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USEFUL NUMBERS Fire Police Ambulance Coast Guard Kent Police 01622 690690 Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697 555 Age Concern 01843 223881 Bethesda Medical Centre 209300 BT Faultline 0800 800 151 ChildLine 0800 1111 Citizens Advice 225973 DVLA Vehicle & Tax Enquiries 0300 790 6802 DVLA Drivers Enquiries 0300 790 6801 Electricity– Power Loss 0800 783 8866 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Island Hoppa Buses 588944 Laura Sandys MP 589434 Leakline 0800 820999 Learndirect 0800 100900 Margate Hospital 225544

999 or 101 National Express Coach National ExpressTimetables National Rail Enquires Northdown Surgery NHS Direct Passport advice Line Pension Service Red Cross Equipment Loan Roger Gale MP RSPCA Samaritans Southern Water Thanet Council Thanet Volunteer Bureau Westbrook Dental Practice

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Hello everybody and a warm welcome to issue number 97 of the MARGATE HANDBOOK. Thank you for all for the letters, phone calls and e-mails, please keep them coming as they are always very welcome. We had 112 entries for the competition and we had a first, as the previous month’s winner only went and won it again, very well done to you. (This months competition is on Page 24) Grandad and Barry the Barber sort out the economy (See Page 28). You will find the Tide Tables for Margate on (Page 13) A tale from old Margate, from Alf Beeching can be found on (Page 8) A great recipe for Apple Chutney (See Page 23) Iain Betson our motoring correspondent is on (Page 22) We love to hear from you each month and as always our contact details are: Web: www.margatehandbook.co.uk E-mail: info@margatehandbook.co.uk Tel: 01843 571145 68 Clarence Avenue Cliftonville Margate CT9 3DR

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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

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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 www.theambrette.co.uk Tel: 01843 231504 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Proposed New Ambulance Station Fort Hill Margate The very modest sum of £150 was all that was required to build a new Ambulance Station on a site situated on Fort Hill Margate, which would house the appliance and equipment needed by the brigade when dealing with accidents and emergencies involving the general public at large. A request was advertised locally some months previously and it appeared that the sum of between £40 - £50 was still a shortfall of the total required. The drawing that I have added to this item was originally drawn up by the Architect, Mr. Charles Reeve and issued in an attempt to try and stir peoples purses into donating this extra cash. It was also suggested that the odd pile of bricks and some loads of mortar might hasten things along. The Brigade was foemed in June 1880 to render assistance by way of First Aid to the general public and it is interesting to note that this was the very first Brigade of it’s kind ever in England and all services rendered were completely free of all charges. Any donations subsequently received are applied to the purchasing of new equipment and generally applied to the working expenditure of the Corps and the appliances required for the removal of those injured as well as the transportation of invalids at their local Doctor’s request. Since it’s formation figures show that assistance has been given in over 400 cases of accidents, injuries and transport for invalids. Over 100 cases were taken to the Cottage Hospital. All night fires when there is a call-out are attended by the corps and on occasions the Superintendent has accompanied theLifeboat Crews when reports of injuries to Mariners have been expected. It is also never to be forgotten that Mr. Troughton lost his life in rendering such a service during the storm of 1897 involving loss of life in the capsizing of theSurfboat off the Nayland Rocks Margate. Edited from a local newspaper in Margate. Local Studies by Alf “Legs” Beeching

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February Crossword

Across 1. Consigns (8) 4. Upkeep (4) 8. Majestic (5) 10. Young swans (7) 11. Svelte (7) 12. Short letter (4) 14. Musical interval of eight tones (6) 16. Plant fibre (6) 19. Long narrative poem (4) 21. Kind of nonfictional prose (7) 24. Nonattendance (7) 25. Sound (5) 26. Large woody plant (4) 27. Mental state induced by suggestion (8)

Down 1. Ridicule (8) 2. Still legally acceptable (5) 3. An extreme attainment (6) 5. Alarm (5) 6. Facilitate (4) 7. Order of business (6) 9. Outstanding (5) 13. Famished (8) 15. Empty (6) 17. Confronted (5) 18. Seldom (6) 20. Ski run (5) 22. Public transport (5) 23. Immense (4)

For smelly plastic food containers put a ball of newspaper into container and seal lid. Smell will be gone in a few days, stronger smells may take longer.

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DATE 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th

February 2014 Tide Table for Margate High High High Low Low 00.28 13.11 07.05 19.08 01.14 14.00 07.52 19.50 01.59 14.45 08.36 20.31 02.42 15.27 09.16 21.11 03.23 16.05 09.54 21.51 04.06 16.45 10.34 22.36 04.56 17.36 11.24 23.35 06.00 18.47 12.31 07.19 20.04 01.02 13.45 08.37 21.15 02.22 14.55 09.50 22.14 03.33 15.59 10.46 22.59 04.33 16.50 11.28 23.35 05.19 17.30 12.01 05.56 18.03 00.06 12.31 06.29 18.33 00.36 13.02 07.00 19.02 01.09 13.36 07.31 19.34 01.42 14.11 08.04 20.07 02.15 14.44 08.37 20.41 02.46 15.15 09.11 21.16 03.19 15.49 09.46 21.55 04.01 16.34 10.28 22.43 04.57 17.34 11.25 23.50 06.11 18.56 12.46 07.43 20.26 01.26 14.14 09.06 21.37 02.54 15.29 10.18 22.35 04.08 16.30 11.18 23.26 05.10 17.21

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Valentine's Day Superstitions & Traditions Traditionally, spring begins on St Valentine's Day (February 14th), the day on which birds chose their mates. In parts of Sussex Valentines Day was called 'the Birds' Wedding Day'. There are many other traditions and superstitions associated with romance activities on Valentine's day including: The first man an unmarried woman saw on 14th February would be her future husband; If the names of all a girl's suitors were written on paper and wrapped in clay and the clay put into water, the piece that rose to the surface first would contain the name of her husband to be If a woman saw a robin flying overhead on Valentine’s Day, it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man and be very happy. If she saw a goldfinch, she would marry a rich person. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. In Wales wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on February 14th. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favourite decorations on the spoons. The decoration meant, "You unlock my heart!"

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February Birth Stone The Amethyst, gemstone believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus, also is said to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. Throughout history, the gemstone has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. English regalia were even decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. It has been associated with many myths, legends, religions, and numerous cultures. Amethyst is purple quartz, a beautiful blend of violet and red that can found in every corner of the earth. Historically, the finest amethyst were found in Russia and were featured in much royal European jewellery. To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Blue Oval Memories The Ford Motor Corporation have been making cars in the UK since 1911. In that time they have amassed a wealth of models and history. Iain Betson visits Fords Aladdin’s cave. Located in the centre of Ford’s sprawling Dagenham engine plant, in what can only be described as a shed, sits one of the most remarkable collections of auto-motive history ever assembled in Britain. Both a petrolheads nirvana and a capsule of memories for any Ford driver, they are lovingly referred to by the management as the “the old bangers”. The Ford Motor Corporations Heritage collection spans over one hundred years of motoring history and illustrates the range of models of Ford UKs production. It ranges from a replica of Henry Ford’s personal transport, an 1896 Quadracycle, itself getting on a bit, being built in 1963 by apprentices to mark 70 years of Ford, to Ford GT supercar. With a registration plate of 1 FMC it is one of only 20 or so in the county. In the last two decades motor manufacturers have come to realise the asset they have in the brand promotional value of their past products. VW and Audi have museums at their factories whilst Mercedes have taken the concept to new heights with Mercedes Benz World located at the former Brooklands racing circuit. I think Ford would be first to admit their building in no way matches these Teutonic chrome and glass creations, being more a store and a workshop, but what it lacks in style it more than makes up for in exhibit accessibility. Not for these cars a life behind glass or set in aspic, with the odd exception, the near 100 models in the collection are road legal and designed to driven and seen on their natural environment – the road. From the aforementioned GT the collection numbers a modern “electric orange” coloured Focus ST and a pink Ka, used in the film Thunderbirds. These cars maybe modern now but in 20 to 30 years time they too will be classics. Going further back there are Capris’, amongst them a unique and experimental 4-wheel drive Mk 2 version from Switzerland and the last Mk 3 2.8 litre built. They sit bumper to wheel arch next to Anglias, Zephyrs, Prefects and 3 model Ts built from 1908 to 1927. Filling the gaps are notable cars from the production line and motorsport, such as the 10 millionth Ford produced in Britain (a Fiesta Mk2 in burgundy red), a rare 1985 RS200 rally car, of which only 206 where produced and a 1999 limited edition Puma Racing. Everyday Ford examples are not forgotten either, there’s a pristine Fiesta Mk 1, several Cortina Mk 3s and 4s and a 1986 Escort hatchback. Additions to the collection come from many sources, the collection does not have carte blanche to request, say, the first new shape Mondeo off the line. They must bid for it just like any other part of Ford, be it the press office or fleet distribution. Many of the “run of the mill” cars are donated by private individuals, a surprising number being widowed ladies who want their late husbands pride and joy to go to a good home, this way the collection has almost showroom examples of the Capri Mk2, Escort Mexico and an Anglia 105 van. When I was there, the resident mechanic, whose job it is to make sure are the cars are mechanically sound and pass the MOT, was working on a new addition, a silver 1977 Granada 2.8 V6. Donated by a member of the public, who had obviously cared passionately about the car from the day they bought it, it arrived with a boot full of spare parts: From light clusters, in their original packaging, to interior trim panels and bits of engine. Sitting in it I was struck by how To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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much we take for granted in a modern car. This model was a “Ghia” trimmed version and nearly 40 years ago was at the very top of Fords UK range, yet although there were electric mirrors and windows, there was no ABS or AC, only a long and medium wave radio/cassette, no rear seat belts, a simple dashboard with few controls and an analogue clock with a tick louder than the engine! It goes without saying, the older cars were even more simple: With a column change gearshift and front and rear bench seats (no seatbelts at all) on a Prefect, to the Model Ts, where before driving one, you must have instruction on the art of double declutching a car with a steering column mounted throttle and indifferent brakes. That said, the model T was designed to run on unmettled farm tracks of 100 years ago, so with its large wheels and a ground clearance that is bigger than many modern 4 x 4s, it finds tarmac roads a breeze. The collections philosophy is that the cars should be out there being driven. To this end examples are loaned to the Guild Of Motoring Writers for their annual heritage run, lent to journalists to write “yesteryear” pieces and appear at the Goodwood Revival and Festival Of Speed. Whilst not being available to the public to drive, an appearance of an Escort Mk1, Anglia 100 or Corsair at an event or promotional launch is bound to hold a boot-full of memories for anyone who has owned a Ford in the last 50 years.

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Classic apple chutney Prep: 25 mins Cook: 40 mins Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

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1½ kg cooking apples, peeled and diced 750g light muscovado sugar 500g raisins 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 tsp mustard seeds 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp salt 700ml cider vinegar

Method Combine all the ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over a medium heat, then simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, for 30-40 mins, or until thick and pulpy. Remove from the heat, leave to cool and transfer to sterilised, clean, dry jars and seal. Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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I know it can be hard to fit your dogs exercise around your busy life. So let me do it for you. If you’re 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.

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Grandad And Barry The Barber Sort Out The Economy

Grandad was talking to Barry the Barber and they were saddened by the way things were going in this great country of ours. Gas and Electricity prices going up! Millions out of work! Because of all the flooding, Insurance Premiums going up! Plus the Banks giving their employees huge bonuses and lots of other things going on. “It’s getting worse by the day” said Barry. “Well” replied Grandad “A while ago I came up with a plan that would sort everything out, perhaps between us we can modify that and hope that the Government acts on it”. After some time Grandad and Barry came up with a Master Plan, and here it is: Everybody over the age of 50 must retire from work NOW! To compensate for this, they will be given the sum of £1 Million. Plus every pensioner will be given the same £1 Million. There are obviously certain stipulations that will go with this £1 Million pay out. 1. The 50’s and over that are working, must retire with immediate effect. RESULT BEING: Millions of Jobs created, meaning Unemployment is fixed. 2. All pensioners MUST stop claiming the pittance that the Government give them as State Pension, with £1 Million they won’t need it. RESULT BEING: With not having to pay out BILLIONS in State Pensions each year, the Government will very quickly recoup all the money they have paid out. So all state pensions can cease. 3. If they are drivers, they must buy a car that has been made in Britain. RESULT BEING: Millions of cars ordered and the British Car Industry back on track again. 4. If they are renting their homes, they must buy them. RESULT BEING: Millions of new homes will have to be built, meaning the British Construction Industry is busier than ever. 5. They must spend a total of £100 every week in Local Shops, be they High Street or Corner Shops, plus if they are not car drivers, they must use a Taxi to get to the shops. RESULT BEING: Local Economy sorted out. So what will the overall effect, of this cunning plan mean. With Millions of people putting their newly gained fortune into the Banks, it means that all the Banks will be bursting at the seams and they won’t have to be bailed out again, plus they can pay back the Billions of pounds that the Government gave them, back. With literally Millions of jobs being created, the Dole queues will be non existent, saving the Government even more Billions in Dole Money, plus, with all these jobs available, they can pick and choose who they allow into the country to fill the spaces. With all the free time that these, now retired people will have, memberships of Clubs and Societies will rocket. Local shops will be very busy. Local Cafes and Pubs will have more customers than ever. Local Garden Centres, Travel Agents and dozens of other businesses will benefit from the huge increase in trade. Properties and Gardens will be renovated, keeping Local tradesmen busier than they have ever known. With everyone having “More Clout” the Gas and Electric companies would have to take notice of their customers and the customers themselves could start dictating terms to the Bosses of these companies in asking for a fair deal. We would very quickly find, that because all of these new Millionaires can pick and choose where they spent their money CUSTOMER SERVICE would very soon return to ALL shops and businesses. In short JOB DONE. Everybody is happy. So come on all you MP’s you can now start earning the £7,000 rise that you have just given yourselves. HOW ABOUT IT? If Grandad and Barry can sort it out, then SO CAN YOU.

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Remove "burnt food " from pots and pans Firstly remove as much of the burnt food as possible then use good old Coca Cola Let is stand for about an hour and the stains practically wipe off!

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Let us know about yours. Archaeological Society

07906 360725 Margate Ladies Probus

Tel: 228726

Boys & Girls Brigade 1st Westgate-on-Sea

Tel: 290903

Margate Museum

Tel: 231213

Cliftonville Retirement Association

Tel: 226821

Margate Yacht Club

07816 098166

Cliftonville Residents Assoc

Tel: 226033

Ramsgate Model Boat Club

Tel: 865405

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Ramsgate Old Motor & Motorcycle Club

07779 422780

Diabetes UK Thanet Group

Tel: 228858

Retirement Association

Tel: 293428

Fibromyalgia Support Group

0844 887 2471 Royal British Legion ( Margate)

Tel: 224591

Foreness Waterski Club

Tel: 582951

RSPCA

03001 234999

Girls & Boys Brigade 1st Margate

Tel: 225910

Thanet Astronomy Group

01843 228904

Isle of Thanet Geographical Association

Tel: 296136

Thanet Premier Business Group

07425 981945

Isle of Thanet Philatelic Society

Tel: 228415

Thanet Dog Obedience Group

01843 225801

Isle of Thanet Photographic Sociiety

Tel: 842729

Thanet Community Support

Tel: 597115

Macular Disease Society

Tel: 299093

Thanet Dolls House Club

Tel: 280112

Margate Adult Education Centre

01843 256223 Thanet Festival Choir

Tel: 602332

Margate Diving Club

07788 447282 Thanet Male Voice Choir,

Tel: 865819

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Bowling Club

Tel: 228858

Thanet U3A

Tel: 228809

Margate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

The Isle Of Thanet Bird Club

01227 363578

Margate Fishing Club

07793 592073 Walpole Bay Bowls Club

Tel: 225039

Margate Flower Club

Tel: 226227

Tel: 290824

Margate Historical Society

Tel: 223300

Hilderstone Amateur Radio and Electronics Club

Women’s Institutes

e-mail:hilderstoneclub@gmail.com

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS? Thanet Observatory Monkton Nature Reserve We are having public viewing sessions on the fourth Friday of the month, from 7pm to 9pm. The next one will be on Friday 28th February. Booking is essential through the Reserve on 01843 822666. The cost is £3 for members and £5 for non-members of the Reserve. Also on Saturday 8th February 1pm to 3pm the Observatory will be open to show off the telescope and I will be on hand to answer any questions on astronomy, from beginner's level to advanced. I will be at the Observatory every second Saturday of the month in the afternoon. The dates and times are on the Monkton Nature Reserve website. www.monkton-reserve.org, John Hislop Organiser To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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call Grant on: 01843 571875 or 07790 025119 www.mbpainters.co.uk

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Accountants Thanet Accountancy Blinds Filtralite Boutiques Loopsy Building & Maintenance DSM St. James Caddy Liners M.S.Products Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away Cleaning Supplies Total Supplies Computer Repairs & Services Centaur Systems Computer Training Jackie Raines Conservatories JAS Conservatories Dentures The Denture Shop Dog Walking Fiona The Dog Walker Domestic Appliance Repairs Worth Servicing Double Glazing JAS Home Improvements Driveways The Driveway Specialist Dry Cleaners Mark Michael’s Electricians P&P Electrical Urban Wire Flatpack Furniture Joe Bradley

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Personalised Clothing 13 Edwards Embroidery 4 Physiotherapy 5 JAS 12 Plastering 13 Brackenborough Plastering Plumbing & Heating Aquarius 18 Copper Connect 32 Plumbit CHD Plumbing 31 Plumbwings Printers 3 SPS Property Lets 38 On the spot property 24 Refuge Sacks 16 M.S.Products Roofing 5 M Findon Roofing Monarch Builders 29 Satellite Installation Clear Picture 37 Solicitors Barnes Marsland 16 Surveyors Arthur Bryant 10 Tyres Richard’s Trade Tyres 36 Van Hire Bill's Man & Van Self Drive 4 Volunteers Thanet Support Web 7 Thanet Community Support Water softeners 24 Sapphire Water Softeners Window Cleaning 38 Headley's Cleaning

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February 2014  

The February 2014 edition of the Margate Handbok

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