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Hoppy Easter! Yarn bombers egg-cite communities with postbox toppers

Shropshire crafters have been back out around Telford spreading Easter joy.

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The postbox topper sprang up just in time for Easter

Knitted postbox toppers have been spotted in and around Telford, as talented crafters welcome Easter in their own woolly ways.

One, in Wrockwardine near Wellington shows two yellow chicks protecting a basket full of colourful eggs.

Another has topped the postbox near the Red Lion pub on Holyhead Road in Wellington.

The second, the work of serial-crafters Angela Moore and Darcy Lear, features two lambs and several colourful Easter bunnies.

A close-up of the postbox topper.

Another topper has been placed on a postbox off Birchfield Way in central Lawley.

The tradition of topping postboxes with knitted bonnets gained national momentum during the pandemic, where people got out their needles to celebrate frontline workers.

During the late Queen's Jubilee, yarn bombers were back out in force, decorating the nation's postboxes with celebratory works of art.

Following the Queen's death, knitters were paying sweet tribute to the late monarch with their woolly creations.