Stoke Newington ladies adorn tree with pom-poms
The WI group decorated the tree to celebrate International Women’s Day.
A crack team of Stoke Newington WI ladies in mittens and hats adorned trees with homemade pom-poms and a knitted banner, to celebrate International Women’s Day yesterday.
President of the Women’s Institute Kate Azurdia, who arranged the yarn-bombing exercise in Albion Parade, said: “Lucy and Jacqui, our most nimble and courageous members, managed to scale to the top branches - all in aid of a good cause.
“Tuesday was the perfect crisp sunny morning for the residents and local passers by to wake up and marvel at the wonderful colourful sight that greeted them - I noticed a fair few smiles and photos being taken.
“It certainly got heads turning and tongues wagging,” she added.
You may also want to watch:
This year marks a centenary for the day which is held annually to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - and which also acts as a reminder of inequalities that still to be redressed.
The WI group meet on the second Monday of each month, the next meeting on Monday will include a tour of vintage clothing shop Stroll in Stoke Newington Church Street at 8pm.
- 1 Hackney Wick bar and restaurant opens with Two More Years to go
- 2 Legendary east London graffiti pub to reopen after 26 years
- 3 How Homerton Hospital staff took on the virus in the first year of Covid
- 4 'They don't care,' says Hackney family living in mould-infested property
- 5 Stamford Hill North and Shoreditch hardest hit during Covid waves
- 6 Residents report losing sleep over Broadway Market drinkers and idling minicab engines
- 7 New traffic measures as school brings pupils onto a single site
- 8 Crowdfunder for Prodigy's Keith Flint mural to raise mental health awareness
- 9 Letter: Facilities needed to make LTNs work
- 10 Gone in 60 seconds: Watch as 'keyless' thief steals Hackney car
For more information see http://stokenewingtonwi.blogspot.com/