Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 44 July, 2008


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Wed. 9th and 23rd July

Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 2nd, 16th, 30th July

Please check Dover District Council Website on for full details of recycling days.




Village Fun Day 1

St. Martin’s Church


Christian Centre 3

Village Reports 3

Organisations and

Clubs 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the August edition before the 20th July, 2008 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.








Saturday, 5th July from 2 pm until 5.30 pm

On the Village Green and in the Parish Hall





Come and join the Fun

Side Shows Stalls Races

Tea Tent Beer Tent BBQ

Raffle Tombola

Novelty Dog Show

Child’s Percussion Band

Local Children will be playing at 3 pm

On the Village Green

Rose and Sweet Pea Show

Art Show

In the Parish Hall








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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 2nd July at 7.30 pm - Talk on Dahlias.

The Rose and Sweet Pea Show will be held as part of the Fun Afternoon on Saturday, 5th July.


St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 10th July at 7.30 pm Beverly Weeks will demonstrate Porcelain painting—the competition is a ‘Favourite piece of china’. Visitors and new members are welcome to join the meeting. Saturday morning, 19th July from 8.30 am members will be selling craft items, books, cakes and plants at the Undercroft, Deal. PSB


Village Design Statement Group Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 10th July at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham. Members of the public are welcome to attend.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 17th July meet at the Parish Hall at 7 pm—Jim Rees will lead a walk along the footpaths around the village telling a little of the history of Great Mongeham in Mediaeval times. The walk will be at a gentle pace with several stops, and should take between one and two hours. We will end up at the Three Horseshoes, by which time we will no doubt have worked up quite a thirst. New members always most welcome.


Parish Hall Annual General Meeting to be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, 30th July at 8pm. All welcome, drinks and nibbles will be served after the closure of the meeting.


Bingo Thursday, 24th July, at 7.15 pm, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.



Benefice Priest in Charge: Rev. David Flewker

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, 6th July Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 13th July Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 20th July Family Service 10.00 am

Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 27th July Holy Communion 10.00 am





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Sunday, 6th July Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 13th July Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 20th July Mary Hopper

Sunday, 27th July June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan



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 proved as popular as ever with 71 entries at the meeting last month. The heaviest weight from one potato in a 10 litre pot, was recorded by Brian Knight with 3lb 8ozs. The committee cooked sausages and burgers on the barbecue which was supplied by Peter Hambrook. DK


Great Mongeham Society Fourteen members were given an informative and entertaining conducted tour of the South Foreland Lighthouse on Thursday, 19th June. A picnic followed the visit, during which Vice Chairman Dr. Steve Chappell gave a vote of thanks, on behalf of members. Entertainment by Mike Blee and Brian Knight was greatly appreciated. DK


St. Martin’s W.I. Tsyoko Page demonstrated eight Ikebana flower arrangements and these were raffled. Member Prue Bell gave the vote of thanks in Japanese, which thrilled Tsyoko.


We say Goodbye to Mrs. Bridget Mabbutt who is moving from Walmer to Lichfield. She has supported Friends of the Church, W.I., Quiz Events and much more in the Parish. Safe journey and enjoy your new home near your family. PSB


Congratulations to Maurice Greener and Roy Humphrey on their excellent craftmanship in renewing the entrance gates to St. Martin’s Church—do take time out to have a look!







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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 Judy Hambrook Tel 362815

Great Mongeham Society 3rd Thurs. 7.30 pm Parish Hall Jim Rees Tel.373307

(No Meeting in September 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 Nigel Pitchford Tel 362202

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