We've had some new spiders move in and I'd like to get them identified as there are quite a few of them and we have young inquisitive children. I've attached some admittedly not great photos and one of what I'm guessing is an egg sack made out of web? There are probably 10 of these along the back of the house and I had to evict one from the shower a couple of days ago. I know absolutely nothing about spiders, so I'm thinking now is a good time to start filling this huge gap in my knowledge!
Thanks Jaguarondi. After posting I had a look through the info on the website and came to the very same conclusion. The false widow scaremongery was certainly a factor in my posting but I feel much better informed now thanks to the NHM and your good self.