Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 57, September 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 2nd, 16th and 30th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 9th and 23rd


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





Dates for your

Diary 1

Forthcoming Events 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 October edition before 20th September, 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 No meeting in September.


Family Treasure Hunt Saturday, 5th September at 2.30 pm - £1 per family. Start and finish at St. Martin’s Church. Take a gentle stroll around the village and try to solve the clues set by Jim Rees. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome.

Beaux and Belles meet in the Upper Room in St. Martin’s Church at 7.30 pm on 9th and 23rd September. The group is hoping to sing one song at the Friends of St. Leonard’s Church fund raising event on 17th October and therefore there might be an extra meeting in September.

Saint Martin’s W.I Thursday, 10th September at 7.30 pm - Anhua Gao will speak on her experiences of living in China. The evening’s competition is ‘Something Chinese’.

Great Mongeham Society No meeting in September.

Farmer’s Market Stall on the Village Green Saturday, 19th September from 10 am to 1.00 pm. For further details please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457 or Jennie Esposito Tel. 369304.

Bingo Thursday, 24th September at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm. Come along and join the fun.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS Great Mongeham Annual Art Exhibition The 18th Annual Great Mongeham Art Exhibition and Sale will be held in St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham from Thursday, 1st October until Sunday, 4th October from 11 am to 4 pm daily. There will be opportunities for all local artists to exhibit and for craftspeople to book table space to sell their creations.

For details and an entry form please contact Wendy Madgwick Tel: 01304 239143



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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Autumn Show on Wednesday, 7th October, 2009.

Great Mongeham Society Please check next month’s Newsletter for details of meeting to be held on Thursday, 15th October, 2009.

Harvest Supper Quiz Saturday, 10th October in aid of the Pilgrim’s Hospice and Madagascar. Door opens at 6.00 pm Eat 6.30 pm sharp. Tickets £5.00 per head—enquiries please phone 364457 or 360654.



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 Warden: Bob Osbourne, 27 St. Radigunds Road, Dover, Kent. Tel. 330200

Secretary: Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great

Mongeham. Tel. 239143

Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham. Tel. 362202



Sunday, 6th September Morning Praise with Baptism 10.00 am

Sunday, 13th September Holy Communion with Trio 10.00 am

Sunday, 20th September Family Service with Baptism 10.00 am

Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 27th September Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 4th October Harvest Festival 10.00 am



Marriages Saturday, 1st August Skyla Jade Iza Roberts and Edward Simon Bridges. Mr. and Mrs. Bridges will live at 138A High Street, Deal.

Baptism Sunday, 26th July Oscar James Rae from Walmer

Sunday, 16th August Billie-Jo Ellen Rose Morris from Dover

Funerals Tuesday, 4th August Janet Rosemary Lawrence

Thursday, 20th August Judith Avril Mary Hambrook

Eulogies are printed on separate sheets enclosed with the Newsletter.



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


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



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Club met on 5th August, Chairman Keith opened the meeting by asking members to observe a minutes silence in memory of Janet Lawrence. Afterwards he invited Marlene to share with the Club her memories of Janet who, together with her husband Fred had made such a valuable contribution to the ‘Gardeners’ over very many years. Her lovely smile and cheerful personality will be sadly missed by us all.

Keith congratulated all those who had entered the Kent County Show, individual awards and certificates were on display as well as the Club’s trophies. He thanked all those who had contributed to the Club entry, enabling the committee to have plenty of choice from which to make up there final selection. The GMHS is going from strength to strength!!

There was no speaker on this occasion but Brian organised a quiz which certainly got everyone’s little grey cells working overtime. It was eventually won by Peter Aplin. JB



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Saint Martin’s W.I members and guests enjoyed an interesting visit to Deal’s Maritime Museum. Member, Edna Cory saw a photo of her grandfather, a Deal fisherman. The fish and chip supper was a great success. PSB


Toddlers and Families playgroup restarts in the Village Hall on Monday, 14th September from 1.00—3.00 pm The group offers a fun afternoon for children from 0 to 5 years old with craft activities, large and small play equipment, books, songs and refreshments. Cost per family is £1.50. We are also looking for volunteers to help run the sessions. For more details telephone Wendy on 01304 239143 or just pop in to the Village Hall on Monday afternoons. WM

With the re-decoration of the Parish Hall, the groups sessions will be starting again. Do check full details with the group organiser. It is hoped that everyone using the hall will help keep it clean and tidy for the next people. PSB


The Drop In still meet at 10 am on Thursday mornings. Refreshments, chat, books and jigsaws to borrow and sometimes items for sale including plants, vegetables etc. Do come along and join in. PSB


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


Cherry Lane Last month I had a nostalgic walk from the top to the bottom of Cherry Lane remembering all the sights and sounds lost over the past forty years when, as a family we moved into Orchard House from Minster in Thanet. My twins Suzanne and Jennifer were seven and Emma was three. I’ll leave you to guess the age of Brian and myself.

Memories came flooding back. Earnest Wellard and his wife lived in Trouvaille, the first house on the right, it had been built for his retirement as he had sold the farm below to Bill Hickson. The Farm was thriving with a magnificent herd of Charolais cattle these were kept all winter in the yard and when dug out could be smelt for miles around. During harvest the grain dryer ran non stop but we got used to the incessant drone of the motors especially at night.

Mustapha, now Walstead, the large house on the left now had new owners. These were the Danstead family, Leo and Margaret and their three children. Mr. and Mrs. Harrop, Tubby and Phyllis, had moved down the lane to the thatched Farm Cottage which was sold to them by farmer Wellard.






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Three generations of the Woodcock family lived at Southern View where grandfather Les had a thriving poultry business selling his “new laid” eggs all year round. Remembrance where the Phillips family had had a varied business was coming to the end of an era. Coffins were no longer made there and the bell on the roof of the workshop that rang to summon the workforce was now silent. Percy will long be remembered for building the parish hall.

Turning the corner I mused over the England family who had owned Cherry Orchard for a generation or two and who had sold us a piece of land to enable us to build Mundels. Of the houses and bungalows down the lane I have fond memories of Mr. Powell, a leading light in the Baptist Church, who gave us a sack of daffodil bulbs over thirty years ago which still bloom today.

I have so many memories of those now deceased or moved from the lane however Mrs. Jull, Deirdre, is the one constant still living in the same house.

Apart from the people, the lane has seen little change in forty years, three houses have been built and several dwellings have been extended. The quiet lane has only been resurfaced once and now sees a busy flow of traffic with parked cars often making it difficult for larger vehicles to pass. I wonder what the next forty years has in store? DK



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 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. Playgroup 1.00pm 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