Mystery as town post boxes get crochet hats


A crochet design located on Rotterdam Road in Lowestoft - Credit: Nikki van Dyk

We have seen yarn bombing and graffiti - now towns are being hit by random acts of crochet kindness.

Post boxes in a number of towns in east Norfolk and Waveney have been given colourful crochet 'hats', topped off with cuddly creatures including a Teddy bear, a bunny and a chick.

Many of the designs have been found by people in Lowestoft.


One of the crochet designs which have appeared in Southwold. - Credit: Christopher Mortimer

Others have mysteriously popped up in other areas across Waveney, east Suffolk and Norfolk, including in Great Yarmouth, Kessingland and Southwold.


The crochet designs have messages of kindness included. - Credit: Christopher Mortimer

Many feature Easter displays and others give messages of hope.

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Angela Jones-Heath found one of the designs on Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft and said: "I was surprised and delighted to see another one. It made me smile that I had found a different one from the others I had seen on Facebook.


Another design located on Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft. - Credit: Nikki van Dyk

"It so fantastic to see them popping up all around the town. Such a fantastic idea from the person doing them all with different designs, to bring smiles to us all at this difficult time."

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Passer-by in Southwold, Chris Mortimer said: "It certainly brightened my day up, a lot of time and effort went into making these, the people who made them are really talented.

"I would like to thank them by giving them some Easter eggs for their contributions."


An Easter style crochet design located on Rotterdam Road in Lowestoft - Credit: Nikki van Dyk

Known locations of the designs so far are on Norwich Road, Westwood Avenue, Ramona Road, Rotterdam Road and Stradbroke Road in Lowestoft with others popping up in Gorleston, Hopton, Kessingland and Southwold.

Kelly Ann Head designed the Easter themed crochet hat located on the junction of Norwich Road and Rotterdam Road.


The crochets have appeared across various towns in East Suffolk and Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Christopher Mortimer

Kelly said: "I was on furlough for six and a half months and I have been doing crotchet for the past few years.

"I decided I wanted to make people smile and cheer everybody up during these difficult times so that people had something to talk about other than Covid and it looks like that has worked.

"It has been up since Friday and only took me a few days to make."

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One of the crochet designs that has appeared on Westwood Avenue, Lowestoft. - Credit: Angela Jones-Heath

Kelly confirmed she only made the crochet design on Norwich/Rotterdam Road and it remains to be seen who has designed the others.


A crochet design on Ramona Road in Carlton Colville. - Credit: Jane Stelges

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