Handmade bespoke jigsaw puzzles donated

The Jitterbug
Jigsaw puzzle of dancers doing the Jitterbug

Three jigsaw puzzles have been donated by a lady in Wales. They are handmade bespoke puzzles produced by Ashley and Kathleen Rowe in the 1940s in Mount Hawke where they ran the Original Jig-saw Puzzle Club which, according to the label, was established in 1908. These particular puzzles were made for a couple who used to choose a picture, send it to the Rowes and await the return of their puzzle in a cloth bag with no image to work from. They took the puzzles on long cruise holidays to while away the hours.

One of the jigsaws so far completed shows a lively scene of dancers doing the Jitterbug.