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December 2012

Your FREE local magazine and reference guide

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers Published monthly FREE to over 5,500 homes in Margate Please mentionand The delivered Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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Hello everyone and welcome to issue number 83 of the MARGATE HANDBOOK. Thanks again for all the letters, phone calls and e-mails, please keep them coming as we do appreciate them. We had 84 entries for the competition and well done to the winner (Don’t miss this months competition on Page 25 there are two special prizes) Grandad hears about the Christmas story (See Page 30). Also we have two recipes for you (See Pages 24 & 27). Plus the last dates for Christmas posting are on (Page 26) Also on (Page 10) it tells you how the kids can track Santa on Christmas Eve, via a Computer. Plus you will find the Tide Tables for Margate on (Page 18) Finally, from Pauline and I, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL. We love to hear from you each month and as always our contact details are: Web: E-mail: Tel: 01843 571145 68 Clarence Avenue Cliftonville Margate CT9 3DR

Pete & Pauline To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


Quality Gas, Heating, Hot Water & Plumbing Services At Affordable Rates • • •

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New Boilers Supplied and Fitted Boiler Repairs Powerflushing ( Heating System Cleaning & Chemical Treatment ) Gas Cookers & Hobs Installed Landlords Gas Safety Inspections Vented / Unvented Hot Water Cylinders Bathroom Design & Installation General Plumbing Free No Obligation Quote and Advice

Tel: 01843 862102 Mobile: 07793 560055 Email: Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


Fast Track Deliveries Reliable and Friendly Delivery Service based in Thanet Kent 24/7 Nationwide Deliveries & Regular Runs Undertaken

Cleaning Company A Member of the Association of Approved Oven Cleaners

Ian Solly

Single Oven £35.00 Single Large Oven (90cm wide) £42.00 Hobs from £12.00 Extractors from £12.00 Small Ovens/Grill £17.00

07561 520623

Oven cleaning specialists for your oven removing fat, grease and burnt on carbon

Please Contact:

Email: Web:

(only caustic free cleaning materials used in your home)


01233 634993 07903 819906

Goods in Transit - Hire and Reward Public Liability Fast Track Deliveries

“Put the gleam back in your oven”

THE AMBRETTE FREE SENIOR CITIZEN PRIVILEGE CARD ( With this coupon to all over 60’s ) Privilege card holders and all their guests pay just £10.95 per head for 3 courses at lunchtimes Tuesday to Sunday. Bring this coupon to the restaurant to receive your unique Privilege card and to pick up a copy of the lunch menu. This is a unique card you can use again and again 44 King Street Margate CT9 1QE Tel: 01843 231504 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Paddy Moyna

I know it can be hard to fit your dogs exercise around your busy life. So let me do it for you. If your looking for a professional dog walker then look no further. Prices from: £10 for one hours walk £ 7 for half hours walk Second dog in the same household half price. I am fully Insured and Police checked and will provide a reliable and friendly service. Small pet feeding also available please contact me with your requirements.

Tel: 01843 299894 Mobile: 07970 065993 e-mail

Fencing / Decking Jacksons Fine Fencing Expert Installer 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

Edwards Embroidery Personalised Clothing Why not try something different, Personalised Clothing, for that Special Gift. We have over 1 million embroidery designs to choose from or alternatively have your own design made up. • Hoodies, • Sweat Shirts. • Varsity/Baseball Jackets, • Fleeces, • Polo Shirts, T Shirts, We carry a wide and varied range of clothing for both Private & Corporate plus special prices for Clubs & Societies

Tel: 01843 599466

Mob: 07545 322950 Visit our show rooms at Trews Workwear & PPE 130 High Street Ramsgate CT11 9TY To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145



Loft & Garage Conversion Specialist Carpentry & Roofing Free Estimates Telephone: 01843 594624 Mobile: 07977 832159 Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts



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01843 294076 OR 07709 856809 Email To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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When the kids ask WHERE IS SANTA? show them THIS

Starting on Christmas Eve, you can log on to the U.S. Military website and find out exactly where Santa is on his travels around the globe. Just type in This is a brilliant site for all to enjoy. Obviously the site is not up and running until Christmas Eve, because up until that day Santa is busy finishing off Toys, making sure all the Reindeer are OK and keeping his eye on all of the Elves. So don’t forget on Christmas Eve SEE WHERE SANTA IS.

call Grant on: 01843 571875 or 07790 025119 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


From a dripping tap to full renovations BPEC Registered / Qualified for Solar Thermal & Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems. Leaks / Blockages Cleared Power Flushing Bathrooms & Tiling City & Guilds Qualified 23 Year Experience Fully Insured Free Estimates Competitive Rates

Tel: 01843 834112 or 07973 689295 email:

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AQUARIUS PLUMBING & HEATING Plumbing & Heating Engineers

All Domestic Plumbing Work. Central Heating, New Installations, Upgrades and Repairs, Bathrooms Supplied & Fitted Gas Safety Certificates Landlords Welcome


Tel: 01843 841589 Mobile: 07989 600542 Email:

Brickwork & Landscape Construction Driveways, Paths, Patios, in Concrete, Slab, Crazy or Block Paving Indian Sandstone Brick & Block Walls / Extensions Archways / Repointing Tree & Hedge Cutting Garden Clearance / Ponds Decking / Fencing & Turfing, Insurance Work Undertaken. FREE ESTIMATES Russell


Tel: 01843 221643 • 01843 832003 Mob: 07885 869789 • 07505 484411 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


Merry Christmas from all the staff at Cooke & Co

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December Crossword

Across 1. Large house (7) 5. Pieces of information (5) 8. Profits (5) 9. Gruesome (7) 10. Retaliated (7) 11. Form of transport (5) 12. Hostility (6) 14. Stick (6) 18. Permit (5) 20. SIncere (7) 22. Creatures (7) 23. Doctrine (5) 24. Ledge (5) 25. Sweet (7)

Down 1. Tycoon (7) 2. Dissonance (5) 3. Perceptiveness (7) 4. Wanderers (6) 5. Aspect (5) 6. Vegetable (7) 7. Austere (5) 13. Discomfort (7) 15. Mocks (7) 16. Pull out (7) 17. Stopped (6) 18. Accumulate (5) 19. Dock (5) 21. Bird of prey (5)

Osteopathic Clinic Enjoy your freedom Let us help liberate you from you pain Back Pain? Neck Pain? Hip or knee problems? Shoulder problems? Sciatica? Arthritis....and many more Conditions can be help With Osteopathy.

We can also provide Acupuncture Podiatry Physiotherapy Massage Hot stone massage Hypnotherapy Reiki Reflexology Nutrition Applied Kinesiology

Hawley Health Centre 7-9 Hawley Square, ( entrance on Princes Street ) Margate CT9 1PF Tel. 01843 292056 Or visit: All Osteopaths are highly trained, fully qualified members of the General Osteopathic Council. Registered providers for HAS. BUPA. And PPP etc.

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1 High Street, Margate, CT9 1DL

Tel: 01843 225600

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Opening Times Mon-Sat 11am -10pm Sun 11am -9pm

PHONE ORDERS WELCOME 316 Northdown Road Cliftonville (Opposite Tesco’s)

DECEMBER SPECIAL 2 Medium COD & CHIPS £8.40 Now Only £6.99 With this Voucher Excluding Friday Valid until 31/12/12

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8 Pcs of Chicken 8 Spicy Wings 4 Regular Fries Coleslaw or Beans & 1.5 litre Drink

Christmas Special

£4.00 Discount on this deal. Voucher must be handed in or full price will be charged

Only £9.99 £13.99

Valid until 31/12/12

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northdown community project Come and Join us for a New Year Family Party When: Saturday 5th January 2013 3.00 -- 5.30 pm Where: St Philip’s Church Summerfield Rd Palm Bay Tickets: Adults £2.50 Children under 12yrs £1.00 (Tea included) Available from: St Philip’s Church Office Tel: 231825 or 232959

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Martin Jarvis is one of our most respected actors, always relied upon to give a good performance. His reading of the Just William stories are joy. ‘Twas not always so……. Long ago when he was a student at R.A.D.A. the Royal Opera House called the drama school asking for six students to portray the Toreadors in their new lavish production of the gypsy opera “Carmen.” Accordingly the six stalwarts showed, to be told they could not use the stage for rehearsals since that was needed for the principals. “Never mind,” said the choirmaster cheerfully, Its very easy. Al you have to do is follow me around the stage and do as I do. It’s that easy.” On the first night the students were resplendent in their satin-embroidered suits and/black boat hats. And then came-the famous “March of the Toreadors.” As the choirmaster stepped onto the stage and a-r-o-u-n-d the bullring, followed by the Toreadors, Martin was having a wonderful time:“Toray-a-dor!” he bellowed, “Oh, To-o-ray-a-dor! Tor-ay-a-dor! Tor-ray-a-dor,Oh! Toray-a-dor!” at the top of his lungs and out at the other side……… He was met by the choirmaster who was incandescent: “What do you think -” clenched the man “ you are doing?” “I - I was–was s-singing -” stuttered the student. “SINGING!” exploded the leader, “THIS IS THE OPERA HOUSE! YOU DON’T SING HERE! PAVAROTTI SINGS HERE! MARIA CALLAS SINGS HERE! PLACIDO DOMINGO SINGS HERE ! THIS IS THE OPERA HOUSE! YOU DON’T SING HERE!”




● Extensions ● Loft Conversions ● Renovations ● Carpentry ● Plastering

Plus All Decorating Work Tel : 01843 832860 Mob : 07760 994648

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The Orangery restaurant - share in the secret!

Book now for a fabulous New Year! With soaring sea views and polished marble floors, we believe that The Orangery is the finest dining venue in Thanet. With fresh, local produce served every day, you can truly experience the taste of Kent. Our set New Year’s Eve menu is now available, and spaces are booking fast. Arrive to a welcome drink, eat fabulous Kentish food, and dance the night away to our resident DJ. Arrive at 6:30pm for your welcome drink, and then sit down for your meal at 7:00pm. After dinner and coffee, dance until 1:00am and ring in 2013 in in style. The whole evening will cost £34.95 per person, or £9.95 per child under 12. Make the night even better by staying for only £30 per person (bed and breakfast). Also, plan to spend our first meal of 2013 with us, by celebrating the new year with our Sparkling New Years Day brunch. Start with a glass of Prosecco or freshly squeezed orange juice, and then help yourself to a selection of fabulous foods served by the chef. We offer a range of breakfast items, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, pastries, breads, sausages and bacon, as well as lunch items including gammon and beef, bubble and squeak, and finally a selection of desserts. The price is £24.95 per adult or £9.95 for children under 12. To book, or for more information, call us on 01843 222310 or email

The Diamond Club from Smiths Court Hotel Available for all customers over 50, we have created a club which combines everything that you would expect from the welcoming Smiths Court Hotel. This month, it’s the special Christmas meal, so book your place early to avoid disappointment… Monday 3rd December ~ 4 course set Christmas Diamond club lunch Monday 17th December ~ Christmas afternoon tea Arrive at 12:00pm for your reception drink, and then sit down at 12:30pm for the lunch, while the afternoon tea runs all afternoon, but most arrive between 2:00pm & 2:30pm Our set Christmas meal is priced at £10, and tea and coffee is included after the meal Call us on 01843 222310 to book your place at our Christmas meal or for our afternoon tea. Alternatively, pop in at any time to find out more. Don’t forget to ask your friends to come along and join up at the same time, so that they can take advantage of our fabulous offers as well! ~ ~

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WARREN D GRINHAM Kitchens and Bathrooms Fast and friendly quotes all work carries a full 12 month warranty Supply & Fit or Fit Only For your FREE estimate

Tel :

01843 299461

Mobile: 07916 133458 Email:

Thanet Dolls House Club Come along and see what we do at Thanet Dolls House Club We share hints & tips, make things & just have a great time you don't have to have a dolls house. Meetings held at:- Manston Village Hall, Preston Road Manston Tel: Jan for more details on

01843 826232 or just come along, and join us in 2013

Pete, Pauline & all the delivery team from the Margate Handbook Wish You A Very

Merry Christmas

7pm till 9pm 3rd Friday each month To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Last minute Christmas cake recipe: This can be made just a week before Christmas & is just as good Equipment 8" round cake tin (4" deep), baking parchment. Ingredients: 450g raisins 285g sultanas 110g currants 180g glacĂŠ cherries (halved) 110g ground almonds 225g unsalted butter (room temperature) 225g soft brown sugar (pale) 285g plain flour (sieved) zest of one lemon 5 eggs 2 tsp of mixed spice 2 tbsp of pale runny honey 200 ml of beer (I used Speckled Hen) Method

Preheat oven to 160c (140 fan) Line the base and sides of the 8" cake tin with a double thickness of baking parchment. Cut the paper an inch deeper than the tin so that it is sticking above the top rim. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy Beat the egg and add them gradually to the mixture, a little at a time, beating them well. If the mixture curdles beat in a teaspoon of the flour before continuing. Using a tablespoon, gently fold in the flour, lemon zest and spices. Fold in the beer and honey and stir gently. Add the fruit and ground almonds and stir gently Transfer the mixture to the cake tin and make a hollow in the centre of the mixture (roughly 2" wide and 1" deep). Bake in the centre of a preheated oven for about 2.5 hours depending on your oven, it may need a little longer. Check that it is cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle this should be clean when removed. The centre should feel firm and springy if touched. Turn out onto a wire rack. When it is cold, make a few holes in the top and bottom of the cake (using a skewer) and feed the cake with the Irish whiskey (brandy would be fine as an alternative). Wrap the cake in baking parchment or foil and store in a tin until you need it. Tips:

If you are going to cover the cake with marzipan and ice it, put the marzipan on a few days before it is iced so the surface of the marzipan can dry. Otherwise the marzipan can bleed through and stain the icing. I sliced off the top of my cake before putting on the marzipan so the top would be flat. Or use the base as the top To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


ISLE OF THANET CONCRETE GARDEN ORNAMENTS LOOKING FOR GARDEN ORNAMENTS As supplied to the Margate Handbook Here is a small selection of what we can do For More Information Tel: 07758 721356 or see them at Westgate Garden Centre

Each of these costs just £10 Army No 2

Golfer No 36 R.A.F. No 3

Also Verses & House Numbers

No 44

No 45 No 46

DECEMBER COMPETITION The prize this month are both a Santa and a Snowman Concrete Toadstool Ornaments you win both. To win this prize just tell us: which of our advertisers has the Phone number 01843 293635

Then either e-mail us at : or send in your entry to Competition. Margate Handbook. 68 Clarence Ave, 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 Monday 12th November all correct entries will be placed together and the winners will be drawn out.

GOOD LUCK This Months winner was P Kourellias Notthumberland Ave. Margate Thanks to Mazes Security for picking the winner

PRIZES PROVIDED BY ISLE OF THANET CONCRETE GARDEN ORNAMENTS Only £10 Each For more details Phone 07758 721356 SEE THEM AT WESTGATE GARDEN CENTRE, WESTGATE ON SEA, NEAR THE TRAIN STATION Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


Recommended Last Posting Dates For UK last posting dates

Tues 18th Dec

Second Class

Thurs 20th Dec

First Class

International Airmail

Wed 5th Dec

South & Central America, Caribbean Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East New Zealand & Australia

Fri 7th Dec

USA, Canada, Japan & Eastern Europe Western Europe

Mon 12th Dec


BILL’S MAN & VAN Removals & Storage All Domestic Appliances Serviced and Repaired Established over 15 years

Phone John on 01843 587815 or

Mobile 07802 196193


TEL: 01843 833101 or 280422 MOB: 07766 221422 FREE PHONE: 0800 2922170

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Ultimate Fudge Great for the Kids to make as presents Ingredients 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk 150ml (Ÿ pt) milk 450g (1lb) demerara sugar115g (4 oz) butter Optional ingredients: 150g (5 oz) halved glace cherries and 55g (2 oz) chopped stem ginger 150g (5 oz) chopped dark chocolate and 85g (3 oz) toasted hazelnuts 150g (5 oz) raisins soaked in 3 tbsp rum (until they have absorbed the rum) Preparation method Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 25 mins Grease and line the base of a 20cm (8�) square tin with baking parchment. Heat the milks, sugar and butter in a large, non-stick saucepan over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan, until a soft ball of fudge is formed when a little of the mixture is dropped into a jug of ice-cold water. Remove from the heat and beat the fudge until thick and grainy (about 10 minutes) .Gently stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour into the prepared tin and leave to cool before cutting into squares Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


December 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!

December Birthstone Turquoise "If cold December gave you birth The month of snow and ice and mirth Place on your hand a turquoise blue Success will bless whate'er you do."

Thanet Accountancy Services Ltd ♦








TEL: 01843 834155

01843 834596

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Designer & Manufacturer In Gold & Silver New & Second Hand Gold & Silver Bought & Sold Same Day Jewellery & Watch Repairs Deposits Being Taken For Christmas

Tel: 01843 223221 238 Northdown Road Cliftonville Margate CT9 2QD


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Is this the real Christmas Story? by Grandad

Grandad was talking to his grandson Kieran the other day and Kieran was telling him all about the Christmas story that he had heard at school. “What was it like in those days”? asked Grandad. “Well it was really hard for everyone, Mary and Joseph didn’t have a car so they had to go to Bethlehem on a donkey, and when they got there, the pub (I think he meant Inn) was full and they had to sleep in a stable, and, guess what”? said Kieran “There was no Santa Claus, so three old men had to deliver all the presents to baby Jesus” “Were they the wise men”? asked Grandad. “I’m not sure” said Kieran “But they were very poor, because they only gave him one present each.” Grandad said “there are lots of children in the world who don’t get any presents at all at Christmas” “Why have they been naughty” asked Kieran. “No they haven’t been naughty, it’s just that their Mums and Dads can’t afford to give them any presents” “Well they could go to Tesco’s” replied Kieran “Coz if you go to Tesco’s on a Sunday they put lots of stickers on things and make them really cheap, and, one time we were there and Mum got 3 lots of toothpaste because it was buy 2 get one free, well the poor people could just put the two back that they didn’t want and keep the other one, not with toothpaste, but with toys, then all the children could have lots of toys”. “It doesn’t quite work like that” said Grandad. “You have to buy the 2 first then you get the free one” Ah I know something now” said Kieran. “I think King Harold (I think he meant Herod) worked at Tesco’s, because when he found out that the three old men ( I think again he meant wise men) had given baby Jesus just one present, he got really mad and he said to kill all the baby boys, so I think the three old men (Wise Men) had taken the 2 presents they had paid for back to Tesco’s and kept the free one” At this point Grandad didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. “Did you learn anything else about Christmas”? Grandad asked Kieran. “Well there was some shepherds as well, but they just watched some sheep, but an Angel came and frightened them so they took a little lamb to baby Jesus, I think probably coz Tesco’s was shut” Grandad now knows the real Christmas story,

Merry Christmas to all of you from Grandad, plus of course Kieran (The future Managing Director of Tesco) To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


Total Supplies The Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Centre

Carpet Cleaner for Hire SPECIAL OFFER £65.00 + VAT

Bold/Fairy/Ariel 90 Wash - £19.50

£19.50 per day FREE Shampoo

INDUSTRIAL CLEANING SUPPLIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES! PUBLIC WELCOME 5 Ltrs Washing Up Liquid £4.95 5 Ltrs Bleach £3.40 5 Ltrs Carpet Shampoo £8.75 1 Ltr Carpet Stain Remover £5.95 5 Ltrs Floor Polish £12.50 Pk 40 Soft Cell Toilet Rolls £13.00 Please Phone for FREE Catalogue

Case 200 Heavy Duty Black Sacks £15.00 Case 24 Kitchen Rolls £11.00 Window Cleaning Squeegees £7.95 Pk 50 J Cloths £5.25 Box 100 Latex Gloves £5.95 5Ltrs Multi Clean £5.25 FREE Delivery on Orders over £20.00

82 Victoria Road, Margate, Kent CT9 1RD Tel: 01843 223000 Email:

S.H.CUTTING the Jeweller

TOP CASH OFFERS FOR BROKEN GOLD JEWELLERY Instant cash prices for any gold jewellery including broken chains, odd earrings, gold coins, watches and even gold teeth! MARGATE 19 Market Place CT9 1ES

RAMSGATE 33 Queen Street CT11 9DZ

01843 223808

01843 584488

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EST 2003

A wide range of Nostalgic Vintage Pictures BOOKS WANTED



FREESAT & FREEVIEW Satellite & Aerial Installation & Repairs

SPECIAL OFFER FREESAT installation to one room includes Dish & Receiver

Only £150.00

Tel: 01843 621038 or 07888 700218 Building 521 Manston Airport Spitfire Way, Manston CT12 5FF

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Merry Christmas

Tel: Tel: 01843 01843 291122 291122



23 High Street Margate

We look after your car as if it was our own At very Affordable Prices Home Collection and Delivery Service Available Unit 4 Rear of 4242-60 Ethelbert Road Margate, Kent, CT9 1SB

01843 231897 Large selection of Watches & Clocks Incense Sticks, Figurines, Photo Frames Lava Lamps LED Trees & many more novelties.

Black Bags You will be Amazed at the Quality Qty












Tel: 01843 29 36 35

M. S. Products, Broadstairs, Kent Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


DISCOVERY OF A SKELETON December 2nd 1862 A few days ago as the Navigators were engaged in an excavation near Drapers Alms House, some ten feet below the surface the pick axe of one of them came into contact with a coffin, in which were the remains of a female. The Skeleton was probably that of a young woman who lived at The Old Marine Library in the High Street, now used as the Globe Tavern and who some 45 years ago put an end to her existence by taking poison. An inquest was held on her body where a verdict of Felo de Se was returned and in accordance with custom, her remains were buried at midnight at four cross ways and at the place above mentioned. After the skeleton had been inspected by a number of persons, the Navvy’s dug a deeper and fresher hole and deposited the remains , therein. Article by Alf Beeching Margate Historical Society

In England his name is Father Christmas In the United States and Canada, his name is Santa Claus. In France, he's known as Pere Noel. In Brazil and Peru, he's called Papai Noel. In Poland, Santa "Swiety Mikolaj" (Saint Nicholas) In Russia, he is called Grandfather Frost or Ded Moroz. In Italy, he is called Babbo Natale.

Don’t let a scratch on your car put a dent in your pocket! Quality, mobile repairs at a fraction of traditional body shop costs ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Bumper scuffs Paintwork scratches Minor dents Interior trim Small accidental damage Alloy wheels Mobile service Repairs fully guaranteed Call now on

01843 223500 or 07771 934413 to arrange for your free estimate or visit To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


CCTV Installed Emergency Lighting Intruder Alarms Fire Alarms Fire Safety Equipment Household Security and much more…..

40 years Experience We offer a wide range of Carpentry & Joinery solutions. We can supply & fit purpose made joinery to your requirements. Repairs & Maintenance For all Enquiries OFFICE AND WORKSHOP Unit C1 East Northdown Farm Margate CT9 3TS

Phone/Fax: 01843 579641 Mobile: 07973 197455 Email:

P & Sees Landscape Gardeners Free Estimates Call Peter on

(01843) 290980 or 07889 615158 All aspects of garden work undertaken Decking, Fencing, Driveways, Patio’s, Slabbing, Block Paving, Pruning, Hedges, Ponds, Turfing Work and Garden Clearance Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


m NEED A GARDENER E R LOOK NO FURTHER! R No Garden Too Big or Small All you have to do is give Kris a call. Y Give your garden an Winter makeover


C h R I S t m A s

Same Dedicated Cleaner Each Week

Are You Paying More Than £9.95ph

DOMESTIC CLEANING Would You Like An Honest, Dependable And Affordable Cleaner To Clean Your Home? Then Contact Us At


Tel: 01843 592123 Or Visit

Many families leave biscuits and milk for Santa, but what about his reindeer? Sprinkled on the lawn Magic Reindeer Food leaves a glittering path--and a sweet snack--for Rudolph and friends

Magic Reindeer Food Recipe In a small food bag or empty Jar mix • ½ cup uncooked oats or oatmeal • ½ cup sugar • ¼ cup red or green sugar crystals ( as used for cake decorating) Do not use craft glitter as this can harm Reindeer and Birds

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LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY A vital document enabling a person to appoint another they trust to manage their affairs when they are unable to act for themselves due to the loss of mental capacity through illness, accident, dementia or stroke for example. Without this document your spouse, relatives or friends cannot legally act on your behalf. They must apply to the Court of Protection, also known as the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) who investigates the background of the person applying to decide if they are ‘fit’ to be appointed ‘receiver’. To apply to be a ‘receiver’ your family member or friend must complete 50 pages of forms giving huge amounts of personal information about themselves, their family, their own personal finances and their relationship with you, the person they wish to care for. If they are appointed as a receiver, the OPG charges numerous fees to supervise their activities; commencement fees, an account fee, transaction fees, accountants fees and finally a winding up fee which can all add up to thousands of pounds over the years. The OPG takes control of your finances and the receiver has to continuously obtain authorisation from them to pay certain expenses on your behalf. Additional authorisation means additional fees. Everybody should have a Lasting Power of Attorney to save their family expense, grief and aggravation at a time they need it least.

Jaci Godman Irvine specialises in Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She is also the advisor in the South East for Universal Asset Protection Ltd.

Tel: 01303 773178 Email: Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts

Clubs & Associations


Let us know about yours. Archaeological Society

07906 360725 M argate Ladies Probus

Tel: 228726 Tel: 231213

Boys & Girls Brigade 1st Westgate-on-Sea

Tel: 290903

M argate M useum

Cliftonville Retirem ent Association

Tel: 226821

M argate Yacht Club

07816 098166

Cliftonville Residents Assoc

Tel: 226033

Probus Club of M argate

Tel: 221499

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Ramsgate Model Boat Club

Tel: 223230

Diabetes UK Thanet Group

Tel: 228858

Ramsgate Old M otor & Motorcycle Club

07779 422780

Fibrom yalgia Support Group

0844 887 2471

Retirement Association

Tel: 293428

Foreness W aterski Club

Tel: 582951

Royal British Legion ( M argate)

Tel: 224591

Girls & Boys Brigade 1st M argate

Tel: 225910


03001 234999

Isle of Thanet Philatelic Society

Tel: 228415

Thanet Dog Obedience Group

01843 225801

Isle of Thanet Photographic Sociiety

Tel: 842729

Thanet Com m unity Support

Tel: 597115

M acular Disease Society

Tel: 845088

Thanet Dolls House Club

M argate Adult Education Centre

01843 256223 Thanet Festival Choir

Tel: 602332

M argate Diving Club

07788 447282 Thanet Fuchsia Group

Tel: 593174

M argate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

Thanet M ale Voice Choir,

Tel: 865819

M argate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

M argate Fishing Club

07793 592073 Thanet U3A

Tel: 224524

M argate Flower Club

Tel: 226227

W alpole Bay Bowls Club

Tel: 225039

M argate Historical Society

Tel: 223300

W om en’s Institutes

Tel: 290824

Tel: 826232

Paddy Moyna The Driveway Specialist Is an established business based in Thanet. We have been trading for many years specialising in all forms of Driveways, Patios and Landscaping requirements. We are members of the

Brett Approved Installer Scheme and the Marshalls Register giving our Potential Customers complete peace of mind with a GUARANTEE P. Moyna Driveway Specialist has strived to develop a reputation for his high standard of workmanship and competitive prices to each and every customer. To discuss a project and get a FREE quote Contact Paddy Moyna

Tel: 01843 603439

07986 384210 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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01843 846103

KENTS BEST FARM SHOP The Restaurant in the Barn serves At Quex Barn our mission is to bring fresh local delicious dishes made from superior produce to local people and welcome visitors ingredients, as the chefs have the pick of the finest meat, fish, fruit and vegetables • PORK FROM OUR OWN PIGS from the barn. • SANDWICH BAY LAMB • Breakfast served from 9am daily • BEEF FROM THE QUEX HERD • Lunch served 12pm - 3pm daily • BREAD, PIES AND SAUSAGE ROLLS MADE FRESH IN THE BARN • Dinner served daily Booking advisable • KENTISH FRUIT AND VEG • WELL STOCKED DELI WITH MANY ENGLISH • •


Shop Open Daily 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm Sunday

Sapphire Water Softeners ...guarding your home against hard water and limescale Non - Electric

Mark Michaels Valet Service 5 New Street Margate Established Circa 1906

Uses Up To 60% Less Salt

Celebrating over 100 years of excellence

10 year Guarantee

We offer the following services on garments and household good

Purchase or Lease Rental Salt Deliveries within Kent Water Filter We supply & install the latest Drinking Systems non-electric water softeners Service & Maintenance that can fit under the sink & for all Water Softeners serve any size family. They use block salt & are built by the manufacturers that pioneered the Block Salt Softener. Contact us for a Free Home Demonstration & Survey

0800 29 85 185


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

01843 292571

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JAS Physiotherapy Jennifer Avery-Stevens Treatments can include • Pain relief • Management of sports injuries • Regaining range of motion • Soft tissue work • Neuro rehabilitation • Electrotherapy • Manipulation • Restoring mobility Mobile Chartered Physiotherapist & Neurological Specialist

I travel so you don't have to! Tel: 07846 038814 Email:


COVERING THE THANET AREA Tel: 01843 880 081 Mob: 07939 635357

Merry Christmas Email:


THE LITTLE FIR TREE, A SHORT STORY FOR THE LITTLE ONES This is the story of a little fir tree who dreamt of growing up so that he could go and be a Christmas Tree amongst the Humans. The other, older trees, knew more about life, and they told him that being a tree with the Humans wasn’t as good as all that. But the little fir tree didn’t want to believe the older trees – and he didn’t have long to wait. He was so pleased when one day some children came with their parents to choose a fir tree to decorate their living room. The children adored him at first sight. So he was dug up, then brought into the living room, where he was hung with decorations. After they had finished decorating him, the little fir tree shone with a thousand lights. Christmas was getting closer and everyone admired the little Christmas Tree. The young fir tree thought: “All the bigger fir trees were wrong” and he lifted his branches even higher so people could admire him better. Up till January, he was the prince of the living room; but then he started to lose his needles. Now nobody looked at him, touched him, or even bothered to gather up the tiny needles that fell. Then, the whole family decided to put him down into the cellar. The fir tree started to feel very sad that he had even been chosen by the family. After several days’ wait – it seemed never-ending to him -, the little fir tree was replanted. He was so happy to be back in this good old earth that he’d missed so much during those endless days when he was shut up in the cellar!! Suddenly he understood that the family had left him in the cold of the cellar to keep him healthy. . Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts



• 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

TEL: 01843 292460

Ideal Homes are a modern letting agents with traditional values. We have a wide selection of properties to rent across Thanet. Great offers for new Landlords, we have the tenants we need the properties. Friendly and professional staff. We’re waiting for your call

01843 221111

TEL: 01843 292460

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Index of Advertisers


Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Accountants Thanet Accountancy Alarms & Security Mazes Beds Thanet Bedz Building & Maintenance DSM C&W Property Maintenance St. James Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy Carpets & Flooring Broadstairs Carpets Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away Cleaners Time For You Cleaning Supplies Total Supplies Clothing Recycling Ideal Recycle Computer Repairs & Services Centaur Systems Computer Tuition Jackie Raines Conservatories JAS Conservatories Couriers & Deliveries Fast Track Deliveries Dentures The Denture Shop Dog Walking Fiona The Dog Walker Domestic Appliance Repairs Worth Servicing Double Glazing JAS Home Improvements Active Driveways The Driveway Specialist Dry Cleaners Mark Michael’s

Electricians Man & Van 10 Bill's Man & Van K L Page P&P Electrical 33 Mobility 35 Estate Agents First Choice Mobility Cooke & Co 13 Osteopaths 7 Fencing Hawley Health Centre 6 Oven Cleaning Paddy Moyna 7 Financial Services OvenGleam Belmonte Financial 12 Painters & Decorators 18 Food & Drink M&B Painters 16 Butterfly Nazar Fish Bar 35 The Ambrette 4 Personalised Clothing 15 Edwards Embroidery Café G 39 Quex Barn 40 Physiotherapy 16 JAS Chicken Spot 19 Plastering 34 The Orangery Marmaris Kebabs 27 Brackenborough Plastering 36 Garages Plumbing & Heating 33 Aquarius Jim's Garage 31 Garage Doors Copper Connect 38 Plumbit Garage Door Restore 8 JAS Home Improvements 22/23 Thermotech M.R. Owens Gardening 8 Smithys Gardening 36 Warren Grinham 35 Printers P&Sees 12 Kentish Gardeners 12 SPS Garden Ornaments 25 Property Lets Ideal Homes 22/23 Gifts 33 Cooke & Co Terry's Gifts 4 Hair Dressers Refuse Sacks Mobile Hair Design 8 M S Products 42 Home Based Exercise Satellite Installation Chair Exercise 20 Clear Picture 6 Home Care South East Satellite Caremark 5 Second - Hand Shop 26 Home Improvments Florentinas Home installations 29 Solicitors 22/23 My Home Mentor 17 Barnes Marsland Surveyors 21 Hotels 19 Arthur Bryant Smiths Court 38 Jewellers Tyres ST Jewellers 29 Richard’s Trade Tyres 40 31 Water softeners S H Cutting Legal Advice Sapphire Water Softeners 37 ELS Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts 28

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December 2012  

The December 2012 edition of the Margate Handbook