Saddleworth WI discover the sweet taste of success

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 20 January 2020

THE discerning ladies of Saddleworth WI were encouraged to discover secrets of the sweet taste of success ... by holding their noses.

Because guest speaker, Michelle Nye of Chocolates and Truffles, gave  entertainment with chocolate outlining her  journey from the NHS to Chocolatier, a quiz on chocolate and then  a tasting.

And she demonstrated correct way to taste chocolate is to hold your nose, place the chocolate on the tongue to melt, release the nose and then you should be able to taste all the flavours within the chocolate. 

“Our members certainly enjoyed Michelle’s talk – smiles all round,” said a WI spokesperson

Next months speaker is Judith Barker  is a well-known face and name i. the acting profession and during her long career has performed in over 250 plays in professional theatre. Is guest speaker on February 5.

Her television credits include Peak Practice, Holby City,  Heartbeat, Coronation Street, Brookside, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, Scott and Bailey, Warren as well as numerous one off dramas, several films and also multiple radio plays. 

Credits also include, National tour of Calendar Girls, Everyone’s a Winner (Manchester Royal Exchange), Shameless, A Passionate Woman (opposite Billie Piper), and Miss Potter with Rene Zellweger.  

Judith is also a Stage Director and Principal Director and Head of Drama at Saddleworth Drama Centre.

Saddleworth WI promise a full and varied calendar for 2020 with many interesting and diverse speakers, activities, trips and workshops. 

The Walking Group are visiting  locations from Foxdenton Hall, Saltaire,Crowden, Werneth Low, Ambleside,Hollingworth Lake and Shibden Hall, setting for the hit TV series Gentleman Jack.

They  have a Lunch Club that meet once a month to enjoy the delights of our local restaurants.  

And their  Book Club have a wide variety of reads chosen by the members with their  Cakes and Crafts Group are being extra creative and busy on the run up to Easter. 

For full details of all our groups and club visit

Saddleworth WI meet the first Wednesday of each month in The Oak Room, The White Hart,  Lydgate. Visitors are welcome with a fee of £3. Ends 


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