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PAWS January – Wildlife in Gardens

Roger Hance - wildlife in gardens

Roger Hance talked about wildlife in gardens

PAWS January – Wildlife in Gardens

Roger Hance came to PAWS to show the delights of Wildlife present in the Garden.  His slide talk showed some of the wildlife that can be found in our gardens. Because a lot of the natural hedgerows in our countryside are diminishing, it is increasingly more important that we try to help our wildlife out by turning our gardens into habitats that will encourage birds, mammals and insects to live in.

Attracting Birds

Roger gave some useful tips which can help attract more birds to your garden.  Consider Continue reading

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PAWS November – Jardiniere & Flowers

Liz Kirby from Jardiniere

Liz Kirby from Jardiniere shows off her creations

PAWS November – Jardiniere & Flowers

Liz Kirby from Jardiniere on Mersea Island deftly worked her way through three flower arrangements and stressed the importance of adding a conditioning plant food with the water in your oasis.  She receives fresh flowers from Holland which are Continue reading

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PAWS October – Anyone for Tea?

PAWS October – Anyone for Tea?

Bold Initiative

Almost 6 years ago Jane Malyon decided to start a Cream Tea delivery service.  The idea was prompted by several older friends who could no longer face the journey to London to visit The Savoy, Ritz Hotel etc. for a special tea.  When she tried to register the name of “The English Cream Tea Company” they more or less said Continue reading

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PAWS September – Emily Entertains

Emily Yarrow singing

Emily Yarrow at the New Community Hall

PAWS September – Emily Entertains

On September 26th, Emily Yarrow came along to entertain 39 of our members with a night of singing and stories. Emily is a professional actor and classical and cabaret singer. She has worked in the UK and abroad on various Continue reading

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PAWS July – Music & Monologues

Elaine Barker with her Music & MonologuesPAWS July – Music & Monologues

25th July was PAWS last meeting in the lovely St Mary’s church; it was a great evening with music & monologues from Elaine Barker:

Elaine threw off the straightjacket of school teaching and moved on to the good life: a new home in a country village, giving guitar lessons, calling for Continue reading

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PAWS June – Underwater Fun

Lynn Coot - Underwater Swimmer

Lynn Coot

PAWS June – Underwater Fun

38 members attended our June meeting when Lynn Coot (at very short notice), came along to give us a talk called “I Had a Dream!”

As a young child, Lynn was fascinated watching Jacques Cousteau and Hans & Lottie Hass on the television and harboured a secret ambition to swim among the fishes and coral. She learnt to swim and dive at Ilford Swimming Pool but realised Continue reading

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PAWS May – The Essex Scrubber

Sheila Gray with Christine Beedle MBE (right)

PAWS May – The Essex Scrubber

PAWS’ May meeting saw 43 members listening to Christine Beedle MBE talk about “The Essex Scrubber”.  Christine was a very inspirational speaker and started off by talking about buying her cleaning business and obtaining her first contract with Willis Corroon in Ipswich, cleaning Norman Continue reading

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