Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 68, September 2010


Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 1st, 15th and

29th September


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 8th

and  22nd September


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 October edition  before the 20th September, 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.




Great Mongeham Singers  will be resuming after the summer break and will be meeting every Wednesday at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room of  St. Martin’s Church. The first meeting will be on 1st September. All welcome to come for a fun evening and you don’t even have to be able to sing well.  You will be swept along by the enthusiasm of our friendly group.    


Drop In Thursday, 2nd September at 10.00 am in the Parish Hall will be devoted to the Macmillan Charity. Dot and Carol will be manning the stalls with craft material and donated items. Dorothy and her Sholden Bank neighbours will run the refreshments, cakes and raffles plus other events.  The money raised will go forward to the total amount raised at the October afternoon for the charity at the Cricket Club, Court Road.


St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 9th September at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—`Potty about Pears’ in time for the pear picking season.  The competition is a recipe using pears.  Visitors and new members welcome to join the meeting.  Members will be holding stalls at the Deal Town Hall Undercroft on Saturday, 25th September from 8.30 am until 12 Noon.  Preserves, cakes and many other items will be on sale.


Produce Sale Saturday, 18th September from 10.00 am until 12 Noon on the Village Green. For further details please telephone Peter on 364457.


Bingo Thursday, 23rd September at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.





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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.

Wendy would appreciate hearing from anyone who is able to volunteer to help run the show during the four days it is being held in the Church.



Harvest Supper Saturday, 2nd October 6.30 pm for 7 pm start.  To include Ploughman’s—please bring along your own drinks—tea and coffee supplied.  An evening of fun with local entertainment in aid of Madagascar and the Pilgrim’s Hospice.  Tickets £5 available from Peter Tel. 364457.


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Wednesday, 6th October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Autumn Show.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 21st October at 7.30 pm—speaker Tracey Wadhams, English Heritage, S.E. Operations Director of Dover Castle. New member and visitors are welcome to join the evening.



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,  5th September                         Morning Praise                                              10.00 am  

Sunday,  12th September                      Holy Communion                                           10.00 am

Sunday,  19th September                      Family Service with Baptism                         10.00 am

                                                              Evensong                                                          6.00 pm                                               Sunday, 26th September                       Holy Communion                                           10.00 am



Baptism  Sunday, 22nd August, 2010

Logan John Morbey and Kai Daniel Kidd of Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham



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


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



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Great Mongeham Horticultural Society At the August meeting members were pleased to  welcome back the popular speaker David Marsh whose ‘Story of your Daily Pinta’ was both enlightening and enjoyable.

There is no meeting in September but a report on the show will appear in next month’s Newsletter.                                                                                                                                       JB


Saint Martin’s W.I  At the August get together, members enjoyed a rain free stroll along the seafront from the pier to the Nelson where they had a meal.                                                PSB


Great Mongeham Society Our August meeting took the form of a saunter round Deal looking at buildings, noting the various historical aspects.  Roofs, windows, doors, bricks etc.  It was led by architect George Curtis from Ramsgate who was the planning officer for D.D.C. in the 70s.

The walk was planned by chairman Jim Rees who was unfortunately unable to join us. A vote of thanks, on behalf of the Society, was given by Mike Blee.                                               DK


Toddlers and Families Playgroup restarts in the Village Hall on Monday, 13th September from 1.00—3.00 pm.  The group offers a fun afternoon for children from 0 to 5 years old with craft activities, large and small play equipment, books, songs and refreshments.  Cost per family is £1.50.  We are also looking for volunteers to help run the sessions.  For more details telephone Wendy on 01304 239143 or just pop in to the Village Hall on Monday afternoons.  WM


Great Mongeham Village Hall is home to Jan Anton’s Dance and Fitness classes.  We have been established for two years now and the classes are very popular with local people as well as others from much farther afield.  Jan has been a dance and fitness instructor for more than 30 years and was the founder of a highly acclaimed Stage School on the South Coast taking part in many festivals, galas and winning awards for choreography as well as overseeing numerous pupils into full time dance studies and on to a successful career in the profession.  Many of whom now have dance schools of their own.


These days Jan is happily teaching the latest generation of local youngsters, ballet, modern, gymnastics and new for the Autumn term, tap dance—every Friday beginning at 4 pm for the very young and 4.45 pm for the older children, Silver and Gold medal classes.  As well as keeping the slightly more mature generation fit with her class on Monday mornings in the village hall, she also coaches special needs children on a Friday afternoon.  Two of her girls have just passed their ballet exam with Distinction and Jan would like to know if there are any other parents in the area, who have children with similar needs who would benefit from her special class which takes place at 5.45 pm every Friday.


If you would like a chat with Jan or would like more information please ring 01304 373421 07760150233 OR e Mail  Our Autumn term begins on Friday, September 3rd for the children and Keep Fit on Monday, September 6th.                                               JA


Neighbourhood Watch On Tuesday, 3rd July just before midnight a Silver Renault Megane was seen to pass up and down Mongeham Road several times.  Shortly afterwards the rubbish next to cars at 184 Malthouse Cottage was set alight.  Be vigilant!                                     BLS





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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.614320614320614320


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