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April 2009

The Margate Handbook Your local magazine and reference guide

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USEFUL NUMBERS Fire Police Ambulance Coast Guard

999 or 111

Margate Police Station

231055

Pension Service

Electricity– Power Loss

0800 783 8866

Margate Town Partnership

297350

Gas Emergency

0800 111 999

RSPCA

0870 55 55 999

Southern Water

0845 278 0845

ChildLine

0800 1111

Leakline

0800 820999

Alcoholics Anonymous

08457 697 555

BT Faultline

0800 800 151

Samaritans

08457 909090

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Learndirect

0800 100900

Bethesda Medical Centre

209300

Citizens Advice

225973

Northdown Surgery

08444 773728

Thanet O.W.L.S.

299999

Cliftonville Surgery

292873

Passport advice Line

0870 521 0410

Margate Hospital

225544

Thanet Council

577000

National Express Coach

08705 80 80 80

National Rail Enquires

08457 48 49 50

National ExpressTimetables 08717 818181

DVLA Vehicle Enquiries

0870 240 0010

Island Hoppa Buses

DVLA Drivers Enquiries

0870 240 0009

Age Concern

01843 223881

588944

0845 6060265

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Thursday 30th April 10am~4pm - for one day only - Back By Popular Demand You may book a personal appointment between 9am~10am and 4pm~6pm

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• Wheel Balancing • 4 Wheel Laser Tracking ● Quality New Tyres ● Brand Names Puncture Repairs while u wait 12v Battery Service WHERE ARE WE? Opposite Kandoo’s timber Yard All Saints Industrial Estate, Margate

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NEED A GARDENER LOOK NO FURTHER! No Garden Too Big or Small All you have to do is give Kris a call. Get your garden clean and tidy for Summer.

07837 246886 01843 831985 LONG GRASS CUTTING HEDGE TRIMMING PATIO CLEANING WEEDING EVEN WINDOWS AND GUTTERING CLEANING PHONE SMITHYS GARDENING FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

TV and Video Repairs With 40 years experience in the repair industry. I am qualified to repair : 1. Televisions 2. Video Recorders 3. DVD Players 4. Installation of New Equipment 5. Freeview Telephone Neil on:

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IM’S GARAGE SERVICES ALL MAKES ALL MODELS SERVICING * REPAIRS * WELDING * CLUTCHES * CAM BELTS *BRAKES * EXHAUSTS * M.O.T’S. ARRANGED

We look after your car as if it was our own At very Affordable Prices Home Collection and Delivery Service Available

Tel: 01843 291122 Unit 4 Rear of 42-60 Ethelbert Road Margate, Kent, CT9 1SB

www.jimsgarageservices.co.uk

246 NORTHDOWN ROAD CLIFTONVILLE CT9 2PX

PATISSERIE AND TEAROOM TEL: 01843 221227

Member of Thanet Business Network

Headley’s Cleaning

Carpet, Upholstery & Windows Domestic & Commercial Spot & Stain removal Quick Drying Stainguard on Request Fully Trained & Insured NO OBLIGATION. FREE ESTMATES

Tel: 08000 242462 or

01843 853846 Mobile: 07740 723897

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Or visit my website

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D&C

Electricians

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Complete Rewires Testing & Inspection (Fault Finding) with Certification Call Us Now For A FREE Extra Lights & Sockets No Obligation Quotation Fuse Board Upgrades Security & Garden Lighting Tel: 01843 833206 or for instant response Smoke Alarms Mobile: 07824 667675 or 07854 844340

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Bill’s Man & Van

Full or Part loads Local or Long Distances

All Domestic Appliances Serviced and Repaired

We Move you there with care so Don’t move a thing till U give us a ring

Established over 15 years

Tel: 01843 833101

01843 587815

or

01843 280422 Mobile 07766 221422

Phone John on or

Mobile 07802 196193 Email jgreen@fsbdial.co.uk

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KEVIN’S AIRPORT TRANSFER

Cruise to the Airport aboard our LUXURY EIGHT SEATER AIRPORT SPECIALIST ON BOARD D.V.D

Reliable Courteous Excellent Rates Wheelchair Accessible

Tel: 01843 226942 Mobile: 07971 831032 It is commonly believed that that April Fool came about because of the change of calendars. In 1582, Pope Gregory introduced a new calendar called the Gregorian calendar which is the calendar we still use today. The new calendar was introduced because the old calendar, called the Julian calendar, was ahead by ten days because each year was a little too long. Gregory moved the new calendar forward by ten days. Britain didn't accept the new calendar until 1752

April Crossword Across 1. Twelve (5) 4. Hoard (5) 7. Unaware (9) 8. Gape (4) 10. Wore away (6) 12. Birds of prey (6) 13. Notion (4) 16. Large spider (9) 18. The lowest point of anything (5) 19. Implied (5)

Down 1. Journal (5) 2. Menagerie (3) 3. World's longest river (4) 4. Secret or hidden (6) 5. Bustling (7) 6. Abated (5) 9. Placed a bet (7) 11. Thinner (6) 12. Consumed (5) 14. Proficient (5) 15. Female relative (4) 17. Part of a circle (3)

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‘YOUNG MAN WITH POSSIBILITIES’ ARTHUR ASKEY’S MARGATE BIG BREAK BY MICK TWYMAN In 1982, Britain lost one of it’s best-loved performers when pint-sized Arthur Askey died. Born in Liverpool at the dawn of the 20th century, he always had a flair for showbusiness, and his hilarious autobiography ‘Before Your Very Eyes’ told how, by the age of only ten, he had studied Gilbert Rogers Rhyl Concert Party so intently that he knew every song and sketch off by heart, so well in fact that he could recite them word perfect over 60 years later. Hello Playmates! Finding an obvious niche for his talents, Arthur was entertaining wounded soldiers of the Great War whilst still too young to enlist himself, which he did in June 1918, on reaching his 18th birthday. In March 1924, he made his professional debut with the ‘Song Salad Company’, the start of a career which was to last for 57 years, until ill-health forced his retirement. But it was at Margate that Arthur first achieved national recognition on his road to fame and fortune. During the 1920’s, the Daily Mail newspaper ran competitions for their readers to write in with nominations for their favourite seaside performing artiste, and towards the end of the 1928 Summer Season the paper’s posters were carrying the headline of ‘MARGATE COMEDIAN HEADS POLL’. There were several popular and well-known comedians treading the boards here that year, including Leonard Henry, a household name and radio star who was working the season on the Jetty, and Margate’s own Leslie Fuller, who was at the Clifton Baths (later The Lido) with his famous ‘Ped’lers’ Concert Party. The comparatively unknown Arthur Askey had been here at the Oval Bandstand since 1926 with Fred Wilden’s Concert Party, and had taken ‘digs’ in Clifton Gardens. In his memoirs, Arthur recounted the story of that Daily Mail poll. He recalled meeting Leonard Henry on the seafront one day, and that Henry, obviously very vainly believing himself to be top of the poll, was indignant that the Daily Mail was a bit late discovering him! And Arthur got the same from Leslie Fuller, who said he was surprised by a competition to discover him! Well, how deflated both those ‘Big Stars’ must have been when the paper put out its new posters which proclaimed ‘MARGATE COMEDIAN WINS’, and announced that little Arthur had come top in the whole country. He recalled proudly returning to his ‘digs’ to find his landlady had decorated her house inside and out with the posters, but how anti-climatic it had been to read the review by the critic sent down by the Daily Mail to catch his act. “SEASIDE TALENT SEARCH. MR. ARTHUR ASKEY, COMEDIAN, YOUNG MAN WITH POSSIBILITIES Margate, Sunday. Mr Arthur Askey is a short man with red hair and a pair of very large horn-rimmed spectacles. He is a member of the concert party which Mr Fred Wilden runs at the Oval there. For the last fortnight postcards have poured in from readers of the Daily Mail resident or holidaying at certain South of England seaside towns, recommending the merits of this and that concert party comedian or comedienne. Mr Askey’s name has been on a great many of them. Well, today I have watched Mr Askey. He showed symptoms of being able to amuse in a way of his own. Physically, he reminded me of Mr Nelson Keys; in methods he is not so glitteringly definite and clearcut. He is slower and his face is not so elastic. I thought his material was poor, but that he handled it with assurance and with a voice that carries well. He did not dance, but looks as if he could. At present I should not put Mr Askey down as ready to step into a leading part on the West End stage, but he is a young man possibilities.” The critic had mistakenly attended a Sunday children’s matinee, where no jokes or singing was the rule - the children themselves being the performers with the professionals assisting. Arthur’s name was now established, however, and he left in 1929 to follow his destiny, becoming a mainstay of radio, films, television and variety. Ay-Thang-Yew who has localMargate historical queries can Phone MickPhone Twyman01843 on 01843 227574 ToAnyone Advertise in The Handbook please 571145


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FOR ALL YOUR MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS • • • • • •

Painting and decorating Kitchens, bathrooms Tiling, Plumbing Carpentry Sash windows restored And all those little jobs…..

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Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate

Bringing high quality decorating to your home (or business)

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Interior & Exterior Clean Reliable Service No Job to Small Free Advice & Problem Solving

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Free estimates without obligation

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Tel: 01843 822946 Mobile: 07811 780492 26 Northumberland Court Cliftonville CT9 3BS

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YOUR MOVE

www.your-move.co.uk

CHARTERHOUSE

The UK’s most visited estate agency website

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01843 291777

YOUR MOVE Charterhouse is a trading name of Bagley Limited Registered in England Number: 896307484 Registered Address Unit 5A,Westmount House,220-228 Northdown Road Margate Kent CT9 2QD.YOUR MOVE Charterhouse is an independently owned and operated business, operated under license from your-move.co.uk Ltd. YOUR MOVE Charterhouse is an appointed representative of your move.co.uk Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FRN:301467) for none investment insurance advice.

YOUR MOVE Charterhouse is a member of the Ombudsman for estate Agents, Association of Residential Letting Agents and our Code of Practice is approved by the Office of Fair Trading. Calls may be recorded and/or monitored for training and security purposes. Source; Hitwise June 2008.

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Grandad Meets An Old Mate. Grandad met up with Tommy, an old friend of his. It had been nearly 20 years since they had last seen each other. “How are you Tommy” asked Grandad. “I feel just like a new born baby” said Tommy. “Really” said Grandad. “Yes, I’ve got no hair, no teeth and I keep wetting myself” replied Tommy. “Plus I went out yesterday and got myself a fantastic new hearing aid, it cost me over a thousand pounds” “Over a thousand pounds” said Grandad “What kind is it”? “Ten past three” replied Tommy. “What are you up you nowadays” Tommy asked Grandad “Well I felt my body was getting a bit out of shape, so I decided to join to join an aerobics class, I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down and really sweated buckets, but by the time I had got my trainers on the class was over” said Grandad. “But every Friday afternoon I pick up my Granddaughter Paige from School and we go and have an Ice Cream or a Milk Shake, she asked me the other day to tell her a story so I told her all about Noah’s Ark, then she asked me if I was on Noah’s Ark. Gosh no I said” “Well you are very old so I thought you would have been on the Ark, but if you weren’t on the Ark how come you didn’t drown when the flood came”?

O & S SHEDS CUSTOM BUILT TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS BY SPECIALISED CRAFTSMEN

VISIT OUR PREMISES AT ZEILA FARM GARLINGE HIGH STREET Show sheds on display

SUPPLY ONLY OR SUPPLY AND FIT We also supply a standard shed from 4’x4’ upwards

Proprietor: Mandy Argent

Friendly, Honest, Reliable & Hard Working One Off Cleans, Regular Cleans, Spring Cleans Moving Home? Want to Leave a Good Impression? Pol t es ice e Ra v Che i t i t e p cke Fully Insured d Com

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Tel: 01843 836274

For Enquiries Phone Mandy on

Mobile: 07879 696217 www.oandssheds.co.uk

Mobile: 07799 265895

01843 291383

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TAXASSIST ACCOUNTANTS Business Accounts • Self Assessment Returns

WESTGATE MORTGAGE & FINANCIAL SERVICES Nicholas Georgiou - nic@westgatefs.co.uk

Book-Keeping and Payroll

VAT and CIS

Business Plans/Start Ups

Meetings at Home / Business

Evening / Weekend Visits • First Visit Free •

Tel: Des Mullaney

(01843 ) 588830 www.taxassist.co.uk/desmullaney

01843 834233 / 07971802455 16 Wellington Road, Westgate, Kent. CT8 8DT

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Independent Mortgage Advice Mortgages & Re-mortgages Equity Release Commercial Finance & Loans Insurance & Protection

Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. The Financial Services Authority does not regulate Commercial Finance and some forms of loans and mortgages.

Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

BREAST CANCER CARE Reg Charity No. 1017658 215 Northdown Road Cliftonville

FUNDRAISING We need your donations for this worthy cause, If you cant get them to us, we can collect Just ring us or call in the shop.

Tel: 01843 298294 Any amount Large or Small. We need Clothes Books, Linen Toys DVD’s Videos LP’s Old coins / Collectables Pictures Vases Electricals Clocks The List Is Endless If You Don't Want It We Do

We desperately need Baby and Children's Clothes To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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THE WALPOLE BAY BOWLING CLUB THE WALPOLE BAY BOWLING CLUB ( MIXED CLUB ) IS HAVING AN OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2009 It matters not if you have not bowled before, as we will give FREE tuition and offer you a Months FREE membership. If you would like to come and see us at St. Georges Lawn from 2pm on Saturday 25th April you will receive a warm reception. Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome. We will provide the necessary bowls and footwear to enable you to roll some woods under the guidance of experienced club members. Those who already bowl will wish to know that the Club is active in both the Thanet Men’s and Ladies Leagues. The Club also participates in the Catherine Wheeler League for mixed teams and additionally, has an extensive programme of friendly matches. We would be delighted to receive any enquires from bowlers new in the area or from those who wish to change to a Club with a varied programme of competitive matches as well as one which combines its bowling with an active social programme. If for some reason you cannot make it on the 25th of April, or wish to have a word in the meantime, then please feel free to telephone:

Alex Gunn on 01843 225039 or Pat Taylor on 01843 226862 In addition to the programme of arranged matches the Club also meets for practice sessions regularly every week throughout the Summer Season

Ltd

We offer a wide range of Carpentry & Joinery solutions. We can supply & fit purpose made joinery to your requirements Repairs & Maintenance

ALL CONTRACTS DOMESTIC &COMMERCIAL FREE ESTIMATES ALL WORK GUARANTEED

GARY MURPHY OFFICE AND WORKSHOP

Unit C1 East Northdown Farm Margate CT9 3TS

Phone/Fax: 01843 579641 Mobile: 07973 197455 Email: gary@gmmurphycarpentry.co.uk

www.gmmurphycarpentry.co.uk Member of Thanet Business Network

Mike Shirtliff 17th Edition & Part P Qualified Electrician

Tel: 01843 221812 Mobile: 07850 830 175 email: acdc.electrical@hotmail.com

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Thanet’s local auction website To log on now just type in your address bar www.margatebuy.com In case you haven’t seen us before we are Thanet’s newest Online Auction site where you can BUY, SELL, BID, WIN. As a special bonus we are now offering all basic listings are FREE until August the 1st and there will be no commission deduction at the end of the auction. Another big plus is, because it’s local any larger items can be collected or you could even arrange, with the seller, to view the item. More and more items are appearing on MARGATEBUY every day. As more local residents find us the site will get even more popular, so if you have got anything lying around taking up space, then list it on MARGATEBUY Have a clear out and raise some cash. If you have never visited the site before just log on to

April in the Garden Get Plants for Free take cuttings from tender plants You can take cuttings of new shoots of tender plants such as Busy Lizzie, Coleus, Fuchsia, Pelargonium, Trailing Petunia and Verbena.

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Remove shoots from the base of your chosen plant with a sharp knife, cutting just below the bottom pair of leaves. Trim the end of the cutting and dip it into rooting hormone. Put the cuttings into moist, gritty compost and place them in a heated propagator if you have one, or on a sunny windowsill. Spray with water regularly to prevent wilting until they root.

Tips for watering hanging baskets Sink a small flower pot into the compost in the centre of your hanging baskets. When you water, fill up the pot so that the water drains straight down to the plants’ roots

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Cliftonville Residents Association Market Success We’ve Done it again! For the third year in a row - 2006,2007,2008, Cliftonville Farmers Market was voted ‘Best Farmers Market in Kent’ at a presentation dinner at Leeds Castle. The dinner and ceremony was organised by Produced in Kent. June Chadband, Market organiser, received the award on behalf of the C.R.A. It is a remarkable achievement as the market is run by volunteers, This year it was not only the public vote but secret shoppers and a judging panel. We met one of the shoppers at the Awards Ceremony and he said he thought the location on the Cliff Tops, with the dramatic backdrop of the sea was superb! Something we take for granted!! Next Markets are Sunday March 29th then April 26th 2009,from 10am - 1pm

Annual General Meeting The Annual general Meeting of the CRA will take place on Thursday 23rd April 2009, at Smiths Court Hotel, at 7.15pm.This is a most important meeting when we elect the Committee for the coming year. This years speaker will be Jayne Kennett who will give a talk on the History of Cliftonville. She has a large collection of old photographs and postcards, that you can look at. If you wish to be considered for election to the Committee, please complete a nomination form and let me have it as soon as possible. We need new members on the Committee, so give it some thought. Please do your utmost to attend this meeting. For a nomination form, phone Keith on 226033

13th Anniversary Lunch The 13th Anniversary Lunch will take place on Thursday 30th April 2009, at Smiths Court Hotel, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville at 12.30 for 1.00pm, The cost this year will be £11.50 for Three courses. Please contact June on 226033 if you are interested.

Sunday Afternoon Concerts A full programme of Sunday afternoon Concerts at tha Oval Bandstand has again been arranged and will commence on June 7th 2009 and will feature local band Ek1. They will continue until the end of September from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. This year, it has been difficult to raise the finances, so a good attendance is needed to ensure future funding.

CRA Summer Fair The Summer Fair will be held o Sunday June 28th 2009. It will start with the Farmers Market and it will also include a Classic Car Show, music all day on the bandstand, stalls a tombola and more. This year the Fair is earlier than previous years to avoid clashing with other local events. Please give your support.

Coffee Mornings Coffee mornings are held at Smiths Court Hotel on the Third Thursday of the month from 10.30am

Theatre and Day Trips There are still a few places left for ‘The Bachelors’ at the Brick Lane Music Hall on April 22nd 2009. The cost is £39.50 which includes the show, afternoon tea, a stop at Bluewater fot a couple of hours and drivers gratuity. Phone June on 226033 if you are interested.

Keith Chadband Chairman CRA Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts

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22 Brett Approved Installers Trusted and Recommended

Paddy Moyna The Driveway Specialist Is an established business based in Thanet. We have been trading for many years specialising in all forms of Block Paving for your Driveways, Patios and all your Landscaping requirements. Our company has been proud to offer the very best paving and landscaping services throughout East Kent. We are members of the Brett Approved Installer Scheme and the Marshalls Register giving our Potential Customers complete peace of mind for all their paving and landscaping requirements, with a GUARANTEE P. Moyna Driveway Specialist has strived to develop a reputation for its high standard of workmanship and competitive prices devoting individual attention to each and every customer.

To discuss a project and get a FREE quote Contact Paddy Moyna

Tel: 01843 603439 or 07986 384210 Please call for FREE Brochure Member of Thanet Business Network

APRIL COMPETITION. The prize this month is Burberry Brit EDT for Women 100 ml To win this prize just tell us: which of our advertisers has the Tel: number 07903 819906 Then either e-mail us at : info@margatehandbook.co.uk or send in your entry to: Competition. Margate Handbook. 68 Clarence Avenue. Cliftonville. Margate. CT9 3DR Please DO NOT FORGET to tell us your name and address. All entries must be received on or before 3.00pm on Wednesday 18th March All correct entries will be placed together and the winner will be drawn out. The prize will be delivered to the winners address within 48 hours of this time. . GOOD LUCK

Last months Winner Was Miss K Godden of Invicta Road With thanks to Tony of Screewloose & Block Paving for picking the winner To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Black Bags You will be Amazed at the Quality Qty

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Each

40

£5.50

13.8p

100

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M. S. Products, Broadstairs, Kent

Paddy Moyna Is Proud To Announce His Appointment To The Jacksons Fine Fencing Expert Installer Programme Offering a 25 year Guarantee on all Fencing Decking and Gates Supplied and Fitted. Paddy Moyna Has developed a reputation for his high standard of workmanship and his individual attention to each and every customer. To discuss a project and get a FREE quote Contact Paddy Moyna Tel: 01843 603439 or 07986 384210 Please call for FREE Brochure Member of Thanet Business Network

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J.J. Plumbing & Heating Services Boiler repairs / replacement Radiators Bathroom installations Tap replacements Washing machine repairs All domestic plumbing

JIM 07828 276052 01843 296194

Loft Conversion Specialists Plumbing & Central Heating Corgi Register Fitter Fitted bathrooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Plastering, Windows and Conservatories

No Job Too Small Good Rates

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Call Tony Tel/Fax : 01843 226701 Mobile : 07782299734

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April 2009 Tide Table for Margate High Low High Low High 03.12 09.30 15.36 21.55 04.10 10.23 16.36 23.00 05.26 11.40 17.54 00.27 06.50 13.11 19.19 02.02 08.19 14.42 20.43 03.26 09.40 15.50 21.50 04.27 10.39 16.38 22.41 05.15 11.25 17.19 23.23 05.54 12.04 17.56 00.01 06.29 12.38 18.34 00.40 07.03 13.10 19.12 01.18 07.35 13.41 19.48 01.56 08.06 14.11 20.20 02.32 08.34 14.40 20.50 03.07 09.04 15.10 21.23 03.48 09.41 15.49 22.09 04.40 10.36 16.45 23.20 05.47 11.56 18.06 00.41 07.06 13.17 19.30 02.00 08.26 14.35 20.41 03.08 19.28 15.36 21.35 04.00 10.14 16.20 22.17 04.41 10.52 16.58 22.52 05.18 11.25 17.34 23.28 05.54 11.59 18.12 00.06 06.32 12.35 18.52 00.49 07.11 13.14 19.34 01.35 07.52 13.56 20.18 02.24 08.35 14.41 21.05 03.19 09.23 15.32 21.59

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Extensions, Garages, Conservatories, Patios, Garden Walls, Re-Pointing, Concreting, Driveways, Fireplaces Specialist in Ornamental Brickwork C.I.T.B. Qualified

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April Sudoku How to Play Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That's all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive! Answers page 32

How to get rid of Flies Gnats & Mosquitoes Fill a spray bottle with Listerine mouthwash and spray around your rooms at the first sign of the little critters,( it even works outside ) They don’t seem to like the smell so stay well clear. This is from one of our readers I haven't tried it yet but will definitely give it a go as I always seem to get bitten in the summer as I tinker about in the garden.

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St. George, patron Saint of England England’s patron saint, a fourth century Christian martyr, is also patron saint of Georgia and the city of Moscow Very little is known about the real St George. He is thought to have been born into a noble Christian family in the late third century in Cappadocia, an area which is now in Turkey. He followed his father's profession of soldier and became part of the retinue of the Emperor Diocletian. The emperor ordered the systematic persecution of Christians and George refused to take part. In 303, he was himself tortured and executed in Palestine, becoming an early Christian martyr. The legend of George slaying a dragon and rescuing an innocent maiden from death is medieval. St George's Day is celebrated in England on 23rd April, reputed to be the day of George's martyrdom in 303 AD.

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Mobile: 07775 906527 01843 225909

Mark Michaels Valet Service 5 New Street Margate Established Circa 1906

We offer the following services on garments and household goods:

Hand Finished Dry Cleaning Alterations Repairs Laundry Curtain cleaning We also sell:

Suit/Dress/Coat Bags Defluffing Rolls Refill Rolls We collect and deliver if required Call Us Now On

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Many events are free and many are suitable for children and families.

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75 Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8QG

(01843) 831401 The “Swan Carvery” is second to none and will be available from 12 noon to 5.00pm every Sunday (booking advisable). There will be a varied selection of roasts and fresh vegetables together with vegetarian and other options, all at £8.99 per person with superb starters and deserts also available, together with an excellent choice of wines for the discerning palate. **************************************************

Out “Function Room”, which must be one of the most delightful in the area, is for hire, with a ground floor ballroom and bar for those very special occasions e.g. weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, etc, etc. **************************************************

“Just a Very Nice Place To Be” **************************************************

Friday Night Is Steak Night At The Swan

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07766 404670

Did You Know William Shakespeare was born on the 23rd April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire He died on 23rd April 1616 and is buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon

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big for men

Clothing and Footwear Menswear for the Larger man (up to 8XL)

BFM (Menswear) Stockists of Ben Sherman & Nickelson 97 Canterbury Road Westbrook Margate - Kent

Tel: (01843) 297788 We are now agents for Dry Cleaning & Alterations Opposite the former Royal Sea Bathing Hospital

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Clubs & Associations Let us know about yours. Thanet Business Network

Tel: 571145

Women’s Institutes

Tel: 290824

Margate Swimming Club

Tel: 299847

Ambassadors Speakers Club

Tel: 298635

Retirement Association

Tel: 223348

Walpole Bay Bowling Club

Tel: 225039

Margate Historical Society

Tel: 227574

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Margate Lawn Tennis Club

Tel: 832165

Margate Flower Club

Tel: 226227

Cliftonville Residents Assoc

Tel: 226033

Thanet Floral Society

Tel: 220991

Macular Disease Society

Tel: 225108

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Thanet Fuchsia Group

Tel: 593174

Scrapbook Buddies

07766 131676

Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

Royal British Legion

Tel: 224591

Evergreen Club

Tel: 229772

Tel:

Thanet Breathe Easy Group We try to support suffers of all kinds of lung disease we have the backing of the British Lung Foundation and are recognised as a listed charitable organisation. We have meetings every first Thursday of the month at The Racing Greyhound Public House Hereson Road Ramsgate from 2pm to about 4pm.Some months we have guest speakers others we have quiz time, bingo, raffles, anything that we can think of to make the afternoon enjoyable and to lift spirits. Please come along and see for yourself

For more details contact Lynn on 01843 601808

THEY’VE DONE IT AGAIN Cliftonville Farmers Market was named Best Farmers Market in Kent for the Third time running. The Market has been going since 2001 and is very popular if you have never been just come along and see for yourself. The market is held on the last Sunday of the month between 10am and 1pm on the Oval Cliftonville For more information call June on 01843 226033

StyleCounsel Book Circle We started almost three years ago, with a small group of friends who wanted to get together to chat about some of the books they had read. We have tried where-ever possible to be flexible with times and even dates that we have met. We meet in a local bar (The WestCoast Bar and Venue, 3-5 King Street), books and wine seem to go well together. We meet up monthly, based on suggestions on book titles every month. In partnership with KCC Libraries I am often able to reserve, collect and return the book for members. Which means very little outlay cost. All are welcome to come along. Our next meetings are 7th April, 5th May 2nd June, 7th July As a book circle there is an opportunity to swop books with members, make new friends and discuss the world! Some of our recent reads have been by: Juan Carlos Onetti, Ian Fleming, Agatha Christie, Doris Lessing to name only a small few. I would be more than happy to discuss the group, just give me a call. (01843) 223300 or drop me an email stylecounsel@tesco.net also StyleCounsel has a facebook page: www.facebook.com/page/margate-united-kingdom/style-counsel/37233510548 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Local solicitor helps families deal with dementia.

Over 700,000 people in the UK are suffering from some type of dementia and Jacqui Miles and her specialist team at Barnes Marsland Solicitors knows how tough this can be for families. “We get many calls from distressed family members asking us to help with a loved one who is losing or has lost mental capacity” says Jacqui. If you do lose mental capacity, you will need a trusted family member or friend to manage your savings, property, bills and investments on your behalf. You need to prepare for this whilst you have capacity and appoint an Attorney by way of a Lasting Power of Attorney or LPA. If friends or family are not suitable, Jacqui herself can be appointed as Attorney and manage someone’s affairs for them in their best interests. This is an excellent way of ensuring that the person can remain in their own home for as long as possible, as Jacqui can make all the arrangements necessary. Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) while you are still in total control of all your faculties makes a lot of sense. Once capacity is lost, an LPA is not always possible and formal applications must be made by the family to the Court of Protection with help from Jacqui and her team. “I would urge anyone over 60 to consider setting up an LPA because it can avoid so much expense and distress for the family later” says Jacqui. Barnes Marsland is making a £10 donation to the Alzheimers Research Trust for every LPA set up in 2009 to encourage more people over 60 to take action now. Jacqui Miles is a partner and specialist in legal services for the elderly at Barnes Marsland Solicitors. If you are over 60 and would like free telephone advice from Jacqui and her team please call 01843 861595 on Wednesdays between 10am and 12 noon. Please mention the Margate Handbook.

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Index of Advertisers Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Airport Transport Kevin’s Airport Transfer

Dentures 12

The Denture Shop

Plumbing & Heating 4

Accountants and Financial Services Domestic Appliance Repairs TaxAssist Thanet Accounting Service Tax Returns Westgate Mortgage

18 26 29 18

Antiques Valuations Antiques Warehouse

Mark Michael’s

10

D&C Electricians AC/DC

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Estate Agents

38 15 24 29 37 12 25

Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy

Your Move Medics on the Move Paddy Moyna

M. S. Products

10 19

Nazar Fish Bar The Indian Princess The Swan

16 31

9

Butterfly Helping Hands

Clear Picture South East Satellite

9

Shed’s O & S Sheds

7

15

Farleys

31

Bill’s Man & Van Move It

38

Men’s Outfitters

Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away

Premier Signs

Solicitors

33

Barnes Marsland Robinson Allfree

3

Walpole Bay Bowling Club

arc Carwash 1st Call

4

Charity Shop Breast Cancer Care

18

Time For You Brighter Homes

7 17

Cliftonville Residents Assoc CRA

Mobility First Choice Mobility

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21

Centaur Systems

8

Jackie Raines

9

25 15

35 6 19

9

11 7 7 23

Web Sites BC Design Incredible Websites

22 27

Window Cleaners Coastal Window Cleaners

Patisseries Batchelors

Computer Repairs & Services

37

Painters & Decorators M&B Painters Nigel Mather

25

Utilities Jo Weeks - Utility Warehouse

Oven Cleaning OvenGleam

Cleaners

17

Tiles 11 Cliftonville Tile Centre Front T.V. Repair Neil’s TV & Video repair 33 Tyres Richard’s Trade Tyres

Big for Men

Car Rental

10 Back

Sports and Pastimes

Man & Van

Car Cleaning Services

32

Signs

37

Kitchens

Monkton Carpets

13 28 31

Roofing Bill Dunk Roofing

23

Home Repairs & Odd Jobs

Carpets

23

Satellite Installation

Headstones & Memorials Andrews & Elliott

8

Restaurants & Dining

Gardening Smithys Gardening

Printers SPS

29

Garages Jim’s Garage Services

4 37 24 36

Refuse Sacks

Fencing

19

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Headley’s Cleaning

22 24

Electricians

Building & Maintenance Home Installations Bradleys Screwloose DSM TCB Property Maintenance House Martin L.P. Brickwork

Driveway Specialist Tony’s Block Paving

5

Bridal Shops Birchington Brides

11

Driveways

Dry Cleaners

Business Opportunities Avon

Worth Servicing

SMG Plumbing W Stagg J J Plumbing and Heating ThermoTech

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Windscreens Third Party Windscreens

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