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Bristol pom-poms celebrate start of British Summer Time

Pom-pom parade
Image caption The pom-pom colours change through the rainbow as you walk down North Street

Thousands of brightly coloured pom-poms are decorating one of Bristol's shopping streets.

The pom-pom parade stretches along Bedminster's North Street, to celebrate the start of British Summer Time.

It is the idea of artist Vicky Harrison who said more than 700 volunteers have been involved in the production, aged from three to 93.

Ms Harrison estimated the teams had made "about 10,000" of the eye-catching woolly balls.

Image caption The pom-poms were put up on Saturday ahead of the start of British Summer Time (BST)
Image caption But the weather has remained wet and windy since
Image caption The colourful decorations soon attracted the attention of local children
Image caption Many families have held pom-pom parties to help boost the numbers

She said the pom-poms were put up to celebrate the start of British Summer Time on Sunday and for the whole community to come together to have fun.

"It's really captured everyone's imagination and created a buzz about the streets, young and old have all joined in," she said.

Image caption People have been making the pop-poms for the past four months

"We've had seven schools involved, community groups, families and people in residential care.

"They've come together and made 10,000 pom-poms to decorate the area and make people smile.

Image caption The parade is the idea of Bristol artist Vicky Harrison

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