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October 2009

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USEFUL NUMBERS Fire Police Ambulance Coast Guard

999 or 111

Margate Police Station

231055

Pension Service

Electricity– Power Loss

0800 783 8866

Margate Town Partnership

297350

Gas Emergency

0800 111 999

RSPCA

0870 55 55 999

Southern Water

0845 278 0845

ChildLine

0800 1111

Leakline

0800 820999

Alcoholics Anonymous

08457 697 555

BT Faultline

0800 800 151

Samaritans

08457 909090

NHS Direct

0845 4647

Learndirect

0800 100900

Bethesda Medical Centre

209300

Citizens Advice

225973

Northdown Surgery

08444 773728

Thanet O.W.L.S.

299999

Cliftonville Surgery

292873

Passport advice Line

0870 521 0410

Margate Hospital

225544

Thanet Council

577000

National Express Coach

08705 80 80 80

National Rail Enquires

08457 48 49 50

National Express Timetables 08717 818181

DVLA Vehicle Enquiries

0870 240 0010

Island Hoppa Buses

DVLA Drivers Enquiries

0870 240 0009

Age Concern

01843 223881

588944

0845 6060265

A warm welcome to what is now the 45th edition of the HANDBOOK. The “Spot the Ad” competition proved popular again. Also we heard about some old Margatonians who now live in Australia, who had family that once lived in Cranbourne Alley. If you remember this was the subject of one of Mick Twyman’s monthly article About old Margate. If you have missed any of Mick’s articles they are all on-line at our website, just Log on to the website and click on ARTICLES. There really are some fantastic facts on there. As always should you wish to contact us our details are: Web: www.margatehandbook.co.uk E-mail: info@margatehandbook.co.uk Tel: 01843 571145 68 Clarence Avenue Cliftonville Margate CT9 3DR

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


The Genuine Article Since 1880

S.H.CUTTING the Jeweller

TOP CASH OFFERS FOR YOUR GOLD Top prices paid for your unwanted and broken gold jewellery, broken chains, odd earrings, gold coins, watches etc. 19 Market Place Margate CT9 1ES In the Old Town 2 mins from Harbour

Thanet 223808

75 Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8QG

(01843) 831401 “ FRIDAY NIGHT” is “STEAK NIGHT” At the Swan Westgate Available to you are: 8oz 10oz 16oz T - Bone £16.95 Rib Eye £13.45 £14.95 Fillet £12.45 £13.45 Sirloin £11.55 £12.95 Rump £10.45 £11.95 -

PAELLA FOR 1,2,3,4 or more

All served with mushrooms, onion rings, grilled tomatoes and our homemade chips ( Sauces extra)

PRE BOOKIN

GS Paella for 4 and a bottle of Rioja only £50 ONLY ‘The Swan is just a very nice place to be’ So…Bring all your friends and family to feast on our steaks and sample our selection of quality wines at decent prices. ‘The Swan Carvery’ is second to none and is available

every Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm Varied selection of roast vegetables together with vegetarian option, all at £8.99 per person with superb starters and desserts. Also available is an excellent choice of wines for the discerning palate. ‘Our Function Room’ must be one of the most delightful in the area with a ground floor ballroom and bar for those special occasions, e.g. weddings birthdays, anniversaries For more information Phone: (01843 831401) or Email: enquiry@theswanwestgate.com.

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Manston Rd Ramsgate Kent CT12 For all your travel needs 16 to 53 seaters We also have Double Decker's for those extra large groups.

Phone: 01843 588944 Fax: 01843 582300 e-mail: info@eastonways.co.uk For all information on our services visit our web site: www.eastonways.co.uk

HERE COME THE GIRLS FLAT PACK ASSEMBLY WASTE DISPOSAL FURNITURE DISMANTLING AND REMOVAL CLEANING ALL JOBS CONSIDERED FREE ESTIMATES NEED JOBS DOING, WARY OF MALE TRADESMEN, CALL US, TWO TRUSTWORTHY, RELIABLE WOMEN. CRB - POLICE CHECKED

For more information Phone:

07900 505752 or 07766 852274 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Keith’s

NEED A GARDENER

Est. 1979

LOOK NO FURTHER!

Car Valet Service

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

We come to you

Mobile: 07775 833377 Tel: 01843 865777

10% Off Price When Booked On Line www.keithsforvaleting.co.uk e-mail:keith@keithgardner.plus.com

07837 246886 01843 831985 LONG GRASS CUTTING HEDGE TRIMMING PATIO CLEANING WEEDING EVEN WINDOWS AND GUTTERING CLEANING PHONE SMITHYS GARDENING FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

THE WORLD’S LARGEST RETAIL EMBROIDERY CHAIN

CASUALLY DRESSING THE WORLD

Custom

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

EMBROIDERED and PRINTED APPAREL PERSONALISED PROMOTIONAL

Products

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

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

CONTACT DETAILS

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

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

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FOR ALL YOUR MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS • • • • • •

Painting and decorating Kitchens, bathrooms Tiling, Plumbing Carpentry Sash windows restored And all those little jobs…..

PROMPT

Free estimates

EFFICIENT

RELIABLE

Fully Insured

ROGER BRADLEY

Tel: 01843 221507 Mobile: 07970 613262

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246 NORTHDOWN ROAD CLIFTONVILLE CT9 2PX

PATISSERIE AND TEAROOM TEL: 01843 221227

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Headley’s Cleaning

Carpet, Upholstery & Windows Domestic & Commercial Spot & Stain removal Quick Drying Stainguard on Request Fully Trained & Insured NO OBLIGATION. FREE ESTMATES

Tel: 08000 242462 or

01843 853846 Mobile: 07740 723897

Black Bags You will be Amazed at the Quality Qty

Cost

Each

40

£5.50

13.8p

100

£12.50

12.5p

200

£23.00

11.5p

Tel: 01843 29 36 35

M. S. Products, Broadstairs, Kent To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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HAS THE ANSWER!

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Give Us A Call For More Information Prices start from as little as ÂŁ69.99

140 Channels Including 2 High Definition Channels GET SET FOR DIGITAL CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

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

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October in the Garden Pick the last of the remaining runner beans. Any really late and stringy ones are better composted than eaten. Dig up outdoor tomato plants and hang them upside-down in the greenhouse to allow the fruits to ripen. Any that don’t ripen can be used green in chutneys. Continue lifting carrots and beetroot, plus any remaining potatoes still underground in mild areas. Only store healthy, intact roots. Parsnips should be left in, as they taste better once frosted. Sow overwintering broad beans in situ (mild regions only). Covering the trench with fleece or cloches will provide insulation in colder areas, as well as protection from birds Plant out spring cabbages if you have not already done so. Finish planting autumn onion sets for a crop in early to mid-summer next year. October is a good time for digging over vacant areas of the vegetable plot, as the approaching cold weather may help to improve the soil structure by breaking down large clumps into crumbly particles. After digging, any vacant ground can be covered with black polythene to prevent weeds. Pest & disease Keep an eye on Brussels sprouts, removing yellowing leaves to prevent gray mould from becoming troublesome. Remove all plant debris from the vegetable patch or allotment, to reduce the spread and the overwintering of disease and pests. Refrain from composting diseased material, as the temperatures in domestic heaps may not be sufficient to kill pests and diseases. Burning the waste, burying it deeply, or placing it in the domestic rubbish are alternatives. Be careful of mice getting near your stored vegetables.

big for men

Clothing and Footwear Menswear for the Larger man (up to 8XL)

BFM (Menswear) Stockists of Ben Sherman & Nickelson 97 Canterbury Road Westbrook Margate - Kent

Tel: (01843) 297788 We are now agents for Dry Cleaning & Alterations Opposite the former Royal Sea Bathing Hospital

web: www.bigformen.com

e-mail info@bigformen.com

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Digital Installations We guarantee you the best service

Digital Aerial - Freeview SKY & freesat Satellite Plasma / LCD mounting Extensions for TV and Phone Lines CCTV Audio Visual supply and install Domestic and Commercial www.clear-picture.co.uk sales@clear-picture.co.uk

Block Paving Crazy Paving Patio’s Turfing Brickwork Pointing Groundwork For a FREE estimate

Call Tony Tel/Fax : 01843 226701 Mobile : 07782299734

All Domestic Appliances Serviced and Repaired Established over 15 years

Phone John on 01843 587815 or

Mobile 07802 196193

Jo Weeks 07768 848845 www.telecomplus.org.uk/joweeks

Email jgreen@fsbdial.co.uk

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October Crossword

Down Across 1 Bet (5) 1 Dock (5) 2 Fruit (7) 4 Sore (7) 3 Emblems (5) 8 Rubbish (7) 4 Fragments (6) 9 Sacred song (5) 5 Endanger (7) 10 Boulders (5) 6 Fire (5) 11 Sincere (7) 7 Restricted (7) 12 Real (6) 12 Relieve of blame (7) 14 Blemished (6) 17 Ancient Japanese warrior (7) 13 Abbreviate (7) 15 Concerned (7) 19 Concur (5) 16 Straightforward (6) 21 Ashen (5) 18 Relocates (5) 22 Before (7) 19 Main artery (5) 23 Least difficult (7) 20 Mistake (5) 24 Viper (5) Answers Page 36

Don’t Forget Clocks move backwards one hour On Sunday 25th October

Ltd

We offer a wide range of Carpentry & Joinery solutions. We can supply & fit purpose made joinery to your requirements Repairs & Maintenance

GARY MURPHY OFFICE AND WORKSHOP

Unit C1 East Northdown Farm Margate CT9 3TS

Phone/Fax: 01843 579641 Mobile: 07973 197455 Email: gary@gmmurphycarpentry.co.uk

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

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Chris crazy clocks

LUXURY AIR CONDITIONED TRAVEL

Personalised Backwards and Forwards clocks and more

Palm Bay Travel

Call:

07943 320199 or Just go to

• Airport Transfers ● 7,8 &16 Seaters Available • All Drivers CRB Checked ● Luxury Vehicles • Air conditioned ● Professional Drivers • Family Run ● Private Hire • Weddings ● Wheelchair Access Competitive Rates

www.chriscrazyclocks.co.uk All clocks only £4.99 + p&p

Major Credit Cards Accepted

Free Local Pick Up. Any picture you like, or just look at our range of designs, all made and ready to buy.

Tel: 01843 224344 Mobile: 07515 394071

See Website For Full Details

5 Speldhurst Gardens, Margate CT9 3HJ

kap2005@btinternet.com

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

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

Tel : 01843 592788

Mobile: 07793 560055

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Reg. Charity No. 1017658

215 Northdown Road Cliftonville

01843 298294

FUNDR NDRAISING Last year for Breast Cancer Awareness Month we asked friends and supporters to get In the Pink and raise much-needed funds for Breast Cancer Care. This October we’re celebrating all things pink again, this time with an extra special reason to have fun fundraising – Fridays! To find out more or sign up call in the shop or visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/pink Friday’s Please call in your donations are needed NOW

Support Breast Cancer Care on

Pink Fridays

For The Personal Touch

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

Tel: 01843 223221 238 Northdown Road Cliftonville Margate CT9 2QD Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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(90 cm wide)

ALL CONTRACTS DOMESTIC &COMMERCIAL FREE ESTIMATES ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Mike Shirtliff 17th Edition & Part P Qualified Electrician

Tel: 01843 221812 Mobile: 07850 830 175 email: acdc.electrical@hotmail.com

Neil’s TV and Video Repairs With 40 years experience in the repair industry. I am qualified to repair : 1. Televisions 2. Video Recorders 3. DVD Players 4. Installation of New Equipment 5. Freeview Telephone Neil on:

MEMBER OF THANET BUSINESS NETWORK

01843 220999 Mobile: 07796 537669

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GRANDAD HAS A CUP OF TEA Zoe, Grandad’s eldest Granddaughter came to see him and asked him if he would look after Abigail her three year old. Well Grandad jumped at the chance of looking after his Great Granddaughter. “I should only be an hour or so” said Zoe. “No problem” said Grandad, “we can do some painting in her colouring book”. “No” said Zoe,”because last time you did that she finished up covered in paint”. Grandad remembered it well as paint did tend to finish up everywhere except in the colouring book where it should be. “I’ve brought along her new Tea-Set you can both play with that, she likes making cups of tea”, said Zoe. “Right were off now, as I say I should only be about an hour, see you later Grandad, have fun” said Zoe going out the front door. “Completely ignoring what his Granddaughter had told him Grandad said to little Abigail, “Shall we do some painting”? However Abigail is a bright little girl and said “No Grandad, mummy said that we are not to do any painting because you got me in a mess last time. I will make you a cup of tea with my new Tea-Set”. Some 3 minutes later Abigail came in with a little pink cup half filled with water, “Here you are Grandad a cup of tea” said Abigail. Grandad took it and sipped the water, “Oh this is a lovely cup of tea” said Grandad “In fact it’s probably the best cup of tea that I have ever had”. “More” asked Abigail, Grandad handed over his cup with mock relish, “Yes please” said Grandad, another cup of “TEA” was brought to him. This he again drank down. As soon as the cup was emptied Abigail disappeared and filled it immediately. After his umpteenth cup Grandad heard the front door opening and Zoe coming in. “ Have you two had a good time” asked Zoe. “We’ve had a great time, Abigail has been making me cups of tea, in fact she made me 7 cups, so I’m glad you came back when you did, because I was getting full up”. Zoe looked horrified, “What do you mean, she’s been making cups of tea”? “Don’t panic, it wasn’t really tea it was only water” said Grandad. “Well where did she get the water from, she’s only 3 and she can’t reach the taps yet as she’s too small, the only place she can reach to get water from is out of the toilet” Zoe spluttered. “ Grandad ran out of the room into the bathroom to be sick. Kids don’t you just love ‘em.

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• Six page website • One years hosting • Domain name registration*

For further information or a tailored quote, please contact us. www.craigvincentdesign.co.uk To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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PAINTING & DECORATING By NIGEL MATHER Your Local Professional Decorator

Bringing high quality decorating to your home (or business) Interior & Exterior Clean Reliable Service No Job to Small Free Advice & Problem Solving Free estimates without obligation

Tel: 01843 822946 Mobile: 07811 780492 26 Northumberland Court Cliftonville CT9 3BS

Approved by leading insurers ● Renovation ● Restoration ● Reactive Response

01843 228484 Fire & Flood Specialists Insurance trained surveyor Insurance and grant work welcome Free impartial advice Free survey and quote service All works guaranteed Trustmark approved All major credit cards accepted www.tcbproperty.co.uk info@tcbproperty.co.uk

Move It Van & Man

Tel: 01843 231847 Mobile: 07737 211479 Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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NEWLOOK WINDOWS DESIGNING ● MANUFACTURING ● INSTALLING ● REPAIRING

WINDOWS FROM £69.00 KENT’S CHEAPEST DOUBLE GLAZING QUICK & RELIABLE SERVICE 100% QUALITY MATERIAL AND WORK 10 YEAR GUARANTEE SPECIALISTS IN MANUFACTURING & INSTALLING OF DOUBLE GLAZING IN UPVC & ALUMINIUM TO PROVIDE WINDOWS, DOORS, PORCHES & CONSERVATORIES

DOORS FROM £269.00

FREE ESTIMATES 171 NORTHDOWN ROAD, CLIFTONVILLE, KENT CT9 2PA

TEL: 01843 225508, FAX: 05603 412543 MOB: 07947 426510

Professional Carpet & Upholstery cleaning! Safe and fast drying. Spot and stain removal. Odour treatments. Stainguard application. Locally Based & Fully Insured

Telephone: 01843 844542 Mobile: 07962 108276 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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J

D.S.M

IM’S GARAGE SERVICES

plastering & building

ALL MAKES ALL MODELS SERVICING * REPAIRS * WELDING * CLUTCHES * CAM BELTS *BRAKES * EXHAUSTS * M.O.T’S. ARRANGED

We look after your car as if it was our own At very Affordable Prices

Plastering, Rendering Tiling, Carpentry Structural Alterations

Home Collection and Delivery Service Available

Kitchens & Bathrooms Fitted

Tel: 01843 291122

Free Estimates

Unit 4 Rear of 42-60 Ethelbert Road Margate, Kent, CT9 1SB

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

Tel: 01843 294606 Mobile: 07977 832159

Osteopathic Clinic Is PAIN getting you down and stopping you from enjoying your life? ☹

Back pain? Neck pain? Hip or Knee problems? Shoulder problems? Sciatica? Arthritis…and many more conditions can be helped with Osteopathy. We can provide Acupuncture, Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Massage, Hypnotherapy, Reiki, and Reflexology. All Osteopaths are highly trained, fully qualified Members of the General Osteopathic Council. Registered providers for HSA, Bupa, and PPP etc. Hawley Health Centre, 7-9 Hawley Square (entrance on Princes Street), Margate CT9 1PF

Tel 01843 292056 or visit www.hawleyhealthcentre.co.uk Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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Margate Library

Cliftonville Library

Tel. 01843 223626 Opening hours

Tel. 01843-226979 Opening hours

Sun . Mon. Tues . Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

CLOSED 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 8 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 5 pm

Sun CLOSED Mon 9 am - 6 pm Tues. 9 am - 6 pm Wed. CLOSED ALL DAY Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm Fri. 9 am - 6 pm Sat. 10am - 2 pm

Facilities

Facilities Disabled Access Internet and computers Online library catalogue Children's Library Children's Library Local Studies Collection

Large FREE car park. Automatic doors. Level Access. Toilets with disabled access. Very friendly and helpful staff. Computers with free internet access Videos, DVD's CD’s Talking books

OCTOBER COMPETITION The prize this month is again a backwards clock To win this prize just tell us: which of our advertisers has the Telephone Number 01843 228484 Then either e-mail us at : info@margatehandbook.co.uk or send in your entry to: Competition. Margate Handbook. 68 Clarence Avenue. Cliftonville. Margate. CT9 3DR Please DO NOT FORGET to tell us your name and address. All entries must be received on or before 3.00pm on Wednesday 21st October all correct entries will be placed together and the winner will be drawn out. The prize will be delivered to the winners address within 48 hours of this time. For your peace of mind, all details of entries will then be destroyed, No Personal details of your name or address will be kept or passed on to any other organisation. GOOD LUCK Last months Winner was S. Perrin of Knockholt Road Margate With thanks to John from Farley’s for picking the winner To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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THANET INDOOR BOWLS CLUB St. Georges lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville

TEL: 01843 227083

SESSION FOR YOU TO TRY BOWLING. ON FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER ( Ring for Details)

Woods bar and Restaurant Inside Thanet Indoor Bowls Centre Telephone: 01843 228370 Open to Public 7 Days a Week Sunday Lunch (Booking Advisable)

Thursday Fish and Chip Night Available for various functions Fully Licensed Bar Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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MARGATE’S SEAFRONT DOLPHIN LAMP COLUMNS - AND A FISHY TALE. BY MICK TWYMAN In 1878 construction got underway on the new sea wall and road of Marine Drive, an expensive scheme for the Borough but one which finally linked the Marine Parade and Marine Terrace for vehicular traffic. To add a touch of class to the design, the ornamental cast iron railings had at intervals in their line stone plinths decorated with the arm of the Borough, and these were surmounted by cast iron lamp columns, the lower sections of which at plinth level comprise of two semi - immersed Dolphins with their tails curled around the vertical shaft. After I had published a description of these columns in an article on the new road, describing how they had been shown to Margatonians in a model during 1879 pending their installation, and told the Embankment in London, I was very sad to see an article on our Dolphin columns emanating from the Civic Society. This supposedly authoritative information stated that they are very similar to those on the Thames Embankment (they are); that there are 24 of them (there are not!); and that, contrary to the belief of many (and I am one of those) the fish depicted are in fact Sturgeons and not Dolphins. Now, I don’t just believe that that our fish are dolphins, I know full well that they are. The Dolphin and the Sturgeon are two very different creatures in appearance, the Sturgeon having a very long almost cylindrical body with its mouth set well back from its long tapering snout on account of it being a bottom feeder. Its tail is what is termed as Heterocercal - that is composed of two sections of unequal size with the spinal cord running through the smaller top section. The Dolphin has a Homocercal tail - that is one which is divided into two equal sections. Take a look at our lamp columns and at a glance you will see the dainty little Homocercal tails and both sections of the beak on display. These are not Sturgeons but stylised Dolphins drawn from a long lineage of such heraldic depictions of this creature. Now to the ‘24’ columns. Following the restoration and alternation works of recent years there are in fact now a grand total of 34, and the figure includes the 8 reproduction examples which flank the central island at The Parade . Of the ‘originals’ ( and care should also have been taken here by those who had obviously not looked too closely! ), from the Harbour Slipway to where the Marine Drive wall meets the original wall of Marine Terrace there are indeed 24 columns, but you see there are also another pair which flanked the entrance to the now demolished Sun Deck, and they were unfortunately missed by whoever it was to have claimed counting them. I might also add here that there were originally 25 between the Harbour and Marine Terrace, but one that was sited at the King’s Stairs was destroyed when the bowsprit of a sailing barge collided with it during a gale. So there we have it - 26 columns on the sea side of the road and 8 reproduction examples at The Parade. Today, 13 examples bear the name of the original supply contractor - ‘D. & W. Bentley & Son, 95 & 97 High Street, Margate;, a further 8 carry no name ( just like the modern ones at The Parade), whilst the final 5 bear the inscription ‘Gateway Foundry, 114, Snargate Street, Dover, 1980-81’. These 5 are replacement castings made from a mould taken in 1980 for units which had suffered badly from corrosion by the salt air due to lack of maintenance, and the writer recalls watching whilst that mould was taken. My research colleague Alf Beeching and myself looked very deeply into this subject and can confirm that the design of the Embankment Dolphins was by Charles H. Mabey, and the Margate examples, although very similar and described as ‘Dolphins in the local press at the time , were designed by local architect Mr. Latham , with the modelling work for the casting mould executed by Ronaldo Guintini, an Italian émigré who had come to these shores to set up his workshop at Walworth. So there you have it - Sturgeons they are not . and A HERALDIC DOLPHIN Dolphins they are! LOOK FAMILIAR To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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“Big enough to cope, small enough to care” Established in 1998, we put your safety & comfort at the forefront and provide you with the safe, reliable journey that you expect, at competitive prices. • Guaranteed pick up times. • Experienced, courteous & smartly dressed drivers. • Licensed with Thanet District Council. • Airports cruise terminals & long distance destinations. • From one to six passengers. • Chrysler Grand Voyager • Chevrolet Epica • Seat Alhambra

AIRPORT DIRECT

07792 731652 airport-direct@btconnect.com

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October 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 36

Halloween On 31st October, we celebrate Halloween, thought to be the one night of the year when ghosts, witches and fairies are especially active. No one really knows the origins of Halloween, what we do know for sure is that Halloween is on the eve of a major Catholic festival, All Saints (1st November) and the eve of a pagan Celtic Festival known as Samhain. The three days between 31st October and 2nd November see pagan and Christian celebrations intertwined in a fascinating way and is a perfect example of superstition struggling with religious belief. Currently, it is widely believed that Halloween originated as a pagan Celtic festival of the dead related to the Irish and Scottish Samhain, but there is no evidence that it was connected with the dead in pre-Christian times.

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FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE INCORPORATING THANET TAXATION SERVICES

56 STATION ROAD WESTGATE-ON-SEA KENT CT8 8QY

TEL: 01843 834155 FAX: 01843 834653 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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J.J. Plumbing & Heating Services Boiler repairs / replacement Radiators Bathroom installations Tap replacements Washing machine repairs All domestic plumbing No call out charges / free estimates Call your local reliable plumber

JIM 07828 276052 01843 296194

No Job Too Small Good Rates

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy PEMFT is a state of the art technology with amazing health benefits It has been researched for many decades and has proven research results.

Treatments for:

Pain Relief, Low Back Pain, Arthritis, Wound Healing, Rheumatic Pain, Sports Injuries, Osteoporosis, Fracture Healing, Fibromyalgia, Tendinitis, Chronic Illness ……………….and so much more!

It is completely safe, non-invasive and has no side effects - other than efficacy This is an alternative therapy and not a substitute for medical advice.

Tel: 07837 303109 e-mail magneticpulsing@btinternet.com www.magneticpulsing.com Please mention The Margate Handbook when responding to adverts


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f o r Ma rga te Lo w Hi gh 17 .37 23 .47 18 .12 18 .43 19 .11 19 .41 20 .14 20 .49 21 .26 22 .06 22 .53 12 .51 14 .21 15 .48 16 .55 17 .47 18 .30 19 .08 19 .43 20 .19 20 .52 21 .24 21 .55 22 .31 22 .22 23 .34

19 .10 20 .36 21 .59 23 .05 23 .56

13 .42 14 .51 15 .44 16 .25

20 .06 21 .11 12 .57 22 .34

Loft Conversion Specialists Plumbing & Central Heating Corgi Register Fitter Part P Approved Electrician Fitted bathrooms, Bedrooms, Kitchens, Plastering, Windows and Conservatories

Tel/Fax : 01843 226701 Mobile: 07782299734

Brett Approved Installers Trusted and Recommended

Paddy Moyna The Driveway Specialist Is an established business based in Thanet. We have been trading for many years specialising in all forms of Block Paving for your Driveways, Patios and all your Landscaping requirements. Our company has been proud to offer the very best paving and landscaping services throughout East Kent. We are members of the Brett Approved Installer Scheme and the Marshalls Register giving our Potential Customers complete peace of mind for all their paving and landscaping requirements, with a GUARANTEE P. Moyna Driveway Specialist has strived to develop a reputation for its high standard of workmanship and competitive prices devoting individual attention to each and every customer.

To discuss a project and get a FREE quote Contact Paddy Moyna

Tel: 01843 603439 or 07986 384210 Please call for FREE Brochure Member of Thanet Business Network

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Same Dedicated Cleaner Each Week

Are You Paying More Than £9.25ph

DOMESTIC CLEANING Would You Like An Honest, Dependable And Affordable Cleaner To Clean Your Home? Then Contact Us At

O & S SHEDS CUSTOM BUILT TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS BY SPECIALISED CRAFTSMEN

VISIT OUR PREMISES AT ZEILA FARM GARLINGE HIGH STREET Show sheds on display

SUPPLY ONLY OR SUPPLY AND FIT

DOMESTIC CLEANING

Tel: 01843 592123 Or Visit www.time-for-you.com

We also supply a standard shed from 4’x4’ upwards

Tel: 01843 836274 www.oandssheds.co.uk

Mark Michaels Valet Service 5 New Street Margate Established Circa 1906

We offer the following services on garments and household goods:

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

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

01843 292571 To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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Paddy Moyna Fencing / Decking Jacksons Fine Fencing Expert Installer Offering a 25 year Guarantee on all Fencing Decking and Gates Supplied and Fitted. Paddy Moyna Has developed a reputation for his high standard of workmanship and his individual attention to each and every customer. To discuss a project and get a FREE quote Contact Paddy Moyna Tel: 01843 603439 or 07986 384210 Please call for FREE Brochure Member of Thanet Business Network

KEVIN’S AIRPORT TRANSFER Therapeutic Massage & Holistic Skincare Special offer. Book any 60 minute + treatment & receive a 30 minute gift voucher free. (book before 30th October to receive transferable voucher valid until 29th Jan 2010) Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Hot/Cold Stone, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy, Swedish. Holistic Facials, and more. Fridays at Hawley Health Centre 7-9 Hawley Square, Margate.

01843 292056 or 07886980687 www breathingspaceonline.co.uk

Cruise to the Airport aboard our LUXURY EIGHT SEATER AIRPORT SPECIALIST ON BOARD D.V.D

Reliable Courteous Excellent Rates Wheelchair Accessible

Tel: 01843 226942 Mobile: 07971 831032

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Clubs & Associations Let us know about yours.

Thanet Business Network

Tel: 571145

Women’s Institutes

Tel: 290824

Margate Swimming Club

Tel: 227920

Ambassadors Speakers Club

Tel: 298635

Retirement Association

Tel: 223348

Walpole Bay Bowling Club

Tel: 225039

Margate Historical Society

Tel: 227574

Margate Explorer Scouts

Tel: 298831

Margate Lawn Tennis Club

Tel: 832165

Margate Flower Club

Tel: 226227

Cliftonville Residents Assoc

Tel: 226033

Thanet Floral Society

Tel: 220991

Macular Disease Society

Tel: 225108

Decorative & Fine Arts Society

Tel: 862330

Thanet Fuchsia Group

Tel: 593174

Scrapbook Buddies

Tel: 07766 131676

Thanet Phobic Group

Tel: 231783

Margate Civic Society

Tel: 221838

Royal British Legion

Tel: 224591

Evergreen Club

Tel: 229772

Thanet Breathe Easy Group

Tel: 862034

StyleCounsel Book Circle

Tel: 223300

Palm Bay Sequence Dance Club Tel: 228161

Thanet Community Support

Tel: 597115

League of Friends QEQM

Tel: 234507

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

Foreness Waterski Club

Tel: 582951

Ramsgate Model Boat Club

Archaeological Society

07906 360725 RSPCA

Tel: 865405 Tel: 826180

How To Make Coloured Popcorn the kids will love it You can’t make coloured popcorn with out first making the popcorn. You can use either microwave or stove popcorn when cooked set aside in a bowl ready for the colour. For the colour you will need: • 1 cup granulated sugar • 3/4 cup water • 4 drops food colouring (you may want to make several colours) How to make the colouring Combine the granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan. Put on medium low and heat until the mixture is boiling. Let the water boil until all the sugar has dissolved. Add three to five drops of food colouring and stir for a several seconds. Turn the heat off. Pour the sugar mixture with the food colouring of choice on top of the popped popcorn. Stir the popcorn to bind with the sugar and until the kernels separate. To Advertise in The Margate Handbook please Phone 01843 571145


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D&C

Electricians

Local, Reliable, Professional 24 Hour Call Out

833206

Complete Rewires, Extra Lights & Sockets Testing & Inspection (Fault Finding) with Certification Fuse Board Upgrades Security & Garden Lighting, Smoke Alarms Call Us Now For A FREE No Obligation Quotation Tel: 01843 833206 or for instant response Mobile: 07824 667675 or 07854 844340 e-mail: paul@thanetelectricians.co.uk

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

BodyWise Slim and Flex Want to Lose Weight? Want to try something different? Understanding what can affect your weight leaves you better able to take control, shift those pounds & feel healthier and more energised too. Find out how… 6 Week Course - Weight Loss & Whole Body Fitness ● Talk each week on factors that can affect weight - with diet advice & recommendations ( by qualified Nutritional Therapist ) ● Food tasting - Healthy food options to try ● And Exercise! - Each session ends with approx 45 minutes of exercise ( by qualified Personal Trainer ) Group sizes are small, to ensure a friendly, informal but supportive atmosphere. Give us a call - the only thing you have to lose is weight!

Debbie: 01843 232614 / 07837 793 903 www.slimandflex.co.uk

email:debbiesturge@sky.com

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ANDREWS ELLIOTT

Heart Lampion £3.80

Remembrance Angel

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

Memorial Candle Lampions Cremation Urns, Cards

Caring in the community since 1832 Thanet Garden of Rest Memorial specialists

Spiritual & Lifestyle Books

Scented Gift Packs Paradise Music

Inc. H. E. Weymouth & Co of Ramsgate

Angel Keepsakes & Art Prints

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

Remembrance Gifts

6 Lombard St, Margate, Kent CT9 1EJ www.remembrance-angel.co.uk Tel: 018430299138

Plum Jam For all those plums that you just don't know what to do with. Ingredients: ● 4lbs (1.8kg) plums ● 1 pint (575ml) water ● 4 lbs. (1.8 kg ) sugar Method: Wash and wipe the plums. Cut in halves. Put into a pan with the water and simmer gently until the fruit is soft. Test for pectin. Add the sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil rapidly until the jam sets when tested, removing the stones as they rise to the top. Remove the scum. Pot and seal while still hot. Remember to sterilise the jars.

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RICHARD’S

AQUARIUS

TRADE TYRES & REPAIRS PHONE NOW FOR THE BEST PRICES IN TOWN SOLD AT TRADE PRICES

• Wheel Balancing • 4 Wheel Laser Tracking ● Quality New Tyres ● Brand Names

PLUMBING & HEATING Plumbing & Heating Engineers

All Domestic Plumbing Work. Central Heating, New Installations, Upgrades and Repairs Gas Safety Certificates Landlords Welcome

Puncture Repairs while u wait 12v Battery Service

FREE Estimates

WHERE ARE WE?

Tel: 01843 841589 Mobile: 07989 600542

Opposite Kandoo’s timber Yard All Saints Industrial Estate, Margate

TEL: 01843 292460

STEVE SIMPSON

Email: stevesimpson@btinternet.com www.aquariusplumbingandheating.co.uk

Total Supplies The Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies Centre

Infection Control Products 300ml Hand Sanitiser Gel £3.85 Tub 200 Sanitising Wipes £4.95 Surgical Face Masks £0.35

Bold/Fairy/Ariel 90 Wash - £19.50

New Sebo Dart Industrial Vacuum Fast, Light & Powerful Superb Cleaning Performance Phone For Free Demo Only £209.00

INDUSTRIAL CLEANING SUPPLIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES! PUBLIC WELCOME 5 Ltrs Washing Up Liquid £4.25 5 Ltrs Bleach £2.45 5 Ltrs Carpet Shampoo £6.85 1 Ltr Carpet Stain Remover £4.95 Carpet Cleaner Hire £17.50 5 Ltrs Floor Polish £11.50 Pk 40 Soft Cell Toilet Rolls £13.00

Case 200 Heavy Duty Black Sacks £15.00 Case 24 Kitchen Rolls £11.00 Window Cleaning Squeegees £7.95 Pk 50 J Cloths £5.25 Box 100 Latex Gloves £3.95 5Ltrs Multi Clean £5.25

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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DON’T MOVE A THING UNTIL YOU GIVE US A RING!

TAXASSIST ACCOUNTANTS •

Business Accounts • Self Assessment Returns •

Book-Keeping and Payroll

VAT and CIS

Business Plans/Start Ups

BILL’S MAN & VAN

Meetings at Home / Business

Removals & Storage

LOCAL & LONGDISTANCE FULL & PART LOADS FULLY INSURED - FREE ESTIMATES WE ALSO DO HOUSE CLEARANCES

TEL: 01843 833101 or 01843 280422 MOB: 07766 221422

Evening / Weekend Visits • First Visit Free

Tel: Des Mullaney

(01843 ) 588830 www.taxassist.co.uk/desmullaney

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Index of Advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your Handbook Airport Transport Kevin’s Airport Transfer

Airport Direct Palm Bay Travel

Driveways 33 27 13

Tony’s Block Paving

The Driveway Specialist Dry Cleaners Mark Michael’s

Accidents Care Claims Assist Accountants & Financial Services

30

Electricians

TaxAssist

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D&C Electricians AC/DC

Thanet Accounting Service

28

Entertainment Margate Operatic Sociaty

Bowls Club Thanet Indoor Bowls Club

23

Painters & Decorators 11 M&B Painters 31 John Smith Nigel Mather 32 Patisseries Batchelors 35 Personalised Clothing 17 EmbroidMe

19 8 5

Plumbing & Heating 16 SMGPlumbing J J Plumbing and Heating

Fencing Paddy Moyna

4 35

12 29

Home Installations

17

Furniture Shops

33 ThermoTech Aquarius

Screwloose DSM

31 21

Farleys

6

TCB Property Maintenance

19

Jim’s Garage Services

b creative

38 7

Garage Door Restore

12

Smithys Gardening

Headley’s Cleaning

8

Personalised Clocks

13 Clear Picture

11

Allweather Cleaning Car Bodywork Repairs

20

Remembrance Angel

36 South East Satellite

9

Chips Away

25

Building & Maintenance

Bradleys

Carpenters & Joiners Gary Murphy

5 15 32 4

Cleaning Supplies Total Supplies

37

Computer Repairs & Services

The Swan

3

Woods Bar & Restaurant Satellite Installation

23

BodyWise Slim & Flex

35 Security & Locksmiths

20

Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy

29 Sheds 33 O & S Sheds

32

Breathing Space Butterfly Helping Hands

Solicitors

Headstones & Memorials

29 Barnes Marsland Robinson Allfree

Andrews & Elliott

36

S.H. Cutting

3

ST Jewellers Man & Van

15 Cliftonville Tile Centre

27

Bill’s Man & Van

38 Eastonways

Move It

19

8

Big for Men

11

First Choice Mobility

20

Hawley Health Centre

Mobility

Double Glazing Newlook Windows

10 Tyres Richard’s Trade Tyres 3 Utilities

Oven Cleaning

Jo Weeks - Utility Warehouse 21 Web Sites Incredible Websites

OvenGleam

17

Osteopaths

4

T.V. Repair Neil’s TV & Video repair

Men’s Outfitters

Domestic Appliance Repairs

38

Transport

32

Worth Servicing

Front

Tiles

Jackie Raines

Dentures

26 14

Taxis Chauffeur cars

Jewellers

Centaur Systems

The Denture Shop

8

Restaurants & Dining

Security Services

Home Repairs & Odd Jobs

Cleaners Time For You X-ele

5

Health & Fittness

Charity Shop Breast Cancer Care

25

7

Refuse Sacks M. S. Products

Garage Doors

Gifts

Car Valet Service Keith's Car Valet Service

21

Gardening

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Printers SPS

Garages

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Thursday 5th November 10am~4pm - for one day only - Back By Popular Demand You may book a personal appointment between 9am~10am and 4pm~6pm TOP LONDON PRICES PAID If you can’t make it on the above date, Clive is more than happy to arrange a house visit as Clive is always in the East Kent area. Tel: 07860 942 726

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October 2009