Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 36  October, 2007





Monday - Friday

9.00am - 4.30pm

Closed 1.00 –2.00 pm

Last Box Collection

4.30 pm


Northbourne Road

Wed. Oct. 3rd, 17th and 31st

St. Richard’s Road

Wed. Oct. 10th and 24th

Mongeham Road

Thurs. Oct. 4th and 18th

St. Edmund’s Road

Thurs. Oct. 11th and 25th





Diary Dates 1

St. Martin’s Church 2

Christian Centre 3

Village Reports 3

Clubs and Organizations 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the November edition before the 20th October, 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, 3rd October at

7.30 pm—Autumn Show.


Music in St. Martin’s Church 6th October at 7.00 pm—The Friend’s of St. Martin’s are presenting a charity concert by local musicians and singers in aid of church funds. Tickets (incl. light refreshments): adults £5.00; children £2.50. For tickets, please contact Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143 or purchase at the door on the evening.


St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 11th October at 7.30 pm is the Annual General Meeting, and it is hoped to have a full attendance, with members standing for the committee. The competition for the annual trophy will be for six biscuits of your own making.


Great Mongeham Society Rev. Jim Gosling will speak on Prison Chaplaincy on Thursday, 18th October at 7.30 pm.


Harvest Supper Quiz Night in the Parish Hall Saturday, 20th October, 2007—6.30 for a 7.00 pm start. Tickets are £4 per head and maybe prebooked with Judy or Peter on 364557. This year’s Harvest Supper will be in aid of our friends in Madagascar. It will be an ‘American Supper’. Please bring your own food and drink, we will supply tea or coffee during the interval. Come along and support this worthy cause—it is guaranteed to be a good evening.


Bingo Thursday, 25th October 7.15 for 7.30 pm start.





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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, 7th October Harvest Festival 10.00 am

Sunday, 14th October Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 21st October Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 28th October Holy Communion 10.00 am

Special service at St. Leonard’s Upper Deal 6.30 pm

‘Thanks giving for departed loved ones’


MARRIAGE The Wedding between Simon Jordan and Tanya Birch took place at St. Martin’s Church on Saturday, 8th September. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Jordan every happiness in their future life together.


ENGAGEMENT I am pleased to announce the engagement of my twin sister Suzanne to Jon Castine. The wedding is planned for June next year in London. At that time I will be celebrating 20 years of marriage to Jim. Suzie has certainly taken her time choosing the right partner. Every good wish from Jennifer (Strathdee, nee Knight).


On Wednesday, 12th September, Cherry Lane residents said a final goodbye, to their eldest and most respected, Mrs. Win Booth, who was in her 92nd year and had lived in Cherry Lane for over 40 years. Win previously worked at Deal Hospital as a Radiographer—she was also a

keen gardener and a member of the Horticultural Society.

Win leaves a brother Les and Sister in Law Ann also of Cherry Lane.



Sunday, 7th October Rosemarie Middleton and Wendy Madgwick

Sunday, 14th October Diana Knight

Sunday, 21st October Mary Hopper

Sunday, 28th October June Osbourne



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

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




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St. Martin’s W.I. Mrs. Patty Baxter gave an inspiring talk on ‘Hope Romania’ at the September Meeting. Casa Hope has helped many youngsters to regain their hope for life, education and go on to help others in Romania. For further information contact Patty on 01227 462200.


Great Mongeham Society From Roman Centurion to Scottish Highlander, Rev. Adrian Fallows, doing a quick change, showed members a range of historical costumes through the centuries. An enjoyable and informative talk which every one appreciated. PSB


Parish Council Small grant applications are invited from village organisations or groups that are connected to the Parish and provide a service that is of benefit to the community. Application forms can be obtained from the Parish Council Clerk, Mrs. S. Wells, 3 Gore Terrace, Gore Road, Eastry, Sandwich, Kent. CT13 0LS or E Mail Applications must be returned to the Clerk by November 16, 2007. Grant allocations will be discussed by the Council at its meeting on December 6, 2007.

During October and November the Council will be formulating its budget for the coming financial year and the amount will be set at the December meeting. Do you have an idea for a local project that you would like to see included in the next year’s activities? If so please inform Sarah Wells as soon as possible.


Roger and Sue Burchett will be visiting the village for a week from 13th to 19th October. They lived in Cherry Lane and spent most of their leisure time restoring canals and leading groups of young people undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Now they are retired they live on their boat The Knackered Navvy and travel the waterways of England. Sue has been chairman of the National Association of Boat Owners and has addressed meetings at the House of Commons. Diana Knight


The Rev. Jim Gosling and his wife Janet will also be visiting this month. They are travelling from their home in Devon on Thursday 18th October and hope to be at the Drop In at the Parish Hall by 10.00 am. They will also be at the Mongeham Society meeting in the evening when Jim will talk about his work as a prison chaplain.

If you would like to meet up with the Burchetts or the Goslings give me a ring on 375420 and I will put you in touch. Diana Knight


Doll’s House Winner

A delighted eight year old, Daniel Scummien from Shepherdswell, was the winner of the draw for the Doll’s House at the Boot Fair on Bank Holiday Monday. He was spending the weekend with his grandfather Eric Barlow at 42 Mongeham Road and was pleased to win the prize to give to his seven year old sister Genevieve.

The house, a replica of a fisherman’s cottage, was made by the father of Carl Keenan from South Street Garage and presented to the Friends of Saint Martin’s Church for their funds. Thanks go to Mr. Keenan senior for his generous gift and to all those who supported the draw.


Diana Knight





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Valley Farmhouse

In our series about our village we have looked at several dwellings and the old inhabitants. This month we will take a look at Valley Farmhouse and the place next door to it, our Parish Hall. As a child I remember that a family by the name of Brett lived in Valley Farmhouse and indeed it would have been another smallholding in its own right in the early days. The land to the back of it was mostly for grazing and was known as Brett’s Marsh. There was an unmade roadway near to the Parish Hall that was the right of way to this area. The land itself was about six acres of rising marshland and some of the old perimeter hedges are still there. The Brett family was related to the family that once owned Brett’s Quarries, a road stone and haulage business, at Stonar, near Sandwich. They also owned and drove steamrollers doing road works all around the area. Mr. Brett was one of a group of other well-known people from the village, who put together a committee, who were responsible for the erection of the Parish Hall that was opened in 1929. The Solley family gave the land and the church started the funds that were needed to build the Hall. More about the Parish Hall next month.

Peter Hambrook



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 Peter Hambrook Tel 364457

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

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

Fridays 12.30-1.30pm (from 13th July)