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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.

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 £1 per meeting and visitors pay £3 to help pay for running costs and refreshments.

Visitors may attend two meetings before deciding upon membership.

Download a membership form here, fill it in and bring it along to the next meeting.

For further information email us.

See our Meetings Programme for details of our next few speakers.

News

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP – date changed to 1st December
See Workshops, Events & Trips page for details


NEW WORKSHOP ADDED – Bread making at Saddleworth Cookery School
See Workshops, Events & Trips page for details


TRANSPORT FOR GREATER MANCHESTER – DOING BUSES DIFFERENTLY

You may have read recently in the WI Life magazine that one of our NFWI Resolutions for 2019 is ‘A call against the decline in local bus services’.

Buses are vital; locally they are used for 3 out of 4 public transport journeys but bus use is falling. Greater Manchester Combined Authority believes that buses can be improved and we are the first city-region to consult on a proposed bus franchising scheme.

At our November meeting we had representatives from Transport for Greater Manchester who spoke to us briefly about the consultation that was launched on 14th October and runs until 8th January 2020. We are encouraged to complete their online questionnaire. The link is:
https://www.gmconsult.org/strategy-team/gmbusconsultation/

About

Saddleworth WI celebrated the eleventh anniversary of its reformation on 3rd September 2019. This year there has been a change in venue to The White Hart, Lydgate and a new committee has planned a varied programme of skills, interest and fun, with events aimed at encouraging friendships with like-minded women of all ages.

President – PAM ARMSTRONG

Vice President – LESLEY WINROW

Vice President – YVONNE BOOTH

Secretary – PAT LEESON

Treasurer – YVONNE WILKINSON

Committee – CHRISTINE BURBIDGE

Committee – DENISE FARROW

Committee – SUE HARDING

Committee – SUE HIBBERT

Committee – PAM LEVER

Committee – DEBORAH THOMPSON