WI branch contributes to ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’

Photo of a group of women standing besides a small tree in a park.
Stoke Gifford WI branch’s Queen’s Green Canopy tree plaque unveiling in Royal Park.

Members of Stoke Gifford WI assembled in Royal Park, Stoke Gifford on Saturday 30th April to attach a plaque to a tree they had planted late last year to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee.

The local branch of the WI decided they would like to plant the tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which invites people from across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

After the plaque unveiling, branch members enjoyed coffee and cake in the sunshine.

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Sue Grimsted, president of Stoke Gifford WI, said:

“After having our application approved, we were really pleased with the site that was offered to us.”

“We purchased our tree, acer × freemanii ‘Morgan’, locally in Rockhampton and it was planted at the end of November 2021, as it needed to be in the ground before Christmas.”

“Many thanks for everyone’s help along the way.”


Stoke Gifford WI will be celebrating its 56th anniversary in July. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month (except August) at the Trust Hall, North Road, starting at 7.30pm.

The branch has a varied programme with a guest speaker most months. Recent topics have ranged from pantomime dames to rapeseed oil. They also have days out and stage craft days, book club events, quiz nights, skittles competitions etc.

Visitors are always welcome.

Related link: Stoke Gifford WI on Facebook

This article originally appeared in the May 2022 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 25).

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