U3A Group craft a piece of Todmorden to signal ‘Walkers are Welcome!
The Craft Group of Todmorden’s U3A (University of the Third Age) has collectively created a collaged and embroidered square so that Todmorden can take its place in the national Banner of Walkers are Welcome Towns.
The U3A Craft Group members say “Our theme was inspired by the Hunter’s (or Blood) Moon of 2016. It was an impressive sight, rising behind Stoodley Pike, against a dark sky. In our design we have incorporated wool, cotton felt and corduroy, as they are part of our heritage. ‘Tod’ is an old word for a fox so he has been included, slinking from behind a dry stone wall, with his eye on the lambs. The rose symbolises the White Rose of Yorkshire and the Red Rose of Lancashire to demonstrate our unusual position as a border town. An intrepid hiker is making his way past the Pike knowing that ‘Walkers are Welcome in Todmorden’ “
The Banner including the Todmorden square will be exhibited at the National Walkers are Welcome Annual Gathering , at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge on 14-15 October