Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 66, July 2010
Weds. 7th and 21st July
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
and 28th July
Please check Dover District Council Website on
www.dover.gov.uk for full details of recycling days.
IN THIS ISSUE
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 August edition before the 20th July, 2010 by E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com 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.
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 7th July at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Radio Kent’s Steve Bradley.
The Village Design Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 8th July at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham. Members of the public are very welcome to attend.
Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 8th July at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Strawberry Supper. The competition is for 12 home baked biscuits from a favourite recipe. New members and visitors are welcome to come along.
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Parish Hall AGM will be on Wednesday, 14th July at 7.30 pm. Everyone welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available at the close of the meeting.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 15th July Farm Walk—For further details see the
Plant Sale Saturday, 17th July from 10.00 am until 12 Noon on the Village Green. If you would like to bring along any home grown produce or crafts to sell please telephone Peter on 364457.
Bingo Thursday, 22nd July at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
FORTH COMING EVENTS
19th Great Mongeham Annual Art Exhibition The Friend’s of St. Martin’s Church are once again putting on the Annual Great Mongeham Art Exhibition and Sale. The exhibition will be held in St. Martin’s Church, Great Mongeham from Thursday, 30th September until Sunday, 3rd October, 2010 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.
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH
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
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday, 4th July Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 11th July Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 18th July Family Service 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 6.00 pm Sunday, 25th July Holy Communion 10.00 am
The Funeral took place at St. Martin’s Church on Monday, 14th June, 2010 of Edward George Middleton followed by burial in the Church Cemetary. A separate sheet is enclosed, containing the Eulogy/Tribute by his wife Rosemarie.
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
JULY SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
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CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society It was a nice fine evening for the Gardener’s Annual Potato Weigh In and Barbecue and by 7.30 pm queues of people were snaking round the field clutching large black pots and awaiting their turn for their potatoes to be weighed.
The Committee did their usual very efficient job and the speed with which they emptied compost (into Brian’s trailer, what would we do without him!!), found the potatoes (sometimes
having to hunt very hard) and passed on to the ‘weighers’ who quickly recorded the result, was an example of streamlined accuracy. Then the members munched happily on the delicious
barbecue produced by Alan and his helpers, which was greatly enjoyed.
At the short business meeting which followed, the winner was announced as Nick Windsor with over 3 lbs in his pot. He got a loud cheer especially from the villagers when he went up for his well deserved prize. Four people shared the booby award—apart from their original potato, their pots were empty, they also had a loud cheer and a small prize.
Chairman Keith thanked all for coming and asked for a show of appreciation for the amount of hard work that had gone on behind the scenes by the Committee and others. He reminded everyone that the speaker at the next meeting would be Radio Kent’s Steve Bradley, from the gardening programme and three days after that it would be the Rose and Sweet Pea Show—so
no rest for the wicked—or gardeners!! JB
Saint Martin’s W.I At the June Meeting Julie Thompsett, from the Wildlife Trust encouraged members to make an ‘insect hotel’ by using a cut plastic bottle, seed heads, cones, straw, sticks and other items for insects to over winter. The evening’s competition had a variety of wild flowers from ragged robin to plantain. Members organised a very successful Group Quiz on Friday, 11th June. St. Margaret’s WI were the winners and go on to the East Kent Final in October. PSB
Great Mongeham Society At the meeting on 17th June, retired Hovercraft pilot Brian Laverick-Smith gave a talk with pictures entitled ‘Thirty Years Bother on the Hover’. Brian enjoyed every moment he was there—even the scary times!
The Village Fun Afternoon on Saturday, 10th July is being organised by Brian Knight and Peter Hambrook on behalf of the Society. There will be a display of the Society’s photos and artefacts.
Many regular groups who use the Parish Hall will be closing for the Summer. Do check with your group organiser for dates of closure and reopening. The Thursday 10 am ‘Drop In’ will still be held in the hall until 11 am. Steve Manion, Counsellor, Dave Bish, Community Warden and PSCO, Liam Voller often call in for a cuppa and will help with any outstanding queries. PSB
Great Mongeham Shotokan Karate Club Our intermediate gradings were held recently and the results were as follows: Orange Belt—Shannon Hill. Green Belt—Sam Brookfield. Purple/White Belts—Oliver Coe, Blair Brookfield. Brown/White Belt—Gillian Walshe. Brown/Red Belt—Brandon Virtue. All these 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 (367001) in the first instance as spaces are limited. Dave and Jan Easton
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ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH
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
Bernice Dance Group Fridays 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm Parish Hall Bernice Tel 368020
(except the fourth in the month)
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