Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 32  June, 2007





Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm


Wed. June 13th and 27th

Northbourne Road

Wed. June 6th and 20th

St. Richards Rd.

Thurs. June 14th and 28th

Mongeham Rd.

Thurs June 7th and 21st

St. Edmund’s Rd.





Diary Dates 1

St. Martin’s Church


Christian Centre 2

Village Reports 3

Newspaper Articles 3

Clubs and Organizations 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the June edition before the 20th May, 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.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall

Great Mongeham Horticultural Society on Wednesday, 6th June, the members annual barbecue and the Potato Weigh In (some members already boasting of anticipated 5 pound yields!!)

St. Martin’s W.I. will be at the Undercroft on Saturday morning, 9th June selling cakes, plants, books and more.

St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th June at 7.30 pm—Mrs. Bryant talking about Pot Pourri—the competition will be a ‘Single Flower’.

Visitors and new members welcome.

Great Mongeham Society members will visit Dover Museum on Thursday, 21st June—meet at the Parish Hall at 6.30 pm.

Parish Hall Trustees A.G.M. on 27th June at 8 pm—it is hoped a representative from all hall users can attend.

In the Upper Room at St. Martin’s Church

Great Mongeham Village Design Statement A.G.M will be held on 14th June, 2007 at 7.30 pm.

Three Horseshoes Pub Graham and Alison are taking bookings for a Father’s Day Lunch on Sunday, 17th June to include English Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Pint and a Pudding. Tel. 375812 for further details.


Village Fun Day on the Village Green Saturday, 7th July, 2007 2—5 pm to include Flower Show in the Parish Hall.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th July outing to Gadd’s Brewery—members please give your name to the Secretary if you wish to come.






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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, 3rd June Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 10th June Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 17th June Family Service 10.00 am

Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 24th June Holy Communion 10.00 am


Baptism 13th May, 2007 at St. Martin’s Church, Harley-Jay Darby - parents Lee and Jo-Ann Darby of 1 Thorndale Cottages, Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham.

Funeral Service of Joyce May Holmans took place in St. Martin’s Church on Tuesday, 8th May, 2007 followed by burial in the Church Yard.

Joyce was born the sixth child of Florie and Henry Fowler on 31st January, 1926 at Great Mongeham where she grew up, being educated locally at the village school. She was married in St. Martin’s Church to Leslie Holmans on 16th April, 1949. They set up home together with her aunt and uncle, the legendary late Minnie and Walter Wraight, in one room in the Village Post Office and General Store, where she helped out some times serving in the shop. She was a member of the church choir in her younger days and also was known to pump the organ on the odd occasion.

She and her husband worked at one time at the local brewery, where they met and when it closed they moved with the job to live in Canterbury. As Joyce and Leslie’s family roots where in Great Mongeham, they always maintained a close link with the village.

The Funeral Service took place of Patricia Ellen Revell, (known to all as Pat) at Barham Crematorium on Thursday, 17th May. Pat lived with Tony her husband at Crayford Cottages in the Northbourne Road where they brought up their two daughters Mandy and Dawn. She was well known in the village, but over the last few years has largely been wheelchair bound and cared for by Tony. She was always a lovely cheery person to meet, making light of her disabilities. We offer our deepest sympathy to her family at this sad time.


Sunday, 3rd June Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick

Sunday, 10th June Diana Knight

Sunday, 17th June Mary Hopper

Sunday, 24th June Janet Lawrence


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

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






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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Seventy members at the May meeting enjoyed a talk by Dusty Miller on Growing Vegetables from Scratch, with many tips on seeds, soil and tools. The Cup for the member gaining the most points at the Spring Show was presented to Mr. Bill Hayes.

Fifty one members enjoyed an outing to the R.H.S. Gardens at Wisley on the 13th May, although it was a little wet we managed to escape the deluge that hit Great Mongeham!! JB

Great Mongeham Society members enjoyed a very interesting illustrated talk on Badgers, the largest weasel, given by Martin Newcombe. Many questions were asked and ably answered.

St. Martin’s W.I discussed the resolution to be forwarded to the Royal Albert Hall in June. This was regarding the closure of community hospitals.

The annual competition cup was awarded to Margaret Musson to retain for the next 12 months. The evening competition for Who’s Who from photos was a great success.

Hornbeam Primary will replace South Deal and Mongeham School when they merge in September next. The Head Teacher will be Barbara Beraet, who is currently in charge of Mongeham, the site of the new School.

The name Hornbeam was suggested by Year 6 pupil Jordon Jackson, who won a family ticket to Howletts Zoo Park for his idea.

Education chiefs decided to close South Deal Primary and merge it with Mongeham, despite a long and hard fought campaign to keep both of the schools open.

Parish Council Elections Four nominations were received—the remaining seats had to be filled before 22nd June and it was agreed that co-option should take place at the first council meeting to prevent the council becoming in-quorate.

Following the Council Meeting on 26th May, 2007 Great Mongeham Parish Council is made up of the following councillors: Penelope Swales (Chairman), Brian Knight (Vice-Chairman), Stephen Manion (responsible for finance), Peter Hambrook, Terence Madgwick, Abi Hughes-Edwards and Tracy Ridyard.

Terence Madgwick lives in Mongeham Church Close, Tracy Ridyard in Mongeham Road, Abi Hughes-Edwards from Church Path - which helps with representative coverage of the Parish.



December 26, 1885 County Police Court

Mary Ann Sutton, landlady of the Leather Bottle Great Mongeham was summoned for using threatening and abusive language towards Sarah Culver, of Sholden.

Mrs. Culver said she lived at Sholden Bank. She was at work for Mrs. Sutton on the 12 December, when she accused her of stealing a bottle of brandy from the bar table. Complainant denied the charge, when defendant used very abusive language towards her, shaking her fist in her face etc. Defendant had been drinking that morning, and complainant thought she was nearly mad. Mrs. Sutton was afterwards bound over to keep the peace, having to pay the costs of 4/6d.




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26th March, 1887 JAMES CAPP of Great Mongeham begs to inform the Inhabitants of Deal and Walmer that he has started as a retailer of Pure Milk and Country Butter, Alderney Milk for Invalids and infants, supplied direct from the cow at 5d a quart. Cream – 3/- per qt.

26th May, 1888 Milk – pure country milk delivered twice daily in Deal and Walmer, from the well-known Dairy Farm, Stoneheap. Fresh Butter, Cream and New-laid eggs. Alderney Cows kept especially for infants and invalids, also for butter. Eggs fresh daily.

E. Church, Milkman, Great Mongeham.

14th October, 1882 Henry Marsh, 29 a waggoner in the employ of Mr. Midgett, farmer of Great Mongeham, was apprehended by P.C.Fowler on Wednesday, and taken before Col. J. Sladen on the following morning, charged with being drunk whilst in charge of two horses on the highway at Great Mongeham. He was released on bail to appear at the Wingham Adjourned Petty Session held at Dover on Thursday next.

Deal, Walmer and Sandwich Mercury

3 November, 1865 Mongeham Annual Fair

This fair was held on Monday last and will soon be numbered among the things that were. Time was when the Mongeham ‘annual’ attracted a considerable number of dealers in cattle, sheep and horses, but of late years it has continued to grow ‘small by degrees and beautifully less’. The show on Monday consisted of a few old nags – high in bone and low in flesh – and we are informed, only one cow.



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 Bookings Patricia Scott-Bradford 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