IN THE BEGINING
The very first Spoonville was started in Winnersh, Berkshire, England by a very creative lady Karen who came up with the idea of making Spoony characters from wooden spoons as a way of cheering up her local community during Covid-19 lockdown.
Helen from Mull (who used to live in Berkshire many moons ago) spotted a photo of the Winnersh Spoonville on her friend Lucy’s Facebook page after Lucy and her daughter Sydney had been to check out the Spoony people.
Thinking this was a fab idea ‘because spoons don’t have to social distance’ Helen and her daughter Ella got busy creating a Spoonville in Craignure, Isle of Mull. Helen posted on Facebook that their Spoonville was looking to increase its population and encouraged others to add to the Spoony people.
Junelle, Helen’s friend from Longwarry, Australia (who used to live in Mull) saw Helen’s Facebook post, loved the idea, created their Spoonville in Australia with her boys, Jude, Van and Nyah and Spoonvilles were global!
And so, it went on.
There are now Spoonvilles all over the world with new Spoony characters popping up across the every day.
Some are in support of the NHS; some are just for fun.
There are Spoonvilles by schools, in parks, by residential homes, along roadsides and beside rivers.
We can’t wait to find out where the next one pops up!