Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 59, November 2009


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 11th and 25th


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 4th and 18th


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 2/ 3

Organisations and Clubs 4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the December edition before 20th November, 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, 4th November

at 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting—Competition Flower arrangement in a tea cup.


Drop In ‘Short and Sweet Sale’ on Thursday, 5th November at 10 am for about an hour. There will be tables with jackets, books, bric a brac etc. with parking available. Why not come along have a cuppa and buy from the tables.


Beaux and Belles meet fortnightly from Wednesday, 11th November at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room in St. Martin’s Church.


Saint Martin’s W.I Thursday, 12th November at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—’Hands on’ to make Christmas Table Decorations—the results will be entered in the evening’s competition. All are welcome.


Autumn Fair in the Parish Hall on the 14th November from 10 am until 12 noon—Preserves, Books, Tombola, Raffle, Crafts, Refreshments etc. Admission 30p in aid of St. Martin’s Church.


Race Night at Sutton Vale Country Club on the evening of 14th November, 2009 in aid of St. Martin’s Church for further details please contact Steve Manion on 01304 368866.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th November at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Annual General Meeting together with a display of archive material, maps and documents and data belonging to the Society. New members and visitors are very welcome.


Bingo Thursday, 26th November at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm. Come along and join the fun.




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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 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, 1st November All Saint’s Day Morning Praise 10.00 am

Sunday, 8th November Remembrance Sunday Holy Communion 10.00 am

with Remembrance

Sunday, 15th November Family Service with Baptism 10.00 am

Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 22nd November Holy Communion 10.00 am

Sunday, 29th November 1st Sunday of Advent Benefice Service at St. Nicholas, Sholden

No Service at St. Martin’s Church


Church Bell Ringing Why not come along and learn to ring the Tower Bells?

Tuesdays at 7.30 pm at St. Martin’s—keep fit and enjoy good company. For further details

Please telephone Peter Deverson 01304 365460.

Last year we had a go at tidying up the boundary of the Churchyard and made good progress.

We would like to continue with the task during the coming winter months . Our first attempt will be on November 7th from 10 am until 12 Noon weather permitting. Volunteers wanted and would be most welcome. Please bring your own tools. For further details contact Peter on 364457.



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


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



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Another great Show—125 entries from 21 members turned the village hall into a feast of colour and scent at our October meeting. The weather this summer has not been very helpful to gardeners, and the judges were very complimentary at the way difficulties had been overcome. Eventually the cup for most points in show was awarded jointly to Peter Aplin and Bill Haines. The John Catherick Apple Cup went to Peter Aplin and the Special vegetable prize to Alan Ford.

With the judges deliberating one of our new members told us all about the allotment she has been inspired into taking. She asked for and obtained lots of advice and we all wished her good luck. The next meeting is the AGM—any budding committee members please speak to Keith. JB


Saint Martin’s W.I. After a short talk by Ros Shawcross about the White Cross Mission voting took place and eight committee members were named with Mrs. Gloria Hayman elected as the President. Many thanks were given to Mrs. Jennifer Windsor past President and the out going committee for their hard work. PSB



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Great Mongeham Society Rev. Peter Hambrook spoke about the village in war time. The first land mine and where it landed, the gun emplacements and military camps. Exciting times for the young—it was good to welcome many visitors especially the young people. PSB


Beaux and Belles sang The Bells of St. Mary’s and Lili Marlene at the St. Leonard’s Fund Raising Music and Singing Evening during October and everyone enjoyed the evening. VR


Great Mongeham Art Show The Friend’s of St. Martin’s would like to thank everyone who exhibited, helped or supported the Annual Art Show in St. Martin’s Church and made it such an enjoyable occasion. With all your help, a profit of over £500 was made which will go towards the refurbishment of the churchyard wall. WM


Harvest Supper Quiz was a great success which was enjoyed by all. Many thanks go to Ian Lawrence, the quiz master and Lesley Lawrence for organising the event and for cooking four of the soups and to Alison Semple for the other two. Peter made the wholemeal bread. The evening made a profit of £468.00 which was divided equally between the Pilgrim’s Hospice and Madagascar.


Village Design Document This attractive, full-colour booklet of the village is available, free to residents, by calling Bob Kersey on 01304 373299. It can then be delivered to your door. A special invitation is extended to new-comers to take advantage of this offer to find out more about our village.


Great Mongeham Shotokan Karate Club At the gradings held recently the results were as follows: Red Belts—Liam Allen, Shannon Hill, Meghan Allen. Purple Belts—Dave Waterman,

Blair Brookfield. Brown Belt—Charlotte Waterman. Brown/White Belt—Brandon Virtue.

Brown/Red Belt—Heather Keith. Students have worked hard and deserve congratulations for their efforts. The club trains every Monday and Wednesday at Great Mongeham Parish Hall from 6.30 pm However it is advisable to phone Jan on 01304 367001 in the first instance as spaces are limited.


St. Martin’s Handbell Ringing Group It is hoped to reform the group, if there is enough interest. We need at least six people and then it might be possible to play some carols at Christmas. Musical experience or the ability to read music is not necessary. If you are interested please contact Audrey Pitchford telephone 01304 362202.


To all those who live by the Three Horseshoes Public House

We understand that one or two of our neighbours have been disturbed recently due to events held in our garden and we would like to sincerely apologise for this. We have held six events this year, most of them charitable events and we understand that most of them have been in August and September. We would like to inform our neighbours that we currently have no more outside events planned for the year and invite them to join us for a drink. The pub is a wonderful place with great customers and a relaxed environment. We do not have fighting or trouble makers and with the help of our customers and the above mentioned events we have managed to raise in excess of £3000 for the Guide Dogs this year. If you just give us the chance you will find that the last thing we want to do is to upset our neighbours in any way. We just want to make a living and unfortunately that means holding events from time to time. If anyone has any issues they would like to discuss, please feel free to pop in and see us or give us a call on 01304 375812. Thank you. Sam and Sarah Rodwell, The Three Horseshoes





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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 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 10.15am—11.15 am Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 07760150233


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


Special Needs Dance Club Friday 5 pm-5.45pm Parish Hall Jan Anton Tel 373421