Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 72, March 2011
Weds. 2nd , 16th
and 30th March
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
and 23rd March
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 April edition before the 20th March, 2011 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 Wednesday, 2nd March at 7.30 pm when Richard Reynolds will speak about ‘Guerrilla Gardening’.
Great Mongeham Singers will be meeting on 2nd, 16th and 30th
March at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church.
Parish Council AGM will be held in the Parish Hall on 3rd March at 7.30 pm followed by refreshments. Everyone welcome to come along—for further details see enclosed flyer.
Messy Church Saturday, 5th March from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm in St. Richard’s and monthly thereafter. A new venture between our group of churches consisting of crafts and activities for parents and children. For further information please telephone Jenny 369304.
The Snowdon Male Voice Choir is making a welcome return to give a concert of beautiful songs, including spirituals, shanties and songs from the West End musicals. The concert is being held in St. Martin’s Church on Saturday, 12th March at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £6 and available on the door or in advance from Nigel Pitchford 362202.
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 10th March—Member Prue Bell speaking on ‘Going Green’. Prue is a great crafts person and is sure to enthuse the audience in many ways. The competition is for a ‘Handy Household Hint’. Visitors and new members welcome to come along to the Parish Hall at 7.30pm any second Thursday in the month. For further details visit the website on www.saintmartinsWI.org.uk
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 17th March in the Parish Hall at 7.30 pm—Dr. Reg Colman will speak on ‘The Invasion of the British Isles since 1 AD’. New members and visitors welcome to come along.
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Drop In meet every Thursday between 10 am and 11 am for refreshments and a chat in the Parish Hall. They will host a Meningitis Dunkathon on St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March from 10 am to 12 Noon. Refreshments, sale stall of donated items, books, raffle and more. Everyone is welcome to aid the funds for the Meningitis Trust. Wear something green or a shamrock if you wish. For further details telephone 01304 364769.
Bingo Thursday, 24th March at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Corners Saturday, 16th April from 10 am to 3 pm in Northbourne Parish Hall. Further details please contact June Osbourne 330200.
Undercroft Sale Saturday, 30th April from 9 am until 12 Noon in aid of St. Martin’s Church. If you have any items for sale please contact Peter 364457.
Plant Sale Saturday, 21st May from 9 am—12 Noon in the Parish Hall in aid of church funds.
Boot Fair Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May all day on the Village Green. For pitch reservation telephone Peter 364457.
Village Fun Day Saturday, 9th July in the afternoon on the Village Green.
Harvest Supper Saturday, 1st October in the Parish Hall.
Winter Fayre Saturday, 26th November in the Parish Hall.
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, 6th March Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 13th March Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 20th March Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 4.00 pm
Sunday, 27th March Holy Communion 10.00 am
31st December, 2010 The Marriage took place between James Ledger and Gemma Newport.
The couple will live at Wingleton Farm, Sutton. We wish them both all good wishes for their future happiness.
25th February, 2011 The funeral took place of Honor Kupicha who passed away peacefully at St. Winifred’s Residential Home on 11th February, 2011. Honor lived at Red Gables during the 1950s with her late husband Tad. Her Eulogy will appear in next month’s Newsletter.
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Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
MARCH SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society
Our first meeting this year started on a sombre note as Chairman Keith asked us to remember our dear friend and fellow gardener Doreen Talling. She will be sadly missed by us all.
Speaker for the evening was Steve Walker from Samphire Hoe who gave us an interesting and informative insight into his work and the continually unfolding plans for the Hoe. Slides, interspersed with his own idiosyncratic artwork, illustrated his talk, which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. First meeting of the year always signals the annual potato competition and most of us went home clutching a ten litre pot and one seed potato, hoping to confound the judges with our yield in June. JB
Great Mongeham Society
At the February meeting, after a technical hitch Mike Burrows spoke about the life of Guiseppe Garibaldi from 4.7.1807 until 2.6.1882, an Italian military and political figure. Garibaldi travelled to many parts of the world including Tyneside. Many people know of him for the Red shirt his followers wore and the biscuit Garibaldi—these were served with the refreshments.
Have you visited the new Society website at www.greatmongehamsociety.co.uk Although the website aims to cover all aspects of village life it devotes a large part to village history, some of which may be of interest to family historians.
The website is added to on a regular basis. Currently the mediaeval history of the village is being recorded, but we soon hope to start a series on the histories of individual houses in the village. JR
The cast of the Pantomime, Aladdin presented by the Ash Players were delighted with the Great Mongeham Dancers—they thought the children were outstanding both on and off stage. There were long gaps when the little dancers were not actually on stage and their behaviour during these breaks back stage impressed every member of the cast. The Director was so pleased with their performance that they have been invited back for next year’s pantomime production. In the meantime the dancers are now preparing for their Spring time exams - the younger ones will be taking classical ballet and the older ones, tap, acrobatics and jazz dance awards. Jan’s little dancers meet every Friday after School at Great Mongeham Parish Hall. For further details please telephone 01304 373421. JF
Saint Martin’s W.I.
Brian Laverick-Smith gave an interesting and humorous talk with slides on 30 years ‘Bovver on the Hover’ which brought back memories for many of the members especially when the WI hired the Hovercraft for a trip to the Goodwin Sands. PSB
Get Well Soon We send good wishes for a speedy recovery to Deidre Jull who recently fell over in her garden and broke her leg.
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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 Audrey Pitchford Tel 362202
(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 368920
(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