Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 74, May 2011
Weds. 11th and 25th
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 4th and 18th
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 3/4
Organisations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the June edition before the 20th May, 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, 4th May at 7.30 pm - Radio Kent’s Jean Griffin ‘Tales from the Potting Shed’.
Great Mongeham Parish Hall
Please note that the Parish Hall will be closed on Thursday, 5th May to all people except those voting in the Parish Elections and Referendum from 7 am to 10 pm.
Great Mongeham Singers
Will be meeting on the 11th and 25th May at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church.
St. Martin’s W.I.
Thursday, 12th May at 7.30 pm will be the members discussion of the Resolutions to be taken to the Liverpool AGM in June.
Great Mongeham Society
Thursday, 19th May at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall—Steve Chappell—Schools of the Future
Saturday, 21st May from 9 am—12 Noon in the Parish Hall in aid of church funds.
Thursday, 26th May at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May from 7 am on the Village Green. Pre booked pitches £8 enquiries telephone Peter 364457.
Village Fete 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.
Page 2 Great Mongeham Newsletter May 2011
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, 1st May Morning Praise 10.00 am
Service of Healing 6.00 pm
Sunday, 8th May Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 15th May Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 22nd May Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 29th May Combined Service at St. Leonard’s, Upper Deal 10.00 am
Flower Rota 1st May Wendy Madgwick and Rosemarie Middleton
8th May Audrey Pitchford and Jean Colgate
15th May Mary Hopper and Elizabeth McConnell
22nd May Queenie Keenan and June Osbourne
29th May No Flowers
Church Registers Funeral 30th March, 2011 Dorothy May Featherstone
1st April, 2011 Charles Frederick Gosden both late of Great Mongeham.
Barham Crematorium 7th April, 2011 Leslie Walter Baker of Cherry Lane
The following is the Eulogy read out at the funeral held on the 1st April of Charlie Gosden who died on 14th March, 2011.
Charlie was born on 10 May, 1929 and lived with his parents, brother Stan and sisters Barbara and Joy in Faversham. It wasn’t long before they all moved to Great Mongeham and after leaving School, Charlie worked at Solley’s Farm and then the Colliery finally settling in the construction industry working at Richborough Power Station. For many years he was self employed and then finally worked for Denne builders before taking early retirement through ill health.
During his life Charlie was called up for National Service in the Royal Artillery where he was posted to North Africa, Libya and Egypt and became a cook. His cooking was so good that he was asked to cook for the officers!
Charlie met Kath when she was on a bike ride and caught Charlie’s eye and from then on the relationship blossomed. They got married in 1950 and had five children—David, Kevin, Carol, Tina and Deirdre. Charlie loved gardening and entering the Great Mongeham Show with his onions and did very well with them often winning first prize. His best mate and sparring partner over the onions was Roy Catherick and he missed him greatly when he passed away.
As Charlie’s eyesight deteriorated he had to give up his car which he really
missed but Kath and Charlie always looked forward to going out on Sundays
with Ronnie for breakfast or dinner.
Page 3 Great Mongeham Newsletter May 2011
He was always first out of the door if anyone was going to take him for a Chinese meal—he really loved them. He had been a regular at The Good Luck in Dover for the past 42 years.
Kath and Charlie would have been married 61 years—they had a good marriage and a loving family and friends. They have eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Charlie will
be sadly missed by all who knew him. God Bless you Charlie and rest in peace.
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
MAY SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society The Spring Show on 6th April was enjoyed by members. The display of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables against the black backcloths was most attractive. Daffodils, as we all know, have suffered badly from this year’s winter and spring so there were fewer entries than usual in these sections, but Alan Ford had managed to produce some beauties which earned him well-deserved prizes. The Judges, Jean and Peter Sidell were most helpful, not only explaining reasons for their choices but passing on valuable hints on improvements the rest of us could make!! Floral Art was judged by Mrs. Keys-Evans who was also very helpful. Barbara Odell won this section with her beautiful interpretation of ‘The Royal Wedding’. The trophy for the most points in the Show was awarded to Marlene Walker. At the close, Chairman Keith thanked Show Secretary Carol Whittaker and the Committee for another well staged and managed Show. He also thanked those members who had taken the trouble to produce entries, thus making the Show possible. JB
Great Mongeham Society
April 21st Steve Franks - Cross-Channel Swimming
Great Mongeham Handbells Following the visit by a group of St. Martin’s Hand-bell Ringers to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in February, the Hand-bells were left for inspection and assessment. A report on their condition has been received containing good and bad news. The bells are all said to be sound, although tarnished through use and age. However the Foundry recommends that work is needed to bring the Hand-bells back into ‘mint’ condition. This would involve renewing the leather handles and caps together with the inside mechanisms such as clapper pegs and spring felts. Staple pins and staple washers should also be cleaned, overhauled and adjusted. Our Hand-bell Group hope to have this work carried out, so that the Church may have the benefit of a superb set of hand-bells for the next 25 years!
For those who might be interested in hand-bell ringing please contact Audrey Pitchford Tel. 01304 362202.
Page 4 Great Mongeham Newsletter May 2011
Saint Martin’s W.I. President, Gloria Hayman welcomed many visitors and members to the 38th Birthday celebrations. She introduced John and Sue Pearce resplendent in 1940 uniforms and they spoke about Glenn Miller from his early years to his disappearance. This was an informative talk with pictures. The competition was for a 1940’s outfit - Edna Cory won wearing a boiler suit, goggles and turban in a reprise of her wartime work as a welder. Good 1940 refreshments were arranged— including spam sandwiches, jelly and corn flour shapes. The annual competition award went to Hilary Maxwell for most points gained during the year.
Community First Responders are volunteers who respond to emergency calls on behalf of S.E.Coast Ambulance Service. They often arrive at life threatening emergencies before the ambulance can get there as they are just around the corner. We are looking to recruit new volunteers across the S.E. of England in order to set up or expand local schemes. Have you got a few hours each week to spare for this extremely worthwhile venture? Would you like to make a real difference to people in difficulty in your own community? For further details visit - www.dealfirstresponders.org.uk or telephone North and East Kent 07786313589
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