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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 172: August 2015 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 84)

Why is Ray Mears in our mag? See pages 10 and 11 for details and further pics

More Show Photo’s on Pages 16 to 20 inc

Year 6 - Pirates of the Curry Bean IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC - WELL DONE!! Bishop of Dover attending Confirmation Service in June E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Mobile No: 07914 623 287

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Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 21 August Aug 1&2

Textile Journeys



Twinning Assn Race Night



Show committee Meeting



R.B.L. Women’s Section Meeting



Cream Tea and Bird Art Exhibition



St Nicholas Boot fair


22 & 23 Sandwich Country Fair



R.B.L. Open Day


Mobile Police Station


Birchington - All Saints Art Exhibition



A Day of Giants



W.I. Meeting


Useful Numbers and Contacts


W.I. New Members Meeting


Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSOs Craig Raisbeck & Kiren Kallu: 101 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333

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(appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am)

Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Show: www.minstershow.org.uk Business Association: www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair (to loan): 07914 623 287 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch bookings for both the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31 issue (3 months max!!) A full copy of our Terms and Conditions are available from our website

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Flu Jabs



W.I. Centenary Afternoon Tea


26 & 27 Pluckley Quilt Show


Oct 17

Flu Jabs



St Nicholas Charity Day


Police Surgeries


Sarah Thorne Theatre


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Village Hall Bowls Group


All Weather Playing Surface


Church Notices


Youth Club -@ Pavilion


Red Recycling Bags - Now at Library and not Parish Office


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 21 August

Minster Parish Council

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Tuesday 1 September @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Following Meeting : 6 October

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MINSTER SHOW Next Committee Meeting: Friday 7 August 7.30pm @ The Bell Inn (New members always welcome) Shake Down Meeting Post Show

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Short and sweet this month as there is no space to spare. Thank you to all our contributors who really came good by getting their articles and adverts to me early which helped alleviate the stress of losing a day to Minster Show - It was very much appreciated.. We hope you enjoy all the pictures we’ve managed to include and I say a big thank you to the Show’s official photographers and those on the MM team for releasing their images to us so quickly thus giving us a good selection to choose from for this issue. Well that’s about it, just room to ask my usual question -”Where’s Zac?”

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) REPORT Following the recent inspection by the CQC carried out at the end of January, we are delighted to inform you that the overall rating for the services provided by the Practice was reported as “GOOD”. Although the report is only in its draft form at present, a detailed report will be available in due course. As the Practice is continually striving to improve its service to our patients, you will also see some ongoing changes in the coming weeks. NEW GP AT THE SURGERY We are also delighted to inform you that Dr Radhi Mangam will be joining the surgery in October as an additional “Part Practice Partner” and we welcome her to the team. SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS Vaccination Clinics will be held at the on the following days: Saturdays 26 September and 17 October - between 9.00am and 1.00pm Appointments are now available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery. Eligible and “at risk” patients will receive a reminder on their “Repeat Prescription List” and will be invited to make an appointment on either of those days. If you have any concerns about your eligibility please contact Reception. MISSED APPOINTMENTS -UP AGAIN! LAST MONTH - 56 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT - UP 13! - 66 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their NURSE’S APPOINTMENT - UP 6! SO “UNBELIEVABLY” WE STILL HAVE 122 PATIENTS STILL WASTING VALUABLE APPOINTMENTS and TIME! SO STOP BEING BE A TIME WASTER - IT’S SO SELFISH AND UNNECESSARY! DON’T NEED IT? CANCEL IT - BY PHONE, BY TEXT, OR ON LINE, ITS EASY- JUST DO IT! BUT DID YOU KNOW??? The Government wants to “FINE PATIENTS” who “MISS GP APPOINTMENTS”! SO TELL US - What do YOU think - The PLG would love to hear your comments - SO PLEASE - GET IN TOUCH - NOW! OUR NEW PROJECT - PATIENT DONATIONS We would like to thank those people who have made such generous donations towards our new project, and once again the family and friends of the Late Betty Marner. The total has now reached nearly £700 and you can always keep up to date with our progress by checking our notice board in the surgery. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will be closed from Midday onwards on the following days: Staff Training - Wednesday 30 September; Thursday 22 October and Wednesday 25 November Bank Holiday - Monday 31 August - closed all day Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821 333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! Our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER and following the success of our Spring Fayre many tables have already been reserved, so book yours NOW to avoid disappointment. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our meeting in August, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact: KEN SELF on 821200 or JEANNE LAWRENCE on 821 049 or via email to kenself@me.com

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Major Teofilo Chagas 1960-2015 Majors Teofilo and Philippa Chagas were Salvation Army Ministers in Minster 1994-1998. Their daughters Stephanie and Debora attended the Primary School and they really immersed themselves in village life. During their ministry the congregation grew so much that the school hall was hired for Sunday worship. Teofilo initiated fund-raising for a new hall also, (with the generous support of Mr Bernard Cole who allowed his premises to be used free of charge), started a Community Shop. Teofilo officially opened the new shop whilst home in England on holiday. When the family were posted to Brazil Teofilo and Philippa worked in Porto Alegre S. Brazil setting up a clinic to serve locals and also opening an outpost corps (church). Posted to Sao Paolo the couple worked on many projects throughout Brazil and their youngest daughter was married in Rio 2 years ago both Debora and husband Mario are entering Officer training in January 2016. Elder daughter Stephanie works for the Army in London and was married on 11th July this year. Sadly 8 years ago Teofilo was diagnosed with myeloma and although he fought with his usual cheerfulness and courage he succumbed to the disease on 22nd April this year. Teofilo was always so encouraging to all he met and he joined the badminton club to integrate with village people (his name is on the honours board). In gratitude for all that Teofilo did for Minster the village would like to purchase an engraved bench in his memory to be placed outside the Community Shop. If you remember Teofilo and would like to contribute there will be donation boxes in Attwells and the Salvation Army Community Shop. Our thoughts and prayers are with Philippa and the girls.


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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Another sad month with the passing of Dick Stott, a former President of the Club. His funeral was well attended by members, and our sympathies are extended to his widow, June. Good news for once, Glynne Hibbert our Chairman, has had his operation and is back home recuperating. We all wish him well. The Open Day was another resounding success, sponsored by Jonathon Cole, 26 teams entered. The Cup was won by "Holdentech" (pictured below), and the Plate by "The Bikers" (pictured on page 7), in both cases cheques were sent to the charities of their choice. Maureen Hedges, Sylvia Davis, and Margaret Griffiths won the Kent Ladies Triples Division 4, they were all awarded their County Badges and Maureen also won Champion of Champions - congratulations ladies. The Club has received a request from Te Awamutu in New Zealand as Paul and Marlene Walker are visiting Ramsgate at the end of July, and have asked to be allowed to try Short-Mat during their stay. We are happy to accommodate them. Finally, if anyone would like to try bowls, on the green, or short-mat, then please ring me on 845 638 or e-mail: brimaur26@gmail.com, and I will be delighted to arrange a session. Coaching can be provided, free of charge, if required.

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

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President, Sarah Eaton-Brown, opened July’s meeting with a special welcome to the evening’s visitors including those from Eastry, Herne and St Nicholas. Following Jerusalem and some announcements, Sarah introduced Wynne Clancy who narrated a “Votes for Women” sketch with a cast of nine, all in stunning costumes. We all learned a great deal more than we had known before about the suffering, persistence and bravery, of those Suffragettes who fought for the vote. Secretary, Liz Shervington, read correspondence which included invitations from other branches and details of various Federation events. Following refreshments, Sarah informed the meeting of various forthcoming events including Minster Show on the following Saturday where Minster WI has a Float, Tombola Stall and an entry in the Co-operative event. Volunteers were requested for help on the day! Sarah also outlined the “Tweak and Twenty” progress; Branches having been given £20 by the East Kent Federation of WIs had to then fund raise to increase the total. Minster WI raised over £100 as a result of various events, such as Jackie Thompson’s Strawberry Tea in her garden and a Draw for a meal out etc. The EKFWI will take half and our half will be added to funds. Thanks were given to everyone for their efforts as always. The busy meeting ended early so artistic preparation for the Minster WI float could be completed – all very exciting. Forthcoming events: 8 September: WI Meeting, Village Hall, 7.30pm, Ralph Hoult ‘A talk with photos’ 15 September: New Members Evening, 7.00pm, Village Hall Committee Room 26 September: Minster Centenary, Afternoon Tea at St Augustine’s, Westgate

THANK YOUS This is a thank you letter I didn't think I would write. On 29 June I had a major operation at Canterbury Hospital, and due to their skill and dedicated nursing I came through. Our praise and thanks also go to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Minster Surgery to whom I shall be for ever grateful. During my recovery I have been overwhelmed by the number of cards, phone calls and visits wishing me well. I didn't know I had so many friends! Special thanks to the folk in St. Mildred’s Road and Monkton Road who have made sure we haven't starved or been late for hospital appointments. You have made life so much easier for both Gwen and myself. I am making good but slow progress. Thank you so much. Glynne Hibbert Thank you from Cliffe’s the Butchers Firstly, as many of you will know we have been collecting for Great Ormond Street Hospital for a few years since Paul's daughter had to have some treatment there. We have recently passed the £2,500 mark with GIRLS WORLD the help of the 'change pot' and the weekly lottery that over 50 BEAUTY SALON of our customers support, giving 10% of its fund to the cause. Thank you to everyone for this. Extra Clinics Secondly we would like to thank those that helped us with our window drama on the night it was smashed. You know who you Semi Permanent are and it was very much appreciated. Make-up On the subject of Great Ormond Street Paul will be doing a 'virtual ride' from Land’s End to John O'Groats starting on 1st Botox and Fillers September on his exercise bike. Sponsorship would be very nice and there will be a competition to guess how long it will take. 01843 826 308 Thanks again 70 High Street, Minster Andy, Paul and Steve www.girlsworldminster.com

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At Minster Playhouse we welcome keen new people whether to act or on the technical side, so why not join us? If you are interested, please contact the Playhouse through Niki Kelly on 07852 271 614. The Autumn Play (See poster on page 24) A Bolt from the Blue is now in rehearsal, and we are still laughing! This funny, enjoyable, and very different play will run from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 September so make a date in your diary not to miss this one! The Box Office will be open from 1 August on 07501 894 381. Summer Fair (See pictures on page 21) On Saturday 4 July we held our popular Summer Fair for Charity in the gardens of the Bell Inn. With stalls, games, and entertainers headlined by the local Rock Choir, there was fun for the whole family. The event was well attended and the Rock Choir were very supportive of our fund-raising as well as providing superb singing that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present. The Choir drew from the ranks of several local Choirs including Thanet, Canterbury, Deal, Folkestone, and Ashford and the Playhouse thanks them and their choir-master Jonathan for their performance and their support. This year the Playhouse is working to provide funds for Polycystic Kidney Disease research, and the proceeds from the Fair will go towards that worthwhile goal, so your support is really appreciated. www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk info@minsterplayhouse.co.uk

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When 2nd Garlinge Scouts arrived at the Marshside Camp in Watchester Lane, Minster on Saturday 4 July to learn some basic outdoor skills, they were completely unaware as to who their instructor for the day would be. Skip (Richard Horne) had kept the identity of the special guest a closely guarded secret, leading to much speculation as to who it might be. None were disappointed though when Bushcraft expert Ray Mears arrived! A little in awe of 'the man off the telly' the initial stunned silence soon abated as Mr Mears shared his knowledge with infectious enthusiasm, expertly demonstrating and explaining many skills including fire lighting, signalling, man-made shelters and what to pack in your backpack. The Troop where given the opportunity to have a go themselves and even challenged to put up a couple of very unfamiliar tarps! Many, many thanks to Ray Mears for taking time out of his busy schedule to pop down to Marshside. A truly inspirational day and a fantastic and invaluable introduction to Bushcraft with memory's to last a lifetime!

News from Minster War Memorial Fund The oak panels that fit onto the original memorial have now been made and have been taken to Faversham for sign writing by highly recommended sign writer Gary Wells. He hopes to bring them back to the village by the end of August. We are hoping for a unveiling in September within the church, details will be published in Minster Matters nearer the time. Thanks for your continued support. Steve Philpott

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION News past and future: The Anniversary Day in Armbouts Cappel was very pleasurable. Those travelling by coach recommend this mode of travel for future visits, so please bear that in mind. Music and food was constant all afternoon and a funfair near the square kept the little ones amused too. For the few who decided to stay overnight, in order to see the format of the evening, there was no disappointment. Dancing ensued for a few hours followed by a magnificent firework display at 11pm. Our thanks go to our friends in France, 438 Squadron Air Cadet Band and the Wantsum Morris Men, all of whom added to the entertainment of the day. Dates for your Diary: 1 August - a Race Night at Minster Royal British Legion, starting at 8pm where the entry is free. Come and join the fun, take a chance on winning a raffle prize and bring your own nibbles. 6 September - A Day of Giants Parade!! This is the biggest event that the Association have ever organised and one which we hope everyone in the village will enjoy as it is very unique. We have secured around 20 Giants, (some from France), some bands and some walking entertainment. The Giants are very friendly, but very big, the one from Liverpool reaching 18ft in height. This will be a spectacular parade, it will leave the Holiday Inn at Midday and wend its way down Tothill Street, turning into Fairfield Road and down Greenhill Gardens, then along Freemans Road, out onto Monkton Road and onwards down past the Church to its conclusion at Parkminster. We hope to have an appreciative audience lining the route. Parkminster will be open to the public from Midday for food, drinks, stalls, a raffle and entertainment. The Giants will arrive in this area around 1.30pm and then be on display for all to see. It promises to be a wonderful day but we need sunshine and lots of support. Please help us make this a day that Minster will remember. If anyone is interested in hiring a pitch for a stall, then these will be available to villagers at ÂŁ5 a time. Please call Malcolm on 01843 447 706 for further details. Thank you

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SANDWICH SHOWGROUND PRESS RELEASE The first ever event was held at Sandwich QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH Showground over the weekend of 20-21 June PROFESSIONAL 2015 and what a weekend it was. The positive David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP feedback has been really great. Access was easy, parking was plentiful and free, the stewards were All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care very professional and as promised it was great entertainment for a great price. Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Luckily the weather was fantastic and the crowds were entertained Infection control for Athletes foot and throughout the day by the most amazing BMX Stunts courtesy of the Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Extreme Wheels Team which had travelled all the way from Bolsover in Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare Derbyshire. The team had numerous GB and European Champions We provide personal and reliable treatment performing and it was breathtaking to see them use the landowners JCB in the comfort of your own home, nursing as a prop to perform tricks on and over. or residential care home or hospital Moto Stunts International were next in the arena and there were Day, evening, weekend appointments audible gasps from the crowd as the bikes and the quads roared around available by arrangement performing unbelievable feats including a finale of a bike driving through Tel: 01843 866 601 flames. Mob: 07749 999 584 For a breather there was an hour and a half’s break over lunchtime where we were entertained by local band Brad Pittance and the Pirates on the Saturday and the Elton John Tribute “Elton Towers” on the Sunday. Finishing the day on the Saturday and starting on the Sunday was a really spectacular aerobatic display by Rich Goodwin’s Muscle Bi-Plane We are a conservation building company that specialise in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period which fought its way to get to the event through some storms that had properties. been lashing other parts of the country. We are passionate about the preservation of our There was some great shopping to be had with lots of trade stands historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used selling unique goods, the funfair did a roaring trade and much to the for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings chagrin of some of the boys a young girl called Ruby won the fastest 3 combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and women enables us to provide a service to suit the laps around Silverstone on the F1 simulator (they didn’t know that she requirements of your building. was sitting on her Dad’s lap at the time though). Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing The display cars, vans, buses and bikes were really quite beautiful and Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations so varied ranging from a double decker bus to a showroom condition Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work Audi R8. The exhibitors enjoyed themselves so much that they have all For free advice or a no obligation quote Please call or email Craig using the details below: booked in for next year. The next event at the Showground is the Country Fair 22/23 August – it should be another great weekend. Further details can be found on www.sandwichshowground.uk.

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We want to change people’s perceptions of ageing, and show people that growing old is positive and to be embraced. We want Thanet’s older people (50+) to make their voices heard and will help them to achieve this by working together, in partnership, and with the community. We want to make Thanet a great place to grow old. Ageless Thanet Champions are an integral and vital part of this project. We are looking to recruit 46 Champions across Thanet, in each ward, to be the eyes and ears of the project. You’ll be part of a team of Champions across Thanet that are looking to improve older peoples’ opportunities in the community. We want Champions to be proud members of their community, good communicators and people who want to help others. The role will be very varied and interesting, and you’ll be able to get involved in a lot of different things. You will be an ambassador for Ageless Thanet, and be someone that can really make a difference to older peoples’ lives. You’ll be given training and support, and have the opportunity to really make a different difference in your community. Ageless Thanet is a £3m Big Lottery funded project (part of the national ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’ programme). The project is a partnership of voluntary, statutory and private sector organisations that have come together to improve physical and mental wellbeing, reduce loneliness and social isolation and make Thanet a great place to grow old. See the poster on page 26 of this issue


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Moving On My last year in Minster has gone faster than I ever imagined and before I leave everything behind I’d like to share a few memories. To start it off, I remember when I was in year 4 my friends were trying to help me hang upside down on the tyres. I was finally upside down and feeling great when our lunch bell went. Apparently they didn’t have time to get me off and have lunch, so they just left me there, HANGING UPSIDE DOWN ON A TYRE SWING!! Also, at Hindleap Warren I had the bottom bunk, however that didn’t stop me from falling off the top bunk (TWICE). It all started when my best friend asked to speak to me so I went up to her bunk and when I came down yes I landed face flat on the floor. I went back up just to tell them that I didn’t fall off. And yes as you’d expect on

August 2015 My year in year 4 In year four it was a lot of fun because I had a lovely teacher and some lovely teaching assistants. I will definitely miss my teachers but I think my new teacher will be just as good. This year lots of new people have joined our class. I have enjoyed all of the clubs I have been to like gymnastics, netball and journalist. In year four the teacher was brilliant. Nothing stopped us going. Did not leave us hanging. In year four none of our teachers let us down. Going will be hard. Over all it was the best year ever. By Madeleine Taylor Journalist Club And What I Like About It! What I like the most about journalist club, is doing the writing , playing games at the end, and most of all actually being with Miss Daw, Ray and everyone!!! After the summer holidays I will be going up into year 5. So excited to know who will be teaching us next! I think my best article was about the Little Princess Trust. By Tomasin

my way back down I did it again . My time at Minster Primary School is coming to a halt Zac’s Musings but it has been the best time of my life. All of the teachers, Nearly recovered now from my recent operation although TA‘s and other staff are amazing and I have the best the muscles are still a bit weak in that shoulder which causes friends I could ask for. So thank you and goodbye. me to hobble a little after I’ve been lying on it for a while. By Harriet Taylor Talk in our house has turned again to the subject of

holidays - the dreaded ‘H’ word again!!

My Year In Year 5 Looks like we’re probably off on an autumnal week away In year 5 it has been really cool, I have learnt lots of new in a place called Wiltshire - let’s hope that’s not too far things. In year 5 I have really liked my Maths and English, away, I really don’t fancy a long car journey. I also heard mention of canals but I think we’re only going 2 weeks ago we did loads of activities let me tell you. to look at one not actually Monday=Fire safety talk spend any time on it. I don’t Tuesday=had someone come and teach us for P.E. mind walking beside them it’s Wednesday=made flat bread and tasted lots of being on a boat I don’t enjoy. different fruit. Had a couple of stressful Thursday= diving safety talk. days lately as the youngsters Friday= I’ve forgotten, sorry from ‘Sunny’ Wales have By Ella Brewer been to visit - it’s bliss when

In year 4 we’ve learnt a lot. Nothing stopped us in year 4. Don’t laugh the teacher kept on teasing. In year 4 we had a nice time. Good behaviour we had. Only once were we bad.

they’ve gone to bed though - love them all really, but please just in small doses. Had a hair cut last week not done my street cred any favours but at least I can see without having to squint through tufts of hair.

August 2015 POEM When I fly, I feel like a butterfly, My wings and I, Love to fly, Like a pretty butterfly, I flap my wings all the time, That is why I cry, Happy cry. By Ella Brewer Life Cycle Of A Frog The life cycle of a frog is in order of how it’s born; 1 frogspawn is little balls of jelly each with a tiny black egg, 2 the little eggs turn into black tadpoles, 3 the black tadpoles then transform into tiny green tadpoles with legs and a little tail, 4 the tiny green tadpoles then lose their tails and turn into a medium frog called a froglet 5 lastly all of those 4 steps lead to an adult frog. By Troy Peen

HAVE YOU NOTICED THIS ICON ON YOUR WINDOWS COMPUTER ? (It appears on the Taskbar near the clock) Have you wondered what it’s for? Have you clicked on it? Yes - No - well for those who have wondered but haven’t clicked on it, it’s for pre-ordering your free upgade to Windows 10 which is due for general release on 29 July - YES Microsoft are offering their latest incarnation to some users FOC no strings attached and I’ll try to enlighten you as to who will and who will not be eligible. Now before you say but I haven’t got the icon on my computer, it only appears on PCs running a genuine activated copy of Windows 7 or 8.1. If you are still using XP or Vista you will not receive a free update but instead you will be expected to pay - just how much it will cost is still open to speculation but at present it is rumoured it will probably be £99 - likewise you won’t see it if you are still running Windows 8 as that too isn’t supported by the new operating system, however you can still download and intall the free upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 and then you will be eligible to get the free Windows 10 upgrade.

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This offer is expected to be made for just one year from product release, so you have plenty of time to upgrade, however if you miss the one year target you too will be expected to pay. It may be you are running Windows 7 or 8.1 and you still don’t see the icon on your taskbar, this is because either the correct system updates have not been installed or there is a problem on your PC that prevents it activating. There are cures for this available on the Internet but I’d recommend you obtain help and advice from someone whom you trust to obtain the fix and get it sorted for you. If you need any help with this but don’t know someone you can trust to do it then please feel free to give us at MM a call as we’d be only too willing to come and sort it for you. Likewise if after the 29 July when you’ve received the download from Microsoft you don’t feel confident enough to complete the installation then we’d be pleased to help you with that too. On a separate note, did you know Fibre Optic Superfast Broadband is now available in the village - what a difference if makes to my connection and it should make transferring files amongst editorial team members so much quicker which will certainly help us to get the magazine put together with less hassle. LETS - Local Exchange Trading System Did you know there is a local LETS group in Thanet? Named RAMLETS it has been in existence since 2014 but is only now starting to ‘take-off’. What is LETS? I hear you ask - well it s a communitybased barter system. Members pool their skills and resources to form a local network, which allows them to trade goods and services without using money. Instead of using pounds and pence, RAMLETS has its own 'currency' called 'RAMS'. It is one of over 450 similar systems around the country. What can it offer you? Here are some typical ways in which members use the LETS system: Items for Sale, Services, Events and Recommendations, e.g: Computer help, such as networking and program setup; Dog walking and feeding; Waiting in for a delivery; Providing food for an event; Face Painting; Proofreading; Translation help; Cookery classes; Yoga/Pilates; Seedlings, Vegetables and plants; Conversation; Shopping; Handywoman/Handyman; Musical performance; Reiki; Decluttering; Babysitting; Gardening; Transport; Lifts; Assembling flat pack furniture; Ironing; VHS conversion etc. This list is unending and it’s possibleyou could benefit from such a system, if you think you could then it’s simple to sign up, just complete the application form here: www.ramsgatelets.org.uk/join.php


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MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices 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 : £40 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour Half Pitch : £28 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: 821 339 f: 825 869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for August Come along to one of our evening sessions. We are an extremely friendly group and will lend you bowls to get you started. It’s well worth trying !!




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The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 826 060


Richard Greenfield Your Local Electrician Part P qualified and ElectricSafe registered all work is guaranteed, insured and certified where necessary. No call out charge.

For free estimates and advice call: 07988 564 843

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HAIR OF THE DOG Minster’s Premier Micro-Pub

Mon - Sat 12-11pm Sun 12-3pm 3 Changing Ales ~ 5 Ciders @ £3pint ~ Wine from £2.50

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1 High Street, Minster, Thanet CT12 4BU

Tel: 01843 822516/7 Fully licensed and air-conditioned Open 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays 12.00noon - 2.30pm & 6.00pm - 11.30pm 10% DISCOUNT on all take-away orders over £15.00 See our full menu at www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk

KARATE JUTSU KAI New Thanet Dojo, St Nicholas-at-Wade Shihan Darren has instructed and trained across Europe and Asia. He has sound competitive experience at National and International level including European Open and World Open Knockdown in Tokyo. With the opening of Karate Jutsu Kai’s new Dojo, Shihan Darren’s aim is to give everyone, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to train and experience the benefits of Karate Jutsu Kai both physically and spiritually. Karate Jutsu Kai is an established Martial Arts style with International recognition. Founded by the renowned Kancho Bernard Creton (9th Dan) the style strives to provide a system of modern versatility with core traditional values. In Kancho Bernard Creton, Karate Jutsu is fortunate to have a lineage which leads back to the teaching of Mas Oyama himself. Shihan Darren Brinkman is, and continues to be, a direct student of Kancho Bernard Creton. Self Defence | Confidence | Focus | Self Discipline | Respect Meditation | Fitness in cooperation with lumba.co.uk Juniors: Mon & Fri 1800-1900 Seniors: Mon/Wed/Fri 1915-2045 FIRST SESSION FREE Crossways Business Park, Unit 5 Canterbury Road, St Nicholas-at-Wade CT7 0PQ Contact Shihan Darren 07784 465 865 | db@karatejutsu.dk www.karatejutsukai.com




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Church News and Service Times

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071


ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.ramsgateandminster.com

Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey

Minster Abbey www.minsterabbeynuns.org 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.


10:15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


10:15am United Holy Communion with Methodists

St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in AUGUST 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)


10:30am Family Praise!

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)


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10.15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.30am Benefice Service at St Mary’s Chislet


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

No Services at Monkton this morning 9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

23 CHARITY DAY St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church Saturday 24 October 10am to 3pm Entry Free, Ploughman's Lunches and Refreshments available Christmas Cards and Gifts on sale Please support the many deserving causes

10.30am Family Communion (CW)

30 10.30am Benefice Service at St Mary’s Chislet No Services at Minster this morning

Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s 10.30am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by refreshments

Funerals 2 July Richard ‘Dick’ Stott Thanet Crematorium ......... 7 July Mary Philpott Thanet Crematorium .......... 8 July Eric Harris St Mary’s Church and Minster Cemetery

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

Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428 For further details contact: Major Trevor Green 01843 822 308 or 825 178 A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

9.15am Prayer Group

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(Term time only)

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

6.00pm Worship and Bible Study

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All Saints Art Group Art Exhibition

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August 10.00am until 4.00pm Church House, Kent Gardens, Birchington Free Entry and Parking Refreshments Available

NEXT MEETING Monday 10 August Design a Menu Card for a picnic


Minster WI NEXT MEETING Tuesday 8 September 7.30pm Village Hall Ralph Hoult ‘A talk with photos’ .........

Bingo, Speaker or Quiz

Tuesday 15 September 7.00pm New Members Evening


Village Hall Committee room

Second Sunday of each Month


9.30am - 1.00pm

Saturday 26 September


Minster WI Centenary

Dane Court Grammar School

Afternoon Tea

Broadstairs Road Broadstairs CT10 2RT 13 September



11 October Christmas Markets

Royal British Legion

13 December info@thanetfarmersmarket.co.uk CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT

Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk

AND CRAFT SHOW 2015! Village Hall, Station Road TN27 0QZ

8 November 29 November (craft only)

at St Augustines, Westgate

EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS and bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622

No Meeting This Month MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time Friday 9.30 - 10.00

Calling all Quilters and Crafters! Pluckley's next Quilt and Craft Show Saturday 26, Sunday 27 September 10.30 to 5.00pm Admission £4 which will include tea/coffee and a cake or savoury along with an exhibition of Canadian Red Cross Quilts (these were made by the Canadians during the war to help British families who were bombed out of their homes) There will be several trade stalls and some demonstrations. We can still accommodate further local fabric crafts from anyone who would like to exhibit. Phone Sue on 01233 840 544 or Judy on 01233 840 280 or email judith.pool@pluckley.net for information.


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Property Maintenance Building Work Plastering * Rendering uPVC Windows & Doors uPVC Fascia, Soffits & Guttering Repairs to existing double glazing Misted up sealed units replaced Garage Doors * Decking


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AMBER’S ADVICE The less you expect the more pleasant life gets

TIGER’ TIP Ceiling Paint When painting a ceiling remember a water stain will keep coming through emulsion paint - use a matt oil-based paint instead

Holiday Inn Express on your Forthcoming marriage The Holiday Inn Express, Minster, would like to offer all the guests, of local weddings, accommodation on the days surrounding your reception. To make the big day run as smoothly as possible, we will offer all your friends and family a discount on our best flexible room rate when they make a booking with us. To qualify your wedding for this very special promotion, please contact Anne, our booking co-ordinator, on 01843 820 250 This offer is subject to availability, and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

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Tel: Phil on 01843 449 190 Sat Nav - CT7 0PX Refreshments’ Toilets, Parking

"Textile Journeys" An Exhibition of work by

students, including those completing City & Guilds qualifications

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August from 10am to 5pm Old Schools, Church Street, Minster Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available Admission ÂŁ1



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Contact: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

Walk at your leisure through the chalk grassland and woodland areas and have your packed lunch in our newly refurbished Picnic Area. Activities for children, include the Dinosaur Trail, Pond Dipping and our latest attraction, The Fairy Trail. Visit our Natural History Museum with a large display of exhibits, or bring your own fossils and artefacts for identification. We stock a large range of second-hand books, a selection of plants for sale and our very own home produced fertiliser. Also home of the Thanet Observatory where the Monkton Stargazers meet.

We are open 7 days a week: 10am to 5pm in the Summer (1 April to 31 October) 10am to 3pm in the Winter (1 November to 31 March) VOLUNTEERS TO HELP RUN AND MAINTAIN THE RESERVE ARE MOST WELCOME

Contact 01843 822 666 or visit www.monkton-reserve.org for further information

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St Mary's Church, Minster Guided Tours of the

Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call 07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking

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St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294 829 (If you attend from having read this - then please mention you read it in Minster Matters)

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB PLAY BOWLS When: Summer; Outdoors and Indoors ~ Winter; Indoors Why: Pleasure, Healthy Exercise, Entertainment, Competitions, Fun Time with Friends Old and New ‘LEARNING TO PLAY’ IS FREE!!! Visit the club at The Bowls Green, Recreation Ground (Molineux Rd Entrance) or phone 824 082

LIBRARY HOMEWORK CLUB Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday (in term time) from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over



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Have you made your Will? If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate… The Government has! Make a Will now and be sure your family’s future is secure. For a friendly local and affordable Will Writing Service:

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available.


15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

FREE for TWO places available Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers. Agent of Aegis Wealth Ltd www.a egiswealth.co.uk

To Find Out More And Book Your Place

01843 821 482 Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS minsterdaynursery@gmail.com Registered Charity 1110919


The Grass Master


* Landscaping * Lawn Treatment Service * Turfing *


* Driveways * Fencing * Patios * Decking * * Artificial Grass * Grass Cutting * Turf Suppliers and Installers

Call for a FREE QUOTE or visit www.thegrassmaster.co.uk



Property Maintenance Ltd

01843 822 082 07505 531 585/07505 532 726

01843 823 320 or 07973 817 540

KENS BIKES Want your bike repaired or serviced? We collect and return - FREE in your area 24hr Turn-round A Professional Service

26/28 Eaton Road, Margate 01843 221 422 inc Evenings and Sundays

MINSTER RESIDENTS Introducing your local Gas Safety Registered plumbing and heating engineers

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

Boilers & Gas Appliances Annual Servicing & Repairs Central Heating Design & Installation Complete Bathroom Design & Installation All work Guaranteed Fully Insured & Qualified Gas Safety Register No 203531

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SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821147


Over 30 years experience * New Roofs * * Roof Repairs * * Restoration Work * * Free Estimates * * All work guaranteed *

Freephone: 0800 7 31 31 52 Mobile: 07957 42 42 47

Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE * Reasonable rates * Free estimates * * Discount for OAP’S * Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612

01843 590 111 www.equusoffice.co.uk

695 sq ft office space available in converted 19th Century Farm Barn


Greensole Yard, Greensole Lane, Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5FG (Located through Manston Golf Centre Car Park)

01843 595 979

07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!! No job too big - no job too small For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate Floors, Flat-packs assembled, Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom Radiator Covers, Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking, Outside Taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows, Washing Machines installed & Pipes boxed in. Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman. Free Estimates and Consultations

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869600 MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

60 2010 Citroen C1,

61 2012 Vauxhall Corsa Exclusive,

60 2010 Mitsubishi Warrior,

White, 5 door hatch, 1 previous owner, £20 road tax, 22,000mls, serv history, PAS, E/W, RCL, A/C, 70+ mpg, low insurance All for ……

1.4lt petrol, automatic, black, cloth interior, excellent condition inside and out with a host of extras inc A/C, PAS, r/c/l, elect windows All for only……..

L200 Double cab, 4x4, 2.5lt diesel, truckman top, met silver, leather int, lots of extras, recent full serv, cambelt & MOT, 120,000mls, drives beautifully Price shown is plus VAT






10 2010 Hyundai i10 Classic, 1.2lt petrol, 5 door hatch, 5 speed manual, 3,500mls with serv hist, one previous owner, A/C, PAS, CD player with aux plug, £30per year tax, over 60mpg All for …….. £4695

11 2011 Citroen C1 VT,

61 2011 Seat Leon,

1.6lt diesel, auto, 34,000mls from new, serv history, cloth int, A/C, E/W, CD player, PAS, RCL, elect mirrors, rear parking sensor and lots more All for ……

1.0lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, A/C, PAS, 54,000mls, serv hist, 70+mpg, low insurance, £20 road tax All for …



1.6lt diesel, 5 door hatchback, manual, 81.3mpg extra urban, low emissions, free road tax, very economical family car, A/C, RCL, integrated phone system, large boot and lots more All for …… £6695

10 2010 Toyota iQ,

06 2006 Vauxhall Meriva Active, 1.6lt petrol, manual, MPV

04 2004 Renault Megane Privilege,

07 2007 Ford KA Style Climate,

Hardtop convertible, 1.6lt petrol, auto, met silver, 108k miles, recent new MOT, a part exchange to clear and will give someone a lot of fun for the summer All for … £1295

1.3lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, met silver, A/C, PAS, RCL, only 43,000 miles with service history All for only...

1.0lt VVT-i petrol, manual, 3 door, low mileage 35,000 from new, serv hist, 65+ mpg, low insurance, free road tax, ideal first car, E/W, A/C, RCL, E/M All for ...



08 2008 Renault Scenic Dynamique,

CDI S-A Coupe, 0.8lt diesel, ONLY 7,400mls, serv hist, panoramic black glass roof, 85.6mpg urban, zero road tax, elect windows, A/C, twin air bags, integral CD and Satnav, All for only… £5995


11 2011 Smart ForTwo Passion

5 door hatchback, A/C, RCL, PAS, 45000mls, LOW MILEAGE, one previous owner from new All for only ...



All our cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet 1 CARLTON AVENUE, BROADSTAIRS, KENT CT10 1AB

TEL: 01843 869600 EMAIL: enquiries@birchingtonautos.co.uk

Insurance Approved Accident Repair Centre 14 PATRICIA WAY, PYSONS ROAD IND. EST., BROADSTAIRS CT10 2LF

TEL: 01843 862491 www.broadstairsaccidentrepairs.com

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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