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Knitting for premature babies at New Oscott Village

30th November, 2015

New Oscott Village resident Edith Harley has always been a keen knitter.  And now, at 92, she's the oldest member of the Knit and Natter Club at the retirement village.

She explains: "I certainly enjoy knitting and it's nice to know that our efforts at the club where we knit clothes for premature babies will be appreciated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham."

Edith is now on her seventh set of clothing which is made up of a matinee coat, a bonnet and socks.

Edith has lived at the Village since it opened and she describes moving there as the best move she ever made. She used to live in Witton.

Husband John died some years ago and she has three daughters who visit her regularly and take her out and to the shops. Before she retired she was a supervisor in a cafe.

Picture: New Oscott Village resident Edith Harley (centre) with the rest of the Knit and Natter group.

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