Kendal wool gathering

The first Kendal Wool Gathering has begun, celebrating the Cumbrian market town's history and a campaign to get more people using and wearing wool.

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Kendal Wool Gathering underway

Barefoot Shepherdess Alison O'Neil gives a talk on why she used to burn her wool because it didn't make any money Credit: ITV News
Today is the first day of the three day event Credit: ITV News
Some of the wool goes towards making toys like these ones Credit: ITV News
Shepherdess Alison O'Neil Credit: ITV News

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