Sweet suc­cess for Trea­cles

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A WOMEN’S in­sti­tute group in Tyther­ing­ton wel­comed 100 lo­cal women to its sec­ond meet­ing.

Tyther­ing­ton Trea­cles, Cheshire’s 200th WI, was started by friends April Ack­er­ley and Sarah Har­g­reaves, who say they are ‘blown away’ by the in­ter­est in the group.

And April, 38, says the Trea­cles are part of the ‘new wave’ of WIs.

She said: “Peo­ple laughed when I told them we were start­ing the group, as there is a per­cep­tion they are just for older ladies, but that’s not the case.

“We have women from their 30s to their 70s _ I think we’re part of the new wave of WIs.”

She added: “We started the group as we wanted to learn new skills but not just one spe­cific thing, like with a weekly French class for ex­am­ple.

“With the WI you can learn so many dif­fer­ent skills monthly.”

The ladies wel­comed speaker and ac­tor Derek Poul­son to their sec­ond meet­ing for a talk on his trav­els around the Bri­tish Isles and the di­alects he en­coun­tered along the way.

April said: “He had us in stitches by tak­ing off dif­fer­ent ac­cents.”

Next month the meet­ing’s theme will be up­cy­cling house­hold and gar­den ob­jects.

April said: “Mak­ing the most of what you have is more an old gen­er­a­tion thing but we’re com­ing back to the idea now.”

Tyther­ing­ton Trea­cles meet on the sec­ond Mon­day of the month at Marl­bor­ough Pri­mary School, Tyther­ing­ton Drive at 7.30pm. Their next meet­ing is on Mon­day, April 11.

●● April Ack­er­ley (left) and Trea­cles sec­re­tary Sarah Har­g­reaves

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