Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 63, April 2010



Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 14th and 28th April


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 7th and  21st



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





 Dates for your Diary                       1


 Forthcoming Events                         2  


 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 May edition  before the 20th April, 2010 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, 7th April at 7.30 pm  - Members Spring Show—the schedule is in the yearly handbook, which is now available.

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.

Saint Martin’s W.I  Thursday, 8th April at 7.30pm will be St. Martin’s 37th Birthday—’Sara Chocolates’ will be the subject of the evening.  Visitors and new members always welcome. For further details visit

Parkinson’s Charity Dot and Carol who are ‘Drop In’ regulars will be helping on the afternoon of Saturday, 10th April from 2 pm to 5 pm at Deal Victoria and Barnes Close Cricket Club, Court Road—Entrance £1 for tea or coffee and there will be plenty of other stalls to browse.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 15th April at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Leon Williams speaking about Deal Architecture prior to the Saunter around Deal on 19th August, 2010.

Bingo  Thursday, 22nd April  at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.

Undercroft, Deal Town Hall  Sale of good items in aid of St. Martin’s Church on Saturday, 24th April.  Good  bric-a-brac wanted and can be collected Ring 364457.

St. George’s Day Supper Saturday, 24th April at 7.00 pm in St. Martin’s Church—the Friend’s are planning to celebrate St. George’s Day with a three-course supper (including soft drinks, bring your own wine).  For details and to order tickets (£7.00) please telephone Wendy Madgwick on 01304 239143 or Joyce Blee on 372413.





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The Railway Swing Band will be giving a concert at St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday, 16th June at 7.30 pm.  Tickets £6.  Details from Nigel Pitchford 362202.


St. Martin’s 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.


Village Fun Afternoon Saturday, 10th July from 2 pm.  If you would like to run a side show for a known charity or have a tug of war team, please ring 375420 and speak to Brian.  Further details next month.



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



Good Friday, 2nd April                        Compline with dramatised reading of the

                                                              Passion                                                              7.00 pm

Easter Sunday, 4th April                      Easter Communion                                          10.00 am

Sunday, 11th April                               Holy Communion                                            10.00 am                                                                                

Sunday, 18th April                               Family Service                                                 10.00 am

                                                              Sung Evensong                                                  6.00 pm                                               Sunday, 25th April                               Holy Communion                                            10.00 am



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


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




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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Another well attended  meeting when Mrs Susan Jones spoke on organic gardening and allotments, just part of her busy schedule including Mayor of Dover.  Many questions were asked and hints shared between      the audience and Susan.  During the business a minute’s silence was held in memory of Maurice Greener.  Steve Pitcher gave a short talk on preparing a space for the pumpkin competition plants.  Steve is growing on the pumpkin seeds to hand to members.

With a daffodil competition in April, potato in June and pumpkin later in the year, there is a busy time ahead for members.


Saint Martin’s W.I.  Welcomed many visitors to hear PC Jennifer Preston talk about Police dogs.  She was accompanied by GSD Barney and ESS Fred, aliases for undercover work.  PSB


Great Mongeham Society  It was good to welcome new members and visitors to hear Steve Walker talk with slides about Samphire Hoe—from what made up the chalk of the cliff to the present flora and fauna.  Just one that thrives, the Early Spider Orchid counted in 2009 at 11,500 plants.                                                                                                                         PSB


Garage Sale Safari
This is a boot fair with a difference! It is a great way to sell unwanted items from your home. Anything can be sold from furniture to fresh produce. To have your garage in the sale costs £5 and maps can be purchased for 50p so people can find the participating garages. All proceeds going to St. Martins Church. If you are interested please phone, text or e-mail your name and address to me. If there is enough interest then the garage safari can take place!
Sophie Johnstone 07825441475

Shotokan Karate Club Congratulations  to Rachael Virtue who passed her 2nd Dan.  She is 13 and has been training for six years.  She is now in the same grade as her twin brother Harry who became 2nd Dan in 2008.  Rachael trains twice a week at Great Mongeham Parish Hall and has put a lot of dedication  into her work.  Harry is now training for his 3rd Dan, whilst their younger brother Brandon, 10 is hard on their heels and is a brown/white belt.                      PSB


Welcome to the Village

 Alan and Margaret Fox who have moved into Country Ways from Sidcup.

Matt and Georgina Solley with their two children who have moved into the Drove from  Stansted Mountfitchett. 

We hope that  you enjoy life in Great Mongeham and we look forward to welcoming you to forthcoming village events.





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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     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. Martin’s 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. Martin’s                                                                                  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 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