Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 75, June 2011
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Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
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IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your Diary 1
St. Martin’s Church 2
Christian Centre 2
Village News 2/3/4
Organisations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the July edition before the 20th June, 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, 1st June at 7.30 pm—Member’s Barbecue and Potato Weigh-In.
S.E. Koi Club Sunday, 5th June the Koi Auction will be held at the Parish Hall. Setting up on Saturday, 4th June. For more details Tel. 01303 255660.
Great Mongeham Singers Will be meeting at 7.30 pm on Wednesdays, 8th and 22nd June in the Upper Room, St. Martin’s Church.
Parish Hall Committee will meet on Wednesday, 8th June at 7.45 pm in the Parish Hall.
St. Martin’s W.I. Thursday, 9th June at 7.30 pm in the Hall - Kieran Renhan from Chocolutions will be the Speaker. The competition is for six pieces of homemade confectionery.
Great Mongeham Society Thursday, 16th June at 7.30 pm at the Parish Hall—Village Nature Walk with Peter Hambrook.
Planning Committee Meeting 23rd June at 6 pm in the Council Offices, Whitfield. The agenda is available on the Council’s website a week before the meeting.
Bingo Thursday, 23rd June at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Great Mongeham Village Design Statement Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, 7th July at 7.30 pm in the Upper Room at St. Martin’s Church.
Village Fete (See Enclosed Flyer) 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.
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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, 5th June Morning Praise 10.00 am
Sunday, 12th June Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 19th June Family Service 10.00 am
Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 26th June Holy Communion 10.00 am
To all Flower Arrangers Many of you will know that I retired from the Flower Rota at Easter.
You will now be in the capable hands of Lesley, Peter Hambrook’s daughter. I would like to thank all my old and new Flower Arrangers for all the help and support they have given me over the last ten years. Have a Happy year. Rosemarie
We take this opportunity of thanking Rosemarie for all her hard work over many years. PH
Church Registers Marriage April 30, 2011 Anthony Humberstone and Gemma Morris
Baptism May 14, 2011 Jessica Lily Clements
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
JUNE SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society
At the meeting on 4th May members enjoyed the company of Jean Griffin from Radio Kent. Her talk entitled ‘Tales from the Potting Shed’ was very entertaining and in between the amusing stories she imparted lots of information and ‘growing tips’ for us. The question and answer session was particularly helpful. A most enjoyable evening.
Next month it is the Potato Weigh-In and Barbecue. Don’t forget to take the haulms (green tops) off your potato, hand your pot to a committee member who will remove the potatoes, weigh them, note the amount against your name and hand them back—you will need a carrier bag or other container, and it is a good idea to label it so you can pick it up later. JB
St. Martin’s W.I.
Two Resolutions were discussed and voted on - the proposed closure of some local libraries and mega farms. The agreed vote will be taken by the local delegate to the AGM at Liverpool in June. PSB
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Great Mongeham Parish Council
This month we welcome two new Parish Councillors—Chris Burwash of 393, St. Richard’s Road and Jason Hedges of 108 Mongeham Road.
Jason is in his early forties and is a bricklayer and re-pointing specialist. He has lived in Great Mongeham for 15 years and is a keen gardener and chess player.
Great Mongeham Society
19 May : Schools for the Future
District Councillors Report
Following the recent Election Nick and Steve would like to thank all their supporters, friends and family for their support over the campaign.
We look forward to serving the residents of Great Mongeham Parish with humility.
Regeneration remains a key priority in both delivery of services and advocating investment by other agencies. Regeneration is seen as necessary to meet the demographic projections and health inequalities that face us.
The financial pressures which are increasing lead the council on a path of more joint working with the other East Kent authorities, so that we can turn aspirations into real delivery for the benefit of our residents. Nick Kenton and Steve Manion
Jan Anton’s Dance Studio
We had the most wonderful day on Saturday, 14th May—the lady examiner came from London to adjudicate. She was very impressed with the school and said the technique and strength of the children was so good and it was proved in the results. We received an amazing 37 Distinctions with a hundred percent top marks for the Silver Classical Ballet grade and overall for the higher grades in Ballet, Acrobatic and Jazz 25 Distinctions, 4 Honours and 2 Highly Commended.
Jan Anton's School is now looking forward to various performances including TOTALLY DANCE to be performed by all of Jan's Dancers young and old at the Astor Theatre on June 5th—Curtain up at 5 pm. Tickets (£5 or £4 concessions) are available now - telephone Jan on 01304 373421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again congratulations to all the children and the wonderful, parents and grand parents who participated to make a lovely day for everyone, even the weather was kind as the children changed, enjoyed picnics and played on the village green. Could not have been bettered..!
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Great Mongeham Handbells
The handbells belonging to St. Martin’s Church are now at The Whitechapel Bell Foundry being refurbished. This Foundry is only one of two extant in England; the other being at Loughborough. The fascinating history of Whitechapel Bell Foundry can be traced back to 1420, although it has only been based on its present site since 1738. The Foundry is fronted by an elegant 18th century town house situated on Whitechapel Road, East London. Behind this is the working foundry which, although incorporating modern techniques, still uses centuries old skills and methods manufacturing Tower and Handbells.
Amongst their most famous bells are the ‘Liberty’ bell in the United States and ‘Big Ben’.
For two and a half centuries, Whitechapel has been the acknowledged leader in the production of musical handbells. These are manufactured using traditional craft-based techniques which cannot be matched by mass produced methods. The 18th century lathe is considered so fit for purpose that it is still in daily use.
However, innovations and improvements have been incorporated in the work of the Foundry. These include sophisticated electronic equipment for registering pitch, thus enabling each set of handbells to be accurately recorded and filed. Attention to detail in the turning and tuning of the handbells is such that even in the final burnishing and polishing of the bronze, allowance is made for tuning.
The St. Martin’s Handbell Group eagerly await the return of the Handbells following their renovation at Whitechapel. For more information about the handbells contact Audrey Pitchford (01304 362202)
Fully Funded Course for Anyone Thinking About Volunteering
Due to lack of space, details of ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS IN THE PARISH will appear next month.