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Issue Number 150: August 2013 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

Photograph courtesy of Adelle McCarthy

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More Show Pictures on Pages 18 - 19 - 20

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MONKTON ROAD (PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) TEMPORARY ORDER 2013 Because of remedial works to carriageway block work to alleviate flooding outside the Heronsbrook development, Kent County Council has made an Order prohibiting through traffic on part of Monkton Road, Minster, as follows. Monkton Road will be closed in the vicinity of the junction with Prospect Road. The closure is planned to commence from Monday 29 July 2013 at 07:00 hours through until Friday 9 August at 17:00 hours inclusive. The alternative route is via Monkton Road, Monkton Street, Willetts Hill, A299 Canterbury Road West and Tothill Street.

TOTHILL STREET (RESURFACING) (PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) TEMPORARY ORDER AUGUST 2013 Because of carriageway repairs and resurfacing, Kent County Council has made an Order prohibiting through traffic on Tothill Street, Minster, as follows. Dates and times of closure and alternative routes are as shown below. TOTHILL STREET, MINSTER closed between A299 Thanet Way and Monkton Road. Sunday 11 & Sunday 18 August 2013 - 09:00 hours to 17:00 hours Alternative route via A299 Canterbury Road West, Willetts Hill and Monkton Road John Burr, Director of Highways & Transportation Kent County Council, County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ E-mail : Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Electronic Copy, Podcast and Blog: Fax No: 0843 636 5346 Find us on Facebook or Twitter - search for : Minster Matters


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Dates for Your Diary Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 16th August Aug 3 / 4 Textile Journeys 3

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12 R.B.L. Women’s Section Meeting


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Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden: 10 W.I. Meeting 33 Co-Editor 847444 Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 Amy Murray PCSO Craig Raisbeck: 07772 113 097 25/28 Playhouse presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ 26 Co-Editor 822846 Brenda Saker Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Audio & Web 825306 Nora Aldous Emergencies: 999 or 112 Diane Cotterill Snappy & Audio 822394 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Accounts 821965 Rodney Rose Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Village Hall Bowls Group 22 Advertising 826048 Diane Harris Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 School/Proofing …........ Kevin Buckley Library: 821 442 All Weather Pitch 22 You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Academy FM Listings 23 or send your copy via snail mail to: Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Minster Matters Office Vets: 825 999 School Page 28 c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Post Office: 821 291 Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA Minster School: 821 384 Church Notices 29 MM Fax No’s: 08436 365 346 (5p per min) Village: or 0872 115 7725 (10p per min) Show: Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 16th August Advertising Rates (per month) Business Association: 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full Page Size Freegle: Minster Parish Council B&W min of 6 £6.50 £13 £26 £52 £104 Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair next meeting will be held on: B&W Single £11 £22 £44 £88 £176 (to loan): 07914 623 287 Tuesday 3rd September @ 7pm Venues available for Hire in the Neighbourhood Centre Colour (if avail) * £25 £50 £100 £200 John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) Members of the public are welcome to attend and Sizes quoted above are approximate and the All Weather Sports Pitch can arrange to speak to the Council through the All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above

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August 2013 EDITORIAL

What started out at the beginning of editorial week as a magazine with very little in it, then grew like topsy as the week progressed and copy date was nearly upon us. On the Monday prior to copy date each month we have an editorial meeting where I normally take a handful of articles etc that need typing up, to distribute amongst the ‘E’ team to keep them busy. However this month I had absolutely nothing to take with me so everyone went home empty handed, thinking maybe we would have a job to fill 28 pages. Well we needn’t have worried, come Wednesday I was snowed under with articles and could see we would probably have to up the page count to 32, how wrong could I be!!. This month we had one of our new co-editors take the reins from Amy and give it a go to produce us a ‘live’ copy, having had a couple of months practising on dummy pages. I’m sure you will all see our confidence in Colin’s ability to do so was well founded as I personally think he’s done a great job for a first attempt. Next month our other new recruit Henry will be trying his hand at doing the same and we hope then to have them take turn and turn about, relieving Amy to go off and pursue her career ambitions. Of course we will be sorry to lose her as she has been a stalwart of the team for longer than I have and nothing ever seems to have been too much trouble for her, although I bet she’s done a lot of muttering under her breath when I’ve pushed her to get in more than she felt we need to, but I’ve always known I could rely on her to get each issue out no matter

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what. As I said, how wrong could I be, we actually have a bumper issue of 36 pages, Colin having put together enough to cover the 32 pages I suspected we’d need, I then received an email from another regular contributor which immediately meant, if we were to publish any of the items she had sent us, we would have to increase page numbers yet again, hence why this issue is so thick!! We hope you like the 4 page spread of colour pictures most of which are of the ‘Flower’ Show although there are a few from the school fete that we thought you might like to see as well. The Show pictures are a combined effort of our own photographer ‘Snappy’ and the Show Committee’s official photographer Adelle McCarthy. All of their photos will be available on the Show website at within a week or two, depending on my workload, so don’t expect to find them in the next day or so, it just won’t happen !! Another great Show about which I’m sure we’ll be given lots to publish next month, however I’d just like to take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand and said what a great job we do, it’s that sort of feedback that makes, the monthly hair pulling, cursing and swearing all worth while. Continuing the saga of my left wrist, recovery from my recent op is going well, except wearing a cast in the heat wave we’ve been having has, to say the least, been extremely uncomfortable at times, but by the time you read this the plaster should be off and hopefully I’ll be able to get out and about again in my car, can’t wait, I’ve got blisters from walking everywhere! (and they hurt!!) If you’ve got this far then thank you for your perseverance in wading through my monthly waffle, luckily for you there’s literally, just room to ask “What’s my dog (Zac) got to gripe about this month?”

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PLEASE! PLEASE! STOP BEING A TIME WASTER? Last month 75 patients failed to attend for their doctor’s appointment and 45 patients failed to attend for their nurse’s appointment. Once again, that’s an increase on the previous month. A TOTAL OF 120 MISSED APPOINTMENTS, 120 WASTED APPOINTMENTS and 120 OTHER PATIENTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN! One has to ask. Why make an appointment and not bother to turn up? It affects other patients and their ability to make an appointment. A record of these missed appointments is now being kept and any action necessary to help reduce this problem will be considered! SO PLEASE STOP WASTING TIME AND MONEY, DON’T NEED IT, CANCEL IT! PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049

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It has got round to that time of the year when birds are nesting and raising young families. It is also the time when many of us think about hedge cutting or trimming back our trees. So here is a timely reminder of how you stand with the law if you have birds nesting on your property. We have copied the following from the RSPB website.

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“Under Section One of the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981), it is an offence to intentionally damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built - which is also referred to as an 'active' nest. A nest is considered active as soon as the first twig, or other nesting material, has been added to the nest site. If you know that there is a nest being built or occupied, you would have to delay the work until after the birds have bred. Blackbirds for instance often have three broods. After laying, the eggs take 13-14 days to incubate. After that, the newly hatched nestlings will take a further 13-14 days to fledge and leave the nest. So, if each brood takes approximately one month to fledge and the pair have three broods, the nest will be deemed active for around three months. If you are planning any tree cutting, hedge trimming or other garden maintenance, always check beforehand that there are no active nests present. If you see birds carrying nesting material or food items into a hedge, bush or tree, you can be pretty sure that there is a nest within. Remember also that certain species have been known to nest in every month of the year, so always check first! If you see anyone potentially damaging or destroying a known nest, you should contact the Investigations Unit at the RSPB on 01767 680 551 or report the incident online at

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Deanery Mass On Sunday 14th July we celebrated, together with around 400 friends, the Deanery Mass in honour of

our patron St Mildred . It is always a joy for us, on this special occasion, to return to the Church of St Mary the Virgin, the site where St Domneva, Mildred's mother founded her Minster (Monastery) in 670. This year we were delighted to welcome our Apostolic Nuncio-the representative of Pope Francis in Britain- Archbishop Antonio Mennini as Chief Celebrant. Our united choir formed from several churches provided sacred music worthy of the celebrations and prayer filled setting. It was a delight to see so many of our young people actively engaged in the ceremonies this year, under the skilful guidance of Fr Marcus. During the service Fr Vissarion from the Greek Orthodox Church in Margate incensed the relic of St Mildred with chants in the Orthodox tradition. For many of us the chanting of two pieces of Gregorian music constituted a real highlight. These chants come from an original document, dated 1093 of Goscelin's Life of St Mildred, kept in the British Library. Goscelin was a monk and historian of St Augustine's Abbey Canterbury. Helen Nattress of the Gregorian Chant Society, Canterbury, Mark Bateson and our Mother Nikola worked very hard to bring these beautiful pieces to life once more in St Mary's for the first time since the Reformation! One of the chants is sung daily at the Abbey, by the sisters, in English to a modern tune and translates roughly as the following: “ Rejoice O glorious Virgin, In Christ is all our Joy. Most sweet and gracious Mildred, illustrious child of Kings. Pearl of the woodland Kingdom, Crown of Kent's royal race. Most radiant star of England. Hear O hear our prayer.� The sisters would like to thank all those who helped in anyway to make this occasion so wonderful! Tea after wards at Parkminster rounded off the day and the sun never ceased to shine.



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A special 70th Anniversary Commemorative Service including a Flypast by Belgian and English aircraft is to be held at the Cemetery on 16 August. All villagers are invited to attend, however we ask that you walk to the Service as parking at the top of Tothill St will be extremely limited. The itinerary for the Service is laid out below. Please do come along and show your support.

COMMEMORATIVE CEREMONY FOR BARON JEAN DE SELYS LONGCHAMPS Minster Cemetery 16 August 2013 ‘Wings of Memory’ is a Belgian organization that erects monuments and organizes commemorations for lost World War II airmen. The organization are to hold a Commemoration Service to remember a Belgian RAF pilot, Baron Jean de Selys Longchamps, who crashed 70 years ago at Manston whilst trying to land his Typhoon aircraft on 16 August 1943. Jean de Selys Longchamp is buried in Minster Cemetery. The Ceremony is being organized by the Belgian Air Force in conjunction with the RAF and RAFA and will be conducted as follows:

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Assemble at Minster Cemetery Start Memorial Introduction – Piper – Veterans Wings of Memory Address Minster Parish Council & Royal British Legion Address Curriculum Vitae “ Selys Longchamps” (Fr-Eng) Piper (Flower of the Forest) Belgian Defence Address 609 Sqn & 3 Sqn & “Comète K.Belgium” Address Flypast of aircraft from the Belgian Air Force, Royal Air Force and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Laying down of the Wreath + Poppy dropping by village school children on the war graves Exhortation + 1 Minute of Silence Last Post Momento by Family de Selys Longchamps Anthems End Memorial - March out of the Air Cadets.




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Prompt at 7.30 on 9 July in the Village Hall, President Marion Rose, welcomed members, visitors and guests to the monthly meeting and invited everyone to sing Jerusalem. Pointing out that the Minutes of the June meeting and the Treasurer's Report were displayed on the ‘Notice Boards’ table, Marion opened the proceedings with news of the Wl's Minster Show stall and float. The stall will be "fruity and tarty" this year with jam, cake, fruit tart (anything fruit based) contributions needed. She invited volunteers attending the float to sign up etc. Marion then outlined a proposed Felt-making Day in October for up to 10 members (needing to know how many members would be interested). This year’s Dabble Days have been arranged for Saturday 9 November with various courses on offer. Members were invited to indicate their preference: sugar craft, fabric wreath or box making, flower arranging or garland and table decoration making. Following Cathey's update on the WI stall at Thanet at War (27/28 July at Government Acre, Ramsgate), Marion Bullard introduced the speaker. Matthew Collins' talk entitled ‘Shakespeare to Supermarkets’ was so enthralling - with very amusing stories about his period in the BBC 2 Travel Show, tips on bargain shopping and travels with his sons - that everyone was sorry when his time was up! Refreshment break over, Marion asked Helen Ulrich, Minster's representative, to report on the National AGM held at Cardiff in June. Marion then outlined the Twinning Visit to Quex in September and appealed to members to wear pink at the October meeting in aid of the QEQM Mammography Appeal. Prior to the Raffle, Marion reminded members of Minster WI's AGM in November and the need for committee member volunteers. This particularly busy, entertaining meeting closed at 9.45pm. NEXT MEETING: 10 September Speaker, Martin Gurdon "Confessions of a Motoring Journalist''

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Minster Bowls Club “Happiness, Happiness, Thank the Lord for Happiness” This was the theme of the day when the club opened its green to teams of non-bowlers from the village, thanks to the sponsorship of Jonathan Cole of W.S. Cole & Son Ltd. The club have to thank Brian and Sylvia Davis once again for contacting teams and organising the day. Their efforts resulted in 28 teams entering this year which was 4 more than usual. Each of the 28 teams played 2 games apiece before the knockout stages kicked in. The 14 top teams then went on to play for the main prize of £350 and the Cup, whilst the 14 losing teams battled it out for the only other prize of £175 and the Plate. Overall winners of this year’s event were a very worthy ‘Holdentech’ who are donating their £350 to the RSPCA, whilst the team ‘3+1’ will be donating their £175 to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. G.H.

Opening Hours Monday - Sunday 9.00am – 4.00pm Friday and Saturday evenings 6.30pm - 9.30pm Come and check out our wide menu from a Minster mega breakfast to a tender steak! The Mad Hatters are now catering for parties, christenings and weddings all at great prices please enquire for more information. Children’s parties - £5 per child, includes face painting, glitter tattoos, bouncy castle, food and unlimited drinks, party games including all prizes! Events 17 August- Summer Ball - £10 per ticket, includes entry to the marquee, glass of bubbly on arrival and canapés - live music from the interseptors 18 August - Family Fun Car Treasure Hunt £10 per car (includes a BBQ once complete)


The Holden family attended the Minster Bowls Open Day and really enjoyed it, so we would like to say a big, thank you to everybody who worked so hard to arrange this annual event which villagers have taken part in for so many years. The icing on the cake was Holdentech won the Trophy plus £350 for their chosen charity which was the RSPCA. The team Saturday 10 August live music with Mike Appleton was my son and 3 grandsons namely...... Saturday 17 August live music with the Interseptors Colin & Harry Holden, Liam & Kieran Morris. @The Saddler Summer Ball £10 per ticket To the team arrangers, scorers, bacon sandwich makers, bar Sunday 18 August Car Treasure Hunt staff ALL OF YOU, well done, hope to see you next year.......… (all enquiries at bar) followed by Jan Holden live music with DNA from 1.30pm

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Sunday 25 August live music with Bread n Butter from 3pm in the garden Monday 26 August Kiddies Fun Day with Mad Hatters (enquiries at bar) Come and enjoy the start of the Premiership in HD and Surround Sound from Sky Sports Real Ales * Darts * Pool Kiddies Bouncy Castle, Climbing Frame and Play House in the garden Monday and Thursday Poker Nights with 1st Poker Wednesday Nights are FREE Pool Nights Food Served Daily with the Mad Hatters Find us on Facebook @Minster Saddler

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This Autumn, following the success of Blithe Spirit last year, Minster Playhouse will be putting on another full length play, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. This, the most popular of Wilde’s plays, is set in the late nineteenth century and tells the story of two young men wooing two girls, while the author pokes fun at the behaviour and hypocrisies of the chattering classes of the time. No one escapes – the Aristocracy, the Church, the Middle Class are all targets for Wilde’s wit. This is Oscar Wilde at his lightest and funniest, and provides an evening of relaxed and cheerful escapism for the audience. This production features a mix of the Playhouse’s superb “old guard” of acting talent along with Eliot Eaton-Brown playing Algernon, and newcomer Marcus Hogben as Dr. Chasuble. Direction is by David Downes-Powell who directed Blithe Spirit, and runs from the 25 to 28 September, 7.30pm in Minster Village Hall. Tickets are available from the Box Office, tel 220208, and more details are on the website at More ways to contact your Neighbourhood Police Officer As part of a new initiative, Police Contact Points have been launched in the east of the county in July, and will come to West Kent in August, and North Kent in September. Police Contact Points are held each day from Wednesday through to Sunday, mainly in rural locations, on a rolling two-week schedule. Our police vans stop at a prominent location for one and a half hours per visit, enabling residents to drop by and speak to a neighbourhood officer about any policing concerns or issues they may have. The new Contact Points are in addition to the existing surgeries, meetings and online question and answer sessions local officers hold each month. The contact points are currently available in Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Shepway and Thanet and by the autumn will be available across the county. Residents can follow their progress on dedicated Twitter accounts. For times and locations of the Police Contact Points, and to find out about other ways of contacting Kent Police in your area, please visit the Kent Police website and follow the links from the home page. Details of ‘Contact Points’ for Minster All at the Public Car Park in Monkton Road from 6.00pm – 7.30pm Neighbourhood Panel Meeting Friday 2 August Police Contact Point Friday 16 August Friday 30 August Friday 3 September Friday 27 September

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CharityGiving website suspended – charity regulator acts to protect public donations (Immediate release 12 July 2013) The online giving website has today been suspended. In order to protect funds the public has raised and prevent further charitable pledges being made via the website whilst the Charity Commission’s investigation continues the decision has been taken to suspend the CharityGiving online portal with immediate effect. The action was taken by the charity’s interim manager after careful consideration and consultation with the Charity Commission as part of the Commission’s statutory inquiry into The Dove Trust. CharityGiving is an online fundraising portal run by The Dove Trust (registered charity number 287401). See more at:

CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS! Cats in Crisis has had a very busy summer, lots of kittens and cats have come in, (some have gone on to new homes) and huge vet bills. We have approximately 200 cats in our care. It is possible to sponsor some of our old un-homeable cats or support us by monthly direct debit, please contact me for more info. If anyone is able we would love to receive donated cat food of any type. Thank you very much for your previous support. Linda 821132


Thank you Gwen and Robert Heath would like to thank all their friends, neighbours, and family for making their 71st Wedding Anniversary such a memorable occasion, thank you all so much. Thank you also to Monkton WI for the beautiful cake and flowers on Gwen’s 90th birthday, both occasions with lasting memories, once again thank you all.

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We have new tenants at The Bell, Ken and Fiona, who assure us they are here for ‘the long haul’. They have recently replaced Dave and Ali, who were only here as interim managers until Enterprise Inns were able to find new tenants, and they are listening to the pub regulars. They’ve already replaced the brasses and the pictures that were found out the back in the shed, plus they have been given further framed pictures of Minster, which came from the museum, by a very kind local resident and these are already adorning the walls. The curtains too, will soon be going back up to replace the not so popular swags. Fiona tells MM that they are offering traditional pub grub at sensible prices with the added bonus of up to 20% off for senior citizens EVERY DAY!! It is their intention to make a real good go of bringing back the atmosphere, ambience and hospitality that we were all so used to in the past. So please pop in and say hello, give them a fair chance to prove themselves and encourage the support of your friends and neighbours to make this a regular venue on their itinerary. Fiona also that says she and Ken would like to extend their sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed in getting the pub back to looking as it was. Editors note: Fiona might be a bit scatty but she makes a great cup of tea and their dogs, 2 very young Irish Wolfhounds, are absolutely adorable. Note: The Bell Inn has had another change of telephone number – it is now 826391 Did you have a ‘Rotary Washing Line’ from us? We gave a rotary washing line away free, and unfortunately forgot to include the piece that keeps the washing line up! So if the person who took the line is reading this, we have the piece for you if you would like to call and collect it". Wendy Stilwell, 1 Kenton Gardens, Minster


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CONGRATULATIONS to the Winner of our prize in the Minster Show Grand Draw

Live Music Saturday 7th September Michael Buble (Impersonator) 8.30pm - 11.30pm Three Course Meal £17.95 per person Life Fest ........................ In Aid of Teenage Cancer Trust ........................... Saturday 14 September Noon Till Late Music on the Day Live Bands, D.J'S, Children's Tents & Food ............................... Crashgate, Fanny & Electrics Caution Horses, Amanda White, Impact, Warwick, Jezz, Joe, Thanet Community Gospel Choir, Craig Sheridan ,Eugene , The Harvey Boy's Come and join us and Support this great Charity 3P/

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OPEN GARDENS THANK YOU Dear Villagers, On behalf of St. Mary’s Church we would like to thank everybody who supported the Open Gardens this year. The Gardeners all worked extremely hard and our immense gratitude must go to them, also to all those that helped behind the scenes in any way. We raised a fantastic sum of £3,452 towards the fabric of our Parish Church. It was a wonderful weekend with the weather fine for most of the time and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. We have had a lot of comments from people who are not residents saying that the Village hospitality was great. So thank you to you all. Sue Jezzard and Pat Hogben St.Mary’s Church, Minster

Thank you to all who helped or came to the Summer Market We raised £700 towards repairing the Saxon Tower of the Church

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URGENT! Recipes Needed for Minster Village Cookbook!

We would like to produce a cookbook with recipes and accompanying photographs from the villagers of Minster. We are looking for all your favourite recipes. These may have been passed down through the generations or just found in the latest magazines. Maybe you have tried something from a TV chef or invented your own delicious dish. If you have anything you would like to share we would be glad to hear from you. The idea is that once all recipes have been gathered we would choose a selection to enter in the book and those chosen would be asked to prepare their recipe for a ‘taster evening’ on late night shopping night at the Old Schools when we would hope to launch the book. We think this would be a fun way for all to raise funds for much needed repairs to our beautiful Parish church. If you think you would like to be included and have your name in a published book please send a copy of your recipe, with your name and contact details, along with a photograph if you have one of your dish to Or drop it in at the old schools in the box marked Village Recipes. THE CLOSING DATE IS 31 AUGUST 2013

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices from 1st April 2012 Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £34 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £23 hour Half Pitch : £23 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e:


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION A slightly delayed feedback following an editorial glitch, however, welcome back to an update of events since the June issue of MM. The 15th Anniversary Day celebrations in Armbouts Cappel followed this pattern: We duly arrived in Armbouts Cappel to lovely sunshine with the centre of the village closed off due to the enormous boot fair that was being held outside everyone’s homes. We alighted in the school car park on the outskirts and were met by smiling faces of the AC committee and friends, and the Carnival Court (who had travelled under their own steam much earlier). Hugs and kisses all round! The Thanet ATC as smart as always, played us into the Mairie where champagne and nibbles were set out for us. The Mayor gave a speech and the Thanet ATC was presented with a wonderful ceremonial mace decorated with miniature planes from yesteryear. This was made by Jean Bonduelle, the President of the Twinning Association in AC and he even had to buy the fine cord to adorn it, from Morocco. The ATC presented some Spitfire models to the French people and this was gratefully received by the Mayor. Two framed paintings, one depicting a windmill standing proud in a field of pretty wild flowers and the other of people dressed up and in carnival mode, were given to Minster and an aerial view of Minster village, kindly donated by Barbara and John Quittenden from Minster Garage was presented to AC. Roy and Carol Bailey’s Carnival Court did an elaborate curtsey for the Mayor as a gesture of their appreciation of their visit. We proceeded to the Mairie and we were served with a delicious lunch and some very tasty wine. THANK YOU to our French friends. A large number of villagers entered the hall at 2.30pm and the local dancing school in the finest of costumes amazed us with their innovative display of various dances. How talented they were. I think the ages ranged from 3ish to late teens, but the total repertoire was very professionally executed. The finale to the show was the precision playing of the ATC from Thanet, much to the pleasure of all. All too soon, the day ended and a tired but happy party arrived back in the village. On Saturday 8 June, we were all deliberating about how the weather would be the following day, (our Fun Day), as the previous 2 years had seen rain, rain and yet more rain. Pleasantly surprised by the dry atmosphere, we all set up shop in the Rec. On the down side, we were rather surprised about the lack of support from the village despite advertising in MM, roadside signs, local paper, facebook, shops and notice boards. On the upside, those that did turn up seemed to thoroughly enjoy their time there. The bouncy castle, as always, was very successful with the younger contingency. The bowling and stocks created a fun atmosphere. We would like to thank the willing volunteers for the stocks, Malcolm Bubb in snorkel and flippers, Jonathan Cole, soaked to the skin and ‘Monk’ Richard Mills (dragged screaming to the stocks by his family) all of whom took the constant flow of wet sponges. Mission accomplished – all were suitably drenched! The Gazette photographer captured the moments well. Thanks go to: ∙ All  the  car  boots  and  stalls  for  leaving  the  Rec  in

pristine condition. ∙  Roy and Carol Bailey’s Carnival Court who helped sell raffle tickets. Who could refuse such lovely girls? ∙   The musical entertainment which was popular and of a very high standard. ∙   Royal British Legion for the bar. ∙   The  burger  van  for  hot  food,  ice  cream  bike  for  the stronger willed. ∙   The  committee  and  supporters  who  worked  at  the front and behind the scenes and for their commitment and hard work to the lead-up to the Fun Day and the actual day itself. ∙   All businesses and friends who gave so generously to the raffle. The finale to the day was the Grand Raffle which was drawn by Miss Minster. The weeks holiday, kindly donated by Foxhunter 5* Caravan Park, was won by Brian Yost who comes from Gloucestershire and he can take up to 5 more people with him in the luxury caravan. What a prize! The final list of all raffle winners is displayed in Attwell’s Newsagents window. A very big THANK YOU goes to the Thanet District Council who invited representatives of the Association to an Award Presentation Day on Thursday 13 June to present us with a cheque for £500 for all our efforts for the Fun Day. This was very much appreciated and was offset against our expenditure, so the overall profit of the day was £645. Thank you, a very good result all round. Carol Bubb


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Editors this month Beatrice Cocks and Ebony O’Reilly Class teachers that I have had: I had Mrs. Pain in year R Miss Smith in year 1 Miss Koboleskey in year 2 (sorry about the spelling) Mrs. Hodges in year 3 Miss Wood in year 4 Miss Theoff in year 5 Miss Pout at the beginning of year 6 And I now have Miss Wilkinson in year 6 All these teachers were the best they were so kind and I have to say I have no favourite! By Ebony O’Reilly

Me and my mum collect garden gnomes. So far me and my mum have collected 13 gnomes , we have one 3ft gnome called Malcolm , one gnome on a swing called Gregory , and little gnomes called Blueberry ,Trevor, Bobby , Blackcurrant, Mike, Timothy, Strawberry, Fabio ,Dandy ,Bruce and Flowerpots. I love all my garden gnomes and me and my mum are hoping to get some more on eBay . by Francesca Martin

The Dog called Ellie

There was a dog called Ellie Who came out very smelly Then she had a wash And finally came out posh And then people said “gosh!” So, she had a plateful of jelly Then she had a colossal belly She grew plump cheeks And grew a beak And turned into a bird She sat down on a chair Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner and Snacks Ate a pear Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it And turned out as a bear wakes you up ready for the day ahead. She sat on her mat Lunch is just a time for food so you don’t get hungry throughout While playing with her toy rat the day. Lunch is usually around midday. She turned round into a cat Dinner is the last meal of the day. We usually have dinner in the There was a pillar evening. And a boy called Dilla Snacks are what we eat if we fancy a little bit of food. Who came as a gorilla You can have drinks with all of these food times. She became a granny Remember to always have your 5 a day! She called her flannels flanny By Annabelle Fleming And married a Grandpa called Danny. And again she became a dog. Leavers versus Stayers By Olivia Ringrose 18th July 2013 Netball tournament. Leavers the score of 8, and Stayers the score of 2. Leavers started off rough but all the We’ve been learning how to RAP!!! cheering from the year 6 lovers made Leavers, strong and bold You can rap about a Cat; you can rap about a dog, to win more points. On Friday the 19th July there was the rugby You can rap about a tree; you can rap about a log. and football tournament, this year not at the same time. Good You can rap about things that are big and small; luck Leavers. You can rap about things that aren’t very tall, at all. By Hannah Prentis By Sophie Cullen, Year 3

Year 3’s Mythical Beast and Romans Day Year 3 did their Mythical Beast for DT which was fun. Some were small, some were big, and all of them were vicious. The teacher was surprised about them and it was a lot of fun as said. Soon it was Romans day and we were all very excited as we were going to be dressed up into Roman costumes. The teacher (Miss Bailey) said that we were going to have an assembly about Romans day and our mythical beast.

Year 6 Year 6 has been really fun that I don’t want to leave it and don’t want to leave my friends and all the lovely teachers. But I’m still looking forward to going to my new school (Sandwich Tech) and looking forward to meeting new people. My transition day is coming up soon I’m scared and excited at the same. By Katrina Jakovleva

Sandwich Technology School! At the end of year 6 I will be going into year 7 and my new secondary school is Sandwich Tec (for short!). I am not excited but only because I love Minster Primary School, all the people are so nice and the teachers are lovely (I remember my first day at Minster and I hung from my mums leg!) But then on the other hand I am excited because I am sure I will make new friends, and also I am going with my best friend Annabelle (she’s lovely). Anyway next week we have 2 transition days Thursday 11th July and Friday 12th July. I will really miss Minster Primary but remember all the lovely people! By Ebony O’Reilly

Cup Song The cup song is a song which involves cups and lyrics. It is a very fun song to learn. If you want to learn how to do the cup song you need to go on to youtube and look up how to do the cup song. When you learn and know the cup song you will need a cup to do it with. By Annabelle Fleming

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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton

St. Mary’s the Virgin Minster

Reverend Marcus Holden 592071

Sunday Services in AUGUST

Tel: 821250

4 August

Sunday Services in AUGUST

10.15am: Holy Communion (CW)

4 August

Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see the Minster Abbey entry below

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

11 August 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 18 August

11 August

10.15am: Holy Communion at the Methodists 25 August

9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

10.15am: Family Service

18 August

Weddings at Minster Parish Church 2 June: David Hallam and Gemma Crosby 8 June: Lewis Clement and Louisa Woodgate

9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Morning Worship (CW) 25 August 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

14 June: Paul Gammon and Lucy Aylett 22 June: Simon McNeill and Nicola Williams 29 June: Richard Case and Genevieve Holden

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church No Baptisms this month

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre 11 Tothill Street, Minster, Kent CT12 4AG

Monday 9.30am Bumps & Babies 2.15pm Friendship Club

9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Praise !

Mid-week Services at St Mary’s No Services in August Funerals at Minster Parish Church 3 June: Audrey Johnstone at Minster Church and Cemetery 17 June: Patrick Osbourne at Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 822308 or 825178 A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

Tuesday Wednesday 9.30am Parent & Toddlers 10.15am Keep Fit 3.30pm Messy Church 2.00pm Home League (first Tuesday of the month)

Thursday 9.15am Prayer Group

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship (including Kids Church 11am) 6pm Evening Worship


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THE MEETING OF OLYMPIC TORCHES IN MINSTER Lyndsay Thacker with her Dad’s 1948 Torch and the Editor with his 2012 version

Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Congratulations to George Gabbett KHS George & Cheryl Gabbett moved to Cliffend from London five years ago. On Saturday, 1st June, at St.George's Cathedral, George was installed as a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. This spiritual & military Order was founded by Godfrey de Bouillon in 1099 to protect sites of Christian importance in the Holy Land. The work and members of the Order has varied over the centuries but currently there about 25,000 members worldwide in 50 Lieutenancies. Their present priorities are to fund educational facilities and social housing for the small number of Christians in the Holy Land in these difficult times under the direction of the Latin Patriarch, His Beatitude Fouad Twal. Further information about the Order can be found on the Internet,

East Kent Times and Broadstairs Mail - Wednesday May 17th 1967 Do you recognise anyone in this picture? Especially, who’s the girl on the ‘Cat Walk’? This cutting has been given to us by a local resident who would like to try to find out more about the event and who the girl might be. Does she still live in the village? Who were the 2 ‘elderly ladies’ that appeared at the end of the show in Victorian costume? The text that accompanied the cutting reads: ‘About two dozen Minster women and girls were ‘models for a day’ on Saturday. They were taking part in a spring and summer fashion show at the Parish Hall, organised by the village’s Sports and Social Club to raise funds for a children’s playground. After displays of adult, teenage and children’s fashions the show ended with a tableau in which two elderly village women appeared in Victorian dress.’ Editor’s note: If it helps, you can view a larger version of this picture on our website at:

August 2013

TRADING STANDARDS Product recall of electrical items Advice: The Intelligence Team at Kent County Council’s Trading Standards Service would like to raise awareness amongst consumers of the importance of product recalls of electrical items. Over the past six years, there have been 266 recall notices for electrical items and the Electrical Safety Council found that typically less than a fifth are ever repaired or returned. If these items are not returned for repair or replacement, they can sometimes be associated with causing fires or personal injury. The Trading Standards Institute has information on its website concerning the latest recalls at The Electrical Safety Council also provides a free product checker tool on its website at to help owners find out if an appliance has a fault. Also from Trading Standards - Going on holiday soon? Do you know your rights? European Commission launches new passenger rights information campaign For the first time, millions of holiday-makers travelling in the European Union this summer will be protected by comprehensive passenger rights whether travelling by air or

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rail, and now also by ship, bus and coach. 59% of EU air travellers are unaware of their rights while travelling Did you know if you travel by air and you are denied boarding, or if your flight is cancelled without notice or is subject to a more than five hour delay, you can ask for reimbursement or rerouting? 66% of EU citizens are not aware of their contractual rights when buying a transport ticket Did you know that when you book your flight ticket online the final price must be clearly indicated on the first page? One in six Europeans suffers from a disability. One objective of the passenger rights legislation is to allow disabled people and people with reduced mobility to have the same opportunities to travel as other citizens Did you know if you are a passenger with a disability or reduced mobility, you have the right to free assistance before, during and after the flight? You also have the right to free assistance at the station and on board when travelling by train? For more information: European Consumers Centre (ECC) Network can help you with questions and any other problems you may have as a consumer in Europe. 08456 04 05 03


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August 2013

SIR ROGER GALE MP Roger holds regular advice surgeries. For appointments and advice on urgent problems:

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Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over


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What’s On… MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622


Saturday 3rd August 10.30am - 2.00pm QEQM HOSPITAL Maternity Car Park Stalls, Games, Dog Show, Raffle and lots more. . . Charity No 210234

TEXTILE JOURNEYS An Exhibition of work by students of Village Textiles Including C & G Levels 2 & 3 Old Schools Minster Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August 10am to 5pm Admission £1 Tea Coffee and Homemade Cakes Tuesday 3rd September 3.30pm – 5.45pm @ 11Tothill Street, Minster Come along as a family and enjoy time together doing crafts, worship and share a meal together. Donations appreciated for cost of meal.

Minster Bowls Club

NO MEETING IN AUGUST NEXT EVENT IS THE AUTUMN SHOW IN SEPTEMBER CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033

MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time For babies and toddlers, their parents and carers. 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market

Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 10 September 7.30pm Village Hall Spkr: Martin Gurdon “Confessions of a Motoring Journalist”

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section NEXT MEETING Monday 12th AUGUST 7.30pm Sales Table - Quiz Make a cake to Auction for Funds Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589

Friday 16th.August QUIZ NIGHT Friday 27th September Smart Dress for END OF SEASON BALL dancing to "JUST ONE MORE" Saturday 2nd November BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE Contact Glynne Hibbert on 821221 MINSTER HEALTHY WALK meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) at 9.00am for a 9.15am start The walk is suitable for all ages and is a gentle pace as well as buggy friendly It lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, afterwards we have refreshments at Minster Library If you are interested in joining our walk please contact Michelle Mannering 01843 841082


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Earlier this month the old boy took to his sick bed for nearly 4 days, talk about ‘milking it’ he’s the master at that I can assure you. Now he’s complaining about blisters on his feet from all the walking he’s been doing, please give him back his car and let’s get some normality back in this house

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Minster Matters Issue150 August 2013  

Village Magazine

Minster Matters Issue150 August 2013  

Village Magazine