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.

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.

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