Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 66, July 2010


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 7th and 21st July


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 14th

and  28th July


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 August edition  before the 20th July, 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.







 Saturday, 10th July from 2 pm

on the Village Green

See enclosed Flyer for further details










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

Society Notes.


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.



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.



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, 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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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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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