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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.

Currently all meetings are held via ZOOM

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 before deciding upon membership.

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 2021 speakers

News

LANCASHIRE FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S INSTITUTES 
ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY 29th MARCH 10.30 am – 1.00 pm via Zoom

Annabel Tiffin will be the Speaker at the above meeting. Annabel is an English broadcast journalist and presenter, currently working as a main presenter and producer for the BBC regional news programme North West Tonight. She presents the main 6:30 pm programme alongside Roger Johnson as well as weekday late news bulletins and the North West edition of the weekly political programme Sunday Politics.

Observers can apply for a place at a cost of £3 via the LFWI Website www.lancashirewi.org.uk

Please book your places as soon as possible if you wish to attend as there is a limit to the number of attendees.


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


NEW Crafty Chat meetings on Zoom – second Wednesdays at 7pm and third Tuesdays at 3pm – see Crafty Chat page for details.


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.”