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 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 […]
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 Foster’s iconic building (see below), in 1975. […]
PAWS April – All About Stunts PAWS’ April meeting featured Lucy Allen who has been a professional stuntwoman for 27 years, 37 members attended and enjoyed her talk. Inspired by Olga Korbut Watching Olga Korbut at the Munich Olympics inspired Lucy as a child to be daring. Training in gymnastics and acting she found that she was very […]
PAWS March – AGM & Fashion Show 44 members attended PAWS AGM on 28th March. The formal part of the evening was dealt with first with Jackie Manning reading out her President’s Report for the year followed by the Treasurer’s Report by Jane Anderson. The current committee were re-confirmed for the current year with Lorraine Davies […]
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 […]