Name the camels in the St Albans knitivity

A HAND-KNITTED nativity scene will be travelling around St Albans this festive period, helping to make the Christmas story accessible and fun.

The Knitivity will visit local businesses and landmarks from the end of November and this year the meter-high characters are joined by two new additions – a mother and a baby camel.

All of the figures have been knitted by Ann Hudson, a Rainbow and Brownie leader for St Albans Cathedral’s packs. In creating The Knitivity, Ann has clocked up over 500 hours of knitting time and used over five kilos of wool.

It will stop at the Frost Fair at Hatfield House, Ayletts Nursery, Cuthberts Toys and the Inn on the Park in St Albans. Full details can be found at

The Cathedral is inviting people to help them name their two new camels. The winner, depending on their age, will win one of two prizes.

The adult prize is a deluxe afternoon tea at the Abbot’s Kitchen in the cathedral followed by a personal tour of the cathedral. The children’s prize is a personal family tour of the cathedral, a goodie bag and a chance to have a photograph taken with the Knitivity.

To enter, email or enter by post to Name that Camel Competition, St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, AL1 1BY.