Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 19 April, 2006
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IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1 Forthcoming Events Neighbourhood Watch 1
St. Martin's 2
Christian Centre 2
Village Reports 3
Village Design Statement 3
Organizations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the May edition before the 20th April, 2006 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Sue. Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 350 copies on an A5 flyer—these will then be delivered for £10 to ever)1 house and given to friends of Great Mongeham. Please Tel. 364457.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society—Wednesday, 5th April at
7.30 pin Members Spring Show.
St. Martin's W.I. will celebrate their 33rd Birthday, at "?.30 pin on Thursday, 13th April, with Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen with a competition on fudge flavours.
Gt. Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th April at 7.30 pin Lt. Col. Paul Neville will speak on his life in the Royal Marines Saturday, 1st April Friends of St. Martin's Church will N: |k<,u<ih; a sale at the Undercroft of Deal Town Hall from 8 am until Noon. Offers of help on the day or with providing preserves, home wade cakes, second hand books and brie a brae to Diana Tel. 375420. Easter One Day Corners—Saturday, 8th April 10 am—3 pm in Northbourne Hall - Children from 5—11—Contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.
St. George's Day—Sunday, 23rd April Open day in the Church. Help will be needed in a variety of ways.—stewarding, organising activities, catering for breakfast, lunch and supper and decorating the Church. All offers of help to Diana Knight Tel. 375420.
Monday, 29th May—Spring Bank Holiday Boot Fair in aid of St. Martin's Church for full details telephone Peter on 364457. NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Message from Trading Standards-Householders in areas of Kent have reported receiving leaflets through their letterboxes implying that a parcel is awaiting collection. The leaflet asks them to telephone an 090 number for further information. The call, which charged at £ 1.50 per minute, is likely to last a number of minutes.. 090 numbers are charged at a premium rate and it is very unlikely that a genuine delivery company would use this type of number. If you receive one of these leaflets contact Consumer Direct on 08454 040506 for further advice.
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ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH
Benefice Priest in Charge: David Kendrew Tel. 374076 Ordained Local Minister: Rev. Peter Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages,
Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. Contact for Weddings and Baptisms Tel. 364457
Church Wardens: Hugh Norton, Hillside House, Ellens Road, Gt. Mongeham Tel. 368278
Judy Hambrook, 4 Brewery Cottages, Great Mongeham Tel. 364457 Secretary: Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great
Mongeham. Tel. 239143
Treasurer. Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202
ST. MARTIN'S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 2nd April Morning Praise 10.00am
Palm Sunday, 9th April Holy Communion 10.00 am
Good Friday, 14th April Compline with dramatized reading 7.00pm
Easter Sunday, 16th April Family Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 23rd April Holy Communion 10.00am
Sunday, 30th April Benefice Communion Service 10.00am
Easter Monday—Youth Pilgrimage Walk to Canterbury—anyone wishing to come, please telephone Peter on 364457.
FLOWER ROTA No Flowers in Lent
Saturday, 15th April All Flower Arrangers
Sunday, 23rd April Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 30th April Judy Hambrook and Janet Lawrence
Ruby Joyce Catherick, late of 83 Mongeham Road, wife of the late Roy Catherick, passed away on 11th February, 2006 at QEQM Hospital, Margate.
Ruby was born in 1928, and spent all her life in the Deal area. She was born a twin to her sister Pearl and grew up with two brothers and three other sisters. She was educated at the local Catholic School, where despite suffering with speech and hearing difficulties did well in her schooling. After school she was employed by Haffenden's at Richborough.
She married Roy in 1950 and moved from Deal to Mongeham Road where they spent many happy years together, tending the garden, joining in village life until Roy died a few years back.. After Roy's death, with the help and kindness of friends and family, she was able to carry on living in Mongeham, moving out a few months ago, to go into St. Winifred's Nursing Home as her health deteriorated. She settled in and was happy there and loved by the staff. Ruby loved dancing in spite of her impaired hearing, a good game of cards and was an avid knitter. She always loved animals and had several pets. She was a member of the Great Mongeham Good Companions. She could always raise a smile and had a great sense of humour -always grateful for any help that people gave her.
She will be much missed in the community and we pass on our feelings of sadness to her remaining family at their sad loss. PH
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Herbert William Hinds, known to all his friends as Bert passed peacefully away at home on 4th March, 2006, at the age of 94. just a few days before his 95th Birthday. Bert lived at The Vale. 154 Mongeham Road and his cremation took place at Barham on his Birthday. It is believed that he was Great Mongehanvs oldest male resident at the time. Through the media of the Newsletter, we should like to offer our sympathy to his remaining family. PH
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
APRIL SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society March meeting was well attended. Mr. Outred gave a very interesting talk on Fuchsias which included a demonstration on cuttings, potting on. pruning and feeding. He finished with a question and answer session. JA St. Martin's W.I. had a very interesting talk by Patsy Baker, which included learning the art of wig making, beauty treatments and the making up of Peter Sellers and Rex Harrison, amongst others. PSB
At the Gt. Mongeham Society meeting on Thursday, 16th March, Reg Colman gave a thought provoking talk entitled 'Does it matter what you believe?'.
A pleasant evening was had by all who attended the Madagascar Evening in the Parish Hall on 25th February. Thanks to the organisers who donated the profits to the Madagascar Fund. On Saturday, I8th March the Parish Hall was filled for the Lent Supper and Quiz. A very good selection of questions by Ian Lawrence and a supper of eleven variety's of home made soups were well received, on such a cold evening. Grateful thanks to the helpers and to all who came along and supported the evening which raised £500 for Rev. Georges, our link in Madagascar. PH/PSR
The Parish Hall Trustees held a meeting on I5th March and welcomed the good comments that have been given on the new ceiling heaters that have been installed. Other works have been set up for the coming months for the upkeep, improvement and safety of the hall. PSB
The Leather Bottle held a St. Patrick's Night celebration on the 18th March. The raffle raised £130 which has kindly been donated for the fabric fund held by the Friends of St. Martins and is used for the upkeep of the Church. Many thanks to Joan who organised the evening. PH
Three Horse Shoes—Martin and Wendy would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, and for helping them to celebrate their recent Ruby Wedding Anniversary.
The Inaugural Meeting of the Great Mongeham Village Design Statement Group was held on Monday, 6th March with the election of Jim Rees as Chairman, Bob Kersey as Secretary, and Councillor Steve Manion as Treasurer. We have received an initial grant of £250 from the Parish Council and are applying for further funding from other sources, in order to engage a planning consultant and pay for a draft Design Statement document to be printed later this year. There is much work to be done as we have a vast amount of information in our files and some three hundred photographs of the village to sort through.
If you would like to take part in the work of the group, you will be made very welcome; please contact Bob Kersey on 373299. SB
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ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact
Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Brian Knight Tel.375420
Sarah Wells Tel.614320
Sunday School (3 yrs.& over) St. Martin's Sylvia Griffiths Tel.367124
Bell Ringers Tues. 7.3()pm St. Martin's Ken Gatland Tel.611283
1st (it. Mongeham Brownies Weds. 5.30-7pm Term Time Baptist Hall Julie Caldwell Tel.372493
Good Companions Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm Parish Hall Daisy Ovenden Tel.371688
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society 1st Weds. 7.30pm Parish Hall Joyce Blee Tel.372413
(No Meeting Jan. & Sept.)
Mongeham-Ripple W.I. 3rd Weds.2.30ptn (Dec.2nd Weds) Parish Hall Sue Case Tel.374025
St. Martin's W.I. 2nd I hurs. 7.30pm Parish Hall Margaret Musson Tel 374010
Gt. Mongeham Parish Hall Committee Bookings Judy Hambrook Tel.362815
Great Mongeham Society 3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish 1 [all Jim Rees Tel.373307
(No Meeting in August and December)
T.A.I7.-Mulberry Tree 1.30pm Mondays in Term Time Parish Hall Wendy Madgvvick Tel 239143
Gt. Mongeham Art Group Tues. 1.45-3.45pm Term Time Parish Hall Dorothy Sharpe Tel 372339
Wednesday Art Group Weds. 1.30 -3.30 pm Parish Hall Petronella Dale Tel 373084
Karate Mons. ami Weds. 6.30pm Parish Hall Jan Easton Tel 367001
Friends of St. Martin's Brian Knight Tel 375420
Yoga Tuesdays 6.00 pm Parish Hall Audrey Clarke Tel 368521
Scottish Country Dancing Weds. 10-11.30am Term Time Parish Hall Mary Quinton or
Tuesdays 8pm Term Time Parish Hall Margaret Bovvden Tel 375836
Country and Western Dancing Fridays 7.30pm Drop In Parish Hall Pam Cane Tel 373841
Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786
Tiny Talk Monday 10.30-11.30am Parish Hall Trisha McLellan Tel 813941
Lets Dance Monday 8—10pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927
Messy Monsters Fridays 10-1 lam Parish Hall Caroline Chambers Tel. 381354
Baby Monsters Fridays 11.15 am— 12 Noon Term Time 07773 295953