Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 55, July 2009



Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 8th and 22nd



Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 1st , 15th  and 29th July


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






 Village Fun Afternoon        1


 Dates for your Diary          2


St.  Martin’s Church            2


Christian Centre                  3


Village Reports                     4



 We would be grateful to receive any items for the August edition before  20th July, 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.

 Fourth of July Emblem


Great Mongeham Fun Afternoon in the Parish Hall and on the Village Green on Saturday, 4th July


Side Shows, Cream Teas, Competitions, Children’s Races, Fancy Dress and Dog Show.


2.00 pm Horticultural Rose and Sweet Pea Show

and Art Exhibition in the Parish Hall

2.15 pm American Fancy Dress for Under 11 years

3.00 pm Fun Dog Show

4.00 pm Children’s Races  


For further information see enclosed flyer or  call Brian on 375420

My thanks to all who have kindly agreed to help, as long as the weather is fair all is set for a good afternoon. Your response to the items for the crockery smashing has produced  some pieces of china that are too good to be smashed.  I have decided to put them up for sale before John Swales takes over  with the balls.                   BK



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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY in the Parish Hall

Beaux and Belles Wednesaday, 1st July at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church.

Singing leader, Lynda Borley is back from her holiday—why not come along and join us.


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 1st July at 7.30 pm—Jackie Violet will talk on ‘Four Days at the Nursery’.  On the 4th July, combining with the Fun Day will be the Rose and Sweet Pea Show, plenty of entries please especially from village members of the club.


Saint Martin’s W.I  Thursday, 9th July at  7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—John Pearce will talk about  ‘Murder comes gift wrapped’ a most knowledgeable speaker on most police matters.

Members will have a stall at the Fun Afternoon.  Plants, books and answers to any W.I. questions.  Maybe a look at the 2010 Alternative W.I. Calendar.


Village Design Working Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 9th July in the Upper Room of St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham at 7.30 pm.  All are welcome.


Great Mongeham Society Friday, 17th July meet at 2.15 pm at Canterbury Cathedral Gateway for visit to Archives Centre.


Farmer’s Market Stall on the Village Green Saturday, 18th  July  from 10 am to 1.00 pm. For further details please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.


Bingo Thursday,  23rd July at  7.15 pm in the Parish Hall,  “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.

Come along and join the fun.



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,   5th July                        Morning Praise with Baptism                                   10.00 am

Sunday, 12th July                        Holy Communion                                                     10.00 am                                      

Sunday, 19th July                        Family Service                                                          10.00 am

                                                    Sung Evensong                                                           6.00 pm                                               Sunday,  26th July                      Holy Communion                                                     10.00 am

                                                    Baptism                                                                      3.00 pm



Marriage between Samantha Joanne Traynor and Matthew Edward Thomas Curry on the 6th June at 3 pm at St. Martin’s Church.  Mr. and Mrs. Traynor have set up home at 137 Forelands Square, Deal.


The funeral of Kenneth McCartney took place at St. Martin’s on Thursday, 18th June.

 Ken was a member of the St. Martin’s congregation and well known in the village.  He passed from this life at the age of 77 years at QEQM hospital, Margate on 4th June.

He was born in Edinburgh and  at the age of three moved with his family to Aylesham,




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 where his father sought work in the local collieries and also became a lay preacher.  Ken was educated locally but at the age of thirteen tragedy struck when his mother was run over by an army lorry.  It was a long time before he got over the loss.

On leaving school he took employment in several locations at various factories.  He eventually joined the Royal Navy and served from 1949 until 1961 during which time he did several foreign tours with the Fleet Air Arm.  When he was demobbed he got a job with telecommunications in London.

Ken first met his wife Beryl nee Fowler at the Roxburgh Castle—it was not long before they were married on the 26th September, 1964 holding a reception at the now demolished Queen’s Hotel, Deal.  They were soon to set up home in St. Martin’s Road where they lived all their married life.

Ken worked at the local Marine Barracks for 21 years and for a time at what was Hutton’s Dairies, retiring in 1996.  He had plenty to occupy his mind.  He looked after the family graves in the churchyard, of which there are several, often mowing around them with a hand pushed mower.

Ken and Beryl enjoyed a good and happy time together and we thank God for his life and all that he has meant to us.                                                           


Derrick Long, a former chairman of Great Mongeham Parish Council, died in the Pilgrim’s Hospice on 10th June.  He lived with his wife Vi  in Cherry Lane and they had enjoyed 60 years together. Derrick worked for many years as a civil engineer for Dover District Council.

The funeral and burial service took place at St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday, 24th June conducted by the Rev. Peter Hambrook.                                                                                       DK

A tribute to Derrick will appear in the next Newsletter.


Fundraising for St. Martin’s Church Do you have any old, unwanted or broken jewellery, watches or beads etc., left unloved and unwanted in a drawer?  If the answer is Yes, please put the items (any condition accepted) in the jewellery recycling envelope enclosed with the Great Mongeham Newsletter and return to one of the following addresses; simply post through the letterbox—Brecon,  Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham.  141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham.

Lynwood House, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. The Hack ’n’ Tack, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham.  All money raised will go to the Church funds and you are in with a Chance to win an  MP3 Player.                                                                                                 CT



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

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



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Club Barbeque and Potato weigh in took place at the Parish Hall with well over 80 members present. The BBQ was well organised by Alan Ford who proved he could cook as well as grow Super Sweet Peas and Daffodils!!  The weather was fine and it was great to see everyone on the village green chatting and watching the  ‘weigh in’.

We were hoping to see over 4 lbs from 1 seed potato and congratulations to Eileen Pitcher the winner with 4lbs 4 ozs.  There were over 80 entries.                                                                 JB






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Great Mongeham Society Members enjoyed a talk by Mark Bateson, from Canterbury Cathedral Archives prior to their visit on Friday, 17th July.  Why not come along to the Society stand at the Village Fun Afternoon on 4th July.     


Saint Martin’s W.I had a replacement speaker at their June meeting—’Growing old gracefully’  was the title.  Most members, who are of a certain age, were well schooled in this idea.  The other ages of the membership took notes for the future.     


Great Mongeham Market Stall St. Martin’s Church held it’s first Market Stall on the Village Green on Saturday, 20th June.  There were a variety of goods for sale including Jams, Marmalades, Cakes, home made Bread, Vegetables, Plants and hand made Cards—and we sold out!  Some items were donated and others sold for the owner with a percentage going to the church funds.  A profit of £80.14 was made on what turned out to be a very enjoyable morning—plenty of chit-chat going on between customers and sellers.  There will be another market stall day on the Green on Saturday, 18th July , 22nd August and 19th September.  This is not a Boot Fair more of  a Farmer’s Market type of event and if it proves successful during the summer months it could be run throughout the year on the third Saturday of each month.   


Guidelines for Sellers

Please bag up your items and label clearly with your name and the price.

Bring the produce to the village green between 9.45 am and 10.00 am on the day.

Collect your money and any left over produce by 1 pm.

St. Martin’s Church P.C.C. will operate the stall.  Please donate a minimum of 10 % of your takings to support the village church.

For further details please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457 or Jennie Esposito Tel. 369304.


Great Mongeham Parish Hall There is a Keep-Fit for life, class every Monday morning at 10.30 am. The cost of the class is only £3.50 and it is mainly for the older age group but we also welcome all other age groups such as non working young mums.  It is informal and friendly but an excellent all round work out.

On Fridays we have Tots Ballet and Gymnastics for age groups 3 to 5  years.  A very popular class from 4 pm to 4.45 pm.  At 5 pm we have a class for special needs children from age 4 upwards.  Please ring if you would be interested in any of these classes.  I would love to hear from you.  Jan Anton    Tel. 01304 373421 or 07760150233 many thanks.


Dover District Council is no longer advertising planning applications in local newspapers.  As a courtesy Great Mongeham Parish Council have decided that, when any planning application is received, they will inform properties immediately neighbouring the application.     PS                

Steve Manion is a member of Great Mongeham Parish Council, Dover District Council and now Kent County Council.  I wonder will he stand for Parliament next year?   


Village Design Statement is still available—please let any member of the committee know and a copy can be delivered to you.  Enquiries please phone 01304 373299.                       SB

Robert Breau who used to live at The Manor House with his family, has received two copies of the VDS and wants to congratulate all those who produced the document, for a very well researched booklet.  One copy has gone to his daughter who lives in Germany.  Some people will remember him from years ago and he sends his best wishes to all in Great Mongeham.                  


Due to lack of space ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH will appear next month.