Pic-knit celebrates Sandwich’s legacy at museum

A selection of the winning sandwiches
A selection of the winning sandwiches

A DISPLAY of knitted foodstuffs attracted visitors to the Captain Cook Museum on Grape Lane last weekend.

Activities co-ordinator Holly Hyams said the project started last September when volunteers at the museum had the idea to commemorate John Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich.

Gully the Seagull by Philly Collings of Leeds

Gully the Seagull by Philly Collings of Leeds

She said: “The earl was a great friend and patron of Captain Cook, a supporter of the voyages of discovery, reformer of naval dockyards and, legend has it, the creator of the world’s most famous snack.

“I am amazed and delighted by the success of the project and would like to thank everyone who took the time to get involved. Some of the entries were so deliciously wacky - it’s great to see that there are so many creative people in Whitby.”

The museum received 110 entries from as far away as Germany and New Zealand and 12 prizes were awarded across four categories. Judging was conducted by Dr Annie Shaw, senior lecturer in ‘Fashion Knit’ at Manchester School of Art.

Prizes were donated by Bobbins, the Market Kitchen and the Shepherd’s Purse.

Aelfleda Pybus and Frances Quantrille came second and third in the knitted seafood category

Aelfleda Pybus and Frances Quantrille came second and third in the knitted seafood category

Part of the sandwich display will remain on show until the museum closes for winter on 4 November.

For details of opening times call (01947) 601900 or visit www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk

Winners of the ‘Great Sandwich Pic-Knit’ 2012

Best knitted seafood or sea creature:

1 - ‘Fisherman’s Butty’ by Eileen Shone of Whitby

2 - ‘Giant Green Octopus’ by Frances Quantrille of Castleton

3 - ‘Tiny Prawn’ by Aelfleda Pybus of Sandsend

Best technical ability:

1 - ‘Conch Shell’ by Roger Newton of Manchester

2 - ‘Ham and Lettuce Crochet Sandwich’ by Lynne Glazzard of Glaisdale

3 - ‘An Octopus Picnic’ by Delphine Jasmin-Belisle of Whitby

Most creative sandwich filling or topping:

1 - ‘Great British Summer Sandwich’ by Miriam Shone of Whitby

2 - ‘Gully the Sea Gull’ by Philly Collings of Leeds

3 - ‘Langoustine and BBQ Prawn Skewer’ by Julie Anderson of Bristol

Tastiest looking sandwich:

1 - ‘Egg, Beetroot and Ham’ by Gillian Lamb of New Zealand

2 - ‘Sausage and Mustard’ by Bobby Walker of Whitby

3 - ‘Breakfast Butty’ by Muriel Ikin of Stratford-upon-Avon