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Members had a treat on Thursday at Brookfield Golf Club when Hannah Sadler, the eldest daughter, of the Sadler family came to talk about the family business and history.

She described how the bank manager one day suggested that they might diversify their business by opening a small farm shop, initially selling eggs and vegetables and then small quantities of ice cream.

This latter became very successful, and so the family decided to focus on the growth of this business starting by spending some time at Reading University in 1986 to develop their own unique recipe. They gradually developed ice creams of different flavours for which they are now so well known.

Why the name Snugbury's you may well ask. Well apparently the bury's was an extraction from several businesses which ended that way and "snug" was a familiar term for Hannah's mother !

The business now sells some 40 flavours of ice cream, from Christmas pudding to honeybee and the ingredients are sourced locally.

Snugbury's is also well know, of course, for it's hay statues in the field on the corner of the Nantwich – Chester road as you set off from Nantwich.

This developed from a simple structure for bales of hay to something very much more sophisticated with the offer from an agricultural engineer to develop an internal frame around which the hay can be woven.

Many will remember the Dalec which could both move and speak and the cyclist which coincided with Sir Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France. These statues have become a famous landmark in this area.

The meeting concluded with some delicious samples of Snugbury's ice cream for members.

Many Thanks to Hannah for a very enjoyable meeting.

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