Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 30  April, 2007





Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm


Wed.. April 4th and 18th

Northbourne Road

Wed. April 11th and 25th

St. Richards Rd.

Thurs. April 5th and 19th

Mongeham Rd.

Thurs April 12th and 26th

St. Edmund’s Rd.





Diary Dates 1


St. Martin’s Church and Christian Centre 2


Village Reports 3

Our Village 3


Organizations and

Clubs 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the May edition before the 20th April, 2007 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: 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.

THANKS to Chris Saville, our Village Sub Postmaster we are delighted to announce that if you have internet access you will now be able to read your monthly Newsletter on line. The link to the website is If you have any photographs of Great Mongeham Village events that you would like included on the site—please E Mail them to the above address.



DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall

Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Spring Show Wednesday, 4th April at 7.30 pm—staging from 6 pm to 7.25 pm. Entries to the Show Secretary, Carol Whittaker at least 2 days beforehand.

St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 12th April at 7.30 pm— Prue Bell will be displaying quilts and wall hangings that she made whilst on a recent trip to America.

Parish Hall Trustees Committee Meeting Wednesday, 18th April at 8 pm.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th April at 7.30 pm—Jim Rees will be talking on The Tithe War.

Bingo—Thursday, 26th April , 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start.

In St. Martin’s Church

A.G.M. of St. Martin’s PCC Monday, 2nd April at 7.15pm.

St. George’s Day Dinner Monday, 23rd April at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. Book now for a four-course meal at £10 to include a glass of wine. For menu and bookings ring Diana Knight 01304 375420.


Parish Council Elections Thursday, 3rd May in the Parish Hall all day—please come along and use your vote.

Spring Bank Holiday Boot Fair 28th May on the Village GreenBook early to avoid disappointment—Ring Peter on 364457.

Park Life at Fowlmead Country Park, Betteshanger Opening weekend 27th and 28th May, 2007. For further details of events telephone 01920 873 032.







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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: 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



Sunday, 1st April Morning Praise 10.00 am

Good Friday, 6th April Compline and Passion Reading 7.00 pm

Easter Sunday, 8th April Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 15th April Family Service 10.00 am

Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 22nd April Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 29th April Holy Communion 10.00 am

WEDDINGS 10th March, 2007 Gareth Philip McCarthy and Victoria Louise Shaw.

Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy will live at 16 Campbell Road, Walmer.

17th March, 2007 Benjamin John Carpenter and Caroline Ruth Axton who will live at 20

St. Gregory’s Close Deal.


Saturday , 7th April (before 1pm—as Wedding at 2 pm) All arrangers

Sunday, 15th April Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick

Sunday, 22nd April Mary Hopper

Sunday, 29th April Diana Knight

St. Martin’s reordering programme is still ticking along at about the normal pace that things like these go in the Church of England, or any other church for that matter. We have got to the stage of submitting detailed plans to the local Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) - which is the equivalent of the district planning committee for the Church of England. We will publish more details when they are available. PH

The controversial subject of a telecom aerial on St. Martin’s Church, is still on the agenda and no decision will be taken until further consultation with the general public has taken place. Once again these matters that affect the church move very slowly. Most churches in the area are being asked if they would host an aerial and indeed several already have one. It must be stressed that St. Martins has not at the present been asked to erect an aerial on the Church and all considerations will be taken into account, when and if we are asked. Once again, we will keep the general public up to date as soon as we know more. PH


Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760

APRIL SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening





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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society

The meeting on 7th March was well attended and the speaker, Mrs. Scrivens gave an interesting talk on her visit to Peru. A ’Seed Swap’ was inaugurated and was so successful that it will be continued at next month’s meeting.

A mini holiday has been arranged to visit the famous Shrewsbury Show and other gardens in the area. It is a 3 nights away trip on August 8th, 9th and 10th, 2007.Travel with be by comfortable coach and accommodation has been arranged in a 4 star hotel, at a cost of £195 per person. There are still a few places left, if anyone is interested please phone Marlene on 373816. You do not have to be a member of the Society, but you will find a warm welcome from this friendly bunch. JB

Great Mongeham Society

Bob Dale was unable to attend on Thursday, 15th March. Jo Burn, kindly came instead and what an interesting talk! Using the interviews she had made on the ‘First Bride to use the renovated West Door, St. Martin’s Church’, she showed what went into an item of local news for Radio Kent. Jim Rees gave a brief talk on the Hewitt Papers that have been purchased for the Society’s Archives. PSB

St. Martin’s W.I.

Two new members and six visitors at the March meeting heard Lucy Bagley speak on Acupuncture, giving a brief history of the 2000 year old therapy, that started in China.

The pincushion competition attracted 12 entries from antique to just made. PSB

Farewell to the two Brians, Messrs. Laverick-Smith and Knight, who are vacating their posts as co-ordinators for the Friends of St. Martins. We are grateful for their hardwork over the last seven years. If you are interested in volunteering to be a co-ordinator please telephone 01304 362202.


Abi and Susannah with their two standard poodles, Hugo and Gertrude, and not forgetting their Siamese Cat Quentin—who have recently moved into Sunnybank, Church Path, Great Mongeham.

Apologies for any confusion over your Recycling dates—we didn’t receive the 2007 calendars from the Dover District Council until after we went to press on our last edition! We hope that everyone in the village has now received details of their new recycling dates - the April dates are printed on the front page of this Newsletter.





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OUR VILLAGE Last month there was quite a bit of interest shown in the item on the Old Bakery at what is now 147 Mongeham Road. This month we shall take a look at 151 as I remember it and those people who lived there. The present occupier has a full history of the dwelling, and shares it with, who ever takes the time to enquire about it. When I was a child the house stood alone with a very large garden and was occupied by the Hutton family. The house was then named Palmestone Villa. Mr. Fred Hutton started a dairy business from there, delivering milk to the mine workers very early in the morning so that they could have fresh milk for their tea, before going off to work. There were very few domestic fridges in those days and milk would go off overnight. By doing this he soon built up a round and as his business grew, he set up in what was then the old village forge, later to become United Dairies. People have remarked to me that in the very early days they used to collect milk from the back door in their own jugs.

When Mr. Hutton moved out, the Church acquired the house and the Reverend Knight moved in. He was a Curate to Upper Deal and in charge of St. Martin’s Church before emigrating to South Africa. It was not long after, that the house came into the ownership of a Mr. Joe Barwick a local farmer who renamed it Memories and lived there for quite some time. After that I seem to have lost track until the present owner came, who as well as researching his own house history also takes a keen interest in most of the historic dwellings of our village. PH


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 Wendy Fuller Tel 360286

Drop In Thursdays 10.00 am Parish Hall Barbara Spence Tel 375786

Lets Dance Monday 8—10 pm Parish Hall Janet Dean Tel 613927

Giggles Fridays 9.15-10.45 am Term Time Parish Hall Jodie Kilty Tel 07717 650744