Rally champions get godly gift from Alfreton sock company

Alfreton hosier Turner and Sons was commissioned to produce a special pair of biblically-inspired socks for rally driving champions Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe
Alfreton hosier Turner and Sons was commissioned to produce a special pair of biblically-inspired socks for rally driving champions Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe

When a champion rally driving team put their foot down in their next race, it will be clothed in bespoke biblical socks from an Alfreton hosier.

Socks usually come in matching pairs, but high-class hosiery manufacturers Turner and Sons were recently asked to produce a pair of socks that are totally unique.

Alfreton hosier Turner and Sons was commissioned to produce a special pair of biblically-inspired socks for rally driving champions Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe

Alfreton hosier Turner and Sons was commissioned to produce a special pair of biblically-inspired socks for rally driving champions Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe

The request came from Scottish company Holy Socks, which sponsors the reigning ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally champions Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe.

Holy Socks founder Margaret Wyllie: “It seemed natural to get a pair of socks to mark their tremendous championship success, and Turner were able to do the pattern we wanted. Jock and Paula always do a star jump when they win an event and it seemed natural to use that on the socks.

“So, we have Jock on one sock and Paula on the other. It was quite a challenge to get the detail of the design, but I really think they’ve worked well. The shade of orange used is a fantastic match for the Earsman Subaru which is driven by Jock and co-driven by Paula.”

She added: “I’m grateful to Turner & Sons for producing the socks. It just seems so appropriate.”

Holy Socks specialise in footwear that references elements of the Bible. In this case, the inspiration was the phrase “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy” from Luke 6:23.

Margaret presented the whole team with a pair each, before last month’s Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally in Jedburgh—an event the team went on to win for the first time, in a divine split-second finish.

George Turner, who is carrying on the tradition started by father Fred in 1928, said : “Family-owned manufacturers Turner and Sons are delighted to support such a good cause with not only a complimentary design but also a high quality, comfortable sock.”

The company continues to produce men’s and women’s and bespoke socks in Alfreton where it began, using the finest natural fibres and technical yarns for luxurious quality, durability and comfort.

To browse their stock and services visit the website at www.turnerandsons.co.uk.