Saddleworth Womens Institute

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Meetings Programme 2017

Wednesday 3rd January 

Welcome to 2018!

Come and join us for our annual quiz with our very own Quiz Master, Paul Norfolk. A great way to start the year, meet new and existing members and see what we're all about.


Wednesday 7th February

Dr. Steve Jones M.R.I

On the night of the Manchester Arena Bomb, Dr. Jones was on duty as the senior medic. A specialist consultant in emergency and intensive care medicine, he was responsible for coordinating a major incident plan for the chaos that followed, ensuring all patients were treated in the best way possible.

Dr. Jones will share his experience with us and show what an immense example of just how incredible our N.H.S is in the face of extreme adversity.


Wednesday 7th March


Wednesday 4th April

Rebecca Ragg

An introduction to Forever Living, an Aloe Vera company, established in 1978, Arizona.

Rebecca will talk us through a brief history and explain the whole process from plant to product.

There will also be an opportunity to sample some of these lovely products.


Wednesday 9th May

Mick Neild

Mick Neild of Oldham Mountain Rescue who will give an overview of the work of the OMR which Saddleworth WI has chosen as our local charity to support in 2018


Wednesday 6th June

The Saggy Bottom Girls

If you loved the lyric genius of Victoria Wood, you will love this.....

The Saggy Bottom Girls, an all lady group, are appearing for one night only to help us celebrate Saddleworth W.I.'s 10th birthday. Come and enjoy a night of fizz and cake and be thoroughly entertained with some fabulous musicians and hilarious songs.


Wednesday 4th July

Krishna Patel -  Dilishque Curry Paste

Making Paste is a Tasty Business, Krishna Patel, of Dilishque Curry Paste, Your Indian Pantry in a Pot, will share with you her story of how a curry paste that was originally made for her has now become a family business. Krishna will be demonstrating/cooking.


Wednesday 1st August

Summer Social

An opportunity to enjoy the light nights of summer, whilst relaxing in the beer garden (weather permitting!) Catch up with the latest news from the subgroups, chat with friends and fellow WI members and learn a little bit more about what your WI has to offer you. 


Wednesday 5th September


Wednesday 3rd October

Saddleworth Butter Company

A brief introduction into how Antony Buckley began, what is now, the most successful butter company this side of the Pennines!

There will be a demonstration of how to make butter, along with recipes and tasters of a wide variety of flavoured butters.


Wednesday 7th November

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is an integral and mandatory part of the WI calendar.

After a brief presentation by key committee members, there is an official procedure to vote new and existing members of the committee. This ensures your WI is being fairly and correctly managed.

Members attendance is greatly appreciated.

We regret that guests and visitors who attend this meeting are unable to vote.


Wednesday 5th December 

All Things Christmassy

Get your Christmas jumpers on and join us for our last meeting of the year, when we open up the doors to neighbouring W.I.'s for a night of festive fun, a sing song, and of course, to get Christmas started, enjoy some mulled wine and mince pies.....feel free to bring a guest or two!