Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 70, November 2010
Weds. 10th and
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
and 17th November
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
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: 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.
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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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 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
ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH SERVICES
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
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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