Who are We?
- We are a friendly sociable ladies group (formerly Peldon W.I.)
- We meet on a monthly basis, in Peldon Village Hall, normally on the 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm.
- We usually have some form of entertainment or a quiz, a chat and refreshments. Annual Membership £25.00 (subject to availability) or £5.00 for visitors.
Talks & Presentations
Most meetings include a talk or presentation on a wide range of subjects, as an example of the subject diversity, the following subjects have been discussed over the past year or so:
- Plant propagation,
- Puppy Walking,
- Neuro Linguistic Programming,
- Stories of success against adversity, and many more besides.
So if you want to meet new people and make new friends just come along or ring Alice on 01206 735510 or Jane on 01206 735505 for further details.
Recent News Items
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PAWS February – Perrywood Garden Centre At our last Meeting on 28th February, 39 members plus 5 visitors came along to hear Alan Bourne give us the History of Perrywood Garden Centre. Perrywood is an independent, family-owned garden centre and nursery run by Alan, Karin and their children Simon & Hannah in Essex. We work […]
PAWS January – Life in Spain as a Journalist On 10th January PAWS met in their temporary home at St, Mary’s Church in Peldon. 33 members turned out to hear Ian Frewer talk about his “Life in Spain as a Journalist”. Ian started his talk with a brief History of Spain itself covering such facts as: 1936 saw the last […]
PAWS December – Christmas Meal at the Granary On Tuesday 13th December 2016, 36 members arrived at the Granary Restaurant for the PAWS Christmas meal. There was lots of laughter and chat. Everyone enjoyed the chance to relax and talk to other members in the festive atmosphere. The meal was appreciated by everyone, though most […]
PAWS November – 10th Anniversary Peldon, Abberton & Wigborough Society is 10 Years Old! 10 years ago a decision was made to break away from the WI and become an independent ladies social group based in Peldon. We continued with monthly speakers with talks on a wide range of topics to include history, gardening, fashion […]
PAWS October – A Sailor’s Life At the October meeting, our president, Jackie, welcomed Phil Lyons who had come along to talk about A Sailor’s Life. Phil started with the fact that 21 men from Colchester and the surrounding villages had served at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. At that time Britain […]
PAWS September – Beatrix Potter At the meeting on September 27th, Jackie introduced the speaker for the evening, Andrew Wiltshire from Danbury. Andrew has written a book entitled “Beatrix Potter’s Secret Code Breaker.” He started his talk with a series of questions “How much they knew…: … about Beatrix? … her homes? … had they seen the […]
PAWS July – Bows ‘n’ Belles Our meeting on 26th July, was our annual July Social, and was well attended with 44 members and 2 visitors. We first attended to business and then had a wonderful Fish and Chip Supper. After supper we were entertained by Bows “n” Belles, a Colchester Clog Dancing Group. The group, which still […]
PAWS June – Basic Garden Design Our recent meeting in June was well attended by 43 members and a number of visitors, when we welcomed back Chris South, to give us a talk on “Basic Garden Design”. Chris explained the essentials of redesigning a garden by knowing the type of soil you have, which direction […]
PAWS May – Shirley Valentine 39 members and 1 visitor attended our May meeting when Jenny Gibb, dressed in traditional Turkish dress, gave us a talk called “A Turkish Shirley Valentine”. Jenny explained how in 1993, having recently divorced, her colleagues booked her a cruise to the Aegean. Jenny, who had a phobia of water, […]
PAWS April – Art Safari Mary-Anne Bartlett began her talk on April 26th by asking how many members owned a paint box. The result showed just how many of our group have an interest in this field. Mary-Anne started painting at her grandmothers’ knee, in Brandcaster where the landscape from the dunes, over the golf […]