Jumpers, cardigans, babies clothes, childrens sweaters, toys.... They were also asked to knit for servicemen.

Please note: We do not have the items on this page in the museum, they are included here for reference and education only.

Here children are shown knitting. It was a past-time for them as well as being useful to the family
Official book of instructions for knitting for the RAF

My mum always called knitted items Woollies.

This pattern looks like the vest that was found in the chair.


A pattern for a hat and gloves for boys or girls
A swimming set for boys
A posh knitted jacket, that would fit in even today

and lastly a pair of satin knickers similar to the ones found in the chair.

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