Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.






Issue 70, November 2010



Northbourne Road

Mongeham Road

Ellens Road

Weds. 10th and

24th November


Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.

Wilson Avenue to

Mongeham Road

Cherry Lane

Ripple Road, Mongeham

Weds. 3rd

and  17th November


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






 Dates for your Diary                    1

 St.  Martin’s Church                     2

 Christian Centre                           3

 Village Reports                             3

 Organisations and Clubs              4

We would be grateful to receive any items for the December edition  before the 20th November, 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 Annual General Meeting to be held in the Parish Hall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 3rd November.


Great Mongeham Singers will be meeting on Wednesday, 3rd and 17th November at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church.


St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 11th November at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall will have members and visitors making cards with Barbara.  The competition will be a card made by a member during the evening.


Autumn Fair   Saturday, 13th November from 10.00 am until 12 Noon in the Parish Hall in aid of St. Martin’s Church.


Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 18th November at 7.30 pm—Annual General Meeting in the Parish Hall,  followed by Alex Summer telling the story of the Illuminated Page.  Visitors and new members welcome to come along.


Corners Saturday, 20th November from 10 am—3 pm in Northbourne Hall  for children from 5 years old.  Contact June Osbourne 01304  330200.


Bingo Thursday, 25th November 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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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,  7th November                  Morning Praise with Baptism                               10.00 am  

Sunday,  14th November                Remembrance Sunday Holy Communion            10.00 am 

Sunday,  21st November                Family Service with Baptism                                10.00 am

                                                      Sung Evensong                                                       6.00 pm                                               Sunday, 28th November                Advent Sunday Holy Communion                       10.00 am


Baptism took place on 17th October, 2010 of Shannon Lea Vale of 17 St. Edmund’s Road.


We send our congratulations to Mick and Chris Godden on the occasion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary on 13th November, 2010.


St. Martin’s Church has produced a 2011 Calendar that is on sale now in the Church and through PCC members for the price of £4.99.  It is A4 in size and contains views both inside and out of  St. Martin’s Church.  Enquiries to Peter Hambrook Tel. 364457.


Flower Rota          7th November, 2010         Wendy, Sally and Irene

                             14th November, 2010         Rosemarie, Audrey and Jean

                             21st November, 2010          Mary and Elizabeth

                             28th November, 2010         June and Queenie



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


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



The Harvest Supper held recently in the Parish Hall was a great success. Both young and old enjoyed an evening of good old fashioned entertainment together with a meal.  Many thanks to all the entertainers and those who came along to support the evening.  A special thanks to the team who prepared and served the food.   The profit for the evening totalled £447.67 which was shared equally between the Pilgrim’s Hospice and our friends in Madagascar.             PH


Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Autumn Show was held in the Parish Hall early in October with 21 members showing 170 exhibits.  Roger Austin the judge said he was impressed with the exhibits despite problems caused by heavy rain a few days before.  Bill Haynes won the Cup for the most points in the show and the Apple Cup was won by Mike Blee.



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Great Mongeham Society Members enjoyed an excellent talk given by Chris Pascal, showing slides depicting  The Great Tower at Dover Castle. As one of  English Heritage’s most ambitious projects for many years, the entire interior of Henry’s Great Tower palace has now been recreated.  Historians, designers, artists and craftspeople have combined to present it as it might have appeared when newly completed, and ready to receive an important visitor, Count Philip of Flanders, in 1184.  Among the most spectacular of the rooms is the King’s Hall, dominated by its canopied throne, decked throughout  with wall hangings  and recreations of contemporary furniture all brilliantly coloured.  The vibrant colours of the Great Tower’s interiors, reflecting medieval reality rather than the fiction that castles were drab, uncomfortable and gloomy places.   We are certainly very fortunate to have this excellent visitor attraction on our doorstep and it is well worth a visit.   


The 2011 calendar of events was discussed and  promises to be a very interesting and varied programme                                PSB


The Society would like to acknowledge with much gratitude the grant received from the Parish Council which enabled us to complete the purchase of the ‘Crayford document’, a most interesting piece of village history which otherwise would have been lost.

Although the original must be kept securely, we are arranging to have a copy made to hang in the Parish Hall for everyone to see.  We thank everyone who has helped with this project.    JB


St. Martin’s W.I.  At the AGM on 14th October, members elected Gloria Hayman as their President for a second year.  She will be supported by a full committee.  A quiz was set for the social time. Christmas decorations will be up in the Hall for all of December to brighten up your meetings.

Thank you to the Parish Hall Trustees and Representatives for all their hard work.               PSB


Great Mongeham Art Show The Friend’s of St. Martin’s would like to thank everyone who exhibited, helped, donated artwork and cakes, and supported the Annual Art Show in St. Martin’s Church and made it such an enjoyable occasion.  With all your help, a profit of over £560 was made which will go towards the replacement of the rainwater goods for St. Martin’s.   WM


In September we swapped  our house in Cherry Lane with our friends in the Dordogne and had a lovely quiet holiday.  Our friends on the other hand had a traumatic experience when their dog, Millie, took fright when walking through our field.  A fox ran in front of her carrying a ginger kitten in his mouth hotly pursued by a distraught parent.  The fox disappeared in one direction, Millie in the other.  It took my friend Doug some time to locate her and this was only possible with the help of a kindly neighbour.  If you lost a kitten it was, sadly, a fox’s breakfast.


Calling all volunteers and volunteer-seeking organisations: the Big Purple Bus hits the Dover District!    As part of a Kent-wide project to promote the work of the Voluntary and Community Sector, and volunteering in general, the Big Purple Bus will be visiting the Dover District on Thursday, 4th and Tuesday, 9th November.  This is an opportunity to find out more about the extensive number of volunteering opportunities available within the Dover District and beyond.  The bus will be manned by staff from Dover District Volunteering Centre, which currently works with over 350 organisations, so there is sure to be an opportunity that appeals to you!  If you are a local charity, voluntary/community group or not-for-profit organisation come and find out more about how we can support you in successfully recruiting and managing volunteers.





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On Thursday, 4th November find us in Dover Market from 10.00 to 16.00.  On Tuesday, 9th November we will be in Sainsbury’s Car Park, Deal from 10.00 to 13.00, and in Sandwich’s Guildhall Car Park from 13.30 to 16.00.


Voluntary organisations, which include charities and community groups, have a huge impact on the lives of people in Kent.  Visit the bus to find out more about what is happening in the local area and how you can participate.  The bus will not only celebrate the work of hundreds of volunteers in Dover District, it will showcase the work of organisations and give people the opportunity to become involved.

Contact details:  Katie Wooldridge, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Dover District Volunteer Centre,

26 Victoria Road, Deal, CT14 7BJ. 01304  367898




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