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 hard to produce and source quality plants and products for your home and garden. Whether you are a plant enthusiast or want a day out with the family we have the products, customer service and facilities you are looking for. Our large covered areas allow you to visit whatever the weather, and you can enjoy a home cooked meal or cream tea in our light, bright modern coffee shop. Our 10 acre site is surrounded by beautiful countryside, backing onto woodland and views over the Kelvedon valley.
Named after local wood
Perry Wood is next to the site and lent its name to the business back in the 50’s when Alan Bourne’s parents, Mary and Les, bought the land and called it Perrywood Nurseries. They started out growing potatoes and pick-your-own strawberries.
After working for Colchester parks department, and seeing the supermarkets begin to take over the strawberry market, son Alan Bourne started to grow plants to sell from the front of the property and took over the business with his wife Karin in 1984.
Over the next 30 years they gradually grew the site into an award-winning garden centre. It now attracts customers from all over Essex and further afield. Two of Alan and Karin’s children – Simon and Hannah – now help run the business.
A truly interesting and informative evening and we hope to follow this up with a visit and tea.
Our next get together is on 28th March and is our AGM and therefore a closed meeting. Members will also be treated to a Fashion Show with the opportunity to browse and purchase should they so wish.
Find details of all our meetings and speakers on the diary of the home page of this website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring either of the following committee members:
With the frame of the new Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Centre now erected, and the roof going on soon, it will shortly be time to start building the walls. So we are holding a brick-laying ceremony on the site at 2.00pm on Friday March 3rd to mark the start of the construction – everyone is welcome to join us! Continue reading
The Peldon Village Hall Management Committee invite all to a coffee morning this Saturday 11th February. Taking place at St Mary’s Church between 10am – 12 noon cakes and refreshments will be on offer. Builders have made progress on the hall with the foundation and floor now complete. The site visit will allow you to walk through the site with the rooms marked out so you can get an idea of the layout.
No charge will be made although any donations would be welcome, since although the build is fully funded, money is still needed for fitting out of the hall.
For more information please contact either:
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:
From the mid 80’s he had a holiday home in Spain and in the early 90’s he moved out there permanently. He worked on the Costa Blanca News covering such stories as
He then joined a local radio with a friend on a live show covering music, local news and interviewing local celebrities. He moved back to the UK about 9 years ago. Ian was a very interesting speaker and we all enjoyed the talk and the refreshments afterwards.
PAWS next get together is on the 28th February when the speaker will be Alan Bourne. Alan will talk about “The History of Perry Garden Centre”. Membership is currently full but visitors are very welcome at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.
Details of all meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of the Winstred 100 website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring either of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505.
Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Salcott Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th January 2017.
Present: Robert Kean, Jinny Gale, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Netty Knill-Jones, Lynne Simmons, Jackie Maclean, Zone Warden.
Apologies for absence: Liz Davidson, Bob Holmes, Nicky Ellis, Kevin Bentley.
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed by all and signed by the chairman
Zone Warden Report: The fly tipped asbestos has been removed. Prosecutions for fly tipping are ongoing. A volunteer Litter Warrior is required for Salcott, see below; there are already 70 in operation for Zone 1 area of Colchester. There is to be a big Spring Clean the first weekend of March, or either Continue reading
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 were beaten by the quantity. We all had a present from ‘Santa’s Sack’, which ranged from a Bell from Santa’s Sleigh to flying birds and jumping insects! After coffee and mince pies it was time to go home, all agreeing that it had been a most enjoyable evening.
Our next get together is on the 10th January, 2017 when our speaker will be Ian Frewer. His subject “My life in Spain as a Journalist”.
Membership is currently full but visitors are very welcome to attend at a cost of £5.00 which includes refreshments.
Details of all our meetings and speakers can be found on the diary of the home page of this website. If you would like further information about P.A.W.S please ring either of the following committee members: Alice Holmes 01206 735510 or Jane Anderson 01206 735505
Hello All, this year the Peldon Panto moves into St Mary’s as the construction of the new hall gets underway. An amazing challenge for the players this year as we tread boards previously untrodden in a new setting.
Come to see Leonardo da Panto in a truly authentic(ish) renaissance-style backdrop. Written by Simon Nunan, this panto looks at the Italian renaissance, with beautiful, scheming Borgias, Machiavellian intrigue, and slap-dash artists.
Cheer for the goodies, boo at the baddies, hiss at the interval wine….
We’d love to see you there, tickets are selling out fast.
BOX OFFICE contact Mel Newton on: 07738 000378 or email@example.com
Hope to see you all there.
PVHMC and the Peldon Players!
We are sad and happy to announce the last ever coffee morning in the current Peldon Village Hall. The demolition is scheduled this year with final plans nearing agreement for the new building.
Come along on Saturday 17th September and mix with the community (we all loved it last time, didn’t we?) see some art from a local artist (Wesley Arch, image above) along with photos of the hall from its 50 amazing years!
Tell your friends, spread the word!
Zepfest will open 6 months, 4 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes ago and tickets are now available, click to book. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Zeppelin L33 landing in Little Wigborough, the weekend of 24th & 25th September offers a lot of fun. Hours are 2pm – 8pm on the Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday. Tickets are £10 adults, £5 children 7-15. Zepfest takes place in Copt Hall Lane, Little Wigborough, CO5 7RD.
Tickets will be on sale at the gate, but due to ticket numbers being limited you are advised to book online well in advance.
The 84th Five Parishes Show is set for Sunday 7th August from 11am to 5pm. Taking place at the Fingringhoe Ranges (CO5 7LX), as usual, admission charges are:
The Show now has it’s own website where you can get full details, but, as a teaser:
This year, we will be bringing back Continue reading