Easter Treasure Hunt in the High Street

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We are back with our High Street Easter Egg Treasure Hunt!
Find the 15 hidden eggs in selected High Street windows to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes in the draw!
Maps will be available from and should be returned to us here at number 37 High Street.
Returned maps will receive a chocolate treat and all maps will be entered into a grand prize draw on Saturday 11th April at 12 noon to win a number of prizes which are being donated by the shops in the High Street.

All proceeds to our chosen charity this year – Folly Wildlife Rescue.
Situated in the Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region.
Each year some 3500 injured, orphaned, sick or distressed wild animals and birds are admitted to our centre where they receive expert care and veterinary treatment. Some (but very few) have fallen from nests in high winds, or are the survivors of attack or predation by other wild animals, but by far, the vast majority are the victims of human activity.

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March 2015

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14/03/2015

This week we did a bit of brainstorming and have come up with a few promotions to run this year!

Coming soon is a brand new Mondaine product – the Helvetica. Well-thought-out, balanced, even-tempered, essential, soft and fluid, with its sophisticated, harmonious and logically structured forms is the font for everyday needs of advanced printing. The 6 similarities between Helvetica® and Mondaine – Swiss Icon, Timeless, Traditional, Highly Readable, World Wide Know, Unmistakeable. Choosing the Helvetica® font as a muse, with its quintessentially Swiss values and style, has enabled the creation of a time-tested yet harmonious watch collection. Just like the type font, Mondaine Helvetica is discreet, yet strong in the conviction of providing efficient time-keeping in a tempered recognizable form. So, joi us this coming May to see the new collection along with the Mondaine SBB Range including Simply Elegant and Evo.

With Easter just around the corner, we have organised a fun Easter egg treasure hunt in Tunbridge Wells High Street. From Saturday 28th March through to Saturday 11th April – you can pick up a treasure map from us. Find the 15 hidden numbered eggs in the High Street windows; mark the numbers on your map and return it to us. There are a few rhymes to help you along! Simples! The hunt runs for the two week half term period so plenty of time for you to come hunting! All returned maps will receive a treat courtesy of Morrison’s and all returned maps will be entered into a grand prize draw on Saturday 11th April where many prizes are being donated by the High Street businesses including a £25.00 voucher from Javabean and plenty of choccy treats from other participants. Treasure Maps are free in exchange for a charitable donation. We are sponsoring the Folly Wildlife Rescue Centre and all proceeds from this year’s Treasure Hunt will go to this great charity which is situated in the Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells. Folly is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, sick and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region. Each year some 3,500 wild animals and birds are admitted to the centre where they receive expert care and veterinary treatment. Run purely on public donations this worthy charity thanks you for all your support. 

Our Zelli Porcelain side of the business has also been planning some spectacular activities. They have joined forces with local porcelain artist Stephen Bartley. Mr Bartley is probably most well known for his collection of character porcelain pigs, frogs and hippos. We are inviting you to design a new model for his pig collection. Measuring just four inches tall, these little pigs are full of character and can be custom made to most specifications. To enter we need four colour sketches (front, back and both side views) of your design. There is a £10 fee per entry and ALL proceeds go to Folly. The competition is open to all ages. There are no restrictions except your imagination. Designs and entry fees should be returned to Payne & Son/Zelli Porcelain by no later than 30th September 2015. Short listed designs will be forward to Mr Bartley who will have the final judgement. The judge’s decision is final. The winner will have their design made by Mr Bartley and receive a limited edition of number one of six. See zelliporcelain.com for full terms and conditions.

 And talking of charities…….we have adopted the Folly Wildlife Rescue Centre as our charity for the year. Situated in the Broadwater Forest near Tunbridge Wells in Kent, Folly Wildlife Rescue Trust is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of injured, orphaned and distressed wild animals and birds throughout West Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding region. The Trust specialize in the hand-rearing of mammals, including hedgehogs, badgers, foxes, mice, rabbits and even deer, as well as over two thousand nestling and fledgling birds of all species. In addition, it works tirelessly to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding many wild animals (for example, magpies are killing all our songbirds, foxes are ruthless killers, all badgers carry TB etc) with a view to reducing much needless and often fatal persecution.

Through its education programme (carried out primarily in schools, community groups and clubs) it looks to highlight these man-made problems (which nationwide are killing and maiming millions of animals and birds every year) as well as demonstrating to people how they can help prevent such accidents from happening in the first place. It also actively promotes a respect for and an appreciation of our wonderful wildlife heritage.

Stay tuned for another update soon!

Countdown To Christmas

Just 7 weeks to go and it will be Christmas. What are we preparing for this season? Well, we’ve just bought in some beautiful new jewellery for you to choose for you loved ones including a very stunning natural yellow diamond ring, some sterling silver miniature animals made by our silversmith Lexi Dick, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, amethysts, moonstones and many more. Also among the new stock is a selection of rare Australian black opals. Those of you who came to our exhibition back in October will remember seeing a huge variety of loose stones and jewellery set with these very unusual gems – if you missed the exhibition please take time to pop in and see the collection and be tempted to buy for Christmas gifts – we are the sole distributors for Leisha Designs in the south-east. You may also know that we now stock an extensive range of fine porcelain from the houses of Meissen, Ludwigsburg and Nymphenburg to name but a few. In fact we have the largest selection of fine german porcelain in the country, so please pop and see what we have. Most of our products can be personalised to make your gift that little bit extra special, so if you are intending to have something engraved, embossed, etched or painted please give yourself enough time to have it completed before Christmas. All gift wrapping is free when you purchase your gifts with us. We will begin decorating the shop next week so you may find us in a little disarray for a few days. We have adjusted our opening hours a little for the Christmas period – we will now be open Tuesday – Saturday 9.30 – 5pm and will no longer be closed for lunch until further notice, we will remain closed on Sunday’s and Mondays. We will be closed from Sunday 23rd December up to and including Friday 28th when normal opening times resume on Saturday 29th. Something we haven’t done for a long time either is to have a late night shopping evening! So on Thursday 13th December (for ONE DAY ONLY) we will be open from 9.30 through to 7pm, so please come along and join in the Christmas cheer with carols, raffle, special offers and discounts (TBC) available for this one day only. Don’t forget to check out our websites -www.payneandsonjewellers.co.uk and payneandson.com for some great Christmas gift inspiration, and if you’re looking for something in particular please give us a call and we will do our very best to find your perfect gift.

Call us on 01892 525 874 and for Zelli Porcelain 01892 539 563

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 

from

John, Jo and Denise