KNITTERS who raised money to remember the war dead have themselves been commemorated in their home village.

A blue plaque has been put in place at Addingham’s Memorial Hall in honour of the work carried out by Addingham Ladies Knitting Circle.

The women formed a knitting group during the Second World War to make comforts for the troops and to raise money for a memorial for the men and women who had sacrificed so much in both wars. By 1946 they had raised £1,000 - said to be the equivalent of more than £40,000 today.

The money was used to buy the Primitive Methodist Chapel building which was converted into the memorial hall.

Alan Jerome the Chairman of the Addingham Memorial Hall Committee said: “I am very proud to have unveiled this plaque to commemorate the wonderful work undertaken by the Ladies without whom we would not have this wonderful hall.”