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Issue 48, November 2008


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 12th and 26th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 5th and 19th


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 December edition before the 20th November, 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, 5th November at 7.30 pm—Annual General Meeting.


St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 13th November at 7.30 pm—Dr. Steve Chappell will talk on Deal’s Time Ball Tower. It is hoped to have a visit there in 2009. Visitors and new member are welcome.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th November at 7.30 pm—Annual General Meeting—members are reminded to bring along a family heirloom or collection which will be valued by Mr. Rice, a retired Antiques dealer—why not come along to Great Mongeham’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’


Bingo Thursday, 27th November, 2008 at 7.15 pm, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.


St. Martin’s Church

Great Mongeham Art Show Over 50 local artists have been invited to take part in the 17th annual village art exhibition and sale to be held in Great Mongeham. This year there is a change of venue as it is moving from the parish hall to Saint Martin’s Church and will take place over six days rather than two as in the past. It will be held from Saturday, 8th until Thursday, 13th November from 11 am to 4 pm daily. The organizers, The Friends of Saint Martin’s Church, are hoping to attract more visitors who are invited to enjoy works of art in the tranquil setting of the spacious old church. “They can linger over morning coffee or afternoon tea and they can also have a light lunch, as long as it is pre-booked and entrance is free,” said organizer Diana Knight.


Music in St. Martin’s Following the enjoyable musical evening held last year, St. Martin’s PCC is holding a charity concert performed by local musicians on November 22nd at 7.00 pm. Entrance is £5 to include light refreshments. Programme tickets will be available from Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143 or at the door on the evening.



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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



Sunday, 2nd November All Saint’s Day Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 9th November Remembrance Sunday Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 16th November Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm

Sunday, 23rd November Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 30th November No Service at St. Martins

United Benefice Service at St. Nicholas, Sholden 10.00 am



Sunday, 2nd November Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 9th November Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

Sunday, 16th November Mary Hopper

Sunday, 23rd November June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan

Sunday, 30th November Rosemarie Middleton



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


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



St. Martin’s W.I. At the A.G.M., Jennifer Windsor was voted as President for the coming year. A committee of eight will help her in organising the Institute’s diary of meetings and events. The cookie competition was very well supported and was won by Mrs. Gloria Hayman. All entrants received points towards the annual cup award. A good programme of speakers has been arranged for 2009. PSB





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Great Mongeham Society Members had a very interesting talk by Keith Parfitt with slides on the Ringlemere Gold Cup. In 2001, Metal Dectorist Cliff Bradshaw found the Bronze Age vessel on land at Woodnesborough. The Cup has been compared to the Rillaton Cup, a biconical gold vessel found in Cornwall in 1837. Further excavations have taken place and it is now the most important archaelogical site in East Kent. PSB


Parish Hall Trustees At the recent meeting, members discussed all aspects of the Parish Hall, bookings, maintenance, events and general upkeep, licences and health and safety rules.

The use of bouncy castles in the hall is not permitted, and strict rules must be observed by all hall users. PSB

A coffee morning held at the “Drop In” in the parish hall last month raised £150 for the McMillan Nurses. Many thanks to all those who attended and gave generously to the cause.

Dorothy Sharpe


The Drop In held on Thursdays from 10 am until 11 am in the Parish Hall, welcomed KCC Warden Dave Bush who joined us for a coffee and explained that he was available for anyone requiring advice, on security and safety matters, especially retired people.

He handed out ‘freebies’ - high pitched personal alarms, small flashing lights which could be seen half a mile away and trick or treat ‘no thank you’ posters. There will be a Police Surgery on Thursday, 20th November from 10 am to 11 am - come along and ask questions or if you are unable to come telephone Dave on 07813 713722 or PSCO Paul Newman 07989 992465.



The Harvest Supper Quiz held recently in the Parish Hall raised £200 which will be sent to our friends in Madagascar. Grateful thanks to all who helped run the evening.

A Countryside Events brochure from the White Cliffs Countryside Project is available at the entrance to the Parish Hall which includes details of walks, workshops and Green Gang information for youngsters through to March, 2009. Further copies are available on 01304 241806.

Any individuals or groups in Great Mongeham in need of modest funding for an idea or project please contact Sarah Wells, the Parish Clerk on 01304 614320 to be considered by the Parish Council. Cllr. Hughes-Edwards




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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