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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 CCTV & Alarms Emergences 0800 689 9319 Cliftonville Surgery 292873 ChildLine 0800 1111 Citizens Advice 225973 DVLA Vehicle Enquiries 0870 240 0010 DVLA Drivers Enquiries 0870 240 0009 Electricity– Power Loss 0800 783 8866 Gas Emergency 0800 111 999 Island Hoppa Buses 588944 Laura Sandys MP 589434 Leakline 0800 820999

999 or 101 Learndirect Margate Hospital National Express Coach National ExpressTimetables National Rail Enquires Northdown Surgery NHS Direct On site security Passport advice Line Pension Service Roger Gale MP RSPCA Samaritans Southern Water Thanet Council Westbrook Dental Practice

0800 100900 225544 08705 80 80 80 08717 818181 08457 48 49 50 01843 231661 0845 4647 07969 356310 0870 521 0410 0845 6060265

848588 0300 1234 999 08457 909090 0845 278 0845 577000 228795

Hello everybody and welcome to issue number 90 of the MARGATE HANDBOOK. Thank you all for the letters, phone calls and e-mails, please keep them coming as they are always very welcome. We had a massive 122 entries for the competition and well done to the winner. (This months competition is on Page 17) Grandad causes problems yet again (See Page 16). You will find the Tide Tables for Margate on (Page 20) Also we have a great recipe for you page (20) An interesting piece from Alf (Legs) Beeching, based on a newspaper article from over 100 years ago, can be found on (Page 12) 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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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.

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B & R DECORATORS

Established 16 years All types of work undertaken Exterior & Interior Domestic & Commercial Free Advice & Estimates Quality Work Assured No Job Too Small or Too Big Call Bernie on Tel: 01843 842323 Mobile: 078422 34680

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

07837 246886 01843 836972 LONG GRASS CUTTING HEDGE TRIMMING PATIO CLEANING WEEDING EVEN WINDOWS AND GUTTERING CLEANING PHONE SMITHYS GARDENING FOR A FREE ESTIMATE Follow Smithy’s Gardening on Facebook

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PLASTERING & BUILDING Loft & Garage Conversion Specialist Carpentry & Roofing Free Estimates Telephone: 01843 613524 Mobile: 07977 832159

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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The Orangery restaurant - share in the secret!

Book now for our new Summer menu! The Summer is finally here, and we’ve designed a new menu to take advantage of the summer months, incorporating the best that the garden of England has to offer at this wonderful time of the year. Our menu is priced at £13.95 for one course, £16.95 for two and £19.95 for three courses. We also offer a range of specials daily, priced individually, depending on what the fisherman or butcher delivers fresh that day. We are open from 12pm - 3pm every day for lunch, including our famous carvery on a Sunday, and from 6pm - 9pm on Monday to Saturday for an evening meal. To book a table, or for more information, please pop in, call us on 01843 222310 or email us - info@orangeryrestaurant.co.uk www.orangeryrestaurant.co.uk ~ facebook.com/theorangery ~ twitter.com/orangerykent

The Diamond Club from Smiths Court Hotel Our Diamond Club is available for all customers over 50, we have created a club which combines everything that you would expect from the welcoming Smiths Court Hotel. Dates for this month’s meals are as follows: Monday 1t July – Lunch at 12.30pm Tuesday 9th July – Lunch at 12.30pm Monday 15th July – Afternoon tea from 2.30pm Prices for the lunch are £12.50 for the three courses, and the Afternoon tea is £3.00 per person. We are still offering the 10% discount on all food outside of the standard club days, so make sure that you come for our Sunday carvery, or pop in for fish and chips at lunch time to take advantage. Call us on 01843 222310 to book your place at our next 3 course 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! We look forward to seeing you all at the next event! www.smithscourt.co.uk ~ facebook.com/smithscourt ~ twitter.com/smithscourt Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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● NO CALL OUT CHARGE ● 24 / 7 EMERGENCIES ● CENTRAL HEATING SPECIALISTS

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

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Northdown Community Project

Come and Join Us

FOR A COMMUNITY FUN Afternoon 13TH JULY 2013 12--4 PM ST PHILIP’S CHURCH Fun Dog Show BBQ Beer Tent Classic Cars/ Motor Cycles Sideshows, Bouncy castle, Refreshments Further details: www.ncpcic.org.uk

July Crossword

Across 1. Danger (5) 4. Percussion instrument (7) 8. Deliberated (7) 9. Molten rock (5) 10. Marine mollusks (7) 12. Similar (5) 13. Martial art (4,2) 15. Rigorous (6) 18. Assumed name (5) 19. Accumulated (7) 21. Similar to a giraffe (5) 22. Dizziness (7) 24. Perpetual (7) 25. Book of maps (5)

Down 1 Security device (7) 2. Bone (3) 3. Supple (5) 4. Plain (6) 5. Fortification (7) 6. Enlarges (9) 7. Astound (5) 11. Consortium (9) 14. Mode (7) 16. Irksome (7) 17. Wonder (6) 18. Repent (5) 20. Artery (5) 23. Unwell (3)

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Mark Michaels Valet Service 5 New Street Margate Established Circa 1906

Celebrating over 100 years of excellence We offer the following services on garments and household good

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

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

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AN INTERESTING HOTEL EXTENSION Not infrequently one hears of two adjacent hotels or one and some adjoining private houses being combined to form one establishment., but the union of four fully licensed and old established hotels as one building is probably a unique occurrence. The popular and successful seaside hotel in Queen’s Gardens, Cliftonville, Margate, is already made up of a union of the Queen’s and the Highcliffe, Kimbers and its annexe and now as business continues to develop the Directors have provided for a further extension of the premises by acquiring the Dalmeny Hotel which adjoins one of the annexes, The existing establishment will be extended by the erection on the space between the Queens Highcliffe Hotel and the Dalmeny of a handsome domed structure 120feet high which will contain a banqueting hall and an area of 82 feet by 56 feet and 28 feet high to accommodate at least 300 guests, a recreation or ballroom of the same size underneath and some 45 extra bedrooms with bathrooms bringing the aggregate number of lettable rooms in the entire establishment up to 230. The whole of the property in the Queens Gardens is now in possession of the Queens and Highcliffe Hotel Company, of which Mr Leon Adutt is the Managing Director his mother Mrs Edward Wilkinson who is reputed to be one of the most capable and experienced ladies connected with present day hotel enterprise both at home and abroad being actively associated with him. One of the features of the Hotel is a complete system of electric and other curative baths. The hotel block in its completed state will constitute one of the most posing establishments of the kind on the South East Coast a distinct advantage being that it stands in its own private grounds with extensive tennis and croquet lawns abutting Queen’s Promenade which immediately fronts the sea. The best bathing station is in close proximity to the Hotel. The capital of the company is £50.000 in cumulative preference and ordinary shares the former bearing 6% From the initiation of the company in 1902 the ordinary share holders have received an Annual Dividend of 10% and the business turnover has exactly doubled in view of the proposed development there is every reason to anticipate the continued prosperity of this important Hotel Enterprise. This extract item from the local Gazette dated 23/4/1910 Alf “Legs” Beeching Margate Historical Society

St. Swithin's Day is 15 July, a day on which people watch the weather for tradition says that whatever the weather is like on St. Swithin's Day, it will continue so for the next forty days. There is a weather-rhyme that is well known throughout the British Isles since Elizabethan times. 'St. Swithin's day if thou dost rain For forty days it will remain St. Swithin's day if thou be fair For forty days 'twill rain nae mair.' To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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SOMETHING FOR ALL THE FAMILY

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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

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Be organised! The most commonly used trust in a Will for a couple is a Property Protective Trust (PPT). What does this do? It gives the survivor the right to live in the house for the remainder of their lives but with the deceased’s share held in trust for the children (or other beneficiaries) when the survivor (the life tenant) eventually dies. This trust does not restrict the rights of the survivor to sell or move home, but the deceased’s share always remains protected. If the survivor were to remarry, cohabit or require residential care, the protected share is ring fenced from outside influences, whilst ensuring that the survivor is provided for. A Lasting Power of Attorney is the document that shows who you have chosen to make decisions on your behalf if you become mentally or physically incapacitated through illness or an accident. There are things in our lives that we have no control over and without an LPA the courts and social services can take control of your life. With a properly thought out Will and a Lasting Power of Attorney in place it will ensure that at a time when your family does not need additional frustration, expense and intrusion from outside, there are things in place that you have organised to make the going easier.

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

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Grandad has a problem.....AGAIN Grandad got a call from his son Brian saying that he would be round in 20 minutes to pick him up and take him out for the day. Brian has just become the proud owner of a brand new and very sleek car, Grandad got himself ready and Brian came and picked him up and off they went. “Where we off to then” ? asked Grandad. “Well I thought we could just have a run around Kent so I can give the new car a good run” said Brian. “Brilliant” said Grandad “I’ll like that, could we pop down to Folkestone and get some seafood” “Sure, of course we can”. What you been up to over the last couple of days then” Brian asked Grandad. “Well most of yesterday I spent arguing with the bank” said Grandad. “Why, what’s happened then” Brian inquired. “Well last week they persuaded me to start having my bank statements and stuff sent to me by e-mail, to save on the paper, save the planet they said, but I reckon it’s to save them a few bob, they sent me all the stuff through on the computer and they told me that I had to pick a password that must have 8 characters and include in that, one capital. Anyway, I did all that, well to tell the truth, your brother Craig came round and set most of it up for me, because you know me and computers, well he did all the fiddly bits and left me to sort out the password, which I did” “So what was the problem, why have you been arguing with the bank”, asked Brian. “Well” Grandad replied “I typed in the password, that I had chosen, following their guidelines of 8 characters and a capital, but it kept on being rejected all the time, so in the end I phoned up the bank, oh and that took flippin’ ages, because I had to press this button then that button, before I could eventually speak to someone, then when I did get to speak to someone, they then had to put me through to their IT department, whatever that may be” “ So what caused the argument” asked a puzzled Brian. “Well this bloke in IT told me that the password could only be a maximum of 14 letters long, and I told him that would be impossible, I just couldn’t do it that short, but he kept on insisting, anyway after about 5 minutes of him telling me this and telling me that I said to him, Okay then Mr Smarty Pants to tell me how I can have 8 Characters and a capital in 14 letters” “Well that’s easy enough” said Brian, “Oh Blimey, don’t you start, I had enough with them beggars from the bank, anyway I told them to stick their paperless statements where the sun doesn’t shine and I’m staying with the good old postal statements” said Grandad. “I don’t understand what has happened” asked Brian, who by now was really confused. “What password did you try and use then”? “Well” replied Grandad “as I told you I followed their guidelines, theirs mind, not mine, they set the rules”. “Yes, okay, so what did you use” asked a, by now, really confused Brian. “Well I used the shortest named Characters that I could think of, to try and keep it as short as possible, and the shortest capital that came to mind at the time, so I used ……….. MickeyMinnieDonaldGoofyPlutoShrekDonkeyDaffyDuckParis, as I said, they were the 8 shortest named characters and the shortest named capital that I could think of at short notice and if you can think of any characters shorter then tell the bloomin’ bank. Well, at this point Brian nearly wrapped his brand new car around a lamp post.

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July 2013 Tide Table for High Low High 00.56 07.09 01.56 08.10 02.56 09.12 03.52 10.12 04.46 11.06 05.35 11.52 00.14 06.19 12.29 00.53 06.58 13.03 01.29 07.33 13.36 02.03 08.05 14.10 02.40 08.36 14.45 03.17 09.10 15.21 03.55 09.47 15.56 04.32 10.25 16.32 05.10 11.07 17.13 05.54 11.54 18.03 00.38 06.47 01.46 07.55 03.04 09.15 04.14 10.24 05.16 11.24 06.12 12.17 00.54 07.02 13.06 01.48 07.48 13.53 02.39 08.32 14.39 03.26 09.14 15.23 04.11 09.54 16.05 04.52 10.33 16.46 05.31 11.15 17.30 00.02 06.15 00.56 07.12

CHICKEN ESPAGNOL

Margate Low 12.56 14.12 15.20 16.21 17.17 18.06 18.50 19.28 20.03 20.37 22.11 21.46 22.23 23.02 23.45 12.53 14.12 15.37 16.48 17.50 18.48 19.41 20.31 21.17 22.01 22.41 23.19 12.04 13.13

ISLE OF THANET CONCRETE GARDEN ORNAMENTS

High 19.14 20.21 21.26 22.29 23.26

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 ÂŁ10 19.04 20.21 21.42 22.52 23.56

ale S e c Pri Half or July F

18.23 19.32

To serve 2

Sent in by Stephanie one of our readers

Ingredients 2 skinless chicken breasts, halved 1 large red onion, peeled & roughly chopped 1 pack of 4 cooking chorizo sausages, each cut into 3 chunks zest of 1 large orange, juice of 1/2 orange 2 - 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only(or 1 heaped teaspoon of dried thyme) 12 ozs. baby potatoes, halved but not peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large clove garlic, crushed 4 ozs. button mushrooms, halved (optional) 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into 12 strips Method 1. Preheat oven to gas 5 (375F or 190C) 2. Select baking dish barely big enough to take all the ingredients. 3. Put 1 tsp. of the oil and the crushed garlic in the dish and use the upper side of the 4 chicken pieces to spread the oil mixture around the dish, then turn the chicken over. 4. Fill in the gaps with the chorizo, potatoes, pepper and/or mushrooms (if using). 5. Scatter with half the onion, then half the orange zest and then half the thyme. 6. Drizzle the orange juice over 7. Scatter the remaining onion, zest and thyme over the dish and drizzle as evenly as possible with the remaining oil. 8. Cover the dish with foil and cook in the centre of the oven for 50 minutes. 9. Remove the foil and roast for a further 15 - 20 minutes. 10. Serve with cherry tomatoes on the vine, roasted; plus a watercress and orange salad dressed with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the juices from roasting the tomatoes to the juices from the chicken dish and drizzle over each portion, serving hot crusty bread to mop them up. Accompany with either a well-chilled Vinho Verde or Pinot Grigio, or a Rioja To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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40 years Experience We offer a wide range of Carpentry & Joinery solutions. We can supply & fit purpose made joinery to your requirements. That include Kitchens, Doors, Windows, Stairs, Porches, Conservatories, Cupboards, Laminate / Solid Wood Floors, Decking / Fences, Fire Surrounds, Glazing, UPVC Doors & Windows and Radiator Covers. All General Woodwork Repairs & Maintenance. FREE Estimate. For all Enquiries

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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! Answers Page 26 The 25 July is St Christopher's day. He is the patron saint of travelling and travellers, mariners, ferrymen and also athletes. There are several legends about him including this popular one: One dark and stormy night, a child came to Christopher and asked to be carried across the river. Christopher put the child on his shoulders and waded into the wild river. He found the child unusually heavy and had to struggle desperately to reach the other side. When he reached the other side the child told him that he was the Christ for and that he had carried the weight of the whole world on his shoulder. The literal meaning of the name 'Christopher is Christ-bearer.

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“Black Is The New Silver” by our regular Motor Columnist When it comes to car colours, Iain Betson asks why we stick with a two-lane choice

Picture the scene: it’s the late 1990s in the boardroom of Style & Trendsetter Global Marketing Inc. In a closed meeting, all the department heads are assembled; whispered conversations are taking place in small groups across the room. Outside, in the sun-dappled Corsican style courtyard where aluminium tables and chairs jostle for space with Bay trees, representatives of the major car manufacturers sip nervously at their Lattes and Cappuccinos. Suddenly, a bell rings, clearly heard by the assembled throng, and white smoke is seen exiting the air-conditioning fan. A decision has been reached: henceforth the über colour of all cars will be silver. A few years later, at a separate summit, a modification was made to this dictate: cars may also appear in black. Oh, and in a side room plenary session, it was decided vans would stay white. Fanciful? Or maybe something as simple as the paint manufacturers having a job lot of “Silver Starburst” they couldn’t shift, so they knocked it out cheap. Either way, around the year 2000, a subtle shift in car colour selection took place. The result a few years later is “if you ain’t drivin’ silver, you ain’t got style, (man)”. A further shift occurred about three years later - black was back. Henry Ford would have been proud. Although, I doubt he’d be pleased with the fact that black cabs now seem to come in silver. On my daily walk to the office, to back up my bi-colour paint conspiracy theory, I conducted a very unscientific survey. It involved noting the different colours of cars parked in the side streets. The overwhelming majority were silver. In one street of twelve cars, seven were silver, two black, three “A. N. other”. So why are we all driving vehicles with such a myopic sense of individualism? Well, when it comes to vans, I take white on board. It’s a good base colour for “Treetops Garden Maintenance” or “Drips Plumbers” when covering their mobile workplace with phone numbers and “You Can Find Us on the Web”. But a green coloured car? That’s a definite no-no, sweetie. Of cars, I can speak from first hand experience about colours, having previously owned silver, and my current runabout is black. Why? Well, maybe I swallowed the sales pitch hook, line and sinker but I’m told a silver car, and I guess now black and latterly white, is more desirable on the used market and therefore your trade-in value will be higher. A good point well made, but let’s leave that to one side for a moment and broaden our horizons. I may drive black but I actually like yellow. A few weeks ago I drove a Porsche Boxster – and it was yellow. I don’t think it was the car per se, I mean they are fairly common, but I’m sure when driving that car through local high streets, heads turned. The majority of the public, at first glance, probably couldn’t tell (or care) if it was a Porsche or a Proton, so it must have been the colour. And I’m sure they weren’t laughing either. I have some pictures of me sitting in that car, yes sad I know but let me have this one pleasure, and you know, if I buy one, I would be seriously tempted to go yellow, it’s just different. Of course some paint jobs just don’t appeal. My father, prior to buying a new Mk1 Vauxhall Astra (the boxy, square looking one from the mid 1980s) drove a dealer demonstrator, finished in pea green. The bird population just loved that car, performing Stuka dive bombing manoeuvres on it wherever it was parked. With the exception of my mother (a non driver), nobody liked that colour and we weren’t surprised when my father took delivery of his new Astra (in copper metallic), the dealer informed him that the pea green colour was discontinued. I still see the odd Vauxhall Carlton around, in that same colour, and wonder if the owner gets the same avian attention. On a brighter note, Ford, with all power to their elbow, are offering the Focus in a bright “Electric Orange” - the neighbours have got one. Maybe I will ask them what governed their choice because, as much as I like it and commend them for their bravery, in the back of my mind there’s the fact that, where I last lived, the local council, painted their vehicles the same colour. Fiat, too, is branching out. There are quite a few 500s on the road sporting my beloved yellow, I’ve seen some VWs in a rather striking metallic blue, and a Peugeot in a nice metallic (not pea!) green. So maybe there is hope yet and, in the future, it won’t all be silver, black and white (like vans?!). Let’s seize the initiative and break out from this colour malaise and select red, purple, taupe or aquamarine for car colours. If we don’t, then returning to my point about trade-in values. At this very moment, “Style & Trendsetter Inc” may be in a closed meeting deciding upon the new car colour must-have for 2014 and beyond. So what will happen to the re-sale value of all those silver and black models then? “They’ll beTo sooo last year, sweetie”. Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Looking After Your Lawns

Keep mowing your lawn but raise the height of your blades if the weather remains hot. Feed established lawns if you haven't already done so with a summer lawn feed. If your lawn is mossy or full of weeds, use a feed with mosskiller or weedkiller, although this will also kill any wild flowers. If you have the lot, use combined feed, weed and mosskiller! Add your grass clippings to the compost heap in shallow layers....a huge dollop will only turn slimy and spoil your compost. Don't let newly laid lawns dry out in hot weather - water in the evenings and if there is a heat wave, consider leaving the lawn longer than usual just to help it through the hot weather. If you are planning to seed a new lawn in the autumn, start preparing the area to allow the earth time to settle

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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

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Tel: 01843 221643 • 01843 832003 Mob: 07885 869789 • 07505 484411

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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: total-supplies@tiscali.co.uk Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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DATE WITH DANA………. COMING TO PLAY GOLF THIS SUMMER? BING CROSBY was the Big Daddy of them all - all the crooners we know and hear today. Before him, there had been numerous singers all “giving out” - but when the 1930’s proved the New Age of broadcasting and the microphone, it was Bing Crosby’s rich, sonorous voice, coupled with his enviably relaxed, easy going style, that captured audiences countrywide into becoming his lifelong faithful fans. He was a wonderful warbler who made every song a pleasure to listen to, such was the measure of his magnitude. All his life Crosby had been a keen golfer. In his old age he brought himself to Britain for a golfing holiday, where , after a good round around the Course, he suddenly collapsed and died, leaving his widow Kathy to comment : “He enjoyed the game so much, that if there was a good way for him to go, then that was it.” Bing Crosby was a venerable established star when he met newcomer Kathryn Grant at the film studio. They formed such a strong bond that Kathryn decided this was the man she was going to marry, Bing, however, was a widower with three sons already grown to Kathryn’s age. A cautious man, he was very undecided whether a second venture into matrimony would be right for him. Kathryn, however, had one firm idea. There followed so much will -they won’t -they won’t they will-they and so many to-ings and fro-ings that by the time Bing was finally persuaded that a fresh marriage would be good for him—when the pair actually arrived for the wedding ceremony the air was so fraught they would scarcely LOOK at one another AND they were barely even SPEAKING to each other!! The marriage only lasted thirty years.

AQUARIUS PLUMBING & HEATING Plumbing & Heating Engineers

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Member of Thanet Business Network

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Clubs & Associations

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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 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: 845088

Thanet Dolls House Club

Tel: 280112

Margate Adult Education Centre

01843 256223 Thanet Festival Choir

Tel: 602332

Margate Diving Club

07788 447282 Thanet Fuchsia Group

Tel: 593174

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Thanet Male Voice Choir,

Tel: 865819

Margate Bowling Club

Tel: 228858

Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

Thanet U3A

Tel: 228809

Margate Fishing Club

07793 592073 Walpole Bay Bowls Club

Tel: 225039

Margate Flower Club

Tel: 226227

Tel: 290824

Margate Historical Society

Tel: 223300

Women’s Institutes

01843 866440 24 Halstead Gardens, Margate, Kent CT9 3JH To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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QUEX BARN

BUTCHER ● FISHMONGER ● DELI ● FRUIT & VEG ● RESTAURANT Quex Park Estate, Birchington, CT7 0BB

KENTS BEST FARM SHOP

At Quex Barn our mission is to bring fresh local produce to local people and welcome visitors        

PORK FROM OUR OWN PIGS SANDWICH BAY LAMB BEEF FROM THE QUEX HERD BREAD, PIES AND SAUSAGE ROLLS MADE FRESH IN THE BARN KENTISH FRUIT AND VEG WELL STOCKED DELI WITH MANY ENGLISH CHEESES LOCALLY CAUGHT FISH BEAUTIFUL PARTY OR CONFERENCE VENUE

01843 846103

The Restaurant in the Barn serves delicious dishes made from superior ingredients, as the chefs have the pick of the finest meat, fish, fruit and vegetables from the barn.  Breakfast served from 9am daily  Lunch served 12pm - 3pm daily  Dinner served daily Booking advisable

Shop Open Daily 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm Sunday 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 £69.99 140 Channels Including 2 High Definition Channels GET SET FOR DIGITAL CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

Tel: 01843 223321

Building 521 Manston Airport Spitfire Way, Manston, Kent CT12 5FF or Order online at: www.sesat.co.uk Member of Thanet Business Network

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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 www.copperconnect.co.uk email: copperconnect@aol.com

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Index of Advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Accountants Thanet Accountancy Building & Maintenance DSM St. James East Kent Pointing & Building Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy Carpets & Flooring Broadstairs Carpets Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away Ceilings Sculptured Ceilings Cleaners Time for You Cleaning Supplies Total Supplies Computer Repairs & Services Centaur Systems Conservatories JAS Conservatories Dentures The Denture Shop Dog Walking Fiona The Dog Walker Domestic Appliance Repairs Worth Servicing Double Glazing JAS Home Improvements Dry Cleaners Mark Michael’s Electricians P&P Electrical Fencing Paddy Moyna Flatpack Furniture Joe Bradley

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Food & Drink Nazar Fish Bar The Ambrette Café G Quex Barn Chicken Spot The Orangery Garages Jim's Garage Garage Doors Garage Door Restore JAS Home Improvements Gardening Smithys Gardening P&Sees Kentish Gardeners Gifts Terry's Gifts Hair Dressers Mobile Hair Design Home Care Caremark Home Improvments My Home Mentor AAA Hotels Smiths Court Jewellers S H Cutting Legal Advice ELS Locksmith DJB Locksmiths Mobility First Choice Mobility Osteopaths Hawley Health Centre

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Oven Cleaning OvenGleam Painters & Decorators M&B Painters Butterfly B&R Decorators Personalised Clothing Edwards Embroidery Physiotherapy JAS Plastering Brackenborough Plastering Plumbing & Heating Aquarius Copper Connect Plumbit CHD Plumbing Printers SPS Refuse Sacks M S Products Roofing M Findon Roofing Satellite Installation South East Satellite Second - Hand Shop Florentinas Solicitors Barnes Marsland Surveyors Arthur Bryant Tyres Richard’s Trade Tyres Water softeners Sapphire Water Softeners Window Cleaning Headley's Cleaning

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