Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 21 May, 2006
Monday • Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm
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IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1
St. Martin's Church Christian Centre 2 Corners 2
Village Reports 3 Memories of Gt. Mongeham 3
Organizations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the June edition before the 20th May, 2006 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Sue. Soiiey@farmiine.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 350 copies on an A5 flyer—these will then be delivered for £10 to every house and given to friends of Great Mongeham. Please Tel. 364457.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall
Gt Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 3rd May at 7.30
pm— Speakers Collin and Dennis Vickers—Preparing for Shows.
St, Martin's W.I. Thursday, 11th May at 7.30 pm—discussions on
the Resolutions to be forwarded to the AGM Cardiff on 7th June.
Saturday, 20th May—St. Martin's W.I. will be at the Undercroft,
Deal with sales tables.
Gt. Mongeham Society Thursday, 18th May at 7.30 pm—Andrew
Oxford—Experiences of a Lifeboatman.
Bingo—Thursday, 25th May at 7.15 pm in aid of St. Martin's
Monday, 29th May—Spring Bank Holiday on the Village Green
Boot Fair in aid of St. Martin's Church. Pitches £7.00 booked in advance for full details telephone Peter on 364457.
Barn Dance- Saturday, 1st July at 7.30 pm—11.30 pm in Solley's Grain Store.
Village Fun Day- Saturday, 8th July at 2.30 pm on the Village Green to include Flower Show, Art Show, Stalls, Beer Tent, Children's Races.
WELCOME HOME to Gavin Lawrence who has just spent a fruitful Winter in New Zealand playing cricket for the Lower Hutt Cricket Club. He worked his way up in the team to become their full time wicket keeper and by the end of the season, opening batsman, scoring 105 for his team, in their final game of the season. Gavin, and his brothers Simon and Graham are all avid cricket players and play for the Sandwich Cricket Club. Lower Hutt is a city situated in the Hutt Valley, which takes its name from the Hutt River, which flows into Wellington Harbour and is one of New Zealand's more populated areas. PH
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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, 7th May Morning Praise 10.00am
Sunday, 14th May Holy Communion 10.00am
Sunday, 21st May Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 28th May Holy Communion 10.00 am We are currently seeking a few kind volunteers to help clean St. Martin's Church. If you have a free hour once a month please contact Peter on 364457.
Sunday, 7th May Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick Sunday, 14th May Diana Knight Sunday, 21 st May Mary Hopper Sunday, 28th May Janet Lawrence and Judy Hambrook
PaulKavanagh Tel: 372297 MickGodden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
MAY SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening There was a good attendance of children for the Easter Corners held hi Northbourne Hall on Saturday, 8th April. The day consisted of some teaching on the Easter story with plenty of singing and games all on the same theme. There was also an afternoon of craftwork and fun for all. When the sun came out, during the lunch hour, the children were able to let off steam on the playing field. There were a few very tired helpers at the end, as the children lined up for their Minnie eggs and a cheery goodbye as their parents came to collect them. Corners is a Church run play-learning event run by local rural Churches for children under twelve years old, three times a year. The next event will be our Summer Corners, held in the School Summer Holidays from the 31st July until the 4th August inclusive. Tel. 364457 Many thanks to The Friends', and all who helped to run the successful stalls at the Town Hall Undercroft on the 1st April, in aid of the Friends of St. Martin's Church, enabling the sum of £225.00 to be added to their funds. PH
The Sun set and The Last Post was played on the trumpet by Rev. Richard Higginbottom, from the tower of St. Martin's Church. The flag was lowered, as St. George's Day drew to a close, on a very happy day of events. After Morning Service Coffee, ploughman's lunches, afternoon teas and a three course supper were served by The Friends of the Church and children's activities culminated in the arrival of St. George, Rev. Adrian Fallows in disguise. A fuller account next month. DK
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CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Gt. Mongeham Horticultural Society The Member's Spring Show was held on April 5th, despite fears that the late Spring would mean very few entries. However, although plants like tulips and some vegetables were a bit sparse, 154 entries were produced and there was a stunning display of daffodils.
Judge Roger Austin said he found it very hard to choose one above the other, in some cases. Eventually, the Daffodil Cup was awarded to Alan Ford, and the Cup for most points in Show was won by Peter Aplin. JB
St. Martin's W.I. had a very good 33rd Birthday. 'Fudge' was the talk and competition of the meeting, with eight different flavours to taste and guess. Daniel from Jim Garrahy's, Canterbury told members and visitors about the origins and making of fudge. Do any of you know of a Punch and Judy person? If so please contact 01304 364769. PSB
Gt Mongeham Society Lt. Col. Paul Neville gave a very interesting talk, starting when he was 14 years old, on entering into the service of the Royal Marines. Brief glimpses into his service life, up to his retirement and then into other directions in music, to this day the Big Band and various concerts, play a great part in his life. PSB
The first Bingo session held in the Parish Hall, gave away over £100 hi prizes. £50 was given to St. Martin's Church fund, as well as money set aside for running costs and hire of the hall.
Memories of Great Mongeham
Many of our older inhabitants spent their youth in this village and must have a fund of local knowledge, which will be lost forever, if we don't attempt to put on record their memories of the past. Some of the things we would like to know are, for example: (1) what were the surrounding fields called hi their day; (2) what names were the road and paths known by (for instance, part of Northbourne Road was once called Love Lane or Clark's Hill; (3) former house names (for instance, Memories was once called Palmerston Villas); (4) who lived where and what was their occupation.
If you have old maps or documents describing the village, we would be grateful if you could think about (a) lending them to the Great Mongeham Society for its archive, or (b) if you want to keep them yourself, telling the Society's archivist about them so he can make a list of what documents there are in the village.
Whatever your memories, please get in touch with John Bowsher (369405), the Great Mongeham Archivist, and let him know about them. In this way, the recent history of the village will be preserved for future generations.
SPECIAL THANKS to the following people who make it possible for you to receive your monthly Newsletter—Carol Greener who kindly proofreads, Ken Friend, Patricia Scott-Bradford, Jenny Windsor, Diana Knight, Wendy Madgwick and John Bowsher who do the monthly deliveries.
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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. 7.30 pm St. Martin's Ken Gatland Tel.611283
Ist Gt. Mongeham Brownies Weds. 5.30-7pm Term Time Baptist Hall Julie Caldwell Tei.372493
Good Companions Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm Parish Hall Daisy Ovenden Tet.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.2.30pm (Dec.2nd Weds) Parish Hall Sue Case Tel.374025
St. Martin's W.I. 2nd Thurs. 7.30 pm 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 Hall JimRees Tel.373307
(No Meeting in August and December)
T.A.F.-Mulberry Tree 1.30pm Mondays in Term Time Parish Hall Wendy Madgwick Tel 239143
Gt. Mongeham Art Group Tues. 1.45-3.45pm Term Time Parish Hall Dorothy Sharpe Tel 372339
Wednesday Art Group Weds. 1.30-3.30pm Parish Hall Petronella Dale Tel 373084
Karate Mons. and Weds. 6.30pm Parish Hall JanEaston 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 8 pm Term Time Parish Hall Margaret Bowden Tel 375836
Country and Western Dancing Fridays 7.30pm Parish Hall PamCane Tel 373841
Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786
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 07773295953