Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 56, August 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 5th and 19th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 12th and 26th


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        3

Village Reports          3

Organisations and Clubs 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the September edition before 20th August, 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, 5th August at 7.30 pm there will be a quiz.


Beaux and Belles meet in the Upper Room in St. Martin’s Church at 7.30 pm on 12th and 26th August.


Saint Martin’s W.I Thursday, 13th August members and friends will visit the Deal Maritime Museum followed by fish and chip supper.


Farmer’s Market Stall on the Village Green Saturday, 15th August from 10 am to 1.00 pm. For further details please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457 or Jennie Esposito Tel. 369304.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th August visit to St. Peter’s Churchyard with conducted tour of war graves.


Bingo Thursday, 27th August at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm. Come along and join the fun.


Annual Gardener’s Boot Fair to be held on the Village Green on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August from 7.00 am. Pitches pre booked and paid for before the day are £8.00. Reserved but not paid for on the day £10.00. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Enquiries and booking ring Carol Whittaker 365683.



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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 August Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 9th August Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 16th August Family Service 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 23rd August Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 30th August United Service at St. Martin’s Gt. Mongeham 10.00 am

Sunday School takes place every Sunday at St. Martin’s at the same time as the main morning services.

The following poems have been received from family members in remembrance of the late Derrick Long who sadly died on 10th June, 2009.

The life of one we love is never lost.

Its influence goes on through all the lives it ever touched ……...

They say memories are golden, well maybe that is true.

We never wanted memories, we only wanted you.

A million times we needed you, a million times we cried.

If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.

In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still.

In our hearts you hold a place, no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway, and heartache makes a lane.

We would walk the path to heaven, and bring you back again.


St. Martin’s Church Registers

Baptism Isabelle Anna Allier of 23 St. Francis Close, Great Mongeham on Sunday, 5th July, 2009.

Marriage Friday, 24th July, 2009 between Andrew Rice of Banbury and Heidi Harriott of Great Mongeham. Congratulations to them in their new life together.


Fundraising for St. Martin’s Church—Jewellery Recycling If you have’nt already filled your envelope and returned it, please do so before the end of August to ensure you meet the deadline! Remember items can be in any condition to help boost the funds.

Envelopes can be posted through the following letterboxes. Brecon, Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham. 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Lynwood House, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. The Hack ’n’ Tack, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. CT



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


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



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Village Fun Afternoon The afternoon lived up to its name especially as we were blessed with great weather. Thanks go to all who took part and made a truly joyful event. St. Martin’s Church and The Society were the main organizers with several stalls and sideshows raising money for their own funds. The generous donation of ice cream from Stephen Solley was much appreciated. Thanks goes to The Three Horseshoes for providing the beer tent and to South Court Garage for raising money for the Church. The Horticultural Society and the Art Club filled the hall with excellent exhibits. Everyone seems to agree we should carry on with this event if only to see the enjoyment of the children from the races. On my map the treasure was hidden under the caravan in the garden at Orchard House. BK

Photographs kindly taken at the event by Maurice Greener and Terry Madgwick will be displayed on the village website—


Great Mongeham Society The Fun Afternoon display was of interest to many people. Jim Rees and others did an excellent job of encouraging people to come along to the 15th October meeting. PSB


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The meeting on 1st July started on a sad note when

Chairman Keith informed members of the death of Derek Long, husband of Vi, a long standing member of the society. Condolences on behalf of the Club had been expressed to Vi by the committee.

Speaker for the evening was Jackie A. Violet, a very apt name for the owner of a nursery. Although the talk was entitled ‘4 Days at the Nursery’, Jackie took us through a year in the Nursery from September onwards. In her very individual style, cataloguing triumphs and disasters along the way. She also brought plants for sale during the tea break. It was one of the hottest nights of the year so far which may account for one or two members finding the atmosphere a trifle soporific!! JB

The annual Rose and Sweet Pea Show was another triumphant event for the Society said Show Secretary, Carol Whittaker—143 entries were on display and the result was a riot of colour and scent, despite all the worries with the weather during the previous weeks.

Mrs. Keys-Evans who judged the Floral art expressed her delight at the number of entries, and was pleased to award Keith Atkinson the Special Prize for his beautiful Secret Garden. Ian Nash who judged flowers, fruit and vegetables commented on the very high standard achieved by the Club. Alan Ford deservedly won the trophy for his sweet peas, they were beautiful. Eileen Pitcher won the special award for fuchsias and also the trophy for the most points in the Show. Villagers were especially pleased to note that the special prize for Roses went to Vi Long. A great show, thanks to Keith and his committee. JB


Beaux and Belles have enjoyed their meetings throughout July—everyone was in fine voice!

Lynda is back from her holiday and has plans for the group. Meetings will continue fortnightly throughout the Summer. VR


Saint Martin’s W.I enjoyed ‘Murder comes gift wrapped’ - John Pearce with slides took members and visitors through the 1980s. Members went to a strawberry tea at Pru’s - due to the very hot weather everyone went inside and admired Pru’s homemade picturesque quilts. The Village Fun Afternoon was enjoyed by members. Cakes, plants and books sold very quickly and it is hoped new members will come along on September 10th at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall. Anhua Gao will speak about her experiences of living in China. PSB




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Great Mongeham Shotokan Karate Club Recent intermediate gradings were held at the club, and the results were as follows: Red Belt—Ben Mitchell, Yellow Belts—Sam Brookfield and Joe Edwards, Green Belt-Blair Brookfield, Purple Belt-Oliver Coe, Brown Belt-Gill Walshe. These students have worked hard, and deserve congratulations for their efforts. The club trains every Monday and Wednesday at Mongeham Parish Hall from 6.30 p.m However, it is advisable to phone Jan (367001) in the first instance as spaces are limited, and also the holidays are approaching fast so please check with her for opening and closing times.

Dave and Jan Easton


Great Mongeham Market Stall There will be another market stall day on the Green on Saturday, 15th 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.



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 Life Monday 10.30am—11.30 am Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233

Tots Ballet and Gymnastics Fridays 4 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton or

Special Needs Friday 5 pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 373421