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Issue 45, August 2008


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 6th & 20th August

Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 13th & 27th August

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





Dates for your Diary


St. Martin’s Church


Christian Centre 2

Village Reports 3

Organisations and

Clubs 4



We would be grateful to receive any items for the September edition before the 20th August, 2008 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 400 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, 6th August at 7.30 pm—Mr. Gordon Francis will give a talk on Allotments, Growing and Showing Vegetables.

St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th August will take the form of a walk meeting at the Walmer Castle Car Park at 7 pm and strolling along to Kingsdown and perhaps refreshments.


Great Mongeham Society Wednesday, 20th August at 2 pm visit to the Grange, Ramsgate home of Augustus Pugin.


Flower Show and Boot Fair all day on August Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August - to book pitches telephone 364457.


Bingo Thursday, August 28th at 7.15 pm, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.



St. Martin’s Church, along with many others in our area will be open all day on Saturday, 13th September for the annual ‘Friends of Kent Churches’ sponsored bike ride. We need cyclist, although some like to walk, to represent our church. The idea is that you collect sponsors and cycle around the area calling in at as many churches as possible. Half the monies raised goes to the church of your choice and half goes to the ‘Friends of Kent Churches’.

If required, refreshment is provided at each church visited and the whole day can be good fun and good exercise. Why not give it a try.

Ring Steve Manion on 368866 or Peter Hambrook on 364457 for more details.







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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, 3rd August Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 10th August Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 17th August Family Service with Baptism 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 24th August Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 31st August No Service at St. Martins.

United Benefice Service at St. Leonard’s, Upper Deal 10.00 am


Marriage The wedding took place last month at Merton Registry Office of Suzanne Knight, eldest daughter of Brian and Diana of Cherry Lane, and Jonathan Castine, younger son of the late Roy and Valerie of Alton, Hants. The wedding was celebrated with a reception at the bride’s home at Mundels followed by a honeymoon in Ravello, Italy. The couple live in Merton in south west London.


Baptism 22nd June, 2008 Lara Elizabeth Grace Thompson

20th July, 2008 Richard Harry Collins

Nicholas James Collins


St. Martin’s Churchyard and Church extra Clear up day

Saturday, 16th August from 9 am until as long as it takes. Volunteers wanted—if you can use a broom or duster inside—secateurs or saw outside for an hour or two, please come along and join in the camaraderie. All help will be most welcome. A free midday BBQ for all helpers and a glass of something to wash it down with, whether you start at the beginning of the day or choose to come along a little later. The idea is to reach the parts the ordinary cleaning and mowing cannot reach. Please bring your own tools. PH



Sunday, 3rd August Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 10th August Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 17th August Mary Hopper

Sunday, 24th August June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan

Sunday, 31st August Rosemarie Middleton



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

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




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Great Mongeham Village Fun Day Some people tell me off for calling this a fun day when it only lasts for an afternoon! Fun Day or Fun Afternoon, whatever you want to call it is exactly what it was—fun with a dog show and traditional children’s races plus the usual attractions from the village organisations. It raised quite a bit of money for various functions and organisations in and around the village. Thanks go to sideshows and stall holders who kindly donated their takings to St. Martin’s Church, whose funds benefited by £527.00. Thanks also go to the Parish Council who provided the Marquee and the Village Hall Trustees, for donating the Parish Hall free of charge for the event. There are still some unclaimed raffle prizes—if you still have your raffle tickets they can be claimed by ringing 364457. Ticket numbers are as follows— Very Pale Blue ticket numbers 435, 450, 467, 499, 520, 627. Duck Egg Green ticket numbers 21 and 22. The following is the link to the photographs, kindly taken at the Village Fun Day by Maurice Greener - PH


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society At the meeting on 2nd July, we welcomed Len Olive to tell us about ‘Growing and Showing Dahlias’. His enthusiasm and knowledge was obvious and judging by the questions fired at him, everyone was very appreciative and wanted to learn more. A very successful evening.

The Rose and Sweet Pea Show held on 5th July was also very successful—in fact judge Peter Sudell described it as ‘overwhelming’. He and his wife Jean were very complimentary about the overall high standard of entries in the flower, fruit and vegetable sections while Mrs. Phillipa Keyes-Evans professed herself delighted with the Floral Arrangements. The Hall looked very attractive, filled with colour and scent and the Art Show added extra appeal. The Percy Lawrence Cup was awarded to joint winners Chas Coleman and Alan Ford, while Eileen Pitcher received the cup for most points in Show.

This year 15 members entered various classes at the Kent County Show and between them won 13 firsts, 13 seconds and 3 third prizes. Peter Aplin was awarded 2 Certificates of Merit and Mike Beer won the trophy for most points in the vegetable class. Congratulations to all! JB


Great Mongeham Society Chairman Jim Rees, led an historical walk through the village for the July meeting. He looked back to the medieval connections in the area and the time when Mundel established his home at Mundelingeham, the old name for the village. He indicated where established farms had been and the walk ended in Fairfield where an important three day fair and market had been held each October. Brian Knight thanked Jim for his research and members retired to The Three Horseshoes to meet the new landlord. DK


St. Martin’s W.I. The July meeting was well supported and Beverly Weekes showed some the ways to carry out porcelain painting. Some members had a go and may want to go further with this art. PSB


Great Mongeham Art Club At the last lesson of the term, a presentation was made to both Julie White, our Art Teacher and Team Leader, Dorothy Sharpe. Members look forward to welcoming Heather Wilson-Queen as our new teacher from September.

We should like to take this opportunity of thanking Dorothy Sharpe for all her hard work over the last seven years. Her dedication and commitment have been first rate and we have all benefited from a well run and efficient club.






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We are delighted that Dorothy will continue to be joining us for Art and wish Julie Kersey and her team all good wishes for the future running of the Art Group. Any enquiries for future membership please contact Julie on 01304 373299. SS


The Three Horseshoes

We would like to say a ‘Big Hello’ to all of Great Mongeham’s villagers and look forward to welcoming you to The Three Horseshoes.

We took the business over on the 10th July and come from a restaurant and pub background. Our intentions are to maintain a community spirited family friendly pub for all ages, bringing the village together and shortly offering good, traditional ‘Pub Grub’. Real Ales are frequently changed to provide a good range and promotions are always on along with raffles and charity donations. We aim to keep things simple and provide a fun, friendly pub with a great atmosphere, good service and a relaxing environment with different events throughout the year. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you all. Thanks for your continued support. Sam and Sarah Rodwell

On behalf of all our readers we extend a warm welcome to Sam and Sarah and wish them

good luck and much happiness in their new venture.



Organisation or Club Meetings Location Contact

Gt. Mongeham Parish Council 1st Thurs. 7.15 pm Parish Hall Terry Madgwick Tel 239143

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 Julie Kersey Tel 373299

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