Surprise for Honiton pensioner

One good turn deserves another.

One good turn deserves another - as caring Honiton pensioner Millie Salter discovered last week.

For the past three years, the 85 year old Oaklea resident has been knitting blankets for children’s groups across the West Country.

She is currently knitting her 70th blanket. Most of the colourful creations have been distributed by friend and neighbour Alan Rowe MBE.

As a thank you, he and his wife, Pauline, last week sent a taxi to collect Millie and she was whisked off for a new hair-do at a local salon.

Millie, who had not knitted a stitch in years, took up the craft again three years ago.

“I just picked it up,” she said. “I buy the wool and just knit.”

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Mrs Rowe said: “The children use the blankets all the time.”