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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

Hello everybody and welcome to issue number 54 of the MARGATE HANDBOOK. Thank you to all of you for your letters, e-mails and phone calls. Exactly 120 of you entered the competition of which 3 of you got it wrong, the number you had to find was very similar to that of another of our advertisers. Anyway, well done to the winner. This months competition can be found on page 34, have a go someone has to win. Just to let you know that we haven’t made a mistake on page 16, it is intentional. We are still awaiting on news of Mick Twyman’s book and we will let you know just as soon as we know. If you wish to contact us our details as always 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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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

All Domestic Appliances Serviced and Repaired Established over 15 years

Phone John on 01843 587815 or

Mobile 07802 196193 Email jgreen@fsbdial.co.uk

01843 292571

316 Northdown Road Cliftonville (Opposite Tesco’s) Opening Times Mon-Sat 11am -10pm Sun 11am -9pm

Buy One Large Cod & Chips & Get One Small FREE With this voucher Excluding Fridays

Valid until 31/07/10

Buy One Get One FREE Buy any Burger & Chips And Get The Same FREE With this Voucher

Excluding Fridays

Valid until 31/07/10

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For The Personal Touch Designer & Manufacturer In Gold & Silver New & Second Hand Gold & Silver Bought & Sold Same Day Jewellery & Watch Repairs

Tel: 01843 223221 238 Northdown Road Cliftonville Margate CT9 2QD DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEMS WITH FREE VEIW RECEPTION?

HAS THE ANSWER!

freesat is subscription Free with crystal clear reception

Give Us A Call For More Information Prices start from as little as ÂŁ69.99 140 Channels Including 2 High Definition Channels GET SET FOR DIGITAL CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

Tel: 01843 223321 Unit 12 Westwood Business Park Strasbourg Street, Margate CT9 4JJ or Order online at: www.sesat.co.uk Member of Thanet Business Network

NETWORK SERVICES BUILDING SOLUTIONS Fitted Kitchens/Bathrooms Windows/Doors/Conservatories All aspects of Carpentry works Decorating Fascia/Guttering Velux Installation Loft Ladders/ Stairs Quotation without obligation, local and professional service please call

Tel: 01843-209583 Mobile: 07814-986364 20 Rancorn Road, Westbrook, Kent. CT9 5DQ Email: info@mfairbrass.com.

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ITEMS WANTED FOR NEW SHOP JUST OPENED Tel: Tel: 01843 01843 291122 291122 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 Unit 4 Rear of 4242-60 Ethelbert Road Margate, Kent, CT9 1SB

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

CASH PAID FOR MODERN AND OLD FURNITURE REPRODUTION ! RETRO ! MIRRORS ! PICTURES ! JEWELLERY FULL OR PART HOUSE CLEARANCES! PROBATE VALUATIONS ! TRUSTED AND USED REGULARLY BY LOCAL SOLICITORS 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE 214 NORTHDOWN ROAD ( OPPOSITE THE BELLE VUE )

Opening Hours 10 am -5 pm Closed Thursday Call David

Tel: 01843 297575 Mobile: 07930 534391

For EXPERT repairs to Domestic Appliances

Electrics

WASHING MACHINES DISHWASHERS • • • COOKERS • • • MICROWAVES FRIDGES & FREEZERS No Fuss ~ Call Us! Telephone:

01843 227987 NO CALL OUT CHARGES

FREE ESTIMATES

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QUALITY REPAIRS & SERVICING

Cleaning Company A Member of the Association of Approved Oven Cleaners

• Free Damp Checks & Estimates • Caravan Movers • Caravan Upgrades • Insured Approved Workshop • Annual Servicing • All Work Guaranteed

Single Oven £35.00 Single Large Oven (90cm wide) £42.00 Hobs from £12.00 Extractors from £12.00 Small Ovens/Grill £17.00 Oven cleaning specialists for your oven removing fat, grease and burnt on carbon

(only caustic free cleaning materials used in your home)

Tel: 01227 712444 www.premiercaravanservices.co.uk UNIT 47 THOMAS WAY, LAKEVIEW BUSINESS PARK, CANTERBURY CT3 4JJ

01233 634993 07903 819906

“Put the gleam back in your oven”

CUSTOM MADE Made To Measure Blinds

Tel:

Joinery To Your Requirements Box Sash Windows To Bi-Fold Doors (Including Double Glazed) Design drawings for planning approval etc. Contact Martin on 01843 228610 or 07977 229864

FREE FITTING

FULLY GUARANTEED

Choose in the comfort of your own home

Vertical Roller Venetian Wood Venetian Roman Great Selection of Fabrics Available Member of Thanet Business Network

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Total Supplies The Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Centre

SPECIAL OFFER Limited Edition £79.00 Only while stocks last

Bold/Fairy/Ariel 90 Wash - £19.50

Carpet Cleaner for Hire £24.00 per day FREE Shampoo FREE Delivery and Collection

INDUSTRIAL CLEANING SUPPLIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES! PUBLIC WELCOME 5 Ltrs Washing Up Liquid £4.35 5 Ltrs Bleach £2.65 5 Ltrs Carpet Shampoo £6.85 1 Ltr Carpet Stain Remover £4.95 Carpet Cleaner Hire £19.50 5 Ltrs Floor Polish £11.50 Pk 40 Soft Cell Toilet Rolls £13.00

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 £3.95 5Ltrs Multi Clean £5.25 FREE Delivery on Orders over £20.00

82 Victoria Road, Margate, Kent CT9 1RD Tel: 01843 223000 Email: total-supplies@tiscali.co.uk

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ANDREWS ELLIOTT L I M I T E D GRANITE & MARBLE MEMORIALS SUPPLIED FITTED & MAINTAINED BY GENTLEMEN FOR OVER 170 YEARS

Caring in the community since 1832 Thanet Garden of Rest Memorial specialists Inc. H. E. Weymouth & Co of Ramsgate

FREE PHONE 0800 0717055 Thanet 01843 223413 SHOWROOMS AT 7-11 ADDINGTON ROAD MARGATE

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

FREE Estimates STEVE SIMPSON

Tel: 01843 841589 Mobile: 07989 600542 Email: stevesimpson@btinternet.com www.aquariusplumbingandheating.co.uk

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270 Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2PX

Tel: 01843 298 900

New Bespoke Kitchens Made To Measure Furniture

New Baby Furniture Wardrobes, Changing Stations, Cots All White Finish Come and see our Phillippino Bankrupt Stock! To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Coastline Carpet Cleaning Company Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Specialists *

Professionally trained, experienced operatives.

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Anti-bacterial, Anti-allergen & De-odorising products available.

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We clean upholstery.

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Drying time kept to a minimum. CRB Police checked.

CARPETS Kitchen 9x9 Dining Room 9 x 9 Bedroom 12 x 12 Lounge 12 x 12 Hall, Stairs, Landing Whole House 2 Beds Whole House 3 Beds

Normal £24.00 £30.00 £30.00 £36.00 £36.00 £80.00 £100.00

* *

Half £12.00 £15.00 £15.00 £18.00 £18.00 £40.00 £50.00

Fully Insured Also available; Teflon protection and Non-residual cleaners, which keep Carpets and Upholstery cleaner for longer. We move movable furniture. Friendly, discreet operatives. Commercial inquiries welcome.

UPHOLSTERY

Normal

Single Chair

£18.00

£9.00

2 Piece Suite 3 Piece Suite

£60.00 £70.00

£30.00 £35.00

Half

CURTAINS (DRY CLEANED IN SITU) 6’ wide 1 pair Half Length £40.00

£20.00

6’ wide 1 pair Full Length £52.00

£26.00

( Prices based on average size properties )

Minimum order £18.00 We also clean, Axminster & Wilton carpets, Oriental Rugs Leather Suites & Dining Chairs.

“ Our customers are our best advertisement ”

PHONE 01843 860084 FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE PHONE 07921 100 593 Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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SOME ‘OPERATION DYNAMO’ MEMORIES, PART ONE, BY MICK TWYMAN In 1999, with the 60th anniversary of Dunkirk pending, I appealed in the Dunkirk Veterans Association magazine for any of their members landed here to contact me with a view to correspondence regarding their experience . I was very gratified as the response as Old Father Time’s relentless harvest memories not gathered then would be lost forever. As a result, I learned a lot and put some previously unrecorded names to the list of those vessels. which arrived here, as well as increasing our knowledge of the total number of those who found safety here from the absolute hell of Dunkirk. I also made it a point to gather for prosperity the memories of local folk who were involved at this end, as even then their number was dwindling rapidly. Now, a decade further on, those memories are precious. and with the 70th anniversary fresh in the mind, and Margate’s vital role quite disgracefully having yet again warranted little more than a passing mention from the media, I think that this is an apt time to tell that story again. For Margate May, 1940, looked bleak. Normally at that time the town would be sprucing itself up for the holiday season, but given the rapidly unfolding events of the Nazi charge through Europe the prospect of any kind of season that year was poor indeed. Many people had already left the town to what they considered safer areas, and lots of the hotels and boarding houses were shut and deserted. Still, the locals had three thousand troops stationed in the town in their defensive positions, a reassuring presence in the light of the news, albeit scarce, about events on the Continent. But the ‘Phoney War’ was about to take a serious turn. Towards the end of May the police and emergency services were told to secretly were told to put their units in high state of readiness in order to deal with an as then unspecified emergency, and early in the morning of the 27th they were briefed to be on the highest alert as, “ something had gone wrong over the other side”. Many of those involved at the time told me they had no idea of the serious events about to unfold. The ridiculous security decision not to tell them about the B.E.F. in France meant to them that the implied pending emergency which they were supposed to be getting ready to deal with was, in all probability an invasion.. Whilst we, with the benefit on hindsight, know that was not the case, at the time it was a very real threat in the minds of the public, and that threat was greatly enhanced by the events that took place later that morning. Margatonians were dismayed to see the Army pulling out of their carefully prepared defence positions and loading their equipment and weapons onto the truck, which then proceeded to pull out of town to establish a new defence line further inland. Naturally, this did nothing to bolster the confidence of the locals and actually served to increase the expectation of invasion and that the town would be expendable. The Jetty, scene of countless happy outings and events over the years was mined` with demolition charges to deny it use to the Germans should they arrive, and just two Sappers stayed behind to blow them if required. In the best British tradition nobody knew what was going on, either here in the town or over in France, apart from a very vague but persistent rumour that ‘people’ might be arriving in boats, but there was nothing definite. In the afternoon of the 27th a party of the Royal Navy arrived and took over control of the Harbour and Jetty, making their H.Q. in the Droit House. Their was still no hint of what was to occur over the next few days and the town was ill-equipped for emergencies. There were no stores of food, blankets or clothing, and the Army had legged it with all their transport. Margate would have to cope on its own with whatever came its way! PART 2 NEXT MONTH. To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Thompson Lettings prides itself on offering that personal touch. Special Rates for all Tenant Find and Managed Properties Instructed Throughout the Month of July 176 Northdown Road Cliftonville Kent. CT9 2QN

01843 220737 EPDM Flat Roofing Specialists

Rubber Roof UK Before

● Building Extensions ● Garages ●

Carports ● Garden Sheds ● Dormers For a FREE Quote Phone us on

01843 223489 or

07588553379

After

Firestone EPDM is a high performance synthetic rubber membrane that's been used in the United States for years, and now it has arrived in this area, with amazing results. The Products beats felt roofing and fibre-glass systems hands down, in price and quality for a number of reasons, including longevity, flexibility and low costs.

It also comes with a 30 Year Guarantee www.rubberroofuk.co.uk

email rruk@hotmail.co.uk

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“Big enough to cope, small enough to care”

At Airport Direct we have many years of experience in airport transfers. We collect you from your home at an agreed time, on time. We monitor the arrival time of your flight so that you do not have to wait for us, we wait for you.

CHRYSLER GRAND VOYAGER 6 passengers, with luggage SEAT ALHAMBRA 6 passengers, 5 in comfort with luggage

J.J. Plumbing and Heating Services All domestic plumbing Radiators Water Tank & Cylinder replacements Bathroom installations Tap repair & replacements Washing machine repairs Garden taps JETWASHING - patios & paths No job too small

For information or a quotation please call or e-mail:

No call out charges / free estimates

FRED SMITH - GRAND VOYAGER -

Call your local and reliable plumber Jim 07828 276052 / 01843 296194

07971 189659 JAMES FAULKNER - SEAT ALHAMBRA -

07721 723863

Good Rates

airport-direct@btconnect.com

Landscaping ● Design ● Maintenance ● Construction R.H.S. Qualified ● Garden Maintenance - Small & Commercial ● Hard Landscaping / Fencing ● Soft Landscaping ● Block - Paving & Driveways ● Supply & Planting of Trees & Shrubs ● Garden Clearance / Rubbish Etc.

Tel: 01843 853703 Mobile: 07970 208399 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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TAXASSIST ACCOUNTANTS Business Accounts • Self Assessment Returns •

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

DESIGNING

MANUFACTURING

INSTALLING

NEWLOOK

REPAIRING Energy Window

W I N D O W S ■ ‘A’ RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT WINDOWS ■ QUICK & RELIABLE SERVICE ■ 100% QUALITY MATERIAL & WORK ■ 10 YEAR GUARANTEE

FREE QUOTATION

SPECIALISTS IN MANUFACTURING & INSTALLATION OF DOUBLE GLAZING IN UPVC & ALUMINIUM TO PROVIDE WINDOWS DOORS, PORCHES & CONSERVATORIES. ALL BUILDING WORK UNDERTAKEN

171 NORTHDOWN ROAD CLIFTONVILLE CT9 2PA

Tel. 01843 225508

Fax. 05603 412543 Mob. 079 4742 6510

NEWLOOK WINDOWS

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Paddy Moyna 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 Member of Thanet Business Network

How to keep summer whites white Adding ½ cup of lemon juice to the rinse cycle of a medium load of whites will lightly bleach the clothing. This technique is especially effective on clothes that are then hung to dry on the line. The minerals in hard water can gray clothes. If you have very hard water, add ½ cup of vinegar to your rinse water.

July Crossword

Across 1. Large oval fruit (5) 3. Units of time (7) 7. Fished commercially (7) 9. Several music tracks issued together (5) 10. Irritated (5) 11. Birds of prey (6) 13. A business that serves other businesses (6) 15. Published (6) 18. Save from loss or danger (6) 20. Having three dimensions (5) 22. The relative magnitudes of two quantities (5) 23. Passage selected from a larger work (7) 24. School for special training (7) 25. Flowed back (5)

Down 1. Based on traditional stories (8) 2. Lubricated (5) 3. Happening without warning (6) 4. Alterations (7) 5. Stately (5) 6. Japanese form of wrestling (4) 8. Leg joint (5) 12. Enlightened (8) 14. Violent windstorm (7) 16. An earth pigment (5) 17. Cure (6) 19. Additional (5) 20. Periodic repeated series of events (5) 21. Elaborate song for solo voice (4)

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O & S SHEDS WE CUSTOM BUILD SHEDS & BEACH HUTS 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

Black Bags You will be Amazed at the Quality Qty

Cost

Each

40

£5.50

13.8p

100

£12.50

12.5p

200

£23.00

11.5p

Tel: 01843 29 36 35

Tel: 01843 836274 www.oandssheds.co.uk email: oandssheds100@msn.com

M. S. Products, Broadstairs, Kent

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Not many bars or cafes can match the views from Margate Café G, as you watch the world go by, and take in the sights and sounds of the harbour and Old Town, life seems to slow down a pace. Margate is home to some wonderful eateries. Here at Café G located in Margate's Old Town is the fully licensed Café bar specialising in fresh pastries, light bites and a great range of Fairtrade products. The day at Café G begins at 7.30am with the glorious aroma of freshly ground coffee. Café G boasts a full range of speciality coffee including Café Latté, Cappuccino, Café Americano, Mocha, and a selection of flavoured coffee. There is also a fine array of teas, including herbal and fruit teas, hot chocolate served with cream marshmallows and topped with chocolate sprinkles, as well as milkshakes and soft drinks. Of course, the efficient service will ensure you are not left waiting, but if you really can't spare the time to sit and relax in the elegant décor watching the world go by there is a takeaway service. As owner of Café G I feel that Margate is more than ready for a Café of this calibre. www.cafeg.net

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1 High Street Margate Kent CT9 1DL Tel: 01843 225600


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CARPET CLEANERS END OF TENANCY, DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL,

• Safe, Fast

Drying System • Spot & Stain Removal • Hassle Free / We Move Your Furniture • Trained & Fully Insured • Hours to Suit You, (at no extra charge) • Family Run Business When we clean your carpets we offer one room Stain & Allergy Guard FREE if you

Quote Margate Handbook

Call Steve on 01843 835383 07999 541518 DON’T MOVE A THING UNTIL YOU GIVE US A RING!

BILL’S MAN & VAN Removals & Storage

LOCAL & LONGDISTANCE FULL & PART LOADS FULLY INSURED - FREE ESTIMATES WE ALSO DO HOUSE CLEARANCES KCC REGISTERED Prices from £15 LICENCED WASTE CARRIERS

TEL: 01843 833101 or 280422 MOB: 07766 221422 FREE PHONE: 0800 2922170 www.thanetbiz.co.uk/billsmanandvan Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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SAINSBURY’S FREE BUS E101

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Proudly Present Their

THE

Winter Gardens MARGATE

7 pm. Monday 19th July 2010 in the Queens Hall For Tickets please contact Alison on 07768 862422 or Karen on 07976 905811 Ticket ÂŁ8.00 Concession ÂŁ7.00 Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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and

All Enquiries Phone JOE

01843 294372 or

07981 215809

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Unforgettable!

Fast & Friendly Service Reliable & Efficient Reasonable Rates For Free Estimate

CARS

LAMINATE FLOORING FLATPACK FURNITURE SHEDS & GARDEN STRUCTURES

CENTRAL

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Tel: 01843 570344

Mobile: 07903 645 787

Osteopathic Clinic Do you want to feel more flexible? Back pain? Neck pain? Hip or Knee problems? Shoulder problems? Sciatica? Arthritis…and many more conditions can be helped with Osteopathy. We also provide Acupuncture, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, Reflexology, Nutritional Therapy, Hot/Cold Stone Therapy Applied Kinesiology, and Lymphatic Drainage. All Osteopaths are highly trained, fully qualified Members of the General Osteopathic Council. Registered providers for HSA, Bupa, and PPP etc.

Hawley Health Centre, 7-9 Hawley Square (entrance on Princes Street), Margate CT9 1PF

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CLIMA GATE RAILING & FENCING Clima Gate supplies and installs quality steel products at affordable prices! Driveway Gates Railings Fencing Garage Doors All Steel Fabrication Gate Automation Garage Door Automation Intercoms Call Clima Gate for your free no obligation quotation!

Tips For Watering Gardens Patio plants in pots are the main thing that have to be water and one of the best ways is to always use a fine gravel, a pea gravel or slate chippings to cover the top of the soil. The pots hardly ever dry out completely, and the combination of different toppings adds colour and texture to the pots. It's also sensible to move pots out of direct sunlight if you can when water is scarce - most plants like a bit of shade from time to time. Put a rainwater collector and water butt onto the waste-pipe from the bathroom - this will make collection of bathwater automatic. Compost made at home from kitchen and garden waste such as grass cuttings, scrunched up paper and vegetable or fruit peelings could be the answer. As well as being an excellent and free fertiliser, compost helps garden soil hold onto water. Added to flowerbeds or as a topdressing to lawns, the spongy structure of compost soaks up water, holding it in the soil and slowing down its evaporation into the air. Compost's ability to improve the structure of your soil by loosening it up also allows plant roots move deeper into the earth in search of much needed moisture. Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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Margate Masters Beach Volleyball 10th 11th July on Margate Main Sands starts from 9.00am until 5.00pm each day National championship beach volleyball returns to Margate this summer with the fourth annual Margate Masters event. The 2010 Margate Masters kicks off on Friday 9th with a schools competition during the day giving local youngsters the chance to play in the main arena. For the Fourth year running Thanet Pride is returning to Margate A warm welcome awaits you on 24th July when Margate's seafront becomes a huge rainbow of colourful flags, dazzling costumes and a myriad of music and laughter. when it plays host to Thanet Pride 2010. Last year, visitors from across Britain and Europe joined a 15,000 strong crowd to make it one of Margate’s most colourful days.

Margate Jazz Festival 18th July live music at The Light House Bar 21st July live music at Café G from 8pm FREE 22nd July live music at Rokka 23rd July the Winter Gardens Claire Martin 24th July live music at the Harbour Bar also on 24th July the Wig & Pen 25th July music on the Piazza, FREE start’s from 2.00pm

Some Ridiculous British Laws

215 Northdown Road Cliftonville

Tel: 01843 298294 We need Clothes, Books, Toys, Bric-a-Brac Small Furniture The List is Endless Any amount Large or Small

If you cant get them to us, we can collect. Just ring us or call in the shop.

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament . It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British Monarch upside-down. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing. Note to any Policemen reading this: Give pregnant women a wide berth, just in case.

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246 NORTHDOWN ROAD CLIFTONVILLE CT9 2PX

PATISSERIE AND TEAROOM TEL: 01843 221227

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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: gary@gmmurphycarpentry.co.uk

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

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Thornton Bobby Serving Thanet for over a hundred years

Authorised service agents for LCD - TV PLASMA - TV AUDIO / VIDEO Fully Qualified Engineers 242, Northdown Road, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2QA

Tel: 01843 224444 email: enquires@thorntonbobby.co.uk www.thorntonbobby.co.uk TOSHIBA ADVANCED SERVICE CENTRE

THE WORLD’S LARGEST RETAIL EMBROIDERY CHAIN

CASUALLY DRESSING THE WORLD

Custom

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM TODAY EMBROIDME PROVIDES BUSINESSES AND ORGANISATIONS OF ALL SIZES WITH PERSONALISED APPAREL AND PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS. STAFFED BY A FRIENDLY TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS WE ARE EQUIPPED TO SERVICE ORDERS FROM ONE PIECE TO THOUSANDS.

EMBROIDERED and PRINTED APPAREL PERSONALISED PROMOTIONAL

Products

WE SPECIALIZE IN POLO SHIRTS DENIM UNIFORMS T-SHIRTS WORKWEAR BAGS TEAMWEAR

CAPS & HATS TOWELS GOLF GARMENTS JACKETS CHEFWEAR CORPORATE GIFTS SPORTING CLUBS

CONTACT DETAILS

Unit 2 Westmount House 220-228 Northdown Road Cliftonville MARGATE Kent CT9 2QD

Tel: 01843 299661 Fax: 01843 299661 Email: info@embroidme-cliftonville.co.uk Web: www.embroidme.com

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Don’t leave a problem, leave a Will A few months ago there were newspaper articles about a widow having to sue her children aged one & three for a share of their inheritance. The reason? Her husband, a millionaire had died without a Will, which meant she only received a small portion of his estate the main beneficiaries being the two young children. Although an extreme case, it does highlight how failing to write a Will can cause financial chaos for the surviving family. There are many instances of surviving spouses being forced to sell the family home and being left in extreme financial hardship, of courts and social services deciding children’s futures. Wills are crucial. They can protect a substantial portion of the value of the family home from Long Term Care fees; they can ensure that a disabled beneficiary does not lose their state and local authority funding. If the surviving spouse should remarry assets can be protected for surviving children and can ensure that an estranged spouse or civil partner does not end up in control of everything. Unmarried couples are at particular risk and can lose just about everything if there are no Wills in Place. Approximately 65% of adults die without a Will, resulting in lawyers being one of the main beneficiaries to say nothing of the arguments and family rifts that nearly always occur and very seldom heal. A Lasting Power of Attorney is also crucial. Without one should you lose your mental capacity either through illness or an accident, pensions, benefits and bank accounts including joint accounts can be frozen for several months while things are sorted out with the Court of Protection. This can result in major financial headaches for families as well as expensive application and court costs (approx £1000) and on going supervision fees. There is also the very real chance of strangers rather than family making all the decisions. In 24 months the Court of Protection took control of £3.2 billion of assets from individuals who had lost their mental capacity and in a 12-month period charged £2.3 million in fees. This is not hearsay, this is fact.

Jaci Godman Irvine specialises in Wills, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney & Probate. She will visit you in the privacy of your own home, all fees are fixed. Tel: 01303 773178 enquiries@estatelegacyservices.co.uk www.estatelegacyservices.co.uk Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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July 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!

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JOHN SMITH PAINTER & DECORATOR PROFESSIONAL WITH HIGH QUALITY DECORATING RELIABLE AND CLEAN NO JOB TO SMALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE AND FREE ADVICE CALL Tel: 01843 228562 Mobile: 07794 186054

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GRANDAD VERSUS DELIA SMITH Delia gives us her cooking tips and Grandad gives his.

Delia's Way Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a cornet to prevent ice-cream drips . Grandad’s Way Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cornet. Delia's Way To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes. Grandad's Way Buy Smash and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year. Delia's Way When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake. Grandad's Way Tesco and Asda sell cakes. They even do decorated versions. Delia's Way Wrap celery in aluminium foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks Grandad's Way Celery, Celery, who cares it could keep forever. Who eats it anyway Delia's Way Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away. Grandad's Way Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and drop it in 8 ounces of vodka. Drink the vodka. You might still have the headache, but you won’t give a damn. Delia's Way Freeze leftover wine into ice cubes for future use in casseroles Grandad's Way Left over wine???? Helllloooo

JULY COMPETITION The prize this month is a Flowerpot Man garden ornament To win this prize just tell us: which of our advertisers has the Telephone Number 01843 231725 Then either e-mail us at : info@margatehandbook.co.uk or send in your entry 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 Tuesday 19th July 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. For your peace of mind, all details of entries will then be destroyed, No Personal details of your name or address will be kept or passed on to any other organisation. GOOD LUCK Last months Winner was J Stevenson Pluckly Gardens Margate With thanks to ST Jewellers for picking out the winner To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Boilers Supplied and Fitted Boiler Breakdowns and Repairs Gas Cookers and Hobs Installed Landlords Gas Certificates Bathroom Refurbishments Gas Leaks / Water Leaks All Plumbing Works Undertaken Installations To Suit All Budgets

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For a Professional, Reliable Service, Free Advice and/or No Obligation Quotation Call Colin on

Tel : 01843 592788

Incredible Websites

Mobile: 07793 560055

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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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● Extensions ● Loft Conversions ● Renovations ● Carpentry ● Plastering Tel: 01843 832860 or Mob:

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No Garden Too Big or Small All you have to do is give Kris a call. Get your garden clean and tidy for Summer

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Clubs & Associations Let us know about yours. Ambassadors Speakers Club

Tel: 298635

Retirement Association

Tel: 223348

Archaeological Society

07906 360725 Royal British Legion

Tel: 224591

Ballroom & Social Dancing Club

Tel: 571600

RSPCA

03001 234999

Boys Brigade 1st Westgate-on-Sea Tel: 290903

Scrapbook Buddies

Tel: 221921

Cliftonville Residents Assoc

Tel: 226033

Style Counsel Book C ircle

Tel: 223300

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Thanet Breathe Easy Group

Tel: 862034

Evergreen Club

Tel: 229772

Thanet Business Network

Tel: 571145

Foreness Waterski Club

Tel: 582951

Thanet Community Support

Tel: 597115

League of Friends Q EQM

Tel: 234507

Thanet Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Macular Disease Society

Tel: 225108

Thanet Festival Choir

Tel: 602332

Margate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

Thanet Floral Society

Tel: 220991

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Thanet Fuchsia Group

Tel: 593174

Margate Flower Club

Tel: 226227

Thanet Owls

Tel: 299999

Margate Historical Society

Tel: 227574

Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Lawn Tennis Club

Tel: 832165

Thanet U3A

Tel; 224524

Margate Swimming Club

Tel: 227920

Tuesday Dance Club

Tel: 228161

Ramsgate Model Boat Club

Tel: 865405

Walpole Bay Bowls Club

Tel: 225039

Women’s Institutes

Tel: 290824

BSAC Thanet 106 - Margate Diving Club Thanet Sub Aqua Club celebrates it's 50th Birthday this year. A friendly club who dive locally and abroad. Student or experienced divers welcome. Full training available. We are located in Margate Harbour opposite the Turner Contemporary and meet every Monday in Margate Yacht Club from 8pm. If you feel that you would like to learn more, please call the Club Chairman Ray Hazelton on 07788447282. FREE TRY DIVES AVAILABLE.

Hints & Tips for BBQ’s When cooking, turn your food regularly to ensure it's cooking evenly. With burgers and sausages, poultry and game, cook until all juices run clear with no pink flesh. Trim fat and shake off excess marinade to avoid flame flare-ups. Oven cook big batches first then "smoke off" on the barbecue. Raw meat can harbour harmful bacteria, so keep it in a sealed container away from cooked food. To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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01843 - 888 000 01843 – 866 666 All short and long distance work covered New account customers welcome People carriers, Estate cars and Female driver available Our aim is to provide a personal service for all our customers new and old Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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July Birthstone poem - the Ruby "The gleaming Ruby should adorn, All those who in July are born, For thus they'll be exempt and free, From lover's doubts and anxiety."

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Index of Advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Accountants & Financial Services TaxAssist Thanet Accounting Service Airport Transport Airpor t Direct Blinds Island Blinds Building & Maintenance St. James Building Design DSM b creative HFD Construction Network Sevices Home Installations JSA Construction Caravan Service Repair Premier Caravan Services Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy Custom Made Carpets Harrisons Carpets Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning CCCC Captain Rugwash Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away Cleaners Time For You Cleaning Supplies Total Supplies Computer Repairs & Services Centaur Systems Jackie Raines IT Bytes Dentures The Denture Shop Domestic Appliance Repairs Worth Servicing Low Cost Electrics Double Glazing Newlook Windows Everest Driveways Kentish Gardens Dry Cleaners Mar k Michael’s

Electricians 13 Electricians on Call 30 Entertainment Star Stage School 12 Estate Agents Cooke & Co 6 Fencing Paddy Moyna 37 Clima Gate Railing & Fencing 41 Flatpack and Flooring 15 Flatpack Joe 26 Food & Drink 4 Café G 22 Nazar Fish Bar 28 Batchelors Patisserie Furniture Shops 6 Farleys Excel Pine 25 Garages 6 Jim’s Garage Services Garage Doors 29 Garage Door Restore Gardening 9 Smithys Gardening 17 Christopher Dyett Gift Shops 18 Terry's Gifts Grave Tending Service 41 Grave Matters Headstones & Memorials 7 Andrews & Elliott Hobbies 37 Parchment Craft 30 Home Repairs & Odd Jobs 25 Butterfly Helping Hands Jewellers 5 ST Jewellers Landscaping 3 Kentish Gardens 5 Letting Agents Thompson Lettings 13 Man & Van 29 Bill’s Man & Van Men’s Outfitters 32 Big for Men Mobility 3 First Choice Mobility

Osteopaths Back Hawley Health Centre Oven Cleaning 19 OvenGleam Painters & Decorators 42 M&B Painters John Smith 14 Personal Care 23 Saga Personalised Clothing 21 EmbroidMe Plumbing & Heating 16 J J Plumbing and Heating 3 ThermoTech 25 Aquarius Printers 33 SPS 8 Properties Medics on the move 5 Refuge Sacks M. S. Products 32 Roofing Rubber Roof UK 37 Satellite Installation 12 South East Satellite Clear Picture 16 Second Hand Goods Florentinas 17 New Shop Sheds 7 O & S Sheds Solicitors 28 Robinson Allfree Barnes Marsland 21 Taxis & Transport Eastonways 4 A2B Cars Central Cars 32 Tiles Cliftonville Tile Centre 11 T.V. Repair Neil’s TV & Video repair 17 Thornton Bobby Tyres 41 Richard’s Tr ade Tyres Web Design 15 Incredible Websites Wills Estate Legacy Services

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July 2010  

The Margate Handbook, July 2010

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