Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 24 September, 2006
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 4.30pm
Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm
Last Box Collection
RECYCLE DAYS Mondays 11th and 25th September St. Richards Rd., St. Francis Close St. Edmund’s Road Weds. 6th and 20th September
IN THIS ISSUE
Diary Dates 1 St. Martin’s Church and Christian Centre 2 Village Reports 3 Great Mongeham Past 4 Organizations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the October edition before the 20th September, 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 every house and given to friends of Great Mongeham. Please Tel. 364457.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th September - Paul Harris, Radio Kent will talk on Theatrical Landladies and Digs. The competition will be ‘a banana dish and recipe’ - Paul’s favourite fruit.
W.I. Head Office will be at the Picnic on the Green on Sunday, 3rd September—12 Noon to 5 pm with information of W.I. Meetings and other events.
Great Mongeham Society meet on Thursday 21st September at 7.30 pm—Gillian Rickards will be speaking on ‘Using Settlement Records to trace Local and Social History in Kent’.
Parish Hall Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, 27th September at 8 pm in the Hall. Grateful thanks go to Brian Knight for his hard work re-varnishing the hall floor.
Bingo—Thursday, 28th September at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.
Saturday, 7th October—Harvest Supper Quiz in the Parish Hall -
Details ring 364457.
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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: Bob Osbourne, 27 St. Radigunds Road, Dover, Kent. Tel. 330200
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, 3rd September Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 10th September Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 17th September Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 24th September Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 8th October Harvest Festival 10.00 am
FLOWER ROTA Sunday, 3rd September Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick
Sunday, 10th September Diana Knight
Sunday, 17th September Mary Hopper
Sunday, 24th September Wedding Flowers
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
SEPTEMBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
Thoughts about Joan My dear old friend Joan Wakeham, nee Solley, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday,11th August aged 95 in Carlton Lodge Residential Home, Walmer where she had been for the past 3 years.
Joan was my first visitor when I moved to the village, to live at Orchard House in Cherry Lane with my family in 1969 and she quickly became “grandmother” to my three young daughters. They loved to picnic with her and were amused because she insisted on taking a china cup for her tea.
She introduced me to Mongeham and Ripple W.I., of which she was a founder member. She was often a member of the committee and held the office of president, secretary and press correspondent. She learnt many skills and tried to pass on crochet to me without much success. Her patchwork quilt was a true masterpiece and adorned her bed until the end.
My one sadness is that I didn’t meet her husband Frank. He died at an early age just before we moved to Great Mongeham. She loved him dearly and I have heard many a tale about him. They built Country Ways in Willow Road where they brought up their two sons. After Frank’s death Joan moved to Walnut Tree Cottage in Ripple Road and then to a smaller cottage in Sandwich. It was after a fall in Sandwich that she was unable to look after herself and she moved to Walmer where I visited her regularly. She often came to Mundels for lunch and was with my husband and I on the Sunday before she died.
I miss you already my dear old friend. Diana Knight
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The Newsletter team would like to offer their condolences to Joan Flynn and her family at the sad loss of Alan who passed away on Friday, 11th August, 2006. The funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Church followed by burial in the churchyard on Friday, 25th August at 1 pm.
Wedding Congratulations The wedding of Lisa Jane Faulkner and Matthew James Vick, took place at St. Martin’s Church on Saturday, 5th August, 2006 at 2.00 pm. The bride and groom travelled in a vintage Rolls Royce to the Reception held at the Bell Hotel, Sandwich. The guests arrived in a less luxurious mode of transport—a classic double-decker bus driven by local enthusiast, Adrian Lead. Mr. and Mrs. Vick will be living at Walmer.
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Design Statement Group
The Group has been extremely busy through the summer, describing and writing up the seven ‘character areas’ of the village from data gathered during the past eighteen months. These include descriptions of the types of houses which fit well in these areas and other factors which determine the character of our village. Photographs which illustrate the descriptions have been selected from a stack of 400 images, and comments from villagers who attended the Group’s Consultation Day in May 2005 have been incorporated.
The next stage will be to incorporate everything into one draft document. A planning consultant will then tie this in to the Adopted Local Plan, prior to further consultation and submission to the District Councils planners, so that it can become a Supplementary Planning Guidance.
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
Corners took place during the first week in August with all the usual gusto and fun that these events generate. We had a good number of helpers and 60 plus children on the books and all had an enjoyable, but tiring week. Many thanks to all who helped in any way. We are looking for people to help on the administration side of running the event next year, as some of the front runners are getting a bit long in the tooth! Dates for the next events are Saturday, 2nd December for one day, Saturday, 31st March 2007 for one day and Monday, 30th July, 2007 for five days. PH
Tuesday, 22nd August was a sad day for some in the village, as it was the day the Norton family moved to Nonington. Hugh and Yvonne have lived at Hillside House, Ellens Road for several years and have been a valued part of the community of Great Mongeham. Hugh at one time was a Church Warden, Tree Warden, Footpath Officer and Parish Hall Trustee to name but a few of his voluntary jobs in the village, as well as always helping out at numerous village events. Yvonne was also a very willing helper and supporter of many village functions together with running a very highly acclaimed Cattery. Yvonne, Hugh and their family will be much missed around the village, but will have plenty of friends to pop back and see in Great Mongeham and we look forward to visiting them in their new home. We wish them all good luck as they begin a new chapter in their lives. PH
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Great Mongeham Past Last month took us down as far as the Chalk Bungalows in our look around our Village. This month we cross over the road to the thatched cottage on the opposite side, which used to be a small holding run by a Mr. and Mrs. Court. Mr. Court kept a number of animals including pigs. At one time he owned a prize boar, which he used to hire out to other pig keepers in the locality. He would often walk him to wherever the business was to be done and I can remember him remarking to my father, “It was no trouble taking him to the destination but he was always reluctant to come home.”
The cottage at one time was the home of the nanny of a Poet Laureate, but when I am not sure. Somewhere, I have a postcard stating this but at the moment cannot lay my hands on it! He wrote a special poem to her memory which is displayed in St. Martin’s Church.
Next door we have the Baptist Church, known to most locals at the time as the Chapel. It was erected using mainly local and volunteer labour, during the early part of the last century, under the supervision of the local master builder and village undertaker, Mr. Percy Philips. It has been recently renamed The Christian Centre.
We now come down the road a little further, past the two houses that were built between the chapel and the now redundant dairy site. This used to be one of the Village forges. I can remember watching with great interest, the blacksmith, Mr. Fred Roxbury who had a language all of his own when shoeing a horse that would not stand still! We, the village lads of the time learnt a lot from him but you dared not use it in front of your parents. I think the forge became Hutton’s dairy during the early 1950s - perhaps someone can let me know if they have more accurate information. PH
ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact
Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Penny Swales Tel.362398
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
1st Gt. Mongeham Brownies Weds. 5.30-7pm Term Time Baptist Hall Julie Caldwell Tel.372493
Good Companions Thurs. 2.30-4.15pm Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel.375786
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 Jim Rees 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
Karate Mons. and 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 8 pm Term Time Parish Hall Margaret Bowden Tel 375836
Country and Western Dancing Fridays 7.30pm Parish Hall Pam Cane Tel 373841
Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786
Lets Dance Monday 8—10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927