Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 47, October 2008
Weds. 1st , 15th and 29th
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 8th and 22nd
Please check Dover District Council Website on
www.dover.gov.uk for full details of recycling days.
IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your Diary
St. Martin’s Church
Christian Centre 2
Village Reports 3
We would be grateful to receive any items for the November edition before the 20th October, 2008 by telephone on 01304 375560 or E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com 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, 1st October
at 7.30 pm—Autumn Show.
Harvest Supper Quiz Night in aid of Madagascar will be held on Saturday, 4th October at 6.30pm for 7.00 pm start. Please bring your own food and drink, coffee and tea provided. Tickets £4.00 per person. Contact Bob and June on 330200 or Wendy on 239143.
Parish Hall Trustees hold a Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 8th October in the Parish Hall at 8 pm.
St. Martin’s W.I. Annual General Meeting—Thursday, 9th October at 7.30 pm—W.I. Adviser Barbara Gibson will be attending. The cooking competition is for Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies—recipe available from Patricia on 01304 364769. They will be starting a six week sewing group with Prue Bell as Tutor making a bed cover.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 16th October at 7.30 p.m in the Parish Hall—Keith Parfitt will talk on the Ringlemere Cup. The previous speaker is unable to attend. Visitors and new members welcome to join the meeting.
Bingo Thursday, 23rd October, 2008 at 7.15 pm, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.
Village Design Statement—Open Day To be held at Great Mongeham Parish Hall on Sunday, 26th October from 11 am to 4 pm.
This is an opportunity for you to come and see the results of the Group’s work, and to have your say on the Great Mongeham Village Design Statement before it is submitted to Dover District Council Planning Department. Group members will be there on the day and will be happy to explain any points to you, as well as to listen to your comments.
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15th Annual Art Show There is a change of venue and times for this year’s Art Show held over the past 14 years in November. It will move from the Parish Hall to St. Martin’s Church and will take place from Saturday, 8th until Thursday, 13th November from 11am to 4 pm daily. The organisers, The Friends of St.Martin’s Church, are asking for help to trace all those who usually take part in this popular event, as they have mislaid their address book. If you would like to participate please contact Diana Knight by telephone on 01304 375420 as soon as possible.
Music in St. Martin’s Following the enjoyable musical evening held last year, St. Martin’s PCC is planning another charity concert this autumn on November 22nd. If any local musicians and singers would like to perform, for further details, please contact Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143.
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH
Benefice Priest in Charge: Rev. David Flewker 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
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 5th October Harvest Festival 10.00 am
Sunday, 12th October Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 19th October Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 26th October Bible Sunday— Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 5th October Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 12th October Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
Sunday, 19th October Mary Hopper
Sunday, 26th October June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan
Paul Kavanagh Tel: 372297 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
OCTOBER SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society I was out at a party the other night when a couple came up to me and said 'We always visit your show, but we thought this years was one of the best we have ever been to . The hall looked beautiful'.
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They were so impressed they took
photographs which they showed me, and yes it did look rather nice. How is
that for an 'unsolicited testimonial ' I had not even known they were there.
It is good to be able to feel proud of belonging to a club and village that
can produce days like this. Of course like all the visitors they assumed it
all happened on one day and knew nothing about all the time consuming hard
labour put in on the previous two days, by the committee and their helpers,
but we can appreciate that it is really a 3 day event for some people.
Saint Martin’s W.I. have a good variety of speakers through out the year and welcome any one from 12 years upwards, who would like to come along to their meetings. Visit and see if you would like to join the W.I. PSB
I recently received the following
E Mail from John Allsopp who would be delighted to be contacted by E Mail on
firstname.lastname@example.org should any of our readers remember his time spent in
Great Mongeham. How wonderful that through the wonders of the internet,
friends are able to read our Village Newsletter all over the world.
We moved to Ellens Road while I was still a baby and grew up with our next door neighbours, the Burr family. It would be lovely to get back in touch with some one I grew up with.
The house was called "Twyn Bungalow" and is now what looks like a lorry park, it was the 5th house along Ellens Road and the furthest set back with a big Walnut tree in the far left corner.
We used to ride on the lorry driven by a Mr Smith and levelled the corn as it came from the combined harvester on Solley`s farm. We also had a few rabbits and pheasants from the same farm.
I sang in the choir at Mongeham Church and fancied the daughter of the publican of the Three Horseshoes, a young lady by the name of Fanny Rolfe. At seventeen I joined the Navy and my parents moved to Deal as the work was getting too much for my mother, we had no electricity, only Well water and cooked on a coal fired range.
I now live in Spain but seeing the Mongeham newsletter brought a lump to my throat and a lot of wonderful memories flooding back. Keep up the lovely work and thank you again.
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ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
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 Tuesdays 8 pm Parish Hall Mary Quinton Tel 375836
or Margaret Bowden Tel 365428
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