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May 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

see page 4 for full list of boot fairs on Hythe Green

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


Boot Fairs, The Green Hythe 2019 21st April

Fun 4 All - Shepway Disability Club

12th May

Seabrook School PTA

19th May

Girlguiding Hythe

26th May

Hythe Bay Primary School

9th June

Hythe Town Youth Football Club

16th June

Royal Air Forces Association, Hythe & Romney Marsh Branch

30th June

Kent (Marine) Cadet Force

7"' July

1st Hythe Scout Group

21st July

Rotary Club of Hythe

28th July

Friends of Folkestone, Dover and Hythe Samaritans

11th August

Hythe Twinning Association

18th August

Mayor's Charity Fu nd

1st September Music & Arts for the Community - Shepway Voices Gates open 7am. Cars: £10; Vans £15. Rubbish is to be taken by the sellers

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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

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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.




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

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