At the Annual General Meeting, held in Annfield Plain Library on Monday 27th September 2010, Mrs. Paddy Watchman was appointed as Honorary Life President, in recognition of her many years of service to Derwentside Horticultural Society, (now known as Derwentside Gardening Club).
At the end of September 2011, Mrs Watchman celebrated her 90th birthday, with a grand family party.
Mrs. Watchman was Chair-person of the Society for many years, until forced to relinquish the position due to ill health. She continued to be a regular and much admired member until her death in October 2013 (Please see the R.I.P. page for further details).