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Rural Roundup

View from Mongham to Sutton. Picture submitted by Barry Knight

Issue Number 37

October 2013

The Community Magazine for Kingsdown Ringwould-w-Oxney Ripple Sutton, Ashley, Studdal & Little Mongeham

Benefice Contacts The Reverend Cathy Sigrist BA Hons The Rectory, Upper Street , Kingsdown CT14 8BJ 01304 373 951 Email: Sister Aileen CSC Well Cottage, Upper Street. Kingsdown, CT14 8BH 01304 361 601 Mobile: 07801 282 810 Email: Reader


Mr Norman Gilliland 9 Addelam Close, Deal CT14 9LT Email:

01304 381 589

Mr John Gray

01304 379 941


St John the Evangelist Church, Kingsdown Churchwardens Mr Bob Wiseman Email: 01304 371 619 Ms Liz Sharp E-mail: 01304 449 459 Mobile: 07778 452 538 Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mrs Sarah Spanner 01304 364 197 Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Sister Aileen CSC 01304 361 601 St Nicholas Church, Ringwould Churchwardens Miss Ursula Bailey Mr Patrick MacWilliam Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mrs Lyn Dourthe Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Mrs Jean Winn Email: St Mary the Virgin Church, Ripple Churchwarden Dr Laurence Davey Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mrs Rosemary Davey Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Dr Laurence Davey Email: St Peter & St Paul Church Sutton-by-Dover Churchwardens Mr J Boardman Mrs Maggie Crawley E-mail: Parochial Church Council (Secretary) Mr P Mold Parochial Church Council (Treasurer) Mr A Ford


01304 360 149 01304 373 888 01304 360 097 01034 361 030

01304 374 512 01304 374 512 01304 374 512

01304 389 402 01304 372 856 01304 371 738 01304 364 989

From the Benefice Registers Funerals Kingsdown Alfred Bertie Hitchman – 19th August Douglas John Virgin – 10th September Edward Frederick Salter – 20th September Sutton-by-Dover Sylvia Lilian Ewing – 3rd September John Frederick Wyndham (Bill) Bushell Wedding Kingsdown Bemjamin Wyncott Groom and Jennifer Poole – 7th September Baptism Kingsdown George Philip Peter Zammit - 25th August CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST Kingsdown

FLOWER ROTA for October 2013 20th Sept 3th Oct Barbara Cox & Lesley Dobby 4th Oct 17th Oct Ro Mulhern & Pam Sparkes 18th Oct 31st Oct Ian & Margaret Perriam 1st Nov 14th Nov Helen Evemy & Jacky Proctor Any queries please ring Lesley Dobby 01304 373 331, Georgina Maude 01304 389 253 or Barbara Ridout 01304 361 019 Hello! My name is Beki and I’m working with Cathy as the Children’s and Youth Worker for the benefice. I’ll be doing lots of new and exciting things with the children and young people. I am particularly looking forward to planning and developing Funday Sunday services and Messy Church and looking further ahead, maybe starting a youth group. I grew up in Yorkshire, and in 2009 moved to Kent to study Theology at Canterbury Christ Church University and then went on to do an internship in a church in the centre of Canterbury. In August 2012 I married Luke and we live just on the outskirts of Canterbury. I really enjoy a cup of tea, and maybe a good book, craft project or a chit chat, so if you want to get to know me I’ll be more than happy to drink a cup of Yorkshire Tea (the finest of tea!) with you! Beki DIGNIFIED FUNERALS from £795.00 PLUS DISBURSEMENTS

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Ringwould News Tel:- 01304 361 030

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ST NICHOLAS 100 CLUB There are still a few numbers left and remember the more people who join the greater the prizes! We have just introduced a 3rd Prize as more people have joined so you now have three chances to win. August winners were:- 1st (£20) Alison Smith, 2nd (£10) Margaret Evans 3rd (£5) Cathy Sigrist. If you would like to join, email:, text 07818 828 613 or phone 361 030.

The Winn’s garden on 1st August

Tea and Chat this month is on Thursday 3rd October, at 2.00pm in the church social space. Homemade cakes and a cuppa not to mention a good chat £1 Everybody Welcome so why not join us!

The Annual General Meeting of the Ringwould Village Hall will be held at the hall on Wednesday, 2nd October 2013 at 5 pm. “All are welcome to attend.”

St. Nicholas Players

The players next production is a comedy called “Not Now Darling” by Ray Cooney and John Chapman. The play recounts the trials and tribulations of a would be lathario, who is a furrier. The farcical situation involves staff and customers in various romantic relationship problems. Performance dates 6th to 9th November 2013 at Ringwould Village Hall, curtain up at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5.00. The box office opens on 7th October. Telephone: 01304 852 560


6 11.00am Holy Communion

9.30am Holy Communion

9.30am Prayer & Praise

8.00am (BCP) Holy Communion 11.00am Funday Sunday-

11.00am Holy Communion

4.00pm Messy Church At Studdal Hall


11.00am (BCP)

9.30am (BCP) Matins


Holy Communion

Sunday @6 Studdal Hall

9.30am Holy Communion

8am (BCP) Family Communion 11.00am Holy Communion




8.00am (BCP) Holy Communion

6.00pm (BCP) Evensong

Holy Communion

8 am (BP)

11.00am Harvest Festival


For weekday services please check weekly news sheets or the website ’diary’ page.There are usually Monday – Sutton Parish Prayers @9.30am in Studdal Hall; Tuesday 7.30 Parish Prayers at Chilterns Back St Ringwould, Wednesday 10am Well Cottage, Kingsdown ,Holy Communion (BCP) Services using the Book of Common Prayer are marked (BCP)

27th October

20th October

13 October


6th October


Services in October 2013

Dear Friends, I recently went on holiday and during that time away, every day I passed a particular wall and was confronted with the following saying by John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” And aren’t we all just so busy making other plans? Busy planning what we are having for lunch, busy arguing with the children, busy planning tomorrow’s party. Whatever it is that we are so busy planning, “life” is what is happening to us at that moment, in fact at this very moment. So, what are you doing with your life? In the Bible, in John 10:10, Jesus said: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. Abundantly means a superabundance, excessive, overflowing, surplus, over and above, more than enough, profuse, extraordinary, above the ordinary more than sufficient; so how is that for a promise? God wants this abundance for each and every one of us. God’s covenant, in other words his contract or promise to us is a covenant for abundant life and as we give ourselves to God, God gives His total self, His love, to us. And how often can we say that we have been given so much that is absolutely free, with no strings attached? Hopefully, even though you are very busy, I do hope that you will have time to read the following letter and perhaps, just perhaps, be able to fit in a few moments with the One who is always there, just waiting for us with His open loving arms, just waiting to love us and welcome us home. A letter from God When you awoke, I was there, waiting upon you. I wanted to share in your love. At breakfast you listened to the radio and rushed your breakfast. You had no time to speak to me. I waited but you did not turn to me. Though you travelled by rail you spent your time on your laptop and reading the news. You did not once give me a thought, and I waited for you to turn to me. During your work there were a lot of small gaps. There was more time at lunch, but you did other things and had no time for me. Yet, I waited for you to turn to me. At the end of the day you watched television and played a game. For a while you dozed before you had your last drink of the day and I waited for you to turn to me. Now, I thought, you will have time – just before you go to sleep. Instead, you read until you were tired. You worried about tomorrow and at last fell asleep. I will surround you with my love this night. I will wait for you tomorrow and if you do not remember I will be there the day after. I will wait until you turn to me. All my love, God.

Yours in Christ


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CHRISTMAS MARKET This is an advance notice to let you know that St John’s Heritage Association will be holding a Christmas Market, during November, in the church. Tamarisk of Deal will be holding a fashion show and there will be several stalls selling a variety of goods/ products – but details of all of these have yet to finalised and will be available in next month’s magazine. However, the following are definite: Venue: St John’s Church Date: Thursday 21st November Time: 7.00pm onwards Please put the date in your diaries and tell your friends about it as it promises to be a unique evening in the life of the church. Should anyone require more details before next month OR be willing to offer assistance in any way then please contact Norman Gilliland (tel: 381 589).

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Light is the theme of the next service for

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Kingsdown News correspondent:- Barbara Brooker 51 Balmoral Road. Kingsdown CT14 8BY Tel:- 01304 369 537 or Email the editor direct to Rural Roundup Distributor - Lesley Dobby Spring Cottage, The Avenue, Kingsdown, CT14 8DX Tel:- 01304 373 331 NEARLY NEW AND VINTAGE CLOTHES SALE with other stalls. At the Kings Head, Kingsdown on Saturday 5th October, 10.00 to 2.00 Half price fish and chips available, proceeds to Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary.

Memories of Kingsdown A CD specially produced for Kingsdown Conservation Group by David Harding is now available. The cover illustrations are taken from paintings by Don Arnold, Kingsdown's oldest resident and about a dozen local people (two or three no longer with us) offer first-hand reminisces of by-gone days. It's nostalgic, yes, but it's also historic. And it's evocative, vivid and fascinating. Everyone who loves our village is sure to want a copy. It can be obtained at any of the shops in Upper Street, price ÂŁ10. For those living further away, copies are available by contacting Kingsdown Conservation Group. David Harding Parish Lunch Club (First Wednesday each month) Open to all from Kingsdown/Ringwould Parish. Bookings in advance at Kingsdown Post Office. Antony Shepherd

Following the recent main hall and lobby decoration, the Trustees of Kingsdown Village Hall invite villagers to the hall on Sunday 20th October from 3pm, to enjoy some refreshments, music, a little history, photos old and new, and a talk on our local lifeboat hero, Jarvist Arnold, by his great grandson Marc Arnold. If you would like to help us with making or serving refreshments, or another aspect of this event, please contact the Secretary on 373 774.


NEARLY NEW AND VINTAGE CLOTHES SALE with other stalls. At the Kings Head, Kingsdown on Saturday 5th October, 10.00 to 2.00 Half price fish and chips available, proceeds to Kingsdown Cat Sanctuary



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By the time you read this we will be well into the new academic year, and the glorious Summer break will be a distant memory. In September we welcomed Mrs Katherine Chapman and Mrs Marie Teal to the Teaching team. They will be teaching classes 3 and R. We also welcomed our new Foundation children into the Tiny Tigers and we hope that this will be the start of a long and happy

partnership. Over the Summer Break you may have noticed that there was some work being carried out externally in school. The offices have now been totally refurbished and one of the mobiles were redecorated. Many thanks to Peter Baldwin for carrying out this work for us. Last year was really successful for Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School and it finished with a set of very good Key Stage 2 results. Well done to all of the children involved and we wish them all the best at Secondary School! Level 4 Level 5 Level 6

Reading 100% 61% 6%

Writing 93% 45% 6%

Maths 100% 45% 32%

Many exciting learning opportunities have been planned for the coming year and I look forward to sharing these with you through the Rural Roundup. Jo Hygate



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Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council Clerk:- Katie Amaouche, Inglewood, Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8BP Tel:- 01304 729 081 Email: Ringwould-with-Kingsdown Parish Council met at Kingsdown Village Hall on Monday 9th September 2013 following a summer break. Residents from Kings Close approached the Council to inform them that Dover District Council may be considering putting a tarmac ‘car park’ on the green in the road. The Parish Council had not been formerly notified of any works regarding this at the time of the meeting, but assured the residents they would get in touch with Dover District Council and enquire. The Parish Council have had reports from members of the public, and Councillors have seen it for themselves, that the bins situated by the public conveniences have been overflowing some days throughout the Summer. The Parish Council have been in touch with Dover District Council regarding this and are waiting for a response. David Whittington from the Neighbourhood Planning Team at Dover District Council is hoping to attend the next Parish Council meeting to give a presentation regarding how to set up a Neighbourhood Plan. Members of the public are welcome to attend. The next Meeting takes place on Monday 14 October 2013 at The Learning Opportunities Centre at 7.30pm. Mrs K Amaouche, Clerk to the Council *************** Dear Mrs Hough Caring About the Community - Do You? Arnolds Alley (ER4) In response to the letter in last month’s Rural Roundup from Mrs Pam Hough; The Parish Council Clerk has written to Mrs Hough. The extract below sets out the current situation and we are now waiting for KCC Public rights of way officer’s response. The Parish Council have written to Kent County Council regarding ‘Arnold’s Alley’ otherwise known as ER4 twice in the past year to be informed that it was not a ‘priority’ and the budget wasn’t big enough to mend every footpath in the county. The Parish Council have recently undertaken the task of clearing many footpaths around the Parish, but the Council is aware that ER4 is still very hazardous. The Clerk is intending to write again to Kent County Council but with your permission would like to include a copy of the letter that was publicised in Rural Roundup. As well as that, Councillors discussed other options of how the Parish Council could solve the problem and have decided to get in contact with Kent County Council and look into the Parish Council being given permission to complete the work themselves, but with the approval from Kent County Council, as it is their land. Patrick Macwilliam. Chairman of Ringwould with Kingsdown PC. 15

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SECRETARY :- Kathy Erridge Tel: 01304 373 402 Meetings are held at 2.00pm on the second Monday of each month (except Aug) at Kingsdown Village Hall, Upper Street or Ringwould Village Hall, Dover Road.

Our speaker for our September Meeting was Peter Ewart who told us about “Smuggling in Kent” in days gone by. His fascinating stories related to the 17th/18th Century when one of the largest smuggling gangs in East Kent and Sussex was the Hawkhurst Gang. Not only was contraband brought into the country but wool was also exported illegally from here to the Low Countries. Churches were often used to hide the contraband. We were very pleased to welcome four visitors to our meeting and we hope that others will join us in the future. Our next meeting will be held at Kingsdown Village Hall at 2.00pm on the 14th October. This is our Annual General Meeting which will be followed by a cookery demonstration of a Victoria Sponge when we will all have the pleasure of sampling one made earlier! Lisa Souter Happy Birthday to all with Birthdays in October:Eileen Maultby 3rd Audrey Davies 11th,

and Elizabeth Evans 21st

Where did August go to? And all that glorious weather. Because as I write for the Rural Roundup it is so cold outside that I haven't opened the greenhouse today other than to pick the tomatoes and harvest the chillies from the six plants I purchased way back in May. They are called Apache, quite small in size, but boy! do they pack a punch. Just one is enough to give any dish a kick and I love them. I freeze them and later on during the winter months I will be trying to make some Chilli Jam or relish. The only thing I must remember is not to put my fingers anywhere near my face!! Ansley Harris once said that his mother always rubbed her hands with oil before handling chillies so I will give that a try. Changing the subject – I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making the Annual Show such a success. The committee, the spouses, the volunteers, the exhibitors, the members, those who donated prizes for the raffle and all those who came in the afternoon to make for a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you very much – it made all the hard work worth while. So here's to next year being even better. The AGM is on Monday 28th October so please come along to see how we have faired this year. You will be very welcome. Susan Martin - Chairman 19



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Ripple News Correspondent:- Laurence Davey Fairmead, Church Lane, Ripple CT14 8JL Tel:- 01304 374 512 Email: Tea and Chat in Ripple…The September Tea and Chat meeting was held in Ripple Village Hall on the 9 th of the month. In addition to the usual activities, members had great pleasure in presenting Joe English with a cake to mark his 75th birthday. The next meeting, in the Village Hall at 2.00pm on Monday, 14th October, will be a ‘Celebration of Harvest’. *************** Bingo Club...The Bingo Club October meetings will be in Ripple Village Hall on 1st October, 15thOctober and the 29th October. *************** The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Ripple...The Church Summer Tea was held on August 24th and it rained yet again! Nonetheless, it was a very enjoyable (indoors) afternoon and £213 was raised for church funds. Thank you to all those who came and all those who helped. The Harvest Supper will be held in Ripple Village Hall on Saturday, October 5th at 7.00pm. Details from Rosemary (374 512). ***************

Deal & Walmer Handelian Choral Society Deal & Walmer Handelian Choral Society's next concert "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten is on Saturday 14 th December 2013. Doors open at 7.00pm, concert starts at 7.30pm. At St Mary's Church, Walmer Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary School Choir will perform "Somewhere in my Memory" from Home Alone, with the Handelians. The choir will be accompanied by harp and piano. There will also be traditional Christmas carols for the audience to join in with. Tickets are £10, and can be purchased from: Mark1Music, Victoria Road, Deal; Information Centre, at the Landmark Centre Deal; Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal; and Kingsdown & Ringwould Primary School, Kingsdown. Jo Rogers Deal & Walmer Handelian Choral Society. 21

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Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Clerk: Veronica Harrop (Ronnie) Homestead Farm, Homestead Lane, East Studdal, Dover CT15 5BU 01304 375 142 Email:

Some comments arising from Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Meeting. 1. Residents living on Strakers Hill in East Studdal are perturbed by the speed at which large tractors and other vehicles are using the road. The bends on the hill make it dangerous for pedestrians walking when vehicles have a limited view. KCC Highways have been asked to clean the road signs in the parish as they have become rather dirty and some names are not clear. 2. It is hoped that a V fast ‘hot spot’ will be installed in Studdal Church Hall very shortly. This will enable persons using laptops in the hall to access the internet. 3. The Chairman commented on how good the flowers in tubs looked on the Three Horse Shoes green. He thanked Doug for tending the plants. The co-ordinators of Spectrum, Jam & Jabba and Messy Church thanked the Parish Council for their donation towards items which the youth organisations wished to buy. 4. The running of the Parish website has now been taken over by Councillor Carolyn Clews. She will be putting the monthly Agendas and Minutes for the Parish Council meetings on the site and also other articles of interest. Carolyn would like parishioners to submit poems to the website so that a ‘poem of the month’ can be edited on the site. The website can be found under: 5. Simon said that it was with deep sadness that the parish had lost a dear friend, Barbara Odell. Barbara had, over many years, been an active supporter of the Parish Council as well as a friend to many people in the village. Her enthusiasm for engaging in many organisations and befriending people will be sadly missed. Our next Parish Meeting will be held on Tuesday 1st October at 7.30 pm in Studdal Church Hall. Everyone is welcome. Veronica Harrop - Parish Clerk

Drop in.....for coffee, cake and chat Everyone is welcome! …… join us for a drink and a chat – we meet on alternate Monday mornings 9:30 – 11am in Studdal Church Hall. October’s meetings are on the 7th and the 21st. Do come and join us if you can – it’s all free! 23

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SUTTON PCC 100 CLUB Winners of the August draw were: 68 Crawley, 1 Boardman, 69 Godderidge Winners of the September draw were: 45 Odell, 22 Sigrist, 49 Crawley To join, contact Maggie tel 372 856 or email:- *************** Let’s be Sociable We are a very friendly group that meet from 10.30 ‘til 11.45am on the third Tuesday of every month, usually in the Church Hall, Downs Rd, Studdal. There is always a Bring and Buy stall, with home-made jams and local grown vegetables etc. and a Raffle. So come for a chat and a hot drink. Everyone is welcome and all the proceeds go to charities. *************** SUTTON PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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MADDIE4MUSIC ACTIVITIES……….. ……...led by Kingsdown based music teacher Maddie Cordes The Landmark Show Choir is open to adults with no audition, need to read music or experience required, just a love of singing! Branches meet Wednesdays in Deal at the Landmark Centre 5-6.30pm and at Oddfellows Club, Pencester Road, Dover 12.30-1.30pm. We are looking for new members and regularly perform locally (optional). Maddie will run a strings workshop with Mike Bacon on cello on Saturday 12th October 10.30am-12.30pm at Charlton Church Hall, St Alphege Road, Dover. Aimed at beginners and intermediates (violin, viola, cello or double bass) you will learn music from all genres, and enjoy playing with others as you develop your confidence and technique. The workshop costs £10 and should be booked in advance. Auditions are now open for Maddie’s Melody Makers, a group for talented young singers aged 13-25 with a training section for ages 8-12. We perform group songs and solos at high profile events throughout East Kent. Our next performance will be as part of the Youth Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall in December. To find our more about our activities contact Maddie on 01304 239 055 or email, and find us on Facebook.

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Letters Dear Residents We have held a meeting with Liam Wooltorton of the East Kent Engineering Partnership (EKEP) who has been commissioned by Dover District Council (DDC) to develop plans for the coastal defences at Kingsdown. The EKEP was established in June 2007 bringing together the engineering teams of the five East Kent Coastal Authorities; Canterbury, Dover, Shepway, Swale and Thanet and are very experienced in coastal defence works. The short-term In the short term the EKEP will be securing the failed wall to the North of the Old Lifeboat House. This will be carried out by installing steel sheet piles at the bottom of the seawall, repairing the cracks and inserting metal tie bars which will be attached to buried concrete blocks. The worst of the nearby groynes will be patched up, by using the upper planks to fill in the holes at the base of the groynes. Shingle will then be recycled from Walmer to fill the worst depleted groyne bays. It is felt that this will be sufficient to help the wall withstand the winter storms. The work should take place fairly quickly, the contract is out to tender now and the works will hopefully be completed by the end of October, which is excellent news. The longer-term The longer-term plan is to replace the 14 existing groynes with 16 realigned ones, and to replenish the beach. Over 60 thousand cubic metres of beach material is required to replenish the beach which would cost nearly ÂŁ2 million if all new beach was imported. To make the new scheme economically viable the EKEP are looking at various beach recycling options for replenishing the new groyne bays over a period of years following installation of the new groynes. The EKEP is working on a Project Appraisal Report (PAR) which will be submitted to the Environment Agency. It is hoped that funding approval will be achieved to allow work to start next financial year. To keep costs to a minimum, piles that are in a good condition will be recycled into the new groynes. The EKEP is cautiously optimistic that this scheme will hopefully achieve EA funding. The scheme that is being prepared by the EKEP is under the ÂŁ8m estimate previously given by Halcrow, ensuring that it has a realistic chance of achieving funding. Next steps The EKEP will keep in touch with representatives for Kingsdown, and are happy to attend a public consultation meeting once funding has been granted, to present their plans. We were extremely encouraged by the practical, thorough approach being taken by EKEP and look forward to working with them to see these plans through to completion. Yours sincerely, Karen Brewer, Philip Evemy, Helen Williams Karen Brewer, Brewer Communications 07516 369 630 27











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Letters We would like to pay homage to Lance Corporal to Henry Christopher Friend. Some years back and certainly before the internet , as I was walking through the Kingsdown Churchyard Yard I noticed a grave near the entrance on which was written “In Loving Memory of my dear husband Christopher Friend who passed away 13th January 1930 aged 85, Mary wife of the above who passed away 29th June 1931 aged 81, Henry Christopher youngest son of the above (his parents) killed in the Great War 19th of August 1915, aged 24, buried at Ploegsteert Belgium”. The name Ploegsteert was not unknown to me, being a village in Belgium not very far from where my parents lived was in France. As I mentioned to my friend Chris Price that I knew Ploegseert and that I would like to find Henry Christopher’s grave but didn’t really know where to start, but within the next day I had all the information I needed to get me started. In the 1911 census of England and Wales, Henry Christopher is registered as being 20 years of age, single, milkman and living at “Oakleigh” in Kingsdown. He enlisted in Deal and joined as a volunteer, the 6 th (Service) Battalion the Royal East Kent Regiment (the Buffs) probably during August 1914, He trained in Purfleet and Aldershot and sailed from Folkestone to Boulogne between to 29th May and 1st June 1915. On 6th June after a short stay in Boulogne and St Omer, they arrived at the Meteren-Steenwerck area and after some more instruction took over the section of front line at Ploegsteert Wood on the 23rd June 1915.

I have found his final resting place, he is in a lovely quiet area, he is among 22 soldiers from his battalion, he obviously was a good soldier as he was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the 1915 star and was Lance Corporal. He is remembered and will be remembered. Anne Garde and Chris Price 29

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BEEKEEPING Would you like to keep bees? See our schedule of courses, talks and demonstrations for the coming year at For people of all ages interested in keeping bees. Contact Patrick for more information. This time next year you could be eating your own honey Interested? Contact:- or Telephone:- 01304 374 824 30

Dover and Deal Decorative and Fine Arts Society If you enjoy listening to excellent speakers talking about a wide range of topics within the scope of decorative and fine arts, then you should join us on the first Tuesday morning of the month (except July and August) at The Guildhall in Sandwich. Meetings start at 11am, (with coffee being served from 10.15am) when the audience is entertained by outstanding lecturers making digital presentations on subjects such as the Surrealists, the Pre-Raphaelites, War Artists, English CabinetMaking, The Wallace Collection, Mrs Beeton, David Hockney, Tracey Emin and many more. The programme is of interest to both men and women. The images in the presentations, which are frequently thought-provoking, are of a very high standard. The hour-long lecture whistles past as we are transported to different eras, viewing different talents and skills which have left their creative mark for us to enjoy today. The Society organises an Annual Study Day when a speaker will give two or three lectures interspersed with coffee and lunch. Our 2013 outings have included a three day visit to Salisbury and its environs, a day trip to Winchelsea, Rye and Great Dixter and a delightful afternoon at Goodnestone Park listening to a lecture on Segovia, his music, followed by afternoon tea. Next year we will be organising similar events. The AGM is on 5th November 2013 at 10.30am The Annual Subscriptions are £42.00 for a single membership and £77.00 for a couple. Do contact our Membership Secretary: 01227 728 518, if you would like to visit our Society. The visitors’ fee is £5.00 per lecture.

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LEARNING FOR FUN – NOT QUALIFICATIONS Opportunities for the retired and semi-retired That is what the White Cliffs Country U3A is all about! And no sooner has our Summer Programme closed than we are up and running again with a new Programme of Activities that runs from September 2013 – March 2014. We now have 39 learning courses to offer our members at the incredibly modest cost of £1.50 per session, as well as nine self-help groups for which there is no charge. A wide range of subjects are covered to keep us active in mind and body. Our regular monthly events are popular and non-members are welcome to come along to enjoy the event and find out more about us. Forthcoming events include: October 09 at 13.30-15.30hrs: “Strange history of Buckingham Palace” a talk by Patricia Wright at the Phoenix Centre, Sandwich November 06 at 13.30 – 15.30hrs: “Blowing my own Trumpet” a talk by Roy Bilham at Maison Dieu House, Biggin Street, Dover. November 13 at 10.30-12.00hrs a coffee morning with a presentation by U3A Member and Course Leader, Tony Grist entitled “Drama in my life” at Maison Dieu House, Biggin Street, Dover. December 04 at 13.30-15.30 hrs: “The great Storm of 1987 and how it changed my life” a talk by Bob Ogley at Deal Town Hall. Come to a session and see for yourself the stimulation and social contact that we get from our membership. Or take a look at our website - Or to get full programme and membership details contact 01304 851 744 or email


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We All Need a Friend Friends and family can be a blessing, but what if your family lives far away and all your friends can’t visit you for any reason? For a growing number of our community this is the case. With our increasingly ageing population one of our biggest problems is growing social isolation. Loneliness is not only unpleasant; it can lead to a breakdown in mental and physical health. Care services are stretched and even those people who receive regular physical care find that their providers often simply do not have the time to stop and talk. In recognition of this problem befriending schemes are being introduced in many locations and here in Dover District we have our own scheme, aiming to provide volunteers who can offer that much needed regular friendly contact. This might simply be a chat and a cuppa on a regular basis – or even just a weekly phone call to make sure the other person is alright. So what is involved in being a Befriender? Befrienders work with vulnerable people, so we do ask you to go through a simple vetting process and attend initial training – with the option of further on-going training as required. Once that process is complete we aim to match you with someone who is based fairly near you and who has compatible interests. Throughout your volunteering with us you will attend support meetings with the co-ordinator around once every twelve weeks – and there is always someone on the end of a phone if you need advice or support. Your role will be to act as the “good neighbour” – offering company, keeping an eye on the person and being able to flag up other sources of support or services if and when these are needed. Our aim is to support and develop the independence of scheme users, so you are there to help them help themselves. Why become a Befriender? The friendship in such a relationship often goes both ways – we all like company and sharing stories and experiences with someone else can be both interesting and rewarding. If you think you might be interested in becoming a Befriender, or if you or someone you know would be interested in having a Befriender please contact the scheme Co-ordinator, Roisin Murray on 01304 367 917 (Tuesday to Thursday) or 07969 698 165. email:- or 01304 367 892

*************** HADLOW COLLEGE’S GREENBIKES INITIATIVE A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION TO THE LESS CAMPAIGN As one of the UK's elite land-based colleges, Hadlow was one of the first education institutions to recognise the significance of climate change and the related environmental impact and issues. This awareness resulted in development of a policy - the Sustainable Development Strategy. Launched in 2008, it embraced widely ranging green policies designed to make the most efficient use of all resources including energy and water. In addition, the LESS campaign included commitment to environmentally sustainable waste management. Since its institution, LESS has evolved and developed in a variety of ways which combine to make the Hadlow College community - embracing all staff, students and stakeholders - a centre of sustainable excellence. In 2011 Hadlow produced a Carbon Management Plan. Signed off by the Carbon Trust, it commits the college to reducing its carbon footprint by 25% by 2014. The Greenbikes project being launched today is designed to reduce the college staff's use of cars for travel to various parts of the 1,100 acre estate. The Governors, staff and students are grateful to Barclays Bank for partial sponsorship of this scheme and would especially like to express gratitude to Roger Cowap, Regional Director. Pat Crawford, Press Officer, Hadlow College, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 0AL. / 07771 635 684.


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Calendar of Events 2013 October 2013 Tues 1st

Sutton by Dover Parish Council Meeting, Studdal Church Hall, 7.30pm


Tues 1

Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm

Wed 2nd

Kingsdown Lunch Club, details from The Post Office

Wed 2nd

Ringwould Village Hall AGM, 5.00pm


Thur 3

Tea & Chat, Ringwould, 2.00pm



Quiz Night Community Hall, E.Studdal, 7.00pm for 7.30pm



Harvest Supper, Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm



Nearly New & Vintage Clothes Sale, The King’s Head, 10.00 - 2.00pm


Drop in…..Studdal Church Hall 9.30am - 11.00am


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Wed 9th Sat

Loose Fibres Craft Club, Ripple Village Hall, 9.30am - 12.30am th

Charity Table-Top Sale, Kingsdown Village Hall, 9,00am - 3.00pm





WI Meeting, Kingsdown Village Hall, 2.00pm



Tea & Chat, Ripple Village Hall, 2.00pm

Mon 14th Mon



Closing date for October issue of Rural Roundup R’would-w-K’down Parish Council Meeting, Ringwould, 7.30pm

Tues 15th

Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm

Tues 15th

Let’s be Social, Studdal Church Hall 10..30am - 11.45am




Funday Sunday, St John’s Church, Kingsdown, 11.00am



Open House, Kingsdown Village Hall, from 3.00pm



Drop in…..Studdal Church Hall 9.30am - 11.00am


Tues 22

Barbara Branton’s Coffee Morning, Waldershare Road, Ashley, 10.30am

Wed 23rd

Loose Fibres Craft Club, Ripple Village Hall, 9.30am - 12.30am






Tues 29th

Vintage & Classic Car Meeting, Zetland Arms, from 11.30pm Kingsdown Garden Society AGM, Kingsdown School, 7.45pm Bingo Club - Ripple Village Hall, 7.00pm


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Clubs & Organisations e. Kingsdown Garden Society Chairman:Secretary:-

Mrs Sue Martin Mr T Ridley-Ellis

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Kingsdown Angling Club Chairman:Secretary:-

Mr Richard Appleford Danny Bacon

1st Kingsdown Brownies & Guides

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Brown Owl & Unit Leader:- Miss S Griffiths

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Kingsdown Music Society Chairman:Secretary:-

Mrs Pat Grant Mrs S Glaze

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12th Deal Scout Group

Scout Leader:- Chairmay Van de Merwe

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Kingsdown & Ringwould Women's Institute President:Secretary:-

Mrs Elizabeth Bembridge Mrs Kathy Erridge

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Kingsdown Pre School Chairman:Secretary:-

Mrs Lisa Dennison Mrs Raeanne Nightingale

01304 239 704 01304 360 330

Kingsdown Parent & Toddler Group Contact:-

Mrs Amy Bridges

Mobile: 07841 702 249

Kingsdown Conservation Group Contact:-

Chairman Mr Philip Evemy

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Kingsdown Table Tennis Club Mike Thompson

Mobile: 07771 9041240 01304 380 275

Loose Fibres Craft Group Contact:-

Rita Rhodes

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Ringwould History Society Chairman:-

Mrs Jennifer Van Lens

Secretary:- Mrs Mary Read Ripple Tea & Chat Mrs Rosemary Davey

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Ripple Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator:- Mr Roger Chatfield

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Ripple Bingo Club Mrs Daphne Lee

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St John’s Herritage Association Contact:-

Norman Gilliland

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Sutton Spectrum Club for children Church Hall Studdal Tuesdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm (term time) Organiser:- Mrs Maggie Crawley

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St Nicholas Players Chairman:Secretary:-

Mr B Munro Miss Janet Alcock

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Deal & Dist branch of Save the Children Chairman:Secretary:-


Sarah Spong Jane Samuel

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Ripple Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator:- Mr Roger Chatfield

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Ripple Bingo Club Mrs Daphne Lee

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Sutton Spectrum Club for children Church Hall Studdal Tuesdays 4.00pm - 6.00pm (term time) Organiser:- Mrs Maggie Crawley

01304 372 856

MS Society Thanet & Deal Helpline

Mobile: 07968 123 059

Parish Contacts Hall Bookings Kingsdown & Ringwould School Maggi Bowden (Sec) Kingsdown Village Hall Mike Glavin Mobile: Email: Ringwould Village Hall Mrs Mary Read Ripple Village Hall Mrs P Scott-Bradford Mob: Studdal Church Hall Mrs Claire McLaren Sutton Community Centre Booking Clerk

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Ringwould-w-Kingsdown Parish Council Chairman: Mr Patrick MacWilliam Sunraker, Back Street, Ringwould CT14 8HL 01304 373 888 Email: Clerk: Mrs Katie Amaouche Inglewood, Dover Road, Ringwould CT14 8BP 01304 729 081 Email:

Kingsdown & Ringwould Community Warden & PCSO Community Warden, Malcolm Wells Mobile: 07969 584 181 PCSO, Kerry Skirrow (new non-emergency number) 101

Ripple Parish Council Chairman: Mrs Daphne Lee Eastchurch, Sutton Rd., Ripple CT14 8JA 01304 365 573 Clerk: Mrs Kath Hastilow 01304 372 235 Email:-

Sutton-by-Dover Parish Council Chairman: Mr Simon Butcher Bower Lodge, Stone Heap Road, East Studdal,CT15 5BU 01304 371 420 Email:- Clerk: Veronica Harrop (Ronnie) Homestead Farm, Homestead Lane, East Studdal , Dover CT15 5BU 01304 375 142 Email:

Kingsdown Village Hall Maintenance Officer: Mike Glavin Mobile: 07817 655 953 Chairman: Mr Anthony Graham 01304 361 043 Email: Secretary: Mrs Jane Banks 01304 373 774 Email:


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DATES IN YOUR DIARY Monday October 14 – 7.30 pm at Ringwould Village Hall. The Parish Council is hoping that David Wittington from DDC will make a presentation about neighbourhood planning at their monthly meeting. Please see the PC notice board outside Del’s shop for more information. Tuesday November 12 – 7.30 for 8.00pm at Kingsdown School Conservation Areas, Character Appraisals and Neighbourhood Plans. An illustrated talk by Clive Alexander, DDC’s principal heritage planner and urban designer. Members £3:00, non-members £4:00, includes free glass of wine and refreshments

Can You Help us to Honour our Hero?

Many of you will have known Squadron Leader Anthony Downing RAF and his family; next year, 2014, is the centenary of the start of the First World War, so this seems to be a suitable time to add his name to the War Memorial in Kingsdown Church as he lost his life as a result of the conflict in Afghanistan. We know that many people will wish to contribute so we are starting a designated fund for this purpose. There is no space on the War Memorial to add the names of those killed in more recent conflicts so we would like to add something suitable in stone adjacent to the existing one with appropriate lettering. For further information, please contact Liz Sharp on 01304 449 459 or Jackie Collins 01304 367 892


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