The Saddleworth WI provides the opportunity for women of all ages to enjoy interesting speakers, watch demonstrations, participate in social events and trips, engage in lively discussions, pursue their interests in our many sub groups and hopefully make life-long friends.

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 before deciding upon membership.

Membership for the year is £43. If you wish to become a new member, download a membership form here.

MEMBERS: Take a look at our new 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 2020 speakers


Read the latest Oldham Chronicle news item about Saddleworth WI here

Cakes of Kindness
Take a look at some of the delicious cakes on our Gallery page!

August Photo Challenge!
Our photo challenge is proving to be a big hit with our members so August sees a new weekly themed Challenge! Week beginning:
August 3rd   – Food
August 10th – Reflections
August 17th – Pairs
August 24th – Summer
August 31st – Transport
Take a look at the results of our Photo Challenge on our Gallery page

In line with several other WIs, we are running some optional Zoom meetings that our members can join if they wish.
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 which appeared in the latest newsletter. Each meeting has a different ID.

TUESDAY TIFFIN Every Tuesday afternoon at 4.00 pm. Bring along your beverage and cake of choice for an informal chat and catch up. Zoom code 893 5611 7110

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. Zoom code 885 9423 9473
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. Zoom code 859 4097 6160

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


The group photograph of the new committee will be taken when we are all able to get together again.

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 weekly 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.



LESLEY WINROW – Vice President

YVONNE BOOTH – Secretary


HILARY BOON – Committee

SUE HARDING – Committee

SUE HIBBERT – Committee

PAM LEVER – Committee

CATHY WILDE – Committee



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

Craft & Cake Group

Lunch 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.”