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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

08705 80 80 80 08717 818181 08457 48 49 50 01843 231661 0845 4647 0870 521 0410 0845 6060265 01843 223739

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Hello everybody and welcome to issue number 100 of the MARGATE HANDBOOK. Yes it is our 100th Edition and to celebrate that fact we have a VERY SPECIAL competition for you. (See page 22) Thank you for all for the letters, phone calls and e-mails, please keep them coming as they are always very welcome. We had 101 entries for the competition and well done to the winner (This months competition is on Page 8) Grandad hears about Government Spending Cuts (See Page 19). You will find the Tide Tables for Margate on (Page 29) A tale from old Margate, from the late Mick Twyman can be found on (Page 10) We have a recipe for you (See Page 27) Iain Betson our motoring correspondent is on (Page 28) 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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MAY COMPETITION The prize this month is a metal wall sign To win this prize just tell us: which of our advertisers has the Phone number 07712 313361 Then either e-mail us at : info@margatehandbook.co.uk or send in your entry to Competition. Margate Handbook. 68 Clarence Ave, Cliftonville. Margate. CT9 3DR Please DO NOT FORGET to tell us your name and address. All entries must be received on or before 3.00pm on Monday 19th May, all correct entries will be placed together and the winner will be drawn out. GOOD LUCK This Months winner is Daniel of CafĂŠ G Thanks to Olly from Farleys for picking the winner

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THE HARBOUR SLUICE, BY THE LATE MICK TWYMAN A worryingly recurrent rumour keeps surfacing about the old Harbour Sluice, which some ‘experts’ fondly imagine can solve the problem of silting if once more opened up. Common sense, however, should query as to exactly why it was blocked off in the first place if it ever had any utility, which I can assure the reader, it never did. History can teach us salutary lessons if we only acknowledge its records, and in the case of the Harbour Sluice that lesson was hard-earned by the Pier and Harbour Company which, in 1826, incurred one of their most futile expenditures ever in installing it. As one of its acts of public benefits to the town (and to protect its own interests as far as the controversial sinking fund was concerned ) the Pier and harbour Company had financed the building of the stone groyne at the Nayland Rock when Marine Terrace was being constructed, hoping that would assist in trapping sand in the bay, where there was then much beach stone. By 1826, the point was proved, and by altering the tidal flow in the Bay with that groyne their Harbour was choking with sand and seaweed which accumulated there also. It was decided to form an arch through the Pier, 9 feet wide and 9 feet high, its bottom being paved with stone to act as a cart road with the vertical sides being 6 feet high to the spring of the arch. That tells the reader just how much sand has built up both inside and outside the pier since then as only a few feet of the top of the arch now show. The opening on the seaward side was fitted with an enormous and strongly constructed oak door, and even in 1826 the silting had already caused the level inside the Harbour to be 6 feet higher than on the seaward side. The reason for the silting was that stone groyne, but then, just as now, any amount of spurious reasons were advanced, such as the rotting of seaweed driven in by gales or the settling of sand churned up by the paddles of the steam boats. In fact, one proposal actually suggested that once the sluice was opened up a steam boat should be stationed stern- on to it and paddles run at full speed to churn up the sand and drive it through the wall.

The previous method of dredging the Harbour had been the filling by hand of a lighter, which was then taken out to sea and the spoil dumped. This method was expensive at 2 shillings per ton. The economics of using the sluice as a cart road brought the expenditure per ton right down to sixpence. The whole scheme cost £853.00 a lot of money in those days, but it was an abject failure. After all, how could an arch that size pointing in the direction of the Kings Stairs flush out the Harbour? All that happened was that the water at the King’s Stairs became very agitated, badly affecting the boatmen who complained very loudly about the effect on their livelihood. There was no improvement in the silting, and the sluice almost certainly let more sand in. The process of dredging by hand into house drawn carts continued unabated as the only practical solution to the continual problem of silting. In actual fact, it is largely caused by the continual eastward drift of sand and man’s interference with tidal flow. A violent summer storm in August, 1832, caused severe damage to the fabric of the Stone Pier, with part of it subsiding. Another feature of this storm was the tearing off from its supports of the great oak gate of the sluice, and although this damage was repaired the future of the sluice was limited. During the following winter 5000 tons of silt were removed from the Harbour, partly by horse and cart, and partly by barrow. In 1838 the useless sluice was block in and a small guillotine gate fitted in it, still extant to this day but long abandoned. The sluice was useless and a waste of money, as any future expenditure would also be! To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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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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To prevent slugs getting to plants in containers, smear outside of the container with petroleum jelly or WD40.

May Crossword

Across 1. Quantify (7) 5. Mindful (5) 8. Changed location (5) 9. Pyrogenic (7) 10. Fundamental (7) 11. Languish (5) 12. Remit in advance (6) 14. Recommendation (6) 17. Utter (5) 19. Traversed (7) 22. Trap (7) 23. Precise (5) 24. Velocity (5) 25. Farm vehicle (7)

Down 1. Imitate (5) 2. Go forward (7) 3. Below (5) 4. Comestible (6) 5. Irritated (7) 6. Fragrance (5) 7. Most vital part of an idea (7) 12. Own (7) 13. Clumsy (7) 15. Occurring with no delay (7) 16. Dialect (6) 18. Follow or result (5) 20. Greek letter (5) 21. Dissuade (5)

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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 Call Bill Chambers on

Tel: 01843 834112 or 07973 689295 www.copperconnect.co.uk email: copperconnect@aol.com

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Mark Michaels Valet Service 5 New Street Margate Established Circa 1906

Celebrating over 100 years of excellence

All Domestic Appliances Serviced and Repaired Established over 15 years Phone John on 01843 587815 or Mobile 07802 196193 Email: worth.servicing@hotmail.co.uk

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

01843 292571

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 Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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Cleaning Company A Member of the Association of Approved Oven Cleaners

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

(only caustic free cleaning materials used in your home)

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Grandad finds out about Government Spending Cuts. Grandad’s brother John got himself a job as a night watchman, it was a good job that entailed watching over a new section of a car park right next to the House of Commons, An area that was used quite regularly when MP’s sat late into the night. Then some Government Officer realised that the night watchman would have to have proper instructions to be able to do his job properly, so a Planning Department was created and two people were hired, one to write the instructions and one to do the time studies. Then the question was asked, “How will we know that the night watchman is doing his job correctly”? So they created a Quality Control Department and hired two more people, one to do the studies and one to write the reports. Then it was realised that there wasn’t a specific Department to pay all of these new employees, so, the next step was to create the following positions, a Time Keeper, and a Payroll Officer, so two more people were hired to fill these rolls. Then someone asked the question, “Who will be accountable for all these people, so, obviously they created an administration section and hired three people, an Administration Officer, an Assistant Administration Officer and a Legal Secretary. Then after a while, they found that they would need to keep tabs on all of this new section, to see if they were getting value for money. So they hired two new people to audit the accounts to date. After some six weeks the accounts were ready, and, on inspection they found out that they were already several thousands of pounds over budget and came to the decision that costs had to be cut somewhere along the line, and after three days of debating the issue they decided to save money by laying off the night watchman. If this wasn’t so near the truth it would be funny. Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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SPECIAL COMPETITION FOR OUR 100th EDITION To celebrate our 100th edition here is a competition. The prize is: A 3 course meal for 4 people 2 Bottles of wine A bar tab of up to £60 A car to pick you up and take you back home again Where is all this to take place? BENTLEY’S LOUNGE & GRILL 13-15 High Street Margate When will it take place? AT A TIME CONVENIENT TO YOU, all you have to do is give them a call on 01843 449160 and arrange a time and date. How can you win all this? Well, this month May, 2014 is issue number 100 so just tell us which month and year did we publish our very first edition, issue number 1. Yes, it’s as simple as that. It will just take a bit of working out and possibly a calculator. Then either e-mail your answer to info@margatehandbook.co.uk Or send in your entry to: 100 Competition 68 Clarence Avenue Cliftonville Margate CT9 3DR Do not forget to include your name and address. All entries must be received on or before 3.00pm Monday 19th May The winner will be notified within three days of this date. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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May in the Garden

Beware of late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding until the middle of the month and even then be prepared to cover it if necessary. Continue with the spring cleaning. Hoe your borders to get rid of weeds before they take hold If it’s dry, attack ground elder and the like with systemic weed killer painted onto the leaves. Remember these systemic weed killers are indiscriminate and will kill anything they contact. Dandelions are a monstrous nuisance at this time of year - if you don’t have time to deal with them terminally, at least chop their heads off before they set seed. Water is a precious instigate good practices such as using kitchen and bath water (as long as it is neither too dirty, greasy nor full of detergent) for watering, collect rainwater and investigate ways to recycle water for your irrigation. The trick with watering is to water thoroughly once or twice a week rather than little and often (containers etc do need watering every day). Now the soil is warming up and things are starting to grow, add general purpose fertiliser before covering with mulch especially in borders, fruit and vegetable patch and containers. If you have already mulched, draw it back (if possible), tease the soil a little, add fertiliser and replace the mulch. Now is the time to wage war on slugs and snails. They love tulips and delicacies such as the delicious young shoots of delphiniums and the like, so use pet-friendly slug pellets, drench the ground around hostas with liquid slug killer to exterminate slugs below the surface Keep an eye out for snails and pick them off....what you do with them is up to you. Other unwelcome are lily beetles and the black-spotted green caterpillars of the gooseberry sawfly (Squash meaningfully or spray with deadly chemicals.

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LIMITED COMPANY ACCOUNTS AND AUDITS

PARTNERSHIP AND SOLE TRADERS

VAT RETURNS

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OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 9am - 5.30pm (OUT OF HOURS APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE)

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TEL: 01843 834155

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FAX: 01843 834653 May Day Although summer does not officially begin until June, May Day really marks its beginning. May Day celebrations have their origins in the Roman festival of Flora, goddess of fruit and flowers, which marked the beginning of summer.

May 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! To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Gingerbread men or Biscuits

Easy for the Kids to Make

The smell of this gingerbread recipe wafting around your house will be just wonderful when you make our recipe. Gingerbread men are great for packed lunches or just as a snack. 350g plain flour 1-2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g butter or margarine 175g soft light brown sugar 1 egg 4 tablespoons golden syrup Makes about 20 biscuits. Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter. Add sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough. Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut out your gingerbread men. If you don't have a gingerbread man cutter then use whatever you have - stars and hearts are just as tasty. Bake at 190 C /Gas 5 on greased baking trays (spaced out, as they will spread) for 10 to 15 mins until golden brown. Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cook. Once cooled, decorate with icing. Variations: Swap the ginger for cinnamon or a few drops of vanilla essence if you don't like ginger, and you can swap golden syrup for treacle, if preferred. Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it (Part One) By Iain Betson our regular Motor Columnist Technology and innovation is a wonderful thing, don’t you think? It creates progress and improves our lives, sometimes in surprisingly small ways – well sort of. In automotive technology and control some of the littlest things have been doing the job perfectly well for years – so why change them now? I’m fairly new to this game but I am rapidly getting to like the peaks of the job. Namely the “freebies” the motor industry heaps on hapless, low paid hacks in order that they may curry favour and gain a few good words about their new “Hightime 4 x 4” or whatever. I better be careful here and check I’m not inadvertently promoting some new far eastern import called the “Hightime” or the “Whatever” for that matter. Never a truer word said in jest? Don’t you believe it; producers have whole teams dedicated to coming up with names like the “Bongo Friendee”. To return to my main point, one such perk is the driving day. This is where a car manufacturer collects together a range of their products, hires a none-to-cheap hotel and invites the chosen few to a nice, alcohol free, lunch and hands them the keys to have a play. Sounds good eh? Drive what you want, where you want at no cost to you? Well yes and no. The plus side is: Nice cars to drive and nice lunch to eat, when others are stuck in the 9 to 5 treadmill. The downside is, as a new boy, not knowing the ropes. Here I am in the company of some experienced motoring journalists, these guys don’t take prisoners and I’m the greenhorn. They have been producing jottings on the automotive industry for the Plodbury Bugle since Henry Ford was in short trousers. Some have dined with Enzo (of Ferrari fame) on a sun dappled veranda over looking the test track at Marenello, whilst others can tell you the name of all the lathe operators who produced the gearbox cogs that went into every Austin Cambridge in the seventeen years of its production. We are talking heavy fuel here, cut them and then run, not blood, but petrol. So it’s my turn to take a test drive in the car of my choice. In response to: “What do you want the keys to Iain?” I thought to myself. “Let’s start at the top and work down”. That big seven seater 4 x 4 looks nice – I haven’t driven one since I can remember. A big V10 block, auto this, electric that, nice leather interior and a retail tag of £75k. I plump for that.The first two hurdles are over, it’s open and, handily, the key is in the ignition. Get in and adjust seat. Here’s problem one. This motor has more buttons on the driver’s seat than you find in a packet of chocolate ones, let alone the rest of the dashboard. What happened to the good old hand down between the knees fumble for the bar form of seat adjustment? Pressing this and pressing that button, marked with hieroglyphs more at home is an Egyptian tomb, I am at last able to reach the pedals. With the seat adjusted, it’s time to start up. I reach for the key and attempt to turn it two clicks, the trouble is it only goes to one and stops. Lights come on the dashboard, but no ones home. This is getting silly; I can’t even start the thing! Then I spy it, a subtle coloured button marked “Engine Start”. Part Two to follow next month: To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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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 29th 30th 31st

M ay 2 014 T id e T ab le fo r H ig h H ig h Low 01.59 14.21 08.12 02.40 14.56 08.46 03.20 15.30 09.19 03.57 16.04 09.51 04.36 16.42 10.28 05.19 17.26 11.13 06.11 18.23 12.10 07.20 01.03 08.41 02.20 09.44 03.27 10.35 04.21 11.19 05.09 11.59 05.51 00.11 12.37 06.32 00.52 13.16 07.11 01.35 13.56 07.50 02.21 14.37 08.30 03.08 15.21 09.12 03.57 16.06 09.57 04.49 16.56 10.46 05.46 17.55 11.44 06.53 00.37 08.08 01.55 09.19 03.07 10.23 04.11 11.19 05.07 12.06 05.54 00.14 12.46 06.34 00.59 13.21 07.11 01.40 13.55 17.48 02.20 14.30 18.23

M arg ate H ig h Lo w 20 .30 21 .09 21 .45 22 .20 23 .01 23 .54 13 .23 14 .52 15 .57 16 .47 17 .30 18 .11 18 .51 19 .32 20 .14 20 .57 21 .41 22 .30 23 .27

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1 9.06 2 0.21 2 1.29 2 2.30 2 3.25

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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 spring make over

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

For Shiny Stainless Steel An old-fashioned response for dull stainless steel surfaces is to polish using screwed up newspaper.

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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.

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

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I am fully Insured and Police checked and will provide a reliable and friendly service. Small pet feeding also available please contact me with your requirements.

Tel: 01843 880 081 Mob: 07939 635357

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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

Phone/Fax: 01843 579641

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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: 228639

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 Dog Obedience Group

01843 225801

Isle of Thanet Philatelic Society

Tel: 228415

Thanet Community Support

Tel: 597115

Isle of Thanet Photographic Sociiety

Tel: 842729

Thanet Festival Choir

Tel: 602332

Macular Disease Society

Tel: 299093

Thanet Male Voice Choir,

Margate Adult Education Centre

01843 256223 Thanet Lions Club

Tel: 596857

Margate Diving Club

07788 447282 Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Thanet Premier Business Group

07968 473265

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

Tel: 865819

e-mail:hilderstoneclub@gmail.com

Thanet Observatory Monkton Nature Reserve The Observatory will be open on Saturday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm on the 10th May. On Friday 23rd May there is a talk on Asteroids at 7.30pm followed by telescope Viewing On Sunday 25th May the Monkton Nature Reserve has an Open Day and there will be a telescope supplier there to answer questions on telescopes. All dates and times are on the Monkton Nature Reserve website. www.monkton-reserve.org,

John Hislop Organiser Tel: 01843 822666 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Total Supplies The Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Centre

Carpet Cleaner for Hire SPECIAL OFFER £67.50 + VAT

Bold/Fairy/Ariel 90 Wash - £19.50

£19.50 per day FREE Shampoo

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

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

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

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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Index of Advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Accountants Thanet Accountancy Brydens Antiques Free Valuation Roadshow Lockdales Blinds Filtralite Building & Maintenance DSM St. James Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away CD Transfer EVS Transfer 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 Urban Wire Fittness AJR Fitness

Flatpack Furniture

26 Joe Bradley 13 Food & Drink Nazar Fish Bar 3 The Ambrette 7 Café G Kebab House 24 Thanet Café Westbrook Fish Bar 4 Happy Café 23 Salmestone Grange Foot Care 33 Podiatry Sonia Van 12 Furniture Farleys 7 Garages Jim's Garage 35 Garage Doors Garage Door Restore 5 Gardening P&Sees Kentish Gardeners 20/21 Smithys Gardening 29 Gifts Terry's Gifts 33 Hair Dressers Mobile Hair Design 15 Home Care Caremark 20/21 Home Improvments My Home Mentor 15 Letting Agents Belvoir 5 Locksmiths 17 DJB Locksmiths Mobility 11 First Choice Mobility

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