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November 2011

Your FREE local magazine and reference guide

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN! Book your Christmas party today Prices start from only £17.50 per person for lunch, or £22.50 for an evening meal.

Now taking bookings for tables on Christmas Day and Boxing Day Christmas Day lunch is priced at £30 per adult in the Cumberland Suite, or £50 per adult in The Orangery. On Boxing Day we are running our standard carvery ~ £10 for soup and carvery. Tables are selling fast for both. Book now to avoid disappointment!

To find out more or to book a table, please call us on 01843 222310 or email Don’t forget, our carvery is still running every Sunday: Pre-book a carvery quoting the Margate Handbook and receive a 10% discount on your total bill

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Hello everyone and welcome to issue number 70 of the MARGATE HANDBOOK. Thank you for all the calls and e-mails. We had 96 entries for the “Spot the Ad” competition and well done to the winner (This month’s competition is on Page 28) GRANDAD learns a new language (see Page 4) If you have anything lying around the house that you thought may be worth something then (see page 5), you never know you may have a priceless piece just waiting to be found. We love to hear from you each month and as always our contact details are:

Web: E-mail: Tel: 01843 571145 68 Clarence Avenue Cliftonville Margate CT9 3DR

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


Mark Michaels Valet Service 5 New Street Margate

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


Tel: 01843 221643 • 01843 832003 Mob: 07885 869789 • 07505 484411 Quote Margate Handbook to receive 10% discount

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We offer the following services on garments and household goods:

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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 Deposits Now Being Taken For Christmas

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GRANDAD LEARNS A NEW LANGUAGE One Saturday Grandad was taking advantage of the wonderful late Indian Summer weather that we had recently and was sitting out in the garden, when two of his Granddaughters along with four of their friends turned up. They spent a good two hours talking to Grandad, but when they left Grandad had no idea what they had said to him, the reason being was that they were talking what is now known as TEENAGE SPEAK. Therefore for all you parents and Grandparents, Grandad has made a list of many of the words that were used along with the correct translation.

ALMA CHIZZIT: This translates to HOW MUCH IS IT. AMMANT: This is AMOUNT ASSBAND: This is HOUSEBOUND AWSS: This is HORSE BLACKBREE: This is BLACKBERRY (as in a new fangled mobile phone, this apparently is something that seems to be permanently stuck in your hand and if it is ever mislaid the world comes to an end) BRANNA: This is BROWNER ( as in “You are Browner or more Suntanned”) CORT A PANDA: This is QUATERPOUNDER (as in a Burger) DAN IN THE MARF: This is DOWN IN THE MOUTH (as in looking sad) EYE EELS: This is HIGH HEELS FANK SALOT: This is THANKS A LOT FANNIT: This is THANET (as in Browdsteers, Margit and Ramsgit) FREE: this is THREE (as in the number that follows Two) FURROCK: This is Thurrock ( where Lakeside Shopping Centre is) GARRIJ: This is GARAGE (the place where we used to keep our cars, but now it’s used to store all of our children’s junk) GOROWM WORKTADO: This is GOT HOMEWORK TO DO IBEEFA: This is IBIZA (as in a popular holiday island) LAFARJIK: This is LETHARGIC (as in lacking in energy) PAIPA: This is PAPER (as in Daily Mail, Daily Mirror etc.) TAN: This is TOWN (as in Browdsteers, Margit and Ramsgit) WEBBATS: This is WHEREABOUTS ( as in whereabouts do you live) WONNID: This is Wanted (as in I wanted to go out tonight but can’t afford it) ZAGGERATE: This is EXAGGERATE (as in to suggest something is bigger than it really is)

So there you have it, you should now be able to hold a reasonable conversation with your children or grandchildren.


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

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

Tel: 01843 599466

Mob: 07545 322950 Visit our show rooms at Trews Workwear & PPE 130 High Street Ramsgate CT11 9TY Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


Get ready for Christmas These can be made in advance and will keep until Christmas Cranberry Sauce 100g light muscovado sugar 80ml water Zest and juice of 1 orange and 1 lemon 250g pack fresh or frozen cranberries Add all ingredients into a pan and bring to the boil stirring Allow to simmer until cranberries are soft and jam like Pour into sterilised jar and seal - turn upside down for 10 seconds Turn upright and allow to cool, store in a cool dark larder. Chestnut Stuffing 1 med onion ,peeled and finely chopped 25g butter Generous pinch of dried thyme 454g pack Cumberland sausages or your favourite sausages, skins removed 100g pack whole cooked chestnuts chopped( if you can't buy them roast put some in a hot oven for 20 minutes and remove shells and chop) zest and juice of 1 lemon Small handful of chopped parsley 45g fresh breadcrumbs 5 rashers streaky bacon Gently sweat the onion in the butter until soft Add to the rest of the ingredients except the bacon Line a small loaf tin( approx 500g) or earthenware pot with the bacon) allow slices of bacon to hang over side) Pour in the stuffing, cover with the overhang of bacon Cover with lid or foil and freeze, ready for cooking at Christmas When needed remove from freezer night before and refrigerate. Cook in a preheated oven ( 180C ) for approx 90 minutes Allow to rest, turn out and slice.

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0800 433 4589 07786 006524 A professional service for all your electrical needs. From lamp changes to rewires and all testing. New fuse boards, extra sockets, LED lighting PAT Testing

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 an Winter makeover


Pet Safety Bonfire Night Bring outdoor cages and hutches inside for the night, if possible Give the pet extra bedding to burrow in, to help it to feel secure and quiet If a cage is left outside, turn it to face a wall so that it is protected against noise and accidents Always keep dogs and cats inside when fireworks are being let off. Make sure dogs are walked earlier in the day before the fireworks start Close windows and doors, and block off cat flaps to stop pets escaping Draw the curtains, switch on a TV or Radio in order to block out some of the noise of the fireworks Prepare a safe place for the pet where it can feel safe and comfortable Avoid leaving a pet alone Do not leave it in the car or garden. Never take a dog to a fireworks display. Down November Crossword Across 1. Young swans (7) 1. Catlike mammal (5) 2. Nocturnal ungulate with 3. Claws (6) fleshy snout (5) 6. Deep sea bass (7) 3. Chelonian reptile (6) 7. Viper (5) 4. S. American animal (5) 9. Great ape (7) 5. Amphibian (4) 10. Edible decapod 8. Variety of small toothed crustacean (6) whale (7) 11. Burrowing rodent (6) 9. Tallest living quadruped (7) 15. Domestic fowl (7) 12. Adult male chicken (7) 17. Percoid fish (5) 13. Part of a crab's claw (6) 18. Chirping insect (7) 14. Domesticated ox (4) 19. Deer horn (6) 15. Dromedary or Bactrian (5) 20. Arboreal prosimian with 16. Major food source for long furry tail (5) baleen whales (5) To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Mick’s Monthly Memo LORD’ JOHN SANGER In fond memory of the late Mick Twyman

One of the finest statuary groups in Margate Cemetery is that of the Sanger family, 19th century owners of the most spectacular circuses this country ever saw. Whilst the better known of the family is ‘Lord George, who had strong ties to Margate and made his home here in the grounds of his Hall by the Sea, later Dreamland, the burial plot is dominated not by ‘Lord’ George but by a beautiful stone horse to ‘Lord’ John, who died in 1889. The titles ’Lord’ used by both Sanger brothers were not hereditary, and I shall explain how they came about. They were the sons of James Sanger, a man impressed into Nelson’s Navy who actually served with the great man on H.M.S. VICTORY at Trafalgar, during which he was severely injured. As disabled men were no use to the Navy, he found himself discharged with a yearly pension of £10. Using skills acquired from his shipmates, James entered the world of the showman by taking a small peep show box he had made onto the road on his back, to complement which he performed a conjuring routine. So it was that John Sanger came to be born at the little village of Chew Magna, near Bristol, in 1815, and in 1827 George was born at Newbury, he being the youngest boy in a family of ten children. Life was spent touring in the season, and John and George, like their father had in the Navy, watched and learnt the skills which would set them both on the road to fame. As soon as age allowed and opportunity presented itself John and George followed in their father’s footsteps, touring the Midlands with their own show. Success crowned their efforts and they branched out into the world of horse training, their first step on the road to legitimate circus, and were soon employing staff for a tour of Norfolk. Their embryonic circus grew quickly and was to be seen in all parts of the country as they toured, going from strength to strength. The culmination of the success enjoyed by these equestrian minded brothers has to have been their purchase of London’s Astley’s Amphitheatre. The driving force behind the partnership was the younger George, and eventually he and John decided on an amicable split of their circus empire, each then going their own separate ways on the touring road. It was in the August and October of 1887 that George found himself in Court, being sued by “Buffalo Bill” Cody for using that gentleman’s name in advertising one of his shows, and this was how that title of “Lord” first became associated with the Sanger name. That supreme historian of the English circus. M. Willson Disher, in his 1937 book “The Greatest show On Earth”, recounts how George went to a country pub to drown his sorrows at being prosecuted for contempt of court and smarting that Cody was known as ‘The Honourable’. In conversation with a farm labourer who was unaware of George’s identity, the man asked, ‘Bain at Sanger a Lord?’. To the dapper George Sanger who had always been known as “Gentleman George” as a boy and habitually called “His Lordship” by his father, the solution was obvious. “Dang it” he exclaimed, if he’s the Honourable William Cody then I’m ‘Lord George Sanger from this day out!. And so he was, and as the circus bible “ The Sawdust Ring” by Rupert Croft-Cooke and W.S. Meadmore state in 1955, “ the Effect of this on the other circus proprietors of the time was amusing. John Sanger, not to be outdone by his brother, also became a Lord. Cooke became Sir John Henry Cooke, Bob Fossett was transformed into Sir Robert Fossett, and the acrobat head of one of the smallest tenting shows went one better and styled himself “King Ohmy”. Lion tamers became captains and even grooms hinted at aristocratic connections. Contact by me with the “Showman’s Guild” and a descendant of “Lord John Sanger has verified the above as correct, so ignore any claims to the contrary heard locally. To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY If you want to keep your assets safe for your family, it is important to make sure that you have put as much protection in place as possible while you are still able to do so. During your lifetime it is essential that you have full access to and use of your assets, so that your quality of life is not jeopardized. This is particularly important during your retirement when the ability to replace capitol is significantly reduced. Effective planning, therefore should not involve ‘giving it all away’ or putting your own financial security at risk to benefit your future beneficiaries. It should, however, give you the peace of mind of knowing that whatever happens in the future, you or those you trust, will remain in control of your assets and that you will not lose them to the state. It should be structured in such a way that only the people you choose will be your beneficiaries and that nobody else will be able to make a claim against your estate or take the assets from them. Consider the following questions: How much of your estate would you be prepared to lose to pay for Long Term Care? Long Term Care fees in Kent range from £40,000 to £60,000 a year. Who would look after your affairs if you were no longer able to manage them? Would you be happy for you grandchildren to lose 40% of your estate in inheritance tax? How would you feel if your assets ended up in the hands of someone you had never met? What would happen to their inheritance if one of your children divorced after your death? Do you want to leave the financial security of you and your family to a roll of the dice? The wealthy learned many years ago that if they wanted to protect their bloodline they needed to put the correct protection in place. Over the centuries, they have written the laws that guarantee their wealth can pass down through the generations safe from divorce, remarriage, illness and tax. These same laws can protect you and your family and give you the satisfaction of knowing that you have done the very best for them. The Universal Asset Protection Trust can achieve this.

Jaci Godman Irvine is the specialist in the South East for Universal Asset Protection Ltd. She can be contacted on Tel: 01303 773178 or and also through the website To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145



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38 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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THE SPENCER WING Physiotherapy Services Affordable treatments at Margate and Ashford The Spencer Wing QEQM Hospital Ramsgate Road Margate Kent CT9 4BG The Spencer Wing William Harvey Hospital Kennington Road Willesborough Ashford Kent TN24 0LZ

Physiotherapy is a profession which uses a range of treatment techniques to restore movement and functions within the body. The physiotherapy department of The Spencer Wing provides both inpatient and outpatient services, offering a range of treatments and therapies

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THE AMBRETTE FREE SENIOR CITIZEN PRIVILEGE CARD ( With this coupon to all over 60’s ) Privilege card holders and all their guests pay just £10 per head for 3 courses at lunchtimes Tuesday to Sunday. Bring this coupon to the restaurant to receive your unique Privilege card and to pick up a copy of the lunch menu. This is a unique card you can use again and again 44 King Street Margate CT9 1QE Tel: 01843 231504 Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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Thornton Bobby Serving Thanet for over a hundred years

TV & Washing Machine Repairs All Electrical Goods plus Kitchen Wares & Garden Wares


Cards for all occasions 100’s in stock 3 for £1 why pay more !

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A wide range of Nostalgic Pictures of Thanet Framed A4 size ideal present

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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 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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FAX: 01843 834653 GARDEN TASKS IN NOVEMBER November is a time to seize the moment. If it’s sunny get out in the garden and get as much as possible done, the weather can turn very quickly! Don’t lose tender plants by failing to bring them indoors before the first frosts. Check your apple trees for apple canker. It causes patches of dead bark and sunken or distorted areas. It is a fungal disease that will spread. Cut out any affected wood. Don’t over water it encourages fungal diseases. Make sure the greenhouse is insulated and frost protection heaters are in working order. Now harvest your crop and see the results of all your hard work, and eating them too! Cauliflowers, Cabbages, Leeks & Spinach can all be harvested as they mature. Potatoes, Carrots and Beetroot also need to be dug up before frosts start. Store in a cool dry place. Plant garlic. Prune apples, pears. & Grape vines once the leaves have fallen.

November 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. To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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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 No call out charges / free estimates Call your local and reliable plumber Jim 07828 276052 / 01843 296194

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O & S SHEDS 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 Oven cleaning specialists for your oven removing fat, grease and burnt on carbon

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NOVEMBER COMPETITION The prize this month is again a Concrete Toadstool Ornament To win this prize just tell us: which of our advertisers has the Tel: Number 01843 583089 Then either e-mail us at : or send in your entry to Competition. Margate Handbook. 68 Clarence Ave, Cliftonville. Margate. CT9 3DR Please DO NOT FORGET to tell us your name and address. All entries must be received on or before 3.00pm Monday 14 November all correct entries will be placed together and the winners will be drawn out. GOOD LUCK This Months winner was Mrs M Lashbrook Gloucester Ave. Cliftonville Thanks to Daniel of DPF Construction for picking the winner PRIZES PROVIDED BY ISLE OF THANET CONCRETE GARDEN ORNAMENTS SEE THEM AT WESTGATE GARDEN CENTRE, WESTGATE ON SEA, NEAR THE TRAIN STATION


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S.H.CUTTING the Jeweller

TOP CASH OFFERS FOR GOLD & SILVER BORROW CASH TODAY £50 - £5,000 Loans can be taken out against GOLD, ROLEX, DIAMONDS MARGATE 19 Market Place CT9 1ES

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Written quotations available on request

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

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November Deal 2 Medium COD & CHIPS £8.40 Now Only £6.99


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Remember Remember the 5th November Gunpowder Treason and Plot Four hundred years ago, in 1605, a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of plotters attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. They wanted to kill King James and the king’s leaders. In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November. this is how it all started

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Osteopathy - not just for back pain! Osteopathy may also help with many other conditions, such as:Sports Injuries, Frozen Shoulders, Tennis Elbow, Whiplash Injuries, Back, Neck and Joint Pain, Headaches, Trapped Nerves, Arthritis, Jaw Pain, Colic and Excessive Crying (in Babies)

Our aim is to provide you with the best possible treatment, care and service.

Our focus is always YOU Hawley Health Centre 7-9 Hawley Square (entrance on Princes Street) Margate, CT9 1PF Tel: 01843 292056 or visit To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


CUSTOM MADE Transform the appearance of your garage door Maintenance Free GRP Garage Door Panels

From£299 Including fitting & Installation

GARAGE DOOR STUCK We carry out same day guaranteed repairs Springs, Wire Cables, Locks Replaced NO CALL OUT CHARGES For your free site survey contact your local engineer Martin on

07854 405881 Or Visit our web site


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 / 01227 752153 or 07977 229864


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


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Cliftonville Residents Association

The Band Concerts at the Oval Bandstand have now come to an end for this year. It has been another successful Summer with good attendances. We hope that these Concerts will continue again next year, if the finance can be raised. We still, however, have the usual problems of rubbish and broken glass being left around the Bandstand area, which has to be cleared up before every concert and the continuing problem of the fencing inside the arena, which is gradually being stolen. The Farmers Market continues to go from strength to strength and on September 25th we celebrated our '10th' anniversary. To mark this occasion, in the morning, we had a performance by Offcumduns the local Morris clog dancers, and Back2Back played on the bandstand, culminating with local rock 'n' roll band This Little Girl who rounded off the season of band concerts. There is a big issue with dogs mess on the Oval Lawns. It appears that some dog owners feel that they do not have to clear this up. As the market is about food, June Chadband clears up all the mess around the gazebos before the producers arrive. It has been reported on numerous occasions to TDC. There is a CCTV camera at the bottom of Godwin Road, which does not appear to see anything! We were blessed with a fine sunny day, with a good attendance and it was a fitting tribute to the ten years of the Market. How we have made it, we do not know. It must be dedication!!!!! Produced in Kent have opened up their annual awards. If you would like to vote for the market or any of the other categories go to to place your vote. With thanks to all who have supported us over the years. Market dates - Oct 30th, Nov 27th, Christmas Market Dec 18th 2011 In September a group of 48 stayed at the 4* Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham and had visits to Lincoln, Burghley House, Chatsworth, Crich Tramway museum Bakewell and Stamford. We also went to a show at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, 'End of the Rainbow ' Once again we had great weather and a really enjoyable time was had by all.

On October 14th a group of 49 enjoyed Best of Broadway, at the Royal Albert Hall. FUTURE EVENTS Nov 18th at The Tom Thumb Theatre, BACK2BACK, matinee performance, £7 per person or £16 per person including Lunch at Smiths Court Dec 4th - Brugge Christmas Market travelling by ferry, £19 per person Dec 6th - Christmas Lunch in The Orangery, Smiths Court Hotel, 3 courses £13.50 per person Dec 12th - 16th Harrogate/York/Leeds Turkey & Tinsel, 5 days 4 nights, DBB, staying at the 3* Cairn Hotel, Harrogate with trips to York & Leeds Christmas markets and Castle Howard & Saltaire. The cost is £184.50 per person including coaching and all excursions. Dec 21st, Christmas Cracker at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square London. £42 per person Jan 4th - Strictly Gershwin at the London Coliseum. Feb 21st, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Forces Sweethearts, an afternoon of pure nostalgia. Matinee performance, coaching, £18 per person There are also lots of trips planned for 2012. Don't forget Coffee mornings are still held on the first Thursday of every month at Smiths Court Hotel The CRA now has a website which can be accessed by typing in 'Cliftonville residents' on the very top line on your computer ( this usually starts with http://) When you gain access click on 'cliftonville-resid-assoc. You will open the home page with a list of options. You can also gain access to the site, by Clicking on 'Favourites' For more contact KeithMargate or June on 01843 226033 or e-mail Todetails Advertise in The Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


Finishing Touches Recycled Furniture and Decorative Items for the Home and Garden. Old, Unusual and Quirky. Cash paid for items of interest, House calls made.

* Vintage * Rustic * Antique * Shabby Chic * French Country * Reproduction

CAFÉ TASTEGATE Everything from breakfast, lunches, teas, snacks - if we haven’t got it in We’ll get it for you !

Open 10am - 4pm (closed Thursday) 10am - 2pm Sunday

Mon- Sat 7.30am - 5pm Sunday 8.30am - 4pm

22 New Street Margate CT9 1EG

15 New Street Margate

or call Claire - 07796 022240

Tel: 290978


Godfreys Selling good quality clothing, books, DVD’s & bric-a-brac. Why not donate your unwanted items and Christmas gifts. Drop at 23 New Street or Text us to arrange collection

07977100847 Help to give a Child in Kenya a home and hope for the future this Christmas and New Year.

Offers, for all your hair and beauty needs from colours to pedicures.

10% discount with this advert 6 New Street Margate CT9 1EG

01843 294786

Mark Michaels Valet Service ’Margate’s Traditional Sweet Shop’ ~ SWEET CAKES & PARTY CUPS ~ ~ RETRO & TRADITIONAL JARS ~ ~ SWEET HAMPERS & GIFT IDEAS ~ 10% off Sweet Cake orders with this advert!

Tel: 07516 667 965 17 New Street, Margate, CT9 1EG Find us on facebook: TheSweet Hut

Established Circa 1906

5 New Street Margate

For all your Repairs, Alterations, Laundry and Dry Cleaning needs We also sell Suit/Dress/Coat Bags & Defluffing Rollers We collect and deliver if required Call Us Now On

01843 292571

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Clubs & Associations


Let us know about yours. Ambassadors Speakers Club

Tel: 298635

Margate Ladies Probus

Tel: 228726

Archaeological Society

07906 360725 Margate Swimming Club

Tel: 227920

Ballroom & Social Dancing Club

Tel: 571600

Margate Yacht Club

Boys & Girls Brigade 1st Westgate-on-S ea

Tel: 290903

Margate Youth Football

07816 098166 Tel: 228365

Cliftonville Residents Assoc

Tel: 226033

Probus Club of Margate

Tel: 221499

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Ramsgate Model Boat Club

Tel: 223230

Diabetes UK Thanet Group

Tel: 228858

Retirement Association

Tel: 293428

Foreness Waterski Club

Tel: 582951

Royal British Legion ( Margate)

Tel: 224591

Girls & Boys Brigade 1st Margate

Tel: 225910


03001 234999

League of Friends QEQM

Tel: 234507

Scrapbook Buddies

Tel: 221921

Isle of Thanet Philatelic Society

Tel: 228415

T hanet Business Network

Tel: 571145

Isle of Thanet Photographic Sociiety

Tel: 842729

T hanet Community Support

Tel: 597115

Macular Disease Society

Tel: 845088

T hanet Dolls House Club

Tel: 826232

Margate Diving Club

07788 447282 T hanet F estival C hoir

Tel: 602332

Margate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

T hanet F uchsia Group

Tel: 593174

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

T hanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Flow er Club

Tel: 226227

T hanet U3A

Tel; 224524

Margate Historical Sociity

Tel: 223300

Women’s Institutes

Tel: 290824

Fibromyalgia In Thanet (FIT) Support Group F I B R O M Y A L G I A ? Do you have it ? Do you think you have it ? Do you think nobody understands ? Do you suffer alone? DO NOT SUFFER ALONE We understand and are here to help. Please get in touch, we meet every month at a hall in Ramsgate. If you would like to talk to Pam Clewley, the local Co-Ordinator for further information you can contact her as follows -Tel: 0844-887-2471 Email: Website: CLIFTONVILLE ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION. This is an Association for retired people seeking to make new friends and to enjoy (where interested) shared activities such as arranged lunches, various outings and the occasional holiday. We meet bi-monthly for, Coffee Mornings, and, Talks on a wide range of subjects. Further details are obtainable by phoning the Membership Secretary on

01843 226821 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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& • Maintenance Repairs carried out on all types of Double Glazing • Doors • Conservatories • Fascias • Soffits • Locks • Handles • Hinges • Glazing • Leaking Roofs • Re-furbishment • Supply Only or Installation of all UPVC Products •

Why not bring some warmth into your home this winter. All of our products are A rated as standard, we do not compromise on the quality and believe your property deserves the best. So why not let us quote you for your new windows, doors or conservatory soffits, fascias and guttering. We will not be beaten on price or quality on any like for like product. All staff directly employed No Sub-contractors 10 year Insurance backed Guarantee and FENSA Registered Call now for your free quotation, don't forget to mention Margate Handbook To receive 10% discount 42 Northumberland Avenue • Margate • Kent CT9 3BW Email:

Tel/Fax 01843 571402 Mobile: 07980 304109 Company Registered in England Number: 518 4042 V.A.T No. 838 5890 74 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


Jewellery Designer Goldsmith Established 20 years

Go direct for top offers for your broken & unwanted Platinum, Gold & Silver Jewellery Jewellery repairs and making undertaken on premises. Christmas Deposits Now Being Taken www. Tel: 01843 298062 153 Northdown Road Cliftonville

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: Member of Thanet Business Network

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eating meeting greeting The art of the Café Culture


1 High Street Margate

23 High Street Margate

Est. 1965

01843 231897

Tel: 225600 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.

Large selection of Watches & Clocks Incense Sticks, Figurines, Photo Frames & many more novelties.


Supported by your KCC member

R = If required by passengers already on board. HAIL AND RIDE OPERATES BETWEEN STOPS This service operates:SUNDAYS FROM SUNDAY 9TH OCT to 9TH APL. 2012 inclusive. NO SERVICE: XMAS DAY or NEW YEARS DAY. WE WILL OPERATE ON TUES 27TH DEC 2011 & MON 9TH APRIL. 2012

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Index of Advertisers


Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Accountants & Financial Services Thanet Accountancy Antiques Valuation Roadshow Beauty The Beauty Tree Building &Maintenance DSM DPF Construction Carpenters &Joiners Gary Murphy Custom Made Carpets & Flooring Broadstairs Carpets Harrisons Carpets Car Bodywork Repairs Chips Away Cleaners Time For You Cleaning Supplies Total Supplies Cliftonville ResidentsAssociation CRA Computer Repairs & Services Centaur Systems Dentures The DentureShop DIY My Home Mentor Dog Walking Fiona The Dog Walker Domestic Appliance's Thornton Bobby Domestic Appliance Repairs Worth Servicing DoubleGlazing Northdown Windows JAS Home Improvements Dry Cleaners Mark Michael’s

24 5 14 28 15 18 31 13 17 14 25 17 32 27 17 9

Electricians East Kent Electrical Estate Agents Cooke & Co Your Move Fencing Paddy Moyna Food & Drink Nazar Fish Bar The Ambrette The Orangery Café G Free Range Eggs Chris & Peter's Eggs Furniture Shops Farleys Garages Jim's Garage Garage Doors Garage Door Restore JAS Home Improvements Gardening Smithys Gardening P&Sees Kentish Gardeners Gifts Terry's Gifts Edwards Embroidery Headstones &Memorials Andrews & Elliott Hobbys Parchment Craft Hotels Smiths Court Jewellers S.H. Cutting ST Jewellers William Warne Legal Advice ELS

10 35 23 22 29 19 Front 38 5 26 11 31 20/21 10 9 3 38 7

Man &Van Bill's Man & Van Mobility First Choice Mobility Osteopaths Hawley Health Centre Oven Cleaning OvenGleam Painters &Decorators M&B Painters Butterfly helping hands Dave Sutton Personalised Clothing Edwards Embroidery Physiotherapy Services The Spencer Wing Plumbing & Heating J J Plumbing and Heating Aquarius Copper Connect Plumbit Printers SPS Satellite Installation Clear Picture Second - Hand Shop Florentinas Secretarial Service Page 57 Secretarial Service

15 19 30 27 14 25 19 7 18 25 37 28 31 11 9 22 15


Sheds 7 O & S Sheds 8 Solicitors 22 Robinson Allfree Front Barnes Marsland 11 Transport 29 Eastonways 36 3 Tyres 20/21 37 Richard’s Trade Tyres Water Softeners 3 16 Sapphire Water Softeners Web Design Invredible Websites Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts

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November 2011  

Margate Handbook November 2011