Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 62, March 2010


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 3rd, 17th and  31st



Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 10th and 24th



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





 Dates for your Diary                       1



 St.  Martinís Church                    2


Christian Centre                           2


Village Reports                           2/ 3


Organisations and Clubs                 4


We would be grateful to receive any items for the April edition  before the 20th March, 2010 by E Mail: Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 400 copies on an A5 flyeróthese 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 March at 7.30 pm Mrs. Jones will talk about Organic Gardening.

Great Mongeham Singers will meet at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martinís Church on Wednesday, 10th March and Wednesday, 24th March.  We are happy to welcome newcomers.

Saint Martinís W.I  Thursday, 11th March at 7.30 pm will be an Open Meeting for anyone interested to come along and listen to PC Jennifer Preston talking about Police sniffer dogs.  Jennifer grew up in Deal, and is known to many from when she patrolled the streets.  She will be taking part in the Surrey Police Dog Trials in March.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 18th March at 7.30 pmóSteve Walker will talk about Samphire Hoe.  All welcome.

Alex and Pam Summers are visiting America to talk on Alexís work on the Illuminated Page.  This talk will be given at the AGM on 18th November, 2010.

Quiz Night Saturday, 20th March in the Parish Hall in aid of Madagascar and the Pilgrimís Hospice.  For further details telephone Peter on 364457.

 Bingo  Thursday,  25th March at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, ďeyes downĒ at 7.30 pm.


Police Surgery Thursday, 8th April from 10 am to 11 am during the weekly Drop In.  Come along if you have any concerns or queries about your local community and discuss them with PCSO Liam Voller.

St. Martinís Church Flower Festival will be held  on 25th, 26th and 27th June.  If you would like to sponsor a tableau please contact Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.






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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,  7th March                               Morning Praise                          10.00 am

Mothering Sunday, 14th March            Holy Communion                        10.00am                                                                          

Sunday, 21st March                               Family Service                          10.00 am

                                                               Sung Evensong                           6.00 pm  

Palm Sunday, 28th March                     Holy Communion                                              10.00 am



Baptism  Sunday, 21st FebruaryóMadeleine May Vick daughter of Lisa, nee Faulkner, and Matthew Vick married at St. Martinís four years ago.


Funeral Maurice Richard Greener on Wednesday,  24th February at Barham Crematorium.



Graham Herbert Tel: 366332       Mick Godden  Tel:  239801 Mobile 07713274760 


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



Great Mongeham Horticultural Society held their first meeting of 2010 early in February and despite freezing weather over 60 members turned up to hear a fascinating talk by Messrs R. and N. Lawrence on vintage mowers and garden tools.  They brought along many old forks, spades, shears and pruners, some over 100 years old and in marvellous condition.  Many had been discovered in old sheds and garages.

The Chairman for 2010 is Keith Atkinson, his wife Liz is the Secretary with Alan Ford as our Treasurer.  Carol Whittaker is our Show Secretary.  Meetings are held most months with 4 Shows during the year., the biggest being the Summer Show on August 30th.                     JB


Saint Martinís W.I.  The February meeting was cancelled owing to bad weather conditions.


Great Mongeham Society  

The Chairman and members paid tribute to Maurice Greener who died on the 11th February, 2010 at the Pilgrimís Hospice, Thanet. A very full hall of members and visitors heard Dr. Reg Colman give an informative talk on Clementine Hozier who was  born in Mayfair on 1st April, 1885.  On 12th September, 1908 at St. Margaretís Westminster she married Winston Churchill, more than a decade older  and already a seasoned Parliamentarian.  Together they had five children. 




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The Churchillís marriage, in spite of  the stresses of public life, was a close and affectionate one.

During World War II she was Chairman of the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund and the President of the Young Womenís Christian Association War Time Appeal. 

In May, 1965 she was created a life peer as Baroness Spencer-Churchill, of Chartwell in the County of Kent.  She and her husband were one of the few married couples where both partners held noble titles in their own right. 

She died in Princes Gate, Knightsbridge, London of a heart attack at the age of 92.  She is buried with her husband and three deceased  children at  St. Martinís Church, Bladon near Woodstock in Oxfordshire.


Parish Hall There are some week day evenings available for hireóThursdays 29th July and 30th December.  Fridays 1st April, 6th August, 27th August and 24th December.  Contact

01304 362815.                                                                                                                        PSB


Proposed Bus Stop Clearways

A proposed Bus Stop clearway outside the Parish Hall, has caused much concern with hall users because the road is frequently used for parking when the small hall car park is full.  If the proposal goes ahead it will be an offence to park within the marked bus stop, of 29 metres in length, and a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued.  Dover District Council gave less than a month for comments to be sent to them and they did not inform the Parish Council of their intentions.

Bus Stop clearways are also proposed in the village beside the post box in Mongeham Road and in St. Richardís Road.                    B. Knight


Kent Highway Service is the part of Kent County Council that looks after the countyís roads, pavements and cycleways.  Maintaining Kentís streets and pavements is a vital and major task for the council.  Kent has over 5,000 miles of streets and pavements, and over 100,000 street lights and other lit signs.  In winter, ice and snow can make road surfaces more hazardous to drive on.  They anticipate bad weather where possible, and take steps to keep roads open and safe.  This involves a combination of salting or snow ploughing, and timely warnings to drivers.  Grass verges and other planted areas by the roadside are known as soft landscape areas.  They help to soften the harshness of a built-up area and reduce noise.  One of our roles is to look after these areas.


Kent Highway Services have a 24/7 fault reporting centre that can be contacted on 08458 247

800.  Any fault reported is put straight onto the highways computer system and is then sent to the relevant department for action.  All faults are tracked and monitored to ensure that they are resolved within agreed timescales.  This is the same number used by the Parish Council Clerk to report faults.


So if you have a street light thatís not working, a salt bin that needs filling or a pothole in a pavement or road please phone Kent Highways 08458 247 800 services direct, it will ensure the fault is put onto the system as soon as possible.





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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. Martinís    Sylvia Griffiths  Tel.367124


Bell Ringers                                 Tues. 7.30 pm                     St. Martinís    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     Liz Atkinson       Tel. 381719

                                                 (No Meeting Jan. & Sept.)


Mongeham-Ripple W.I.  3rd Weds.2.30pm (Dec.2nd Weds) Parish Hall    Sue Case              Tel.374025


St. Martinís W.I.                          2nd Thurs. 7.30 pm            Parish Hall    Gloria Hayman    Tel. 365078


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. Martinís                                                                                  Nigel Pitchford      Tel 362202


Yoga                                       Tuesdays 10.30 am                 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 8ó10 pm                    Parish Hall     Janet Dean            Tel 613927


Pilates                Thursdays 5.45 Ė6.45pm         Parish Hall  Lorraine Pullen  Tel 07734473784


Keep Fit For Life   Monday 10.15amó11.15 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