Archived Great Mongeham Newletters.
Issue 77, August 2011
Weds. 3rd, 17th and
Mill Hill to Wilson Ave.
Wilson Avenue to
Ripple Road, Mongeham
Weds. 10th and 24th
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IN THIS ISSUE
Dates for your Diary 1
St. Martin’s Church 2
Christian Centre 2
Village News 3
Organisations and Clubs 4
We would be grateful to receive any items for the September edition before the 20th August, 2011 by E Mail: Sue.Solley@farmline.com Anyone wishing to advertise in subsequent issues, should produce 420 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, 3rd August at 7.30 pm—meeting will be ‘fronted’ by members.
Great Mongeham Singers will be taking a break during the month of August.
St. Martin’s W.I.
Thursday, 11th August members will be going out for a meal and then a short walk around Deal.
Great Mongeham Society
Thursday, 18th August at 7.00 pm meet at St. Martin’s Church—Jim Rees will give a short introduction followed by a look at the Church. We will then walk down Cherry Lane into Mongeham Road and end up at the Leather Bottle some time before 9 pm.
Thursday, 25th August at 7.15 pm in the Parish Hall, “eyes down” at 7.30 pm—why not come along for an evening of fun.
Thursdays at 10 am until 11 am in the Parish Hall throughout the Summer. Everyone welcome to come along and have a cuppa and chat.
Great Mongeham Art Show Thursday, 22nd September—Sunday, 25th September.
Harvest Supper Saturday, 1st October in the Parish Hall.
Harvest Festival—Back to Church Sunday Sunday, 2nd October
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, 7th August Morning Praise with Baptism 10.00 am
Wholeness and Healing Service 6.00 pm
Sunday, 14th August Holy Communion 10.00 am
Sunday, 21st August Family Service with Baptism 10.00 am
Sung Evensong 6.00 pm
Sunday, 28th August Holy Communion 10.00 am
Saturday, 22nd July, 2011 Ian Giles Norsworthy and Helen Laura Frances Morgan
Sunday, 23rd July, 2011 Adrian David Taylor and Kirsty New
Do you have half and hour to spare once a month? We are looking for volunteers to clean St. Martin’s Church. Please telephone Peter 364457.
Sunday, 7th August Wendy Madgwick and Sally Cornock (Baptism Candle)
Sunday, 14th August Audrey Pitchford and Jean Colgate
Sunday, 21st August Mary Hopper and Elizabeth McConnell (Baptism Candle)
Sunday, 28th August June Osbourne and Queenie Keenan
Graham Herbert Tel: 366332 Mick Godden Tel: 239801 Mobile 07713274760
AUGUST SERVICES 10.30 am Every Sunday 6.30 pm 3rd Sunday Evening
CLUB, SOCIETY AND VILLAGE REPORTS
Great Mongeham Horticultural Society
At the July meeting members enjoyed meeting Patrick from the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. This is one of the very few independent Observatories in the country and the description of the work and research that goes on were most interesting. Patrick was not only an enthusiastic speaker, he was also anxious to answer questions and the end result was an inter-active discussion between us which was most enjoyable.
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The Rose and Sweet Pea Show held during the Village Fete on 9th July, attracted some 138 entries who made a delightful display and both Show Secretary Carol and Chairman, Keith were pleased with another successful show. Although this has not been such a good year for roses, Marlene Walker produced some beauties, the Sweet Peas were excellent with Alan Ford winning the Percy Lawrence Cup. The floral art section was well supported and a special prize was awarded to Barbara Odell for her entry. JB
Great Mongeham Society
What a fantastic place! Sharing vehicles to the car park and the stunning
views of Dover harbour in the evening sun, eighteen GMS members ranging from
their teens to their eighties were introduced through an intimate tunnel
entrance, to the ditch that surrounds the Drop Redoubt and to its structure
and history by Paul Wells, the volunteer Treasurer of the eleven year old
Western Heights Preservation Society. Skirting the outer wall we penetrated
the building just as it began to rain and were handed torches to light the
efforts of our climb, through partial excavations to the meticulously
maintained wildflower meadows, that blanket the gun emplacements and parade
ground at the very top and then to illuminate our discussions during the
careful decent, all making for the most personal and perfectly atmospheric
For further information on the Society visit the website at www.greatmongehamsociety.co.uk
9th July was the day of the Great Mongeham Village Fete and Rose and Sweet Pea Show.
As with other years, various organisations put on a number of sideshows and attractions. The whole event was blessed with fine weather and fun was had by one and all. The Dog Show proved to be a popular event with several owners receiving rosettes in various classes. It was good to see the village stocks back in use after several years rest. The tea tent was as popular as ever with plenty of tea and chatter and a meeting up of old friends. The children’s races went down well as they always do and most children received a prize of some sort or another. The sweet peas in the flower show were up to their usual high standard and it was great to be part of such a fun and enjoyable afternoon.
Through the Great Mongeham Newsletter, I should like to say a big thank you
to those who gave up their time to make this event possible. While it is
still fresh in your minds, if anyone has any ideas for next year’s fete– to
be held on 7th July, 2012—do let us know. We look forward to seeing you
We welcome Gavin Lawrence and Sara Coote who have recently moved into Brewery Cottages
- we hope they will both be very happy in our village.
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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 Deverson Tel.365460
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
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