Washington Women’s Institute members’ stitch in history

Members of the Washington Heritage Community group and women from the Washington WI celebrate after making part of a tapestry which will be used nationally.
Members of the Washington Heritage Community group and women from the Washington WI celebrate after making part of a tapestry which will be used nationally.
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MEMBERS of Washington WI Concord have been stitching in time to create a piece of history.

They’ve created a panel which will form part of a large tapestry featuring the work of each group in the WI’s Tyne and Wear South Federation.

Members of the Washington Heritage Community group and women from the Washington WI celebrate after making part of a tapestry which will be used nationally.

Members of the Washington Heritage Community group and women from the Washington WI celebrate after making part of a tapestry which will be used nationally.

The design for their work was inspired by the miners’ statue which was unveiled last year in Front Street, Concord.

Branch president Elizabeth Lowrey and fellow WI members met with Washington Heritage Community Group’s Alec Mason, Les Simpson and Derek Sleightholme to mark the completion of the panel.

A spokeswoman from the WI said: “We used that statue for the tapestry as it’s a significant part of Washington’s heritage and we will be using it as a symbol on our banners from now on. We met with the members of the heritage group to recognise the links between us.

“It also marked the 82nd anniversary of our branch.”