IT is a village project that started as a bit of fun and an excuse for people to have a natter over a cup of tea.

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But Orford General Stores’ “community scarf” has well and truly caught people’s imagination. The woolly garment is now around 9ft long and will eventually be auctioned off to raise funds for the sports pavilion.

Penny Teale, who owns the store, said: “It’s really a bit of fun. It started when a farmer donated some wool and we thought it would be a nice idea for people who came into the cafe and wanted to have a chat.

“It’s all different colours and made from various types of wool, by visitors and people in the village.”

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