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N1 Women’s Institute celebrates 10 years of empowerment

PUBLISHED: 14:01 07 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 07 August 2017

Modelling the N1 Women's Institute bench, from left: Laura Mark, Bobbie Lewis, Rosie Harvey and Helena Anderson. Picture: Samuel Raybone

Modelling the N1 Women's Institute bench, from left: Laura Mark, Bobbie Lewis, Rosie Harvey and Helena Anderson. Picture: Samuel Raybone

Samuel Raybone

N1 Women’s Institute has marked its 10th anniversary by providing a bench in the St Mary’s Church garden.

The group, which meets in St James’ Hall, Prebend Street, wanted to give Islington a practical and permanent tribute to the Women’s Institute movement.

President Rosie Harvey said: “After fundraising over the last couple of years, the majority of which has been done in typical WI-fashion of selling homemade cakes and biscuits, we’re so pleased to finally have our commemorative bench in place just up the road from where we meet at St. James’ Hall.

“We’re very proud to be one of the oldest London WIs and we’re looking forward to another ten years of educating and empowering women – and getting involved with our local community.”

For more information about the group, which meets on the last Tuesday of every month, visit n1wi.co.uk

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