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PAWS February – Photography

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Photography – Crime Scene to Art

41 of us attended the February meeting to hear Chris Farndell’s talk on Photography – Crime Scene to Art. Chris is an ex Colchester Police Officer who for the last 17 years of his career in the force was a Scene of Crime Officer. This involved photographing evidence to assist with the prosecution of cases. This proved to be very diverse covering road accidents, personal injuries, graffiti, fires, footprints and fingerprints etc. He had numerous slides showing us some of the cases he had been involved in. After retiring from the Police Force he taught Photography at 6th form college in Colchester. He showed us a number of beautiful photographs in and around Venice showing how different apertures and exposures resulted in stunning photos. He also had a selection of cameras and photos for us to look through. He was a really interesting speaker and his talk was enjoyed by all that were there. Our next meeting is on the 24th March and is a closed meeting as it is our A.G.M. We will be having a Chocolate Tasting, Cake Sampling and a Quiz. There will also be a prize for the best Easter Bonnet.

Membership is currently closed but visitors are welcome (other than the A.G.M.) 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 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.


PAWS – March Wildlife Report

barry kaufmann-wright 38 members and 10 visitors attended our meeting in February when we welcomed back Barry Kaufmann-Wright to talk to us about his passion for Wildlife Photography. Barry showed us a small selection of his 4000+ slides taken over 35 years.  Barry’s love of wildlife goes back to his late teens when he worked with Gerald Durrell at Jersey Zoo. Over the years he has worked in the Police Force, his last role as a Wildlife Crime Officer and now currently works for Natural England and DEFRA.  He had wonderful slides of various birds including robins, wrens, dunnocks, kestrels, owls and eagles and wildlife from foxes, badgers, red squirrels, polecats to a unique white red deer (the only one in the U.K.)   He also showed us slides of glorious bluebells, a variety of orchids and butterflies. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I’m sure he will be invited back another time so we can hear one of his other interesting talks. 

Our next meeting is at 7.30pm on April 26th when Mr. Brian Curtois is going to talk to us about his “30 years with the BBC”.  Membership again is full but visitors are very welcome at a cost of £3.50.

If you would like any further information about P.A.W.S. please ring any of us on any of the following numbers. Alice 01206 735510, Jane 01206 735004, Julia 01206 735053 or Sue 01206 735212.