Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 67, August 2010



Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 4th and 18th



Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 11th

and  25th August


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





 Dates for your  Diary                       1

 Forthcoming Events                         1


 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 September edition  before the 20th August, 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, 4th August at 7.30 pm—David Marsh will talk on ‘The Story of your Daily Pinta’.


Saint Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 12th August meet at the Pier for a walk along the sea front finishing with a meal at the The Nelson.  If you wish to come please ring Gloria on 01304 365078.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 19th August—Saunter round Deal—meet at the Parish Hall at 7.00 pm to share cars.  Further details will be in the August Society notes or ring Jim on 01304 373307.


Produce Sale  Saturday, 21st August 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, 26th August at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.


Flower Show and Boot Fair 30th August on the Village Green—Contact Carol Whittaker Tel. 365683 for further details.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS  Great Mongeham Singers are taking a summer break during August and will meet again on Wednesday, 1st September.


The Macmillan Charity will hold a Craft and donation of items sale on a September Thursday during the Drop In, from 10 am in the Parish Hall—date to be arranged.


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: 239143.




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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 Wardens: Bob Osbourne, 27 St. Radigunds Road, Dover, Kent.                                                    Tel. 330200

                               Jennie Esposito, 224 Mongeham Road, Gt. Mongeham.                                              Tel 369304

Secretary:  Dr. Wendy Madgwick, Glendower, Mongeham Church Close, Great Mongeham.                    Tel. 239143

Treasurer: Mr. N. Pitchford, 141 Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham.                                                      Tel.  362202



Sunday,  1st August                              Morning Praise                                                10.00 am

                                                              Wholeness and Healing Service                        6.00 pm

Sunday,  8th August                              Holy Communion                                           10.00am 

Sunday, 15th August                             Family Service                                                10.00 am

                                                              Sung Evensong                                                  6.00 pm                                               Sunday, 22nd August                           Holy Communion with Baptism                      10.00 am

Sunday, 29th August                           United Benefice Service at St. Martin’s           10.00 am


Funeral  Friday, 9th July

Nini Robinson of  Stone Hall, Northbourne Road, Great Mongeham. The production team of the Newsletter would like to express their feelings of deepest sympathy to Philip and the family, at their sad loss.



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


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



Village Fun Afternoon  We would like to thank everyone for making the afternoon such a success.  It’s always a pleasure to see the enjoyment the children get from the races and Jan’s Tiny Tots also had a good time.  The tug of war between the two village pubs was keenly fought with the Three Horseshoes taking the Joan  Flynn Trophy from The Leather Bottle.

Thanks go to the Deal Junior Carnival Court who enjoyed their time with us and gave us a special thank you for inviting them.  The dog show was in the capable hands of expert judge Daphne Lee, assisted by Vicky Keithley and the top dog prize went to Nick Windsor with Maisie.  Thanks also to all those who kindly donated prizes for the raffle and tombola.  These include South Court Garage, Capper and Son Butcher and the Horticultural Society.  Solley’s Ice Creams were a must on such a hot day—our thanks to Stephen.  St. Martin’s Church tea tent did a roaring trade but thankfully the St. John’s Ambulance were not overstretched.  The Rose and Sweet Pea Show and the Art Exhibition in the Parish Hall was a great attraction.

Money raised from the sideshows, run by the Great Mongeham Society, will go towards purchasing the historical document for the village, that was on show on the Society display.

The hall was kindly donated by the Parish Hall Trustees and the marquee by Great Mongeham Parish Council.                                            Peter Hambrook and Brian Knight—Co-ordinators





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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society At the July meeting members welcomed Steve Bradley who presents the popular gardening programme on Radio Kent.  Steve concentrated his talk on vegetables and with the aid of a slide show, illustrated methods of growing different varieties of vegetables and ways of maximising available space.  It was most interesting and questions came thick and fast afterwards.

The Rose and Sweet Pea Show was held in the Parish Hall on the Village Fun Afternoon.  A goodly number of entries from 25 club members filled the hall with colour and scent.  It was a very attractive show and the judges expressed admiration for the very high quality and standard of the exhibits.  At the end of the afternoon the cup for most points in the show was awarded to Eileen Pitcher and the sweet pea cup to Alan Ford.      


Saint Martin’s W.I  The July meeting was a very warm evening with bowls of strawberries and cream along with fresh baked scones and Bucks Fizz.  Members and visitors sat outside in the fresh air and enjoyed the evening with gentle music.  There was a good entry for the biscuit competition.  First place went to Marguerite Court.    


Great Mongeham Society Members and visitors of all ages met at St. Martin’s Church  for the July Farm Walk led by Peter, David and Matt.  Everyone present enjoyed hearing about  the growing of oil seed rape, potatoes and beans.  Crops were examined for growth and any signs of bug infestation.  The potatoes were on target and being dug and sent to market the following day.  On arrival at the farm all those present enjoyed the chance of getting on board the latest tractor and combine harvester, with a full explanation of the Sat Nav equipment.  The walkers then adjourned  to the Parish Hall for refreshments.


Parish Hall AGM A successful meeting but only a couple of ‘public’ attended.  Everyone said the hall was well run, clean and appreciated by all users.  The committee work hard to maintain this standard.  Mike Blee gave the financial report, as he stood, a very loud crack of thunder sounded, all those present jumped and Mike covered about six foot in the air being by an open window at the time.  After hearts calmed down the business continued.  All Trustees and representatives are willing to stand for another 12 months.  At the finish of the meeting refreshments were served.            


 County Councillor’s Report  With the warmer weather, our colleagues at Kent Highways have again stressed the need for landowners to keep vegetation from obscuring our highways.  It is the responsibility of the landowner to maintain these areas.  If vegetation from private land is causing a problem on a highway, we (Kent Highways) can ask the owner to cut, trim or remove the obstruction.  For example, an overgrown hedge affecting the pavement or branches blocking a driver’s view. 

This is part of what is known as soft landscape areas.  These areas are important.

Soft landscape areas need to be maintained so that:

roads, cycle paths and pavements are clear of obstructions,

drivers can see clearly at junctions and bends, to keep the road safe,

width and height clearances are maintained,

the pathways are safe to walk on and don’t get damaged by weed roots,

verges are kept neat and tidy

the area is attractive for local residents and visitors.

If residents locate a problem we would advise them to let the parish council know in the first instance.                                                                                                                   Steve Manion





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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