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Graffiti Grannys get festive in Hayle yarn bombing

By CMJohannaCarr  |  Posted: December 19, 2012

  • The Graffiti Grannys strike again. Picture by Mervyn Sullivan.

  • A snowflake left by the Graffiti Grannys on Penpol Terrace. Picture by Mervyn Sullivan.

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Residents in Hayle have suffered from a bombing attack this weekend – yarn bombing that is.

The infamous guerrilla knitting group, dubbed the 'Graffiti Grannys' have struck again, this time hitting a tree on Hayle's Penpol Terrace on Friday with dozens of pretty white snowflakes.

The mysterious group, which has been hitting the headlines for two years after its first night time knitting expedition in Mousehole, updated its Facebook page after the latest attack with pictures and a message.

It said: "Nightmare getting pictures as the wind was so strong, but they're up in Penpol Terrace Hayle, Please leave them till after Christmas so people can enjoy the stars, pom-poms and zillions of snowflakes!!"

Jan and Mervyn Sullivan, who live opposite the tree were delighted by the decorations, which they said looked "absolutely stunning".

A note left with the seasonal yarn creations said: "A Gift to Hayle from the Graffiti Grannys."

Mr Sullivan said: "So on behalf of the people of Hayle we would like to say 'thank you Graffiti Grannys, whoever you are, for this beautiful seasonal gesture, and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas."

The Graffiti Grannys are a group of women, who get together in their own time and at their own expense, to knit pieces which they then put around the community when no one is around to surprise and delight the public.

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  • Dodo Pad Ltd  |  December 19 2012, 11:04AM

    How wonderful to have some good news in the news! Thank you Graffiti Grannies. You rock! :)

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  • First Impressions  |  December 19 2012, 10:55AM

    Wish they'd come to Perranwell Station and do our village. Excellent bombing campaign ladies and very well done. Merry Christmas to you all xx

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