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Issue 64, May 2010


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 12th and 26th May


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 5th and  19th



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 June edition  before the 20th May, 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, 5th May at 7.30pm Richard Reynolds will talk on Guerilla Gardening.  June 2nd will be the Potato Weigh In—your potato should be about 2 ft. high by now!!

Great Mongeham Singers will meet at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church on Wednesday, 5th May and Wednesday, 19th May.  We are happy to welcome newcomers.

Polling Day The Parish Hall will be used as a Polling Station on Thursday, 6th May.  Access will only be available to use your vote.There will be no 10 am Drop In  or afternoon Good Companions.  The Parish Council meeting will be rescheduled.

Saint Martin’s W.I.  Thursday, 13th May  at 7.30 pm will have the resolution ‘The Clear Labelling of Food’ discussed and the vote outcome will be passed to the delegate who is attending Cardiff in June, for the NFWI AGM. There will be an auction of donated items, to raise funds, to end the meeting.  Visitors and new members welcome to join the evening. More details or call 01304 365078.

Plant Sale Saturday, 15th May from 10.00 am until 12 Noon in the Parish Hall.  We shall also be holding a Village Produce Stall on the Village Green on the third Saturday of the month, starting in June for the rest of the Summer months.

Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 20th May at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall  will have Bob Platt, speaking about Police Dog Handling—new members and visitors welcome to come along.

Parish Hall Trustees Committee Meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, 26th May at 7.45 pm.

Bingo Thursday, 27th May at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm.




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Boot Fair Bank Holiday Monday, 31st May from 7 am on the Village Green.  Pitches available £8 booked in advance or £10 on the day if available.  Enquiries ring 364457.



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 or Peter Hambrook 364457.

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. Full programme will be in the next Newsletter.

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



Sunday, 2nd May                                 Morning Praise                                                10.00 am

Sunday, 9th May                                  Holy Communion                                            10.00 am                                                                                

Sunday, 16th May                                Family Service                                                 10.00 am

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

Sunday, 30th May                                United Benefice Service at St. Leonard’s        10.00 am



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


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


The Funeral of Jackie Peatman of 1 Elder Cottages, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham took place on April 19th at Barham.  The following are extracts from her eulogy:

Jackie was born in Liverpool Maternity Hospital weighing 8 lbs to proud parents Doreen and Ken. 

Over the following years, Jackie took a keen interest in horse riding and like Doreen entered many competitions and events.  This interest continued well into later life and was always special to her.

When Jackie was 14 she was lucky enough to spend 6 months living in Ghana, West Africa where her father Ken was working and relocated by his company Palm Line Shipping as an insurance assessor.  Jackie, Doreen and Ken spent a fabulous time in West Africa enjoying what it had to offer especially from the eyes of a teenager.

Jackie left home at 16 and with her good nature and kindness trained to become a  nanny.

In February, 1996 she met  Ian and spent the rest of her life with him. After moving from Hampshire to Kent in 1997, the couple rented a small cottage by the sea in Broadstairs.  Kent had so many childhood memories for Ian which he wanted to share with Jackie.




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Jackie and Ian were like two peas in a pod, they could both be loving yet sometimes stubborn people.

After three years in Broadstairs they decided it was time to move.  Great Mongeham was the next location and Jackie just fell in love with the small village and nearby town of Deal with its little shops, where she began work at the supermarket Somerfield.  Jackie was popular with working colleagues and as a result some became close friends.  Many people were saddened by Jackie’s passing but remember when the sun is shining think of Jackie because she is always looking down and keeping a close eye on things. 

Jackie was born on 28th September, 1951 which just happens to be a Friday, and she passed away on 2nd April which was Good Friday.

To be taken into the spiritual world on Good Friday where she will always be looked after—this makes her a very special person.


We would like to offer our condolences to Ian and her family at this sad time.                     PH




Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Hall was packed on April 7th for the Society’s Spring Show.  Despite the unusually cold weather in January and February members still managed to find lots of lovely exhibits.  A great display of Daffodils and the judges comments were very favourable.  The cup for the most points in the Show went to Alan Ford who also deservedly won the Daffodil Cup for a magnificent display.                                                            JB


Saint Martin’s W.I.  The booked speaker for April was unable to come so no chocolate!  Ann, a Holistic Therapist stood in as her talk was postponed from February due to snow.  The Annual Competition Cup was won by Gloria Hayman, President.                                                     PSB


Great Mongeham Society  The last meeting was again well attended.  Leon Williams talked and showed slides on Deal’s old architecture.  It was fascinating and we will now notice the unusual features on buildings, especially on our Saunter around Deal meeting to be held on 19th August.  An old Crayford Document was on view for members to see.  Hopefully it will go into the Society’s archives.                                                                                                           PSB


Parkinson Charity Dot and Carol thank everyone who came along or donated  to the event held on Saturday, 10th April  at the Cricket Club.  Your kind support helped to raise over £400.


The Three Horseshoes  Public House We will be having our Annual Charity Funday on 29th August and this year we will be holding it in aid of ‘Help for Heroes’.  If you are able to volunteer to help either on the day or during the run up, please make contact with us.  We are also looking for good quality auction items.

We will be holding other events, in particular we will be taking part in this year’s Carnival Procession—any help would be much appreciated. For further information please telephone 01304 375812/07810 863 064 or email                  Sam and Sarah Rodwell





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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