Ely City Women’s Institute members have been out in force bigger, better and brighter than before to decorate Ely in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty the King.

The extremely talented members have been busy crocheting, making pom poms, creating bunting and constructing wreaths in red, white and blue.

The beautiful handiwork adorns the city as everyone prepares to celebrate for King Charles III.

A spokesperson from the WI said: “This is our best yet. The time, effort and energy that has gone into this project is beyond compare”.

She also noted: "Many people will be joining in with the celebrations over the Coronation weekend, and what better way to be a part of that than to do something like this on such a grand scale?”

Sessions House and Palace Green in Ely are just a few of the locations that have been ‘craft-bombed’.

Ely Standard: The Ely City WI have been out craft bombing in the city.The Ely City WI have been out craft bombing in the city. (Image: Ely City WI)

Another member of the group commented: “His Majesty is a patron of many charities, and even convened ‘The Campaign for Wool’ in 2010 to raise awareness of the benefits of wool, particularly from a sustainability point of view.

"This tribute is a nod to this with much of the display being made from wool."

One of the eye-catching pieces is the Union Jack Flag displayed outside Sessions House in Lynn Road.

This particular work of art has had an outing before when it was lovingly displayed as part of the Jubilee festivities in 2022.

Its creator was WI president Sheila Willson who said she was keen to go “bigger and better for the coronation.” 

The Coronation Craft Bomb will be on display until May 20 and you can view them at the Old Courthouse, the Market Square and Palace Green. 

If this inspires you, then perhaps you would like to get involved? You can visit the group's website at: www:wielycity.wixsite.com/home or find them on Facebook just search Ely City WI). You can also email us at elycitywi@yahoo.com