A GOLDEN ash was planted by ladies from Knowle Women’s Institute last Thursday to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen is an honorary member of the WI and the group, which formed in 1920, had celebrated her majesty’s coronation in 1952 with the planting of a flowering cherry tree in Knowle Park.
The current members felt that a fitting tribute would be the planting of another specimen in the same park to recognise Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne.
President of Knowle WI Gill Brownjohn said that members considered the Queen an important role model. “She’s extremely valuable to the country and has done a wonderful job as our monarch,” she said.
Last week’s ceremony was one of many events being carried out by the group to celebrate the Jubilee.
On June 4, the ladies are organising a get-together at St John’s Hall in Knowle. There will be tea, coffee, home-baked cakes and a tombola.
l Knowle WI meet on the third Monday of every month at the Guildhouse, Knowle. Meetings start at 2pm.