Regular monthly news reports from PAWS
Regular monthly news reports from PAWS
This month was PAWS AGM followed by a Quiz. After the outgoing President’s report and the report by the Treasurer, Jane Anderson, Bry Mogridge was elected as the new President. One of Bry’s first duties was to present Caroline Wilson, the outgoing President, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Pam Foakes stepped down Continue reading
This month Chris Moore, a local village lass, gave us an entertaining talk on her many holidays over the years. One of which was a recent special holiday to Orkney, where they came across, among other spectacular things, a memorial to the sailors lost while working the Arctic Convoy during the second world war.
Our journey started in 1973 with Chris & husband Archie, winning their first holiday abroad in a raffle prize! Continue reading
Colin Hopper kicked off 2019 for PAWS with his talk on Optical Illusion. It was a truly fascinating evening and the first thing we learnt was that seeing is believing! That there is a conflict between your brain and the eye. Your eyes and your brain will be Continue reading
PAWS have announced their meeting topics for 2019 and it looks interesting with topics ranging from Arctic Convoys to Wildlife Photography: Continue reading
The subject of our November talk was on the Customs and Traditions of the City of London by Mark Lewis. Mark amazed members with the extraordinary number of rituals and pageantry, some very eccentric and some downright bizarre. Of course, we had all heard of Dick Whittington (1354-1423) who became a very successful businessman, an Alderman and was Lord Mayor of London four times. One of the strangest ceremonies, Continue reading
Instead of hearing about the History of Watermills, PAWS were delighted with their last-minute replacement, a very happy Peter Jones. Peter stepped in after Ken Guyton unfortunately, had to cancel due to illness. What a great evening was had, members laughed, cried and laughed so much again!
As a young boy, inspired by the antics of James Bond at Gants Hill cinema, Peter had yearned to be an actor. Discouraged from this by his mother he was encouraged to get a “sensible job”. He started professional life as a particularly rubbish Continue reading
With the Mediterranean summer behind us and all the beautiful changing colours of autumn around us, we were taken on a lovely trip down memory lane by Mrs Wendy Butcher. The delightful subject of the evening was “The Connie”, the history of the Constitutional Holiday Camp.
The camp was situated on the East Coast at Hopton-on-Sea in Norfolk. Hopton village had its own railway station which linked it with Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. It was a lovely little rural village with a Post Office and a few shops.
On our July social night, the quiet summer evening was rocked into life by the great Swing music played by Esther and the Jitterbugs. The scene was set with the hall decked with fairy lights, large American and British Flags and posters of rock and roll legends, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley & The Comets and many more. Centre stage was an amazing Wurlitzer, designed and made for us by John Fell who lives in the village, it really was incredible. Continue reading
After a long and lovely day soaking up the sunshine in our gardens we spent the evening on a journey around Great Gardens of Great Britain with Andrew Babicz. With the help of superb photos, we explored some of the great and beautiful gardens of Britain.
What makes a garden great? Continue reading
Our speaker, Deborah Brady, gave us an illustrated talk on what life was like as a female photojournalist in Fleet Street. Deborah, a former national press photographer, covered some of the biggest stories of the late 80’s and 90’s. She focused on news, features and her favourite, sport, for the London papers.
As with many situations, it is Continue reading