Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 33  July, 2007





Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm


Wed. July 11th and 25th

Northbourne Road

Wed. July 4th and 18th

St. Richards Rd.

Thurs. July12th and 26th

Mongeham Rd.

Thurs July 5th and 19th

St. Edmund’s Rd.






Diary Dates 1

St. Martin’s Church


Christian Centre 3

Village Reports 3

Clubs and Organizations 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the August edition before the 20th July, 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 Wednesday, 4th July at 7.30 pm—Floral Art Demonstration.

Village Fun Day on the Village Green Saturday, 7th July, 2007 2—5 pm to include Rose and Sweetpea Show and Art Display in the Parish Hall. For further details see flyer or contact Diana Knight Tel. 375420

St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 12th July at 7.30 pm—Speaker from the Dog’s Trust—Everyone welcome to come along.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th July outing to Gadd’s Brewery— please telephone 01304 375420 to confirm numbers. There is a route map available –visitors welcome at £2.50 per person.

Bingo Thursday, 26th July at 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start.

St. Martin’s Church is hosting a Bat Watch Evening on Wednesday, 25th July at 8 pm. Shirley Thompson, an enthusiastic speaker from the The Kent Bat Group, will be giving a slide show followed by the opportunity to use bat detectors around the outside of the church, as the bats emerge from their roosts at sunset. Three species of bat, including the rare serotine, have been observed around the church yard. Tickets £2.50 or £8.50 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (this includes light refreshments). To reserve your tickets, please telephone the Church Warden on 01304 330200.


Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 9th August, - Guided Tour of Sandwich Guildhall, followed by a street walk and visit to a local Hostelry.

Three Horseshoes Charity Fun Day on Sunday, 26th August from Noon—Stalls, Bands and more, in aid of the Aspen Unit, Whitfield.

Annual Horticultural Show and Boot Fair Monday, 27th August in the Parish Hall and on the Village Green. Pitches £7—for advance bookings please telephone Patricia Scott-Bradford Tel. 362815.





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MUSIC IN ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH Calling all musicians and singers! The Friend’s of St. Martin’s are hoping to present a charity concert in early autumn in aid of church funds. They are looking for local musicians and singers who would like to perform. For further details, please contact Diana Knight on 01304 375420 or Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143.


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 July Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 8th July Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 15th July Family Service 10.00 am

Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 22nd July Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 29th July Holy Communion 10.00 am


Marriage The Wedding took place at St. Martin’s Church on Saturday, 17th June between Naomi Ridyard and Matthew Ward. Naomi used to live at 147 Mongeham Road. The couple will now live in Walmer.


Sunday, 1st July Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick

Sunday, 8th July Mary Hopper

Sunday, 15th July Diana Knight

Sunday, 22nd July Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick

Sunday, 29th July Rosemarie Middleton

Janet Lawrence has decided to stand down from the monthly Flower Rota. She first started flower arranging in the seventies when a Mrs. Chichester was in charge. Her first attempt was for Harvest Festival—she was quite proud of her arranged produce but returned later to discover her arrangement had been dismantled and Mrs. Chichester had re done it! Janet thought she wouldn’t be asked back again but 30 years on her name was still on the rota. We take this opportunity of thanking Janet for all her hard work over the years - she will be missed every month but has said she will happily help on special occasions.

Have you time to spare and an interest in flower arranging—we are looking for new

Volunteers. For further information please telephone Rosemarie on 375261.







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

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


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Potato Competition attracted 72 entries this year with the usual amazing variations in weight. The winner was Mike Beer with 4lb 13ozs. While Chairman, Peter Aplin could only produce slightly less than 8ozs. Mike was awarded the Cup while Peter took the Booby Prize of one pound of potatoes home.

The Barbecue organized by Alan Ford and his team was much appreciated. JB

Great Mongeham Society Members and visitors enjoyed the evening at Dover Museum with Jon Iverson explaining the exhibits and answering the many questions. They had a chance to view artifacts dating back to the Bronze, Saxon and Roman age together with those from World War 2.

The Village Fun Afternoon on Saturday, 7th July is being organized by the Society - the field will have stalls, refreshments and plenty to enjoy. PSB

St. Martin’s W.I The June meeting was an evening of delightful scents with Pot Pourri made from herbs, spices and flowers. Members enjoyed the demonstrations from start to finished product. PSB

Village Design Statement held its first Annual General Meeting, to which the public were invited, on Thursday, 14th June in the Upper Room at St. Martin’s Church.

The Chairman’s Report was encouragingly optimistic. The Group had obtained initial grants which had paid for hiring the Upper Room through the year and will pay for the first draft of the Statement with its photographs of the village.

Thanks to John Bowsher for his wizardry with the computer, the document is looking very good and by the Autumn it will be handed over to the professional expert who will look it over and add the essential technical parts. SB

Pilates why not come and join the new classes in the Parish Hall—Thursdays 5.45 –6.45 pm

and Fridays (commencing 13th July) 12.30—1.30 pm—for further details telephone Lorraine Pullen on 07734473784.

WELCOME to Nikki, Jez, George and Harry Pratt who have recently moved into the Old Post House in Great Mongeham from outside Southampton. They are interested in the history of the house and would be grateful to hear from anyone that can help. We hope the family are settling in well and will be very happy in our village. We look forward to meeting them at village activities.

GOODCHILD FAMILY Mrs. Anita Moakes (nee Goodchild) is researching her grandfather Edwin (Edward) Thomas Goodchild who was born on September 20th, 1877 in Great Mongeham and died on 9th April, 1908 in the Royal Naval Hospital, Gillingham. His father, John Goodchild, who lived locally was an engine driver. If anyone has any information about the family it would be much appreciated. Mrs. Moakes can be contacted on 01795 422466.





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KNOW YOUR VILLAGE It is hard to imagine that our village was at one time divided up into several small farmsteads or smallholdings. One was known as The Vale Dairy Farm, which is now ‘The Vale’, 154 Mongeham Road. This is where I was brought up and I have memories of a very happy childhood with plenty of adventures and outdoor life. The place was owned by Mr. G. Farrent, who also at the time owned and ran a shop at 10 Victoria Road, Deal selling teas and dairy produce. The house was rented to my parents who in turn helped with running the smallholding. There were a couple of cows and poultry of all sorts, also two

horses that were used to deliver the milk mostly, locally.

There were quite a few buildings attached to the property housing animals, straw and hay and a large pond, where the water from the wash up drained from the Dairy. In fact it was the perfect place for a family to be brought up. We as children, there were three of us, were never short of friends, it was a place that attracted children from all over the village and much fun was had in the meadows and buildings that were attached to the place.

The dairy was eventually taken over by Dola Dairies of Deal and then in turn taken on by the United Dairies, that have now moved to Thanet. The land that number 152 is built upon was my father’s garden, where he used to feed the family from and the building, now much altered, and destined to become holiday flats, was the main hay storage barn.

A lot has changed in the last seventy years, I wonder what the village will look like in the next. 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 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

Pilates Thursdays 5.45 –6.45pm Parish Hall Lorraine Pullen Tel 07734473784

Fridays 12.30-1.30pm (from 13th July)