Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 54, June 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 10th and 24th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 3rd and 17th


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 July edition before 20th June, 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, 3rd June at

7.30 pm—BBQ and Potato Weigh-in, we expect to see the winner with at least 4lbs of potatoes!

Beaux and Belles Wednesday, 3rd June at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room of St. Martin’s Church—why not come along and join this new group of singers.

Parish Hall will be in use as a Voting Station on Thursday, 4th June. The Drop In and Good Companions will not be meeting on that day in the Hall.

Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 11th June - Mrs. Ursula Atkins will talk on “Fraulein Tom-Tom”. The competition is for a memento from 1939 –1945. Visitors and new members welcome.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 18th June at 7.30 pm Canterbury Cathedral Archivist will talk on the archives prior to our visit on 17th July.

Farmer’s Market Stall on the Village Green Saturday, 20th June from 10 am until 1 pm.

Bingo Thursday, 25th June at 7.15 pm, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.

Come along and join the fun.



Details of the Fun Afternoon being organised by the Great Mongeham Society on American Independence Day, 4th July, are in the flyer with this newsletter. However, if you would like to participate with a sideshow in aid of your favourite charity it’s not too late. Please contact me, Brian Knight.—Tel. 375420. I will also answer any questions you may have about the afternoon.

We would be grateful to receive any donations of old crockery for smashing.

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 is welcome.




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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, 7th June Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 14th June Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 21st June Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 28th June Holy Communion 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.



7th June Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton

14th June Wendy Madgwick and Rosemaried Middleton

21st June Mary Hopper and Elizabeth McConnell

28th June June Osbourne and Queenie



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


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



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Club meeting in May was very well attended and our guest speaker was Mr. March who gave a very interesting history of the Honey Bee. He had brought with him several jars of his own honey from his hives and members were able to purchase and try proper honey, not from the supermarket!! JB


Great Mongeham Society At the May meeting, Dr. John Bowsher gave a very informative talk about Visual Audio Photography. The screen was alive with pictures and sound. A number of visitors were welcomed to the meeting and many questions were asked and answered. PSB


Saint Martin’s W.I. Discussed the resolution on ‘Save the Honey Bees’ at their May meeting and the result of the members vote was sent to the area delegate to take to the Albert Hall on 3rd June. Not only a U.K. situation but worldwide, No Bees, no Honey for Tea.

If you want to find out more about the W.I. come along to the Village Fun Afternoon on Saturday, 4th July and talk to some of the members. PSB



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Village Design Statement

Those residents who applied for their free copy of the Village Design Statement should by now have received one; but if any resident of Great Mongeham who did not apply earlier would now like one, there are copies available. Please let any member of the committee know and a copy can be delivered to you. Enquiries: please phone 01304 373299. SB


Beaux and Belles

The first meeting of the newly formed Great Mongeham Singing Group was good fun with renderings of My Grandfather’s Clock, Lilli Marlene and The Last Thing on my Mind. We were ably led by Lynda Borley, who we are delighted to say, has agreed to come along as our ‘leader’.

Audrey Pitchford kindly accompanied us on the keyboard. However, Audrey really wants to sing so we would doubly welcome someone who can play a musical instrument.

We would still like more people to come along—including men of course. We have decided to meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in the room above St. Martin’s Church at 7.30 pm. Our next gathering will be on Wednesday, 3rd June. We are just for fun and you do NOT need to be able to sing or read music. Val Rees


Three Horseshoes

Sam and Richard Rodwell have just produced their first newsletter from the Three Horseshoes. It’s packed full of events and news from the pub, the most amazing information is that they will be celebrating their first year there in July. As part of their anniversary celebration they are offering 10% off all food throughout July providing you take their newsletter with you.


A Mongeham’s Got Talent competition is being held at the pub and the last day of entering is Tuesday, 30th June. Auditions are being held every Saturday in July to find a winner to perform at the Three Horseshoes Charity Fun Day over the August Bank Holiday. Money raised will hopefully be enough to sponsor a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind. £6000 is needed and their fund raising is already well under way. Your support will be greatly appreciated. DK


Boot Fair

The Bank Holiday Boot Fair held on the Village Green raised in excess of £1000 for St. Martin’s Church funds. Many thanks to all those who helped and supported the event. PH


Farmer’s Market Stall on the Village Green

Why not come along and sell your home produce on Saturday, 20th June from 10 am to 1 pm. A percentage of sales will go to St. Martin’s Church funds. This is not a Boot Fair but an excellent way to share your home grown vegetables, fruit and preserves. The event will take place on the 3rd Saturday of every month. For further details please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.





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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 Peter Deveson

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