Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 19  April, 2006





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Last Box Collection

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RECYCLE DAYS Monday 10th and 24th


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Diary Dates         1 Forthcoming Events Neighbourhood Watch                     1

St. Martin's           2

Christian Centre   2

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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. 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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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


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



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