Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 53, May 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 13th and 27th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 6th and 20th


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






Dates for your Diary 1

St. Martin’s Church 2

Christian Centre 2

Village Reports 3


Organisations and Clubs 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the June edition before 20th May, 2009 by 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 telephone Peter on 364457.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall

Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 6th May at 7.30 pm—Story of the Honey Bee—Speaker Mr. March.

Competition—a small pot plant.


Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 14th May at 7.30 pm—members will be voting on the Resolutions that will be discussed in June at the Albert Hall. This will be followed by an Auction of items brought in by members. Visitors and new members are welcome.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 21st May at 7.30 pm—Dr. John Bowsher will speak on Audio Visual Photography.


Annual Great Mongeham Boot Fair Monday, 25th May from 7.00 am—please book a pitch early to avoid disappointment. Pitches pre booked and paid for before the day are £8. Reserved but paid for on the day £10. Enquiries and bookings ring 364457. PH


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

Come along and join the fun.


Drop In Every Thursday from 10 am until 11 am in the Parish Hall. Book and Jigsaw Library available and sometimes a Sales Table—why not come along?



The Fun Afternoon on Saturday 4th July is again promising to have something for everyone. To mark American Independence Day the event will start with an American fancy dress parade for the under 11 age group, there will be a fun dog show, children’s races, side shows and competitions, cream teas and the highlight of the afternoon the Horticultural members Rose and Sweet Pea Show.

It’s not too late to have a stall to make money for your particular charity. Apart from plants, cakes and books there will not be any second hand or trade stalls. The event is being organised by Great Mongeham Society so get in touch with their treasurer, Brian Knight 375420, if you want to get involved.

A full programme will be distributed with the June Newsletter. B.K.






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 Village Design Statement The Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 9th July in the Upper Room of the Church. Everyone welcome.


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, 3rd May Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 10th May Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 17th May Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 24th May Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 31st May United Service at St. Leonard’s, Upper Deal 10.00 am

Sunday School takes place every Sunday at St. Martin’s at the same time as the main morning services—except on the 5th Sunday.

Wedding The marriage took place on Saturday, 18th April, 2009 at 2.00 pm between Wendy Clements and Simon Peter Hart. Congratulations to them in their new life together. They will live in Middle Deal Road, Deal.

Baptism Harrison King on Sunday, 19th April.



3rd May Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

10th May Wendy Madgwick and Rosemaried Middleton

17th May Mary Hopper and Elizabeth McConnell

24th May June Osbourne and Queenie

31st May Rosemarie Middleton



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

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



Great Mongeham Society The Society’s April meeting was cancelled at the last minute owing to the indisposition of the speaker. Apologies to everyone who was coming to the meeting.


Saint Martin’s W.I. Celebrated their 36th Birthday with speaker Paddy Earp. He answered the question before it was asked …. Yes, he is related to Wyatt! He takes tours to all parts of Europe including battle fields and war cemeteries. His talk included many amusing stories.




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Drop In Thanks to all who supported the secondhand sale at the Drop In last month.

The money raised and from the sale of hot cross buns has been donated to the Parish Hall.

Barbara Spence

The Drop In is held on Thursdays from 10 am in the Parish Hall. It used to be on until 12.30 serving jacket potatoes and soup on occasions along with tea, coffee and biscuits. When the Drop In started (date unknown) Common Ground had started running the October 21st Apple Day. There was a stall of fruit for sale outside the Hall. This Apple day started in 1990 so it is thought that the Drop In must have be running for nearly 21 years. Everyone is welcome to come along anytime. PSB


Many Thanks to all the litter pickers who helped make our village tidier. We filled nine bags of litter in an hour. The bulk of rubbish seemed to indicate that fast food containers will slowly

inherit the earth. To counter the threat another clear up is planned for the autumn.

Abi Hughes Edwards and Steve Manion on behalf of the Parish Council

Great Mongeham Shotokan Karate Club Intermediate gradings were held at the club on 18th March, 2009 and the results were as follows:

Orange Belts Sam Brookfield and Joe Edwards

Yellow Belt Blair Brookfield

Green Belts Levi Worsley and Bradley Hawkes

Brown/Red Belt Israel Osmond

The above students have worked hard over the winter, and deserve congratulations for their efforts. The club trains every Monday and Wednesday at Great Mongeham Parish Hall. However, please phone in the first instance as spaces are limited—367001. Dave and Jan Easton

Thieves removed one of the wooden dedicated benches that stood beside the Parish Hall over night on Friday,17th April. This has been reported to the Police—if anyone saw anything suspicious please make contact. PSB


Sucata Run

This Summer I am participating in a rather different kind of fundraising charity event. The event runs over the August bank holiday (27th- 31st) although we will carry on until September 5/6th. The event is called the 'Sucata Run' (Rouen to Cabo Da Roca) and involves driving banger cars through Europe. The cars have to be worth less than £250 so they truly are 'bangers'. We are writing to local companies to see if they will sponsor us in return for advertising space on the vehicle and a mention in any press releases we do.

This is not an easy challenge, none of us are mechanically trained or even minded! None of the team speak spanish or portugese and even the small amount of french we can manage between us is somewhat limited! Our vehicle was bought via ebay and although it has now passed its MOT we have no idea how well it will run in the summer heat or in the conditions we will put it under! We will aim to cover over 5000km in 10 days.
Our intrepid team consists of one vehicle, 4 people (2 from Deal) and a dog. Our team theme is 'Scooby Doo' so the vehicle will be getting a facelift and be transformed into the Mystery Machine. The 4 human team members will be in fancy dress as Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred and Quinn will of course take the place of Scooby Doo!!!!





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 WHY we are doing this!!! The UK based charity we are raising money for is called and they work to improve education in over 90 countries around the world. The money raised by the Sucata Run this year will be used to run a project to raise the awareness of Malaria. Students from over 100 schools around the world will be able to explore the topic using the case study of Sierra Leone, where Malaria is the single biggest killer of children under the age of 5.

They will explore the reasons why so many people still die from Malaria and what is being done by humanitarian aid agencies to prevent this. Every £1000 raised by the teams taking part in the Rally will pay for 5 schools to take part in the project. The more money we can raise, the more schools we can involve and the bigger the impact we can have against the fight against Malaria.

Many many thanks for taking the time to read this and if you are able to help us raise sponsorship or awareness we would really appreciate it

Kristina Ledger of 9 St Francis Close & Team Puppy Power



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 Jennifer Windsor Tel.365694

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

Keep Fit For All Monday 10.30am—11.30 am Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233

Baby Ballet Fridays 4 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233

Junior Jazz Friday 5 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233