LOOK: Kilsby displays weave a yarn to mark WI centenary - The Rugby Observer

LOOK: Kilsby displays weave a yarn to mark WI centenary

Rugby Editorial 24th Jun, 2021   0

A RAY of sunshine is lighting up Kilsby thanks to the village’s branch of the Women’s Institute (WI).

A new sunflower sculpture has been unveiled alongside a village-wide ‘yarn-bombing’ to celebrate Kilsby WI’s centenary.

Daventry MP Chris Heaton-Harris officially unveiled the Centenary Memorial Sunflower sculpture by Tony Davis, known for his wire rugby-themed sculptures around Rugby, at the village’s wild flower meadow.

Mr Heaton-Harris also opened Kilsby WI’s Centenary Yarn Bombing display, which will be on show around the village throughout the summer months.




There are a number of installations – some of which are based on WI resolutions throughout the years such as Keep Britain Tidy, Women On Jury Service, Five Minutes Matter, Save Our Honey Bees and Don’t Fear The Smear.

A series of Heritage Boards have also been unveiled around the village, based on the work of local resident and historian Gren Hatton.


Visitors can pick up a guide to the installations at the village shop and pub, as well as from leaflet boxes throughout the village.

Kilsby WI Secretary Karen Gilmurray said: “The sunflower is positioned in the wild flower meadow in the village and looks stunning towering over the beautiful flowers.

“The yarn bombing has been a great success – based on the number of people walking around taking photos and the number of leaflets we’re getting through.

“We did it all to celebrate our centenary, but we hope the yarn bombing makes people smile. After the last few months we all need something to smile about don’t we?

“Hopefully Kilsby WI have organised something to make everyone happy. It’s there all summer, it’s outside, and it’s free!”

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