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April 2019 This newsletter is compiled and edited by David Cowell who is totally responsible for content. If you do not wish to receive these newsletters please email UNSUBSCRIBE to him at

The Chichester Hall

2019 Easter Egg Hunt It's easy to enter and it's free


Go to Sandgate Farmers' Market on 16th March

pick up a sheet and answer 10 simple questions Go to Sandgate Farmers' Market on 6th April



pick up a sheet and answer 10 even simpler questions Go to Sandgate Farmers' Market on 20th April pick up sheet and find 10 egg cards in Sandgate High Street shop windows.

Return all three completed forms to the Market on the 20th April by 11:15 and the winners will be announced at 12 o'clock. Fantastic prizes for all the family including: chocolate eggs, ballet shoes, gift and cafe vouchers, oestopath session, family photograph and many, many more.

I will be presenting the prizes at the Market on the 20th April Good hunting.

If you cannot get to a Market then you will be able to download the sheet on the Saturday afternoon here. Also view the T&Cs too.

Ages from up to 11: must be accompanied by a responsible adult (who can help if you want them to)

Saturday 13 April 7.30pm £12 [£10] Louise Cournarie Piano French Baroque keyboard music. Friday 19 April (Good Friday) 6.30pm Retiring collection Good Friday Devotions: prayers, readings and music, with Shepway Singers Duruflé and Bruckner Motets 7.30pm Duruflé Requiem Thursday 2 May 7.30pm £12 [£10] Rod Clements & Rab Noakes – Alive ’n’ Pickin’ Guitarists & Singer-Songwriters, plus guests Saturday 11 May 7.30pm £12 [£10] David Flood Organ Canterbury Cathedral Organist Wednesday 15 May 12 noon [L] £7 [£6] Adrian Oldland Piano Schumann & Chopin Thursday 30 May 12 noon [L] £7 [£6] Marina Karagianni Soprano Panaretos Kyriatzidis Piano Baroque Italian arias by Scarlatti, Handel, Vivaldi, Carissimi, Refreshments in Church: Wine bar open 30 minutes before concerts and during any intervals. Light lunches available in church after lunchtime concerts indicated by [L]. Car Parking: If using satnav to reach the church or car park, use postcode: CT21 5DN. A church car park with limited space is located to the east of the building. Tickets: Discounted prices for Friends of St Leonard’s Church shown [£* ]. Join here. Tickets available from Brandon’s Music Shop, 55 High Street, Hythe CT21 5AD (01303 264429) and at church door prior to each concert. Free admission to those under 18 in full-time education. 2

We are having our first fundraising event on March 19th, 6.30pm - 8.30pm. Our aim is to connect to people who support charities and might be interested in our work. After an arrival drink, we will host an auction of exciting items that relate to our work and who we are, including a best man’s speech or a eulogy; a meal in a restaurant with poetry readings between courses; a Living Words session for someone living with a dementia; and more. In addition, we’ll share more about our work, hear some of the powerful words of participants from recent nursing home projects, and a song that was featured at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank. We will announce more about the auction and programme of events closer to the day... Contact us for more information or if you would like to attend / The owners of The Pullman, Folkestone have kindly donated the use of their newly decorated upstairs function room for the event. 3

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Open Mon-Sat – Fri 8.30 – 5.00 Sun 9.30 – 4.00 30 The High Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5AT

Just show this page on your phone (or print it out) and you will get 10% off a hot meal.

Just click here to see all the planned bird walks


JeST a minute... the cartoon humour of John Sinclair-Thomas

See the talented John SinclairThomas' cartoons here 8


All concerts take place at St Mary’s Church, Kenardington, Kent

Pilates + Methodist Church Hall, Hythe All abilities welcome, no pre-booking required

Thursday 12:00 to 1:00 07825109670

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No job too small Please call to discuss your needs If you have any photographs of the area either current or past do send them to me by email and I will feature them in future editions. If you just have prints do drop them round to Clyme House (see back page) and I will scan.

Hythe Farmers’ Market takes place on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10am until 1pm. In the Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Hythe, Parking is available nearby. For more information call (01303) 266118 or 268715 12

I am delighted to inform you that three electronic editions of The Sentinel are now published. We now produce a Sandgate, Hythe and a Newington version each month. If you would like to receive a copy of any please email me at: and put the name of the version you require ie The Sentinel Hythe or The Sentinel Sandgate/Hythe etc in the subject line.

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To advertise in three The Sentinels with circa 3580 targetted readers and growing please email me at: for a rate card. Thank you. 13





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If you have any comments to make about this publication please do email me. I would be very interested in the things you like and the things you don't like and the things you'd like to see included.Thank you.


Local produce Oil

To commission a painting by talented Sandgate residing artist Malcolm Ritchie costs less than you think and provides a valued, timeless and unique gift. Malcolm has been painting and drawing for most of his life and works in all mediums and subjects. My subjects, he says, inspire me. You're just a click away from looking at some more of his work and arranging an informal chat about what's on your mind.

You'll find me here #MalcolmRitchie


Call Steve on 07484263508 Call Matt on 07766355880

rear of: 97 Dymchurch Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 6JN

Find us now at the Malthouse Fri and Sat: 9.30 - 5 pm The Malthouse, Malthouse Hill, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5BW


The frustrating thing I find with diaries and notebooks is that I either don't have a pen or the pen I stick inside the book eventually breaks its spine but not anymore. The Bobino slim pen solves this problem, sitting comfortably either as a page marker or in the specially provided holder. I have pestered Clive and Helen at Artwrite for ages to stock them and now they do. Only ÂŁ5.99 they don't take refills but they last for years.


Paul worked at Crundens and since its closure has provided this excellent service.

The editor of The Sentinel is also responsible for sending Hythe, Newington and Sandgate related event information to the Folkestone Herald. If you have an event you wish to publicise it is needed by Tuesday at 17:00. The information should appear in the edition two weeks later although it is not gauranteed.



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The annual HG Wells Fiction Short Story Competition offers a £250 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology. Founded by the world-renowned BBC Aeronautics Correspondent Reg Turnill and his wife, Margaret, to celebrate the life and works of HG Wells and encourage creative writing, especially among the young. The annual HG Wells Short Story Competition offers a £250 Senior and £1,000 Junior prize (* see footnote) and free publication of all shortlisted entries in a quality, professionally published paperback anthology (and Kindle version). Entry to the Junior competition is FREE and entry to the Senior competition is £10 (£5 for those with student ID). The theme for this year’s competition is TIME in its broadest interpretation. There are two categories: • Authors 21 years of age and under (on 8th July 2019) with a prize of £1,000. (Entry is free). • Authors aged 22 years and above on 8th July 2019 with a prize of £250 (entry £10 or £5 with student id). Entry will be via online form only. Dates for your diary: • Monday 8th July 2019 : final date for entries • Saturday 21st September 2019 : shortlists announced • Sunday 24th November 2019 : Awards Ceremony at The Grand, For further information contact You can only enter online via our website. 25


FOLKESTONE CHORAL SOCIETY The Amberley Orchestra Conductor : Stephen Hope


Fauré : Cantique de Jean Racine

HAYDN : Little Organ Mass Sat 6th April 2019 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church Folkestone Tickets £12...under 18's no charge available on-line from from Folkestone Quarterhouse Tel: 01303 760750 and on the door

further information on our website Registered Charity No. 275075


If you would like to submit an article or letter please email it to me. I will print almost anything as long as it’s not libellous, racist or unkind. Name must be supplied but can be withheld if requested. Please put your articles etc in plain text or Word and images should be in .jpg, .tiff or .png. My contact details are: Address: Clyme House, Hillside Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5DJ Mobile: 07771 796 446 email:

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