Reward offered for return of Harold Wilson’s scarf

Over the weekend it transpired that our most prominent town centre figure has lost his colourful scarf.

The knitted item, which is much longer and heavier than a standard scarf, was created by people from across the world –The Big Rainbow Knitters. It forms part of the large-scale yarn-bombing of Huddersfield Train Station and St George’s Square that opened the WOVEN in Kirklees festival, a celebration of our textile heritage.

It was hoped that the scarf was placed high enough, and would be heavy enough, to deter all but the most determined from taking it. Organisers are keen to remind people that all of the yarn items, scarf included, are to be distributed among charities. WOVEN sent out this message: “It’s time for a community campaign to get the scarf back for the weekend! No judgement, just thanks for the return!”. The WOVEN in Kirklees finale weekend is coming up in a few days, and they would very much like it back in time.

“It’s OK if someone needs it to keep warm but we would love to have it back for the weekend”, WOVEN shared.

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has personally offered a £100 reward for the safe return of the scarf, and we would like to facilitate its anonymous return. Please get in touch via our Contact Us form, or message us on social media, if we can assist in any way.

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