Knitters wanted for Richmond museum’s yellow brick road

Brave museum dog, Chico, supervises volunteer Anne’s brick roading.

A Richmond museum needs knitters for its Christmas gift shop window.

Shops in Richmond are being encouraged to decorate their windows for Christmas – and the Green Howards Museum is aiming to knit its very own yellow brick road.

This year’s theme us The Wizard of Oz, matching up with The Georgian Theatre Royal’s pantomime for this festive season.

Members of the town council’s judging panel will assess all the window displays on the evening of the big town lights switch on Friday, December 1.

“We’re really hoping to make our mark in the competition this year, building on all the work we’ve done to bring in new shop stock and build on the positive comments we’ve had from shoppers about our window displays over the past few months,” said commercial manager, Fiona Hall.

“The character of the cowardly lion stood out for us, so we’ve based our display around him.

“However, you can’t have a Wizard of Oz theme without a yellow brick road, so we’ve decided to try to create one in time for the judging.”

Anyone visiting the shop is welcome to add some stitches, a few rows, or even knit a whole section at home and the museum will join it in.