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Winnersh’s Spoony people are a big hit Down Under

THE SPOONY people in Winnersh have gone international, as spoon settlements pop up in Scotland and Australia.

Last week, Wokingham.Today reported the growing Spoony People village on Robinhood Lane, Winnersh.

Now, the wonders of social media have connected communities on opposite sides of the world.

The Spoony People, which first appeared in Winnersh last month as an interactive activity for local families, have grown into something much larger.

Bringing the Spoony People to Scotland was Helen Dewar.

“I’m from Woodley originally,” she said. “But moved to the Isle of Mull in Scotland 14 years ago when I had my daughter Ella. But I’m still connected with people from the area as I’ve got friends down here.

“When I saw it on social media, I just thought it was so cute, and we could start that here.

“So Ella made our first Spoony People and then we posted on social media saying we were looking to grow their population.

She said that her daughter — who goes to Tobermory High School — has been enjoying making the Spoony People when she’s not studying.

“She’s made about three or four so far.”

And the magic of social media continued.

“Then my friend in Australia, Junelle Wilson saw my post and started her own Spoony People village in Longwarry, Victoria,” added Ms Dewar. 

“All the kids and adults are loving it. And we’ve said we will accept all kinds of cooking utensils, we don’t discriminate.”

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