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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 135: April 2012 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS IN MINSTER EVENTS DIARY (To Date)

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OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY Thursday 19th July Make a very special note in your diaries to come out and support the Torch Relay, especially as the Editor of this magazine has been selected as a ** 2012 London Olympics Torch Bearer ** Truly ! - Ray will be running his stint somewhere in the Ramsgate area, exactly where is not yet known but we will let you know as and when we know. What a great honour for both Ray and the village as a whole. Ray was chosen as one of the 2,000 selected from the 24,000 who were nominated through sponsors LloydsTSB and he will be one of the 8,000 lucky people to have been chosen for this honour across the UK. This was only being made public knowledge on Monday 19 March and we were sworn to secrecy before then, however by the time this magazine ‘hits the streets’ the secret will be out

MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL Annual Parish Meeting Tuesday 17th April at 7.00p.m. at the Library & Neighbourhood Centre 4a Monkton Road, Minster The Annual Parish Meeting is to allow members of the public to ask questions of the Councillors about any issues in the Village

FREE EVENTS ORGANISED BY MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL AT RECREATION GROUND COMMENCING IN THE AFTERNOON UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 10.30PM ITS A KNOCKOUT – RECREATION GROUND ( SEE ADVERT ON PAGE 18) LIVE MUSIC – RECREATION GROUND SON ET LUMIERE – RECREATION GROUND COMMENCING AT APPROXIMATELY 9.30PM FIREWORK FINALE – RECREATION GROUND PARISHIONERS ARE WELCOME TO BRING PICNICS HOWEVER THERE WILL BE A LICENSED BAR, BURGER STAND AND A REAL ALE STAND TO PURCHASE FOOD AND DRINK ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB – VARIOUS

SUNDAY 3rd JUNE DIAMOND JUBILEE CHURCH SERVICE 11.00AM at ST MARY’S CHURCH TWINNING ASSOCIATION FUN DAY RECREATION GROUND ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB - VARIOUS

MONDAY 4th JUNE COFFEE MORNING AT W.S. COLE & SON – COMMENCING 11.00AM HIGH STREET MINSTER A DISPLAY OF COMMEMORATIVE CHINA AND LITERATURE WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY DIAMOND JUBILEE BEACON – WILL BE LIT ON THE CHURCH TOWER BETWEEN 10 AND 10.30PM THIS IS ONE OF 2012 BEACONS BEING LIT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THE EXACT TIME WILL BE CONFIRMED NEARER THE DATE

Inspector Whitnell from Margate Police TUESDAY 5th JUNE will be attending to give an update on the MINSTER ABBEY PICNIC – THE ABBEY ARE policing structure in Kent and how this is OPENING THEIR GROUNDS TO PARISHIONERS TO affecting Minster BRING A PICNIC ALONG AND WATCH THE The Parish Chairman will give his CHURCH SERVICE AT ST PAULS CATHEDRAL Annual Report and the Chairman of the Finance Committee MORE INFORMATION AND TIMES will give a report on the increase in the Precept WILL BE PUBLISHED IN MAY ISSUE Tea and Coffee available

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP (MINSTER) MINSTER SURGERY APRIL NEWSLETTER

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS/ ANNUAL REVIEW The due date for your “Annual Review” is shown at the bottom of your repeat prescription list, but please remember, before you make an appointment to see a Doctor, some patients will also require a blood test prior to seeing the Doctor, so please make an appointment for a test well in advance, to ensure the results are back in time. It is proposed that this information will eventually be included on the “Repeat Prescription list’. In the meantime if you have any doubts or concerns, please contact the surgery. PARKING DIFFICULTIES AND TRAVEL SURVEY We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey and took the time to express their views. Over 200 surveys were completed and these will now be analysed and proposals will be considered to try and overcome the problems. In the meantime, thank you for your patience and consideration. EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Please note that the surgery will be closed, all day, on: Good Friday 6th April and again on Easter Monday 9th April Should you need to see a Doctor during these times please use the contact details below. SURGERY TRAINING DAYS Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00 Mid-day on the following days for the purpose of staff training: Tuesday 17th April and Tuesday 15th May. Should you need to see a Doctor during these times then please call “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number - 821333. Or you can also call “NHS Direct” on 0845 4647 for confidential health advice and information for you and your family. Thank you. SPRING FAYRE AND BAZAAR To be held on Saturday 19th May at the “Old Schools”. This year we are raising funds to purchase a “24 HOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR” which has been particularly identified by Dr Crossfield as being an important asset to the practice. Tables are already selling fast - particularly large ones - so book yours NOW to avoid disappointment. Please also see our advert on Page 27. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact: KEN SELF on 821200 or JEAN TAYLOR on 845072


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EDITORIAL Another couple of months and the Jubilee will be upon us. From what I’m Ray seeing and hearing it looks like we are going to have some good things going on over the celebration weekend, from street parties to It’s a Knockout and a Son et Lumiere plus Amy www.minstersalon.com numerous other happenings being put on by 61, High St a variety of village groups and individuals. 50% off with our All in all it looks like it will be a weekend to Minster Junior Stylist remember so let’s all hope the weather is Tel: Brenda on production of this advert kind to us. 824000 A little over a month later the Olympic 2L/8 flame will pass through Thanet, sadly not through Minster, but you’ll only have to go as far as Cliffsend to A.J.Cliffe & Sons Eve see it and cheer it on its way, and a day or so after that we are (Butchers) Ltd entertained once again by the annual village show, let’s hope EASTER’S the sun is shining for both of these occasions as well. coming As you will have read on the front page yours truly has been Order your Turkeys Diane and Turkey Breasts selected to carry the Olympic Torch on Thursday 19th July, !! HERE !! something I could never have imagined in my wildest dreams, Loverly Jubbly but thanks to the person who nominated me I have been Canterbury House, chosen for that prestigious honour (don’t know if I can tell you Monkton Road, Minster Nora yet who that was!!). So don’t forget to come and support me, I’ll Tel: 01843 821288 1L/1 be there doing it for the village. I am not yet privy to the exact Flowers by Vanessa section that I’ll be running as LOCOG aren’t releasing that Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, information to us until 4 weeks prior to the event, but I’ll be sure Katie Weddings or Funerals to let you all know where you can see me. At present I only Created with the “Personal Touch” know it will be somewhere in the Ramsgate area. I’ve ordered my official For designs with a difference uniform, now I just have to get fit. Vanessa Fairbrass Sad happenings recently, in the village, when a resident, on his way (C&G qualified florist) Rose Cottage, Manor Road, home and minding his own business, was set upon and beaten quite St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY badly by a group of youths. Not something we’ve experienced in the village in all the time that I’ve lived here and a real shame that it has 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury happened now. It’s the sort of thing you read about happening in larger 1P/5 towns and cities but isn’t what you’d expect to find in a rural area such as 2P/6 Minster. I know people are saying it will change the way they view walking home late at night, but let us hope it was an isolated incident that doesn’t lead to other similar happenings in the future. We send our best wishes to the gentleman who was the victim of this crime and hope he makes a (Minster Window Company) quick recovery from his injuries, and we send our commiserations to the couple whose car was damaged at the time, because, as a totally Property Maintenance innocent party they now have a hefty repair bill with no chance of being Building Work able to make a claim. Finally, usual question - Where’s Zac??

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Your Letters….. In Response to Parking Causes Problems I am one of these (hated) people parking on Thorne Road, yet live on the Heronsbrook Estate. Our house comes with only one garage for us to use, therefore my only option is to park on this road. Please remember I pay my car tax just like everyone else, so I have just as much right to be there. I do not block anyone’s drive, nor do I park on the corner, or outside The Orchards. My parking is perfectly respectable and legal, and yet I get notes on my car telling me not to park outside their house. I totally understand that this is inconvenient for residents who have lived in the area for a number of years, but I am not doing anything wrong. I also need to draw your attention to 2 important facts. I live on the estate, yet my address is Thorne Road, so if I climb over the fence, it is to get onto my own road. Also, the blocking of the path outside The Orchards is caused just as much by the residents of Thorne Road as it is people from the estate. Can’t we all just get along? (Name and address supplied) MPG CARPET CLEANING (small local family run business)

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With reference to ‘Parking Causes Problems’ Although I am sympathetic to certain aspects of the authors’ views, I feel it necessary to clarify a number of points within the letter. Whilst I agree that there is no reason for vehicles to be regularly parked on a public footpath, across dropped curbs or obstructing pavements as described, I feel it should be made clear that the parking issues identified in the letter are not exclusively caused by residents in the so-called “new Persimmon estate”. Thorne Road is a public highway and therefore can be used to park road legal vehicles of any description on the condition that the highway or associated footway is not obstructed. To make it absolutely clear, the newly built homes form part of Thorne Road and are not solely restricted to private parking arrangements. Just like any home owner/tenant in that road, the residents or their visitors do not and should not have any constraints placed upon parking on a public highway. I find it very disappointing that the author should feel the need to comment on how the residents from the newly built homes walk from their privately owned front garden onto the public footpath/road, whether that be climbing over their own fence or not! I believe it was appropriate of the author to highlight issues that are clearly a cause of concern; however, I think it is completely unfair to aim all of the criticism, blame and disapproval towards the residents of the newly built homes and their visitors. (Name and address supplied)

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A vicious, unprovoked attack on an adult male took place in Monkton Road on the night of Saturday 10th March at around 10:30pm. The victim was lucky to escape with his life (unfortunately this is no exaggeration) due only to the intervention of a passer-by. However, only one of the assailants, a 16 year old youth, believed to be from Thorne Road, was detained because he had been identified by witnesses. The police seem unable or unwilling to apprehend the others involved - 3 youths and a girl of early to mid-teenage years. The punishment for this violent crime - a reprimand!! What a joke! This was a prolonged, sustained and thoroughly sickening and frightening assault to witness on a main thoroughfare at a time when most Minster residents would have felt safe to walk home from a local event - not any more. (The owner of a car damaged during the assault now faces a bill of at least £700, £400 excess and loss of no claims bonus - unless, of course, the perpetrators of the crime were to offer compensation!) (Name and address supplied) (Co-Editor’s note: What a shocking piece of news to discover that our own members of the community are mindless enough to carry out such an act on a kind and gentle citizen as that of the victim. I’m sure the rest of Minster will join me in wishing the victim, and their family, all the best in their recovery. Those involved ought to be ashamed of themselves.)

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A very big thank you to… all the kind and thoughtful people of Minster who sent so many cards, prayers and flowers to me and my family during the time of my illness. I am now on the road to recovery and look forward to seeing you all soon. Nicky Sworder The organisers of the Old Minster Photo Exhibition would like to thank… all those who supported the event either by visiting or helping out in the hall. The number of visitors was wonderful to see, it made it all worthwhile and we were more than rewarded for our efforts. A special thanks to all the people who contributed their photos. Lil Smith collected more than £300 for the Hospice, and Sandra's Cat Rescue collected just over £100 making a total of over £400. If anybody out there can make up a collection of 50 or more interesting photos from the past that we haven’t had before then we can do it all again next year. Many thanks to Fred Fright, Roy Gilham and Danny Day… for all the hard work put in to produce the fantastic display of “Minster Remembers” held in the village hall on 10th March. It was great fun listening to comments of those in the photo’s and who are now just a little older !! (Name withheld on request)

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Thank you to Roy Gilham and his team for… the wonderful display staged at the Village Hall of “Pictures of Minster from the past” It was a delight to see so many people interested in the collection and to pick out faces and places from the bygone days. We look forward to another taste next year, hopefully…….and where was Lovers Lane? Jan Holden I would like to thank all the people of Brockman’s Close for… the collection and flowers regarding June Hayler. Eddie Hayler

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The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church. Our message is based on the Bible; our motivation is the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. Yet to us, faith is not enough without action. We aim to put our beliefs into practice through practical action, serving our communities, supporting those in need and fighting for social justice. Back in the 1880's as The Salvation Army was in its infancy, Nietzsche declared that "God is dead," and before the turn of the Twentieth Century, George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells chimed in saying the 20th Century would mark the end of the world's "religious phase." Yet around the world, the church and The Salvation Army continues to grow, today a church now meets in Russia's ‘Museum of Religion and Atheism’-the former centre of atheism. The latest UK church attendance figures show that over 1.7 million people continue to attend services each month, and more than 1.1 million attend church as part of a typical week - and not just on a Sunday. Nietzsche, Shaw and Wells have long since decayed in their graves, and God continues to live! That's the message of Easter. He is risen. He is risen, indeed! That's why we celebrate Easter! We invite you to join with us as we Praise on Palm Sunday, Remember on Good Friday and Celebrate on Easter Sunday. Captain Bryn Hargreaves

ATTWELLS ACCEPTING SAINSBURY & TESCO VOUCHERS These stores are again giving vouchers to shoppers which we expect many parents will collect for their own child’s school, however for those of us who have no children to collect for please don’t refuse the vouchers, instead bring them into Attwells as we are collecting them for other local benefactors such as the Pre-School.

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Minster W.I. was delighted to welcome several visitors to the March meeting and all enjoyed listening to a very entertaining talk by Pru Anderton about her '£3 husband', all about her adventures after having joined a dating agency in the days before computer-dating. Life seemed to be so much safer and more trusting in those days! President Marion Rose thanked the members who had worked hard to put on a successful Wine and Wisdom evening, and those who had supported the event. She outlined plans for an outing later in the year to Buckingham Palace, and thanked Vice President Joan Backler for arranging a recent visit to see the recording of the Alan Titchmarsh show, which was very popular. Sarah Eaton-Brown, our other Vice President, gave a report on her recent short course at the W.I. Denman College, where she learnt to make small jewellery items using silver clay. Her course was partially funded by the bursary awarded annually by Minster W.I. Members will be holding a Beetle Drive on Wednesday 4th April in the committee room at the village hall, and the April institute meeting will be on Tuesday 10th April when the speaker will be Colin Breed talking about Royal Visits to Kent.

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The new season is about to commence, this is when those who haven't bowled through the winter join up again with the indoor and short mat bowlers and any newly joining members. Membership is £20.00p.a. and Associate Membership is £8.00p.a. Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, To new residents of the village we ask that you come along and see our facilities, your Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, children are also welcome. Infection control for Athletes foot and The pre-season meeting is Thursday 12th April, when members are told about the forthcoming fixtures and competitions, and the work that has been carried out by willing club Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, members during the winter period. Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare The Green will open on Saturday 14th April, attire will be Grey below the waist and White We provide personal and reliable above for both Ladies and Gents. treatment in the comfort of your own The first match of the season is Sunday 22nd April against Whitstable.

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Other highlights besides the extra matches from those of last year are:Monday 4th June, Fun-day & BBQ. Sunday 17th June, The Open Invitation Tournament. Sunday 8th July, Kent County Patrons visit Minster. Tuesday 11th September, an Essex Touring Team will be our guests. We must not forget Sunday 24th June which is the Open Day for all the villagers and their own special teams, dress being very informal. Glynne Hibbert.

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION This month’s report is really an up date on last month’s – as our plans are really coming together for celebrations of the Anniversary and Fun Day, with some plans having “come together” and celebrations confirmed. Race night will be at 8.00 pm on Saturday 21 April at The RBL Club. There is no need for Ascot apparel , but please bring funds to place your bets and buy some raffle tickets. Free entry so you will feel obliged to bet freely! If you want to buy in to dining with the French at the Anniversary celebrations in the Village Hall, on 27 May, please let us know. The meet and greet is planned for 12 noon, so the railway station and then the Old Schools are the places to be. Morton’s Fork and The Bell are involved too. Fun Day will be a laid back affair (if only you knew the great activity behind the scenes to make it that way!). Boot fair charges will be £10.00 per pitch so come along and bring or buy or both, and have a picnic and relax and enjoy the various entertainments. Local youth organisations will be helping too. Alex is doing well with the French conversation group and interest has resulted in new members for Twinning as well. The Phoenix rises! The first group meeting has been arranged and more interest will always be welcome from those fluent in French as well as those with varying expertise (or not!).

Primroses, violets, tulips and daffodils All these flowers have faces that thrill There is something about the gentle way. The periwinkle flowers grow along the hedge. As I walk the lanes I often see them almost hiding at the edge. Many times I have written of these About the way they peep through the leaves. They amble along without a care. Perhaps they are unselfish and unconsciously aware. Of the beauty and gentleness they bring to such as I. If you watch out you may see these delicate wandering flowers, just quietly lying fairly near by. Yvonne Chapman

Dates for your diary are:21 April 2012:- 8.00 p m Race Night at The RBL Club 27 May 2012:- 12 noon onwards Anniversary Celebrations 03 June 2012:- 12 noon onwards Fun Day with a Royal Jubilee flavour 24 June 2012:- Giants Day in France We do need someone to be the giant please – you would be financially recompensed. Please volunteer as soon as possible, or at least enquire. A contingent from Twinning will be travelling over. We still wish to co-ordinate those travelling over for the celebrations. Some may want to travel over later to enjoy the fun that goes on until later in the evening. It could be worth your while. Our next committee meeting is Thursday 12 April at 7.30 p m at the RBL Club if anyone would like to attend as a visitor, prospective member, person interested in the conversation group, prospective giant, or even villager who wants to see what we get up to or ask any questions.

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MINSTER RAINBOWS Minster Rainbows re-started in January of this year at the Pavilion on Monday evenings. We currently have 12 Rainbows, aged 5 - 7 years. They recently made their promise and became enrolled as proper Rainbows. We have already had a trip to AMF Bowling in Margate and are off to the Build-a-Bear Workshop in Canterbury soon to make a mascot. They also attended a church parade with the Brownies and Guides. Rainbows is 25 years old this year so hopefully we will be attending other celebrations. We currently have a waiting list for girls who want to join. There are vacancies at Brownies for girls aged 7-10 years on a Monday evening between 5.00pm - 6.30pm at the Pavilion. Please contact Sharon (Brown Owl) on 834457 MINSTER ART & CRAFT GROUP present 1P/9

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GOODBYE TO RICHBOROUGH TOWERS On Sunday 11th March at 9.00am the 3 Cooling Towers and the Chimney at Richborough were demolished. Although there are some people who were glad to see them go, we believe there are a lot who will miss them. They were a landmark for over 5 decades. Fishermen used them to navigate and coming home after a long journey, you knew when they came into sight you were nearly there. Building started in 1958 and they were operating from 1962 until 1996. The power station was built on land within the Port of Richborough, but being on the northern edge the site lies mostly within the neighbouring parish of Minster. The power station started life as a coal fired station using coal from Kent and other coalfields. In 1971 it was converted to oil, and in 1989 it was again converted this time to burn an oil and water emulsion called Orimulsion which was imported through the port from Venezuela. When there were growing concerns about the environmental effects of the Orimulsion fuel court action was taken and the power station ceased operating in 1996. The current owners BFL Management Ltd plan to use the site as a ÂŁ750 million Green Energy Park. There are further plans to create additional recycling and green energy facilities, including an anaerobic digester, a waste processing plant, a biomass combined heat and power generator and a peak demand diesel generator. The park could eventually provide up to 1400MW of power and employ up to 100 people.


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LANDSCAPE CHANGE P. HUMES P.HUMES Richborough Power Station, Cooling Towers and Chimney, land marks General Builder All types General of work undertaken Builder for our area had people divided, you either loved them or loathed them. Free estimates All types of work Carpentry, Brickwork, undertaken However on Sunday 11th March thousand’s joined ranks to watch them Plastering, Tiling & Block Paving Free estimates all fall. Bathrooms Fitted Carpenty, Brickwork, Plastering, From around 8am roads in Minster were full of vehicles, some badly Maintenance work Tiling & Block Paving parked. Rail workers gained another job, directing traffic and pedestrians Tel: 01843 822990 Decorating ~ Fitted kitchens Mob: 07715 234185 across the level crossing. Bathrooms Fitted ~ Maintenance Work “Townies” did not realise when you have grass verges and fields to Tel: 01843 822990 1L/5 walk on you have mud! Many complained of muddy shoes and sandals. Mob: 07715 234185 One gentleman, getting into his car, was heard to say “I know where Minster is now” - he lived miles away in Ramsgate !! Love Your Lawn Others commented that the shops closed, this was said in disbelief that’s village life, not town life. The towers coming down marks the end of an era. I stood looking across UK’s Largest Lawn Care Company No Contract : Simply pay-as-you-go the river on a glorious sunny afternoon, it seemed so unreal, the towers had Weed Kill * Fertilisation * Aeration Moss gone but I rather loved the view. Control * Scarification Costs less than DIY (name and address supplied) www.greenthumb.co.uk For a free no obligation lawn analysis & quote call 0 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 1L/5

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Minster Matters In the last issue of Minster Matters, we announced that 2012 is  the  75ᵗ� Anniversary of the re-foundation of Minster Abbey. In the spring of 1937 nine young sisters from St. Walburga’s monastery arrived at the little train station in Minster. The new foundation at Minster Abbey was dedicated to Saint Mildred and once again the Abbey became a place of prayer and

dedication to God. The desire to glorify God in everything is central to the Benedictine way of life, and the celebration of the liturgy is most important. The first task for the new community was to create a monastic chapel. The drawing room with its half-panelled walls was transformed into an oratory and from the very first day the sisters prayed there. For daily Mass they joined the local Roman Catholic community in the little parish church of St. Mildred’s. The parish priest, who had been instrumental in bringing the sisters to Minster, was Fr. Bede Winslow. The sisters soon established a daily rhythm of prayer, work and community life modelled on their community of St. Walburga’s. Some upstairs rooms were divided as bedrooms for the sisters and the ballroom became the sewing department.

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Life was not easy, but they began farming on a small scale, doing all the heavy work by hand, since they had no machinery, and no money to buy any! There was little money for the essentials of life and the sisters were far from their home. In a letter to the community, Abbess Benedicta encouraged the sisters. “The Lord will help you, all the more as you rely on Him alone. Be simple and joyful. ... All the people who meet our sisters are deeply impressed with the spirit of joy that shines on our faces. This is what you must aim at.” Eventually the sisters acquired Pippi, a sturdy pony, a plough and a cart, then a couple of cows and some hens. As well as farming, the sisters tried to increase their income by vestment-making. In 1939 the sisters held the first abbey garden fete. Early in 1938, the sisters were faced with the sudden death of Mother Columbana, the first superior of the new community. With the outbreak of war in 1939, they lost all contact with the motherhouse in Germany. Mother Hiltraud the new superior guided the community during this harrowing period. The sisters found refuge with the Benedictine community of Teignmouth in Devon. Living alongside an English speaking community, they learned the language and also gardening skills. In 1943 at Teignmou the Mother Hiltraud died of cancer, another great sadness for the new community. Mother Emmanuel Drey was appointed as the new superior. During the sisters’ absence Dom Christopher Batley, a monk from Gloucester, was asked by his abbot to go to Minster to care for the property and run the abbey farm. In his letters to the sisters he told them that “old Mr. Jezzard who is one of your next-door neighbours was loud in praise of how hard “them girls (that’s you) worked” The letter continues “but not only he, for nearly all of the gardens on one side of Minster High Street look out on your meadow. All that you have done on the farm, and all that I did was perfectly well known and I am sure much discussed”. Many of the local farmers and tradesmen supported the sisters during those early years - Mr. and Mrs. Jezzard, Mr. Stevens, the Harnett family, to name only a few.


April 2012 In November 1944, the sisters joyfully returned to their monastery in Minster. The house was in a very poor state, having been requisitioned for a period as an officer's mess for RAF Manston. When contact with the motherhouse was finally restored, the Abbess was considering recalling the sisters to Germany. Mother Emmanuel requested that they be given more time to make Minster viable. The ecumenical contacts with the local churches were deepening and the sisters felt that this work for unity was important. With great trust in God's providence and a true pioneering spirit the little community of nuns continued the life of prayer, work and hospitality. Villagers visiting the monastery in those early days, recall being greeting by Sr. Margarita, with a tray of home-grown lavender bags, and a beautiful smile of welcome. Since Minster had as yet no training programme for young novices, the first young woman wishing to join the community, Sr. John Baptist Florescu, was asked to go to another monastic foundation of St. Walburga’s in the USA for her novitiate. In 1954 the Novitiate was finally opened and Sister Concordia became the first novice. Later that year the community was also faced by one of its greatest challenges: the entire roof of the Saxon Wing was found to be riddled with rot and woodworm and was in urgent need of repair. The Sisters possessed a bank-balance of barely £30 to tackle a project costing many thousands. This work was carried out by Harry Cro. Mother Walburga told Mr. Cro that there were not sufficient funds and they would have to wait to begin repairs. Mr. Cro replied “Reverend Mother, a bomb might fall on the lot of us tonight, so let’s start anyway.” With the help of many benefactors the roof repairs were paid for and at the same time new cells were built into the attic space. From the remaining funds the Sisters bought a small second-hand tractor which was to transform their work on the farm. In the 1960s the small Victorian Gatehouse was extended to cater for the growing demand for guest

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accommodation. This project was followed by the building of a wooden Chapel, dedicated to Our Lady of Peace, in the Abbey garden. While a few of the German founding sisters eventually returned to the mother-house, the community also received new candidates, seeking to live the monastic life of prayer, work and hospitality, each bringing her own gifts and skills. The new members came from Britain as well as abroad and this 'internationality' has remained one of the characteristics of the community. Mother Walburga retired as Prioress in 1984 and the Community elected Mother Concordia Scott to succeed her. In our next edition we continue our story! Watch this space! If you have any memories or photos of the sisters in the early days of Minster Abbey we would be delighted to hear from you! Does anyone recognize any of the children on the tractor ride at the Abbey fete? During the last week of June, each of the children of Minster school will have an opportunity to visit us, for “Abbey Days”. The children will have a picnic lunch in the gardens of Parkminster, followed by various activities prepared by the sisters and the teachers. They will have an opportunity to discover the significance of Minster Abbey, as part of our local history, and get to know the sisters and our way of living the monastic life in the 21�ᵗ century. We have other events planned for our jubilee year, and we hope that our friends and neighbours in Minster will join in our celebrations. Picnic In Parkminster! Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Minster Abbey, June 5, 2012 10 a.m. -4 p.m. The Benedictine Nuns of Minster Abbey welcome you to Parkminster to join in celebration of the Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll and the 75th Anniversary of Refoundation of Minster Abbey. Bring your own picnic. Drinks provided! Clowns and Games for the children. The Benedictine Nuns of Minster Abbey invite you to join with us in the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the refoundation of Minster Abbey, July 15, 2012, Mass of St. Mildred of Thanet at 3 p.m. at St. Mary the Virgin parish Church with Bishop John Hine followed by Reception at Parkminster -4:30 p.m. All Welcome.


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QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE How will you be celebrating it????

To celebrate the QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE Minster Parish Council are pleased to announce they will be holding

It's a Knockout on Saturday 2nd June in the Recreation Ground To enter a team or just find out more details please contact Donna Morling-Grove 01843 825 094 or donna.mg@btopenworld.com Teams should be made up of 6 people Businesses, friends, clubs, etc. all welcome

Will you be the Monarchs or the Muppet’s of Minster ?????

CELEBRATE THE JUBILEE With, hats, plates, cups, napkins, bunting, face paints, wigs, flags, tiaras, crowns, balloons, pom-poms, party poppers and a whole lot more, all in jubilee colours and all at very reasonable prices. By us purchasing your requirements in bulk it makes it cheaper for you, and less postage to pay. We are doing this strictly at cost. Interested ? Then speak to Beryl in Cliffsend on 594094 Want to have a peak at what’s on offer then pop into Minster Library and ask to see the jubilee product sheets, or check out this web link: http://minmatt.info/jubilee - these will show you what is available and the prices (less the vat and postage) - then ring Beryl with your order, it’s that simple.

DIAMOND JUBILEE TOUR Minster resident and De Montfort University 2nd year ICT student, Zoe Bates, was honoured to receive an official invite for the Fashion Show attended by Her Majesty The Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge at the university in Leicester on the 8th March. The visit to the university and the fashion show were the start of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour of the country that is continuing over the coming months. Zoe said “It was an honour to represent the Fashion Show on behalf of her faculty and to sit only feet away from The Queen and the Duchess was something she’d never forget. The atmosphere in the marquee had been amazing along with that outside where the huge crowds had been gathering since the early hours of the morning. One incredible day to be treasured forever”.


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residents. Maybe you’ve all forgotten I am willing to give free advice on most computer problems and when it comes to physically helping out I ‘m usually quite receptive to getting hands on and sorting those niggling problems, or major catastrophes, all you have to do is ask. We haven’t recommended any free software recently, but for those of you who have now got electronic book readers, there is an excellent free program available that will convert book files ‘from and to’ a wide variety of formats to suit just about every electronic reader on the market. That program is called Calibre and we use it to convert Minster Matters into a variety of formats which we make available via our website. You can find it here

Well I promised to get back here as soon as I could, so here I am although I will be very brief this month. Continuing on from last month and my warning of bogus Microsoft technicians, I was told by a very savvy villager that having read my article they believed they had been a victim of the scam. Trading Standards send MM numerous notices every month about scams, door knockers, faulty products etc and this month they sent us a notice about the very same scam but with more information on how it has started to take a new twist, so please read what they have to say on page 20 of this issue. Also whilst mentioning door knockers, take heed of the poster the community warden gave us to publish this month, which you http://calibre-ebook.com/download can see on this page. where it is available for Windows, Linux and Now onto all things PC – I must admit it has MAC OSX been pretty quiet on the problems front of late, at (Itsma Hobby) least I’ve had very few callouts to distressed


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KENT TRADING STANDARDS - LATEST REPORTS Lottery winning Scam Kent Trading Standards have received reports from consumers who have been contacted by scammers claiming to be from the UK Government Refund Department. The caller states that the consumer has won £6,000 on the lottery but needs to pay £400 in “taxes” via Western Union in order for the winnings to be released. This payment will then be refunded. Kent Trading Standards warn people not to pay money to these bogus telephone callers; there is no way to trace Western Union payments as they are in effect cash transactions. This is a scam. You will lose your money! If you feel that you may have been a victim of this, or any other scam please contact Trading Standards via Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06 for advice. Traders accepting Western Union Payment or Ukash Vouchers Continuing the warning about bogus Microsoft Technicians that we wrote about last month, Trading Standards have also issued the same warning but with additional information as set out below This scam is taking a more sinister turn now and they are trying different variations on this theme. One consumer reported that someone contacted him saying they were from

Microsoft and that previously he had paid £268 for their service and this service had not been used. As a result they would look into obtaining a refund for them. After they explained this they then requested several hundred pounds to be passed to them via Western Union or Ukash vouchers. The consumer has paid these fees and to date has still not received any refund and probably never will. Another consumer reported that they did not believe what the person was telling them and said they thought it was a scam. Later they received an abusive phone call from the caller. Do not get involved in a conversation, say NO and put the phone down. Kent Trading Standards advice is to be cautious of entering any agreement or contract with someone over the phone. Take their details and offer to call them back, this will allow you time to think about whether or not you really want or need the service and to do some research and price comparisons before parting with any money. Always consider carefully how you pay, be wary about trading with anyone who will only accept payment via Western Union or Ukash vouchers as there is no way to trace these payments and they are effectively cash transactions. If you have any concerns regarding contact Consumer Direct on 0808 156 2256 or via www.consumerdirect.gov.uk

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MINSTER RESIDENT CROWNED JUNIOR MISS SANDWICH 2012 Danielle Law, aged 13 from Minster, attended Sandwich Carnival Selection on Saturday 3rd March to compete with 16 other contestants in her junior category to become Junior Miss Sandwich 2012. The interview process involved answering several questions in front of the judges and audience including naming your hobbies, likes, dislikes and what famous person you would most like to meet and why. Danielle (pictured right) was deservedly crowned Junior Miss Sandwich 2012 and was presented with a crown, teddy, certificate and cup by the Mayor of Sandwich, Cllr Jeremy Watts. Congratulations also go to the rest of Sandwich Court 2012: Little Miss Dreams - Ruby Junior Princesses - Taylisia & Claudia Senior Princesses - Leah & Freya Senior Queen - Ellie Co-Editor’s note: MM team would like to congratulate Danielle on her success and wish her an exciting year as she experiences her new role and duties as Junior Miss Sandwich. Photographs Top Left: Danielle receiving her crown from the Mayor of Sandwich. Bottom Left: Celebrating with one of the Senior Princesses

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TIGER’S TIP Wrap celery in aluminium foil it will keep for weeks.

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Free entry and open to all (a donation to our charity is welcomed) Prizes and certificates awarded Five categories (for the seasonal categories there are prizes for adults and juniors for the school category prizes for primary and secondary) Finalist judging will take place at the Festival of Wildlife, Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, 18 & 19 August. Awards will be presented for individual categories and the overall ‘Kent Wildlife Trust Photographer of the Year’. The overall winner’s photo will feature on the cover of Wild Kent. Winners’ photos published in Wild Kent magazine and displayed on our website and at Trust visitor centres. Category 1: Autumn

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Church News and Service Times St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services in APRIL 2012 1st April 9am:Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Praise Service 8th April Easter Day 9am: no service 10am: Holy Communion 15th April 9am:Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Morning Worship

Services during Holy Week Maundy Thursday 5th April: 9.30am: Holy Communion (CW) at St Nicholas-atWade 10.30am: Holy Communion (BCP) at Minster 7.30pm: Passover Meal at Chislet

Cross” at Minster

29th April 9am:Holy Communion (BCP) 10amHoly Communion (CW)

6th March: John Weller (80) at Thanet Crematorium

Sunday Services in APRIL 2012 1st

April 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW)

The Salvation Army 11 Tothill Street, Minster

What’s On!

Sunday 10.30am Family Worship 6.00pm Evening Worship Monday Baby Group 9.30am Good Friday, 6th April: For expectant mums, mums, 9.45am: “Walk of Witness” grandparents, carers and friends. Pop in for tea/coffee, chat and support starting at the Abbey Gates Friendship (0ver 60s) Club 12 Noon: “An Hour at the 2.15pm Cross” at St Nicholas-atCome along and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment Wade Tuesday 12 Noon: “Good Friday Parent & Toddlers 9.30am Devotion” at Monkton Bring your Toddlers and enjoy sharing 2pm: “The Passion at the with other parents

22nd April 9am:Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW)

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton

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MESSY EASTER Messy Church

8th March: Edith James Tuesday 3th April 2012 (87) at Minster Church and 3.30pm – 5.45pm Thanet Crematorium (First Tuesday of each month) Christians Together in Bring the whole family, individuals, young and old Minster and District Good Friday, 6th April

There will be a silent procession starting from 8th April Minster Abbey gates at Easter Day 9.45am, continuing to the 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) Bakery where we will gather to sing hymns. 15th April 10.15am: Holy Communion at the You would be welcome to join in a service that follows in the Methodists Salvation Army from 24th April 10.30am – 11.30am. 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) All are welcome to join us in 29th April this act of witness on this Holy 10.15am: Morning Praise Day.

and enjoy crafts and fun, celebration and finish with a hot family meal together. ]

Wednesday Keep Fit 10.15am Home League 2.15pm An afternoon of sharing fun, facts, fellowship and worship Other Events as advertised For further information contact Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves on 822308 / 825178 A registered Church and Charity 214779 & in Scotland SC009359


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Clubs & Events

MINSTER HEALTHY WALK meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) at 9.00am for a 9.15am start Suitable for all ages at a gentle pace as well as being buggy friendly Lasts 45 minutes to an hour, Refreshments at Minster Library Interested? Ring Michelle Mannering 01843 841082

MOTHERS UNION NEXT MEETING Wednesday 11th April, 2.00pm St Mary’s Church All welcome 14th

SATURDAY MARKET April, 10.00am to 12.00noon in Old Schools. All the usual stalls Everyone welcome

SECOND ANNUAL OPEN DAY MONKTON NATURE RESERVE Thanet Countryside Trust (Charity No. 285972)

SUNDAY 15th APRIL 11.00am - 3.00pm Stalls: *Books *Fossils *Plants *Raffle *Children’s Games *Pond Bingo FREE GUIDED WALKS: 12.30pm & 2.00pm

SOUP ON WEDNESDAY FREE OBSERVATORY

MINSTER & MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEXT MEETING Wednesday 18th April, 7.30pm Village Hall

IS NOW FINISHED UNTIL NOVEMBER MINSTER-IN-THANET WI.

A talk by Miss Heather Willis “The Isle of Arran” Points competition: A vase of spring flowers

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 10th April 7.30pm, Village Hall Speaker - Colin Breed “Royal Visits to Kent” Visitors and new members welcome

COFFEE MORNING Saturday 21st April Old Schools, 9.30am to 11.30am Plants, cakes and savouries, books and gifts.

COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 19th April 10.00am to 12.00noon Village Hall Committee Room All welcome.

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB

MINSTER & MONKTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION

Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Ladies come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm

NEXT MEETING Monday 2nd April, 7.30pm As many four letter words from ‘Diamond Jubilee’

All Welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434

CHEESE AND WINE Friday 4th May, £3.00

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT

Speaker or Quiz

Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market

Raffle prizes needed for all meetings. For further information Miriam Smith 822589

Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

Minster Art & Craft Group Present

Local Wildlife Photographer For Questions, Answers and Tips available throughout the day Photo Competition! Bring your camera and take pictures on the day and submit by email to be judged Monkton Nature Reserve Canterbury Road, Monkton Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4LH Telephone - 01843 822666 Web: www.monkton-reserve.org E-mail: contact@monkton-reserve.org

MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION RACE NIGHT 21st April 8.00pm at The RBL Club Have a laugh, a bet and some great fun! Anniversary Celebrations 27th May - 12.00noon onwards Old Schools & Village Hall FUN DAY 3rd June Recreation Ground Boot fair - £10 per pitch Refreshments, Bar, Bands, Acts and Entertainers, Stalls, Raffle etc Giant’s Day in Armbouts Cappel 24th June Have a lovely day in France A parade not to be missed !

Art at the Abbey at Parkminster Minster Abbey Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 10.00am - 4.30pm

THE NEW INN 1st Monday of the month is QUIZ NIGHT Max.6 per team. £2 or £5 with food


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Events / Sports

PATIENT

LIAISON

GROUP

PRESENTS A

SPRING FAYRE & BAZAAR Saturday 19th May 9.00am - 1.00pm “Old Schools” Minster TABLES only £6 (small) or £8 (large) ARTS & CRAFTS HOT REFRESHMENTS HOME MADE CAKES & JAMS LOCAL PRODUCE ANTIQUES TOMBOLA & RAFFLE TO BOOK/INFORMATION RING KEN SELF ON 821200 ALL PROCEEDS TOWARDS 24 HR BLOOD MONITOR FOR THE SURGERY

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Would like to welcome new members, Beginners, Learners or Players Open all 12 months of the year, from 10.00am daily onwards SUMMER Roll ups, Club games, Local Friendly games League Matches and Club Competitions WINTER Short Mat bowling, Club games, Friendly games, Club competitions East Kent SM League

Keep History Dancing! Learn and participate in traditional and new Maypole and Morris dances. Perform them at Broadstairs, Deal, Rochester, Minster, Tenterden and other festivals during the year Visit: www.minstermayhems.org Phone: Dominique on 01843 821 795 MINSTER OLD SCHOOLS FRIDAYS IN TERM TIME 5-6

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £31/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £20/hour Half Pitch : £20/hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for April Come along to one of our sessions on a Tuesday or Sunday evening. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !!

Sundays

Tuesdays

1st

6pm to 9pm

3rd

7pm to 10pm

8th

6pm to 9pm

10th

No Bowls

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6pm to 9pm

17th

7pm to 10pm

22nd

6pm to 9pm

24th

7pm to 10pm

29th

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Zac’s Musings Whoever nominated him as an Olympic Torch Bearer? Talk about having to keep secrets, it’s been really hard biting my tongue for months, but now the ‘cat is at last out of the proverbial bag’ so maybe I can ask you to show your support by getting out and cheering him on - he’s certainly going to need it - talk about him being unfit - that isn’t quite the word - he’s fit alright, fit for not a lot !!! Looks like the bike will have to come out of retirement

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Easter is coming! Yummy Easter eggs in your tum, Saying thank you to your Mum. Easter bunny is always funny, Does he ever spend his money? On the eggs a silver wrapping, Just make sure you aren’t caught napping. Don’t eat too much, My Ballet Show Otherwise you might be stuffed. My show is on February the last weekend, at The By Stacie and Beatrice Winter Gardens. It is fun and fabulous. I practice all Fast food day and every day that’s all I like to do. Fast food is a restaurant but you don’t have to eat In ballet you go on your very tip toes but you have to there if you don’t want to you can take it home and put your ballet shoes and your leotard otherwise you there are loads of different fast food restaurants to go get told off. By Martha to like … Kebab, Mc Donalds, Burger King, KFC, Grapes Chippy By Grace You can eat grapes and they come in lots of different colours. There are red, white and black. The red looks Mothers Day like purple, and the white looks like green. They Mothers day is a celebration for Mums. Which is good come on a vine which looks like a very miniature because mums are interesting. They wear nice trees, grapes can also make wine. There are vine perfume and they do really cool stuff. I love my mum farms where they specialize in growing grapes. The lots and lots, because she is the best. Mothers day is best sort of grapes are the black ones because they where you give your mum stuff and lots of hugs. taste the nicest and the sweetest. Also they are really By Livvy xxx hard, whereas other ones are squishy. By Livvy and Jade Space Center Parcs People say that space is everlasting, they call it infinity Center Parcs is the best the place that you don’t that’s what ‘Buzz Light-year’ says: ‘to infinity and really rest. beyond!!!! ‘I don’t really get Infinity because it has to Everybody should go why not book on the phone. stop somewhere. Most people just take it for granted Never is there a chance where you will be bored. that it doesn’t stop anywhere but maybe it’s just Take a go on the rapid it goes really fast. because we haven’t explored it? Like it could be a Every day you will have fun in Center Parcs so book huge wall, circling space and we just haven’t found it soon. yet because it’s invisible. By Jade Right now everyone clap your hands to get going with the poem. R AY IS GREAT Pretend you’re an explorer going through the forest A LWAYS NICE in Center parcs you can go on a bike ride. Y OU SHOULD SAY HI A lot of fun you will have on all the activities for It is Ray who does journalist club. By Emily you to enjoy. Remember your holiday at Center Parcs by taking The Kings of Swing pictures of all the amazing wonders. The Kings of Swing are a band containing Mark, Liam Can you go on amazing slides of course you can and and Kevin Mumby (stage name Bobby Darrin). I went don’t forget rides. to see them at the Marlowe Theatre. Part of the show So type in the Center Parcs website and look around was when a person from the orchestra came up and different locations are to be found on the website. sang it was shocking for the audience By Annabelle

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