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Saddleworth WI welcomes women of all ages for friendship and to join us for interesting and fun speakers, demonstrations, discussions, social events and trips.

Our members also pursue their varied interests in our many sub groups.

Currently all meetings are held via ZOOM but hopefully face to face meetings will be able to take place soon.

Run by women like you for women like you!

THE FULL YEAR MEMBERSHIP DUE NOW FOR 2021 IS £34.00. If you wish to become a new member, download a membership form here. Then email us for our bank details for your BACS payment, or for the address to send your form and cheque.

When things return to normal new members and visitors are welcome at most WI meetings which take place on the first Wednesday of the month. We meet from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start and meetings usually end around 9.30pm.

Our venue is The Oak Room at The White Hart Inn, 51 Stockport Road, Lydgate, Oldham OL4 4JJ

Members pay £2 and visitors pay £3 to help pay for running costs and refreshments. Visitors may attend two meetings, including at the moment two Zoom meetings, before deciding upon membership.

MEMBERS: Take a look at our Members’ Zone where you will find a variety of useful forms and information to download.

“I love this branch of WI.
The ladies are friendly, warm and full of fun.”

See our Meetings Programme for details of 2021 speakers

News

SADDLEWORTH MUSEUM PLANT APPEAL
Friends of Saddleworth Museum have launched a public charity appeal for Saddleworth residents to grow seedlings etc. during April and the first half of May and DONATE these to the museum between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May.  These will be sold at a plant sale, on 30th May, for the museum funds. 
The committee thought that this would be ‘right up our street’ in that it is a community appeal and that it would give our members the feeling of getting involved in spite of COVID19 restrictions. If you decided to get to take part in this fund raiser, please let us know.   We would like to keep a record of all our efforts as a group so take lots of photos and try and keep count of how many plants and type of plants you donate.


The Lancashire Federation organises many events which may be of interest to Saddleworth WI members.
Click to view details of these LFWI events.


NEW – Quarterly WETS Bulletin
Click to read the Spring 2021 edition


Saddleworth WI are in the latest edition of Saddleworth Monthly.


ZOOM MEETINGS

We are continuing to host Zoom meetings in 2021, and will review the situation as lockdown eases.
To Join a Zoom Meeting
Please download the Zoom programme or App onto your computer, tablet or phone from www.zoom.us
On your Zoom Home page there is an blue icon named JOIN +.
Click on this icon and type in the 11 digit Meeting ID number. Each meeting now has the same ID and passcode.

TUESDAY TIFFIN On the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 4.00 pm. Bring along your beverage and cake of choice for an hour’s informal chat and catch up.

MONTHLY MEETING On the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7.00 pm. We will make time for news and chat and may include a quiz or a speaker or a demonstration.
See Meetings Programme page for details.

BOOK GROUP On the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7.00 pm to discuss the chosen Book of the Month and put the world to rights. Details will be emailed to Book group members.

CRAFTY CHAT GROUP On the second Wednesday of the month at 7.00 pm
and third Tuesday at 3pm


“It is a pleasure to be part of this warm and welcoming WI group.

About

Saddleworth WI know how to make the most of a bad situation. Has Covid19 stopped us doing what we like to do best? Absolutely not!! We still have our Monthly Meeting with Guest Speakers, Book Group, Quiz Nights as well as a monthly Tiffin (just a chat with friends old and new) but now we meet on Zoom. We have also arranged a few small group walks which have been very popular. We won’t be beaten by this virus and are still welcoming new members into our family of women. We will “Carry On and Keep Active” until we can get together in the real world.

PAM ARMSTRONG – President

LESLEY WINROW – Vice President

CHRISTINE BURBIDGE – Secretary

DEBORAH THOMPSON – Treasurer

ALISON BLACKMAN – Committee

HILARY BOON – Committee

SUSAN BRIDGESTOCK – Committee

SUE HARDING – Committee

SUE HIBBERT – Committee

PAM LEVER – Committee

Groups

There are various sub groups run by the members of Saddleworth WI. These are available to members only.

Please visit the individual pages for each sub group to find out specific details about events that are happening.

Book Group

Crafty Chat Group

Lunch Group

Photo Group

Walking Group

Workshops, Events & Trips

“The WI meetings, sub groups and workshops etc. are highlights in my diary of events during the course of each calendar year.”