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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 205 : August 2018 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 117)

Minster Show 2018 Find us on Google Hangouts MM Mobile: 07864 345 019 Fax: 07011 979 875

An amazing day for an amazing village! (More photos on pages 5,16,17 & 20)

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Published by: Minster Matters, Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA UK


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Waste & Recycling

August 2018

Route A | Route B

Route A | Route B

10 / 24 | 03 / 17 / 31 14 / 28 | 07 / 21

August 03 / 17 / 31 | 10 / 24 September 07 / 21 | 14 / 28 Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, Library

MINSTER - How To Find Us Copy for any issue of Minster Matters For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the Village must be received (at the very latest !!) the Library at 4A Monkton Road by the 3rd Friday of the preceding month Copy date for next issue shown at top of is the approximate Centre of the Village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA ‘Diary of Dates’ on right of this page GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the Village Square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E Co-Editor: Ray Owen ~ 07864 345 019 Useful Numbers and Contacts Co-Editor: Amy Murray ~ 847 444 Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Editorial Team: Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 All members except Accounts can be reached through the email address above PCSO: Adrian Butterworth 07966 308 781 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Sub-Editor Diana Buckley ---------Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Snappy Diane Cotterill 822 394 Orbit Housing: 0800 678 1221 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Accounts Rodney Rose 821 965 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 03000 41 31 31 Advertising Diane Harris 826 048 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am) Proofing Kevin Buckley —------Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 You can leave hard copy for us at the Library Post Office: 821 291 or send it via snail mail to: Minster School: 821 384 Minster Matters Village: c/o Library, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster-in-Thanet CT12 4EA Show: Business Association: NEW Advertising Rates (per month) Freegle: 1/16 1/8 1/4 1/2 Full Page Size Mobility Scooters & Wheelchairs etc. B&W min of 6 £7.50 £15 £30 £60 £120 (to loan): 07864 345 019 Venues available for Hire B&W Single £12 £24 £48 £96 £192 John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) Colour (if avail) * £27 £54 £108 £216 All Weather Sports Pitch & MUGA bookings for the above venues via

Sizes quoted above are approximate Colour price is the same for both single and/or multiple insertions (NO COLOUR MULTI INSERTION DISCOUNTS !!) Payment for Advertising is ‘In Advance’ Late payment for advertisements will mean they are omitted from the next issue Cheque's payable to ‘Minster Matters’ A full copy of our Terms and Conditions are available from our website

Monthly Circulation - 2300 The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services offered. Please mention the magazine when replying to advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space we do not copy our advertisers information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

Dates for Your Diary


Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Pat Hogben 822 082

or email:

Village Hall: bookings via Eric James 821 744 Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31 Jemima’s Tea Room (Eve & Sun) bookings via Brenda Bradley 07455 588 642 MM Subscriptions Copies of the Magazine or CD are now available on subscription to all non- residents, worldwide. Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :Single Issue £2.40 CD £2.20 Annually (11 issues) £24.00 CDs £22.00 Costs to an overseas address are available on request, and we will be pleased to quote for this service. Our mailing details are shown in the left hand column on this page.

Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 20 JULY August 8

SSAFA Charity Quiz Night



Coastal Crafty Crew Craft Fair @ Quex



W.I. Bat & Trap Evening



Minster Abbey Summer Fayre



Surgery Closed (Bank Holiday)



Wine & Wisdom



The Sea Journey


Twinning Quiz Night


Sept 8 19-22

Playhouse Lame Ducks


Men’s Supper Club



Twinning Race Night



Thanet 5k Colour Run


Parish Council Meeting Summary


Sarah Thorne Theatre


26 Oct

Kate’s Pudding Recipe


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Village Hall Diary


Church Notices




Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Bookings


All Weather Playing Surface


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Minster Parish Council

next Meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 4 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. There is also a 15 minute period at the end of each full council meeting for the public to be able to ask questions. 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:9.30am to 3pm weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: Next Meeting :2 October

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at

Pavilion Hire

Recreation Ground

Suitable for parties, small weddings, children’s parties, etc. Seating for 60-70, kitchen facilities.

Ideal for all family occasions!

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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August 2018 E - Team


Amy Semi-retired!!





MINSTER MATTERS 2 CALLS FOR HELP Minster Matters are still looking for one or maybe two active retired/non-working people who drive and have a car that could possibly give up a few hours once a month or maybe every other month on a Friday and Saturday to help distribute the magazine. This would require you being on-hand to come to the library on the Friday when the magazine is delivered back from the printers, splitting and boxing them into the various ‘rounds’ and delivering them to our willing band of volunteers who then deliver them door to door. Furthermore, there are also a number of both bulk and individual deliveries we make outside of the immediate village but still within NORTHROP SERVICES Minster Parish and this is what we normally do on the Saturday morning. KITCHEN & BATHROOM FITTING Our second request is for someone (or two) to help us with our audio Tiling, Plastering recording once a month, or again maybe every other month, at The & General Maintenance Holiday Inn on a Tuesday evening. We just need you to watch that the HOME DECORATING recording is happening successfully on our laptop, noting, by hand, any Interior & Exterior mistakes made by our volunteer readers on the supplied script, Local, Reliable & Experienced uploading the finished file to a memory stick, then delivering both stick Contact Paul or Tracy and annotated script to our audio editor. This usually takes about 1.5hrs from 7.30 to 9pm. 01843 823 646 Interested in helping us with either of these? Flowers by Vanessa Think you may be able to help but want more information? Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, Then please do get in touch, we are waiting to hear from you! Weddings or Funerals Please ring/text us on 07864 345 019 Created with the “Personal Touch” or email For designs with a difference Vanessa Fairbrass (C&G qualified florist) Rose Cottage, Manor Road, St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY


MOBILITY SCOOTERS AND WHEELCHAIRS Minster Matters has a small number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs that are normally available for short term loan to Kevin residents and members of their families. Please ring Ray on 07864 345 019 or email if you would like to borrow one of these at any time. We have been inundated for requests to loan wheelchairs of late, so if you know of any going spare please get in touch or if you know of any others that are available for loan in the village please let us know too.

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER THANK YOU OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY Jenny and I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has either DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED spoken to us or sent us cards since reading of Zac’s passing. We even had a card AND DEMONSTRATED VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE from a very kind lady in Broadstairs, whom we would also like to take this opportunity to thank, she tells us the she collects her copy from the Visitor HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON Information Centre. Ray (co-editor)

Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP C.Q.C .INSPECTION MAY 2018 We are very pleased to announce that following the inspection by the Care Quality Commission on Tuesday 15 May 2018, we have now received the final result and our overall rating was classified as “Good”. The full report can be seen on their web site at IT’S HOLIDAY TIME! Following the beautiful weather, we experienced in June and July, and with the start of the school holidays, for many of us summer holidays now beckon! So please remember to order your “Repeat Prescriptions” in good time, and most importantly, check whether your Annual Review is imminent. Please also remember that our Healthcare Professionals take their holidays at this time as well and our resources may be slightly stretched, so please make your appointments in good time and ensure they are used appropriately.

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MISSED APPOINTMENTS - A BIG INCREASE- NOW OVER 100 ! This sadly illustrates that our appointments are not being used appropriately, last month 50 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment and 51 did not attend their nurse’s appointment, so that’s 101 patients wasting valuable appointments and time. The cost to the NHS of an average missed appointment is £160, so last month those patients wasted £8000, no wonder NHS resources are being stretched. Don’t need it - cancel it. Keep forgetting - get our text reminder service. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will be closed as follows: Bank Holiday - Monday 27 August - closed all day. Staff Training (from 1pm onwards): Thursday 27 September and Wednesday 17 October. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times, and of course, please don’t forget to include all the family who may require repeat prescriptions and check when their medication review appointment is due. 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. “FRIENDS AND FAMILY” SURVEY Thank to all those patients who take part and please continue to do so. We welcome all your comments, because any feedback - good and bad - can help us improve our service to you. Last month a total of 198 patients responded with the following results: Extremely likely/Likely - 91%; Extremely unlikely/Unlikely - 4%; Unsure/Don’t know - 5%. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Our Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday 24 November and tables are now on sale and going fast! Can those who have provisionally booked tables kindly confirm by the end of August please, otherwise they will have to be put on offer to others, thank you. 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 : KEN SELF on Thanet 821 200 or JEANNE LAWRENCE on Thanet 821 049 or via email :

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August 2018


Can’t get out, always working, can’t leave the kids or just haven’t got time? We will call on you at your home in Minster, Monkton, Acol or St Nicholas with a selection of greetings cards for you to choose from. Just call Karen at Attwells on 821 363 and let us know what you require. Don’t lose your right to choose. Also don’t forget we stock office stationery, give us a ring before that trip into town, it could save you valuable time. Copier paper just £4.99. Like our Facebook page; Attwells Newsagents. Thanet Mobile Clinic

Do you suffer from Corns ~ Callus/Dry Skin ~Fungal Infection Thickened Nails ~ Ingrowing Toenails Unable to cut your own nails? All treated in the comfort of your own home Evening and Weekend Calls Available

07773 053 714 or 07570 791 953 Debbie Mardell SAC Dip FHPT * SAC Dip FHPP * MRFHP

PAINTING & DECORATING By NIGEL MATHER Your Local Professional Decorator Bringing High Quality Decorating to your home (or business) Interior & Exterior - No Job too Small Clean Reliable Service Free Advice & Problem Solving Free estimates without obligation

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KEEPING YOU SAFE By PCSO 56550 Adrian Butterworth This month I want to talk about burglary again. During the hot weather when you are out the burglars are out as well. Burglars are often opportunists who will target an open window, an unlocked door or valuables on display if they think they can get away with it. Most burglaries happen on weekdays, in daylight, when you’re more likely to be out. Simple things you can do to prevent becoming a victim are: keep keys, cash and expensive items out of view. Use timer switches on lights and radios to make your house look occupied. Keep all doors and windows locked and secure boundary gates. Lock away bikes and tools and garden items that may be used to break into your home. You should also photograph expensive items for reference when you need to report an incident and where possible security mark items that can be marked with your postcode and house number. Keep expensive jewellery locked away in a safe or strong box. If you notice anyone acting suspiciously contact the police on 999 or 101. For further advice and guidance ask to speak to your PCSO.

MINSTER POPPY DECORATIONS TO RECOGNISE THE 100 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW1 ON 11th NOVEMBER 2018 People of the village have been knitting, crocheting and sewing poppies for the last 18 months and we now have nearly 15,000 in storage. Others who have not been able to do this have donated wool and cash to help the project along. It is now time to make a start in putting the decorations together. The Royal British Legion Club in Augustine Road, have agreed to allow us to use their premises to do this. We will be making a start on Thursday 2nd August at 2 p.m. and will continue to do so on every Thursday until we have finished.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. Everyone is welcome to help. If you can tie a knot or thread a wool needle then you can help. This is not only for ladies, men are welcome to. Please bring your own wool needle if you have one. If you have any questions then please contact Barbara on 07874 214 279.

24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU


Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service Local lady experienced with dogs available for daily and weekly walks and lots of one to one individual attention whilst you are away Competitive Rates depending on requirements T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected Insured ~ References available

Contact : Sarah Mather 24 High Street, Minster 01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484

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August 2018

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Quiz Night in aid of SSAFA, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (Britain’s oldest National Military Charity)

Based in Manston Village Reupholstery Service available Cottage Suites, Chaise Longue, We're holding another Quiz Night Fireside Chairs, Dining Chairs, at The Saddler Pub, Monkton Road, Minster, Footstools, Headboards etc. Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm for 8.00pm start Sagging Seats, Flat Armpads, Teams of up to 6 Water Marks on Cabinets, Tables, (But we can group 2 or 3 smaller teams together if desired) Chests of Drawers entry is only £5 per head (includes fantastic buffet) which all goes to the charity Help May Be At Hand!! There will also be a raffle with some great prizes I also make so it's sure to be an excellent night Luxury Children’s Chairs Please book your team in with Mark on 07966 262 338 and Sofas for small breeds of (leave a message and number on voicemail if no answer) Dogs and Cats

Phone: 01843 491 452 Email:

Forget Me Not Angels Personal Grave Care Service If you cannot attend your loved one's grave then let us attend it for you We care about People Past and Present

07492 460 421

Fancy Bell Ringing? New Recruits Needed St Mary's Church 'Tower Bell' Ringers are looking for new recruits. Would you like to learn to ring church bells? then contact Tony on 07958 813 577 or email

or alternatively pop into the Saddler and book in with Dee or Steve. You may also be able to just turn up on the night subject to available spaces. We look forward to seeing you there! The Quiz in May raised £237.64 which all went to SSAFA


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS-CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Several things to report this month. On Sunday 24 June two of our members together with Miss Minster and her Princesses went across to Armbouts-Cappel to attend their annual Ducasse (Village Fair). After a very early start due to a ferry cancellation they arrived to join and lead the parade around the village. Usually the whole village turns out to watch or participate after which they all retire to the village hall and enjoy a meal and a few drinks. This year they cooked a massive pan of paella which I am reliably informed was very tasty. The afternoon carried on with entertainment and karaoke. On Saturday 7 July we took the two giants, Belle and St Mildred, to Canterbury to attend their annual Medieval Pageant, where they re-enacted King Henry II’ walk through the town in sack cloth and ashes as penance for the killing of Archbishop Thomas Becket. The Pageant organisers heard that we held the two giants in the village and asked us along to join three others giants in the parade (see photos on pg11). The giants looked a spectacular sight, with four of them nearly five metres high. We pushed them around the town along with several hundred other participants including knights on horse-back, several bands and many local school children in medieval dress with banners and flags. As the temperature soared to nearly 30 degrees the seven of us who went, although very hot and tired, made it through a very enjoyable and different day. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the Bingo Night on Saturday 14 July due to a lack of advance bookings, mainly due we believe to the hot weather and the football World Cup that was gripping the Nation at the time. However, all you Bingo fans, don’t despair as we are planning another night later in the year details to follow. Don't forget to put these two dates in your diary:


Opening Times Mon - Fri 8am - 5.30pm Sat 8am - 1pm . Mails . Travel Money . Money Gram . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits . Motor Vehicle Licence . Cards/gifts, wool & DIY Items

Saturday 8 September Quiz Night at the Royal British Legion. Apart from a great fun night there is also a fabulous buffet. Saturday 6 October Race Night. Again, a great fun evening plus a three-course meal included for the unbelievable price of £15 per person. Menu choices and booking forms are available now at the Royal British Legion and with places limited you need to book now. If you haven’t been to one of our fun events before book one now, you won’t be disappointed, so look out for our posters for booking details.


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Minster Twinning Associations’ Giants on parade in Kent

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Coastal Crafty Crew Hello Crafty Folk Some information about us and our craft fairs. My name is Jan and I founded the Birchington & Westgate-on-sea Crafty Crew in December 2016. My aim was to form a group of local crafters, whose crafts vary enormously and were looking for an outlet to display and sell their wares, the stipulation being that everything had to be hand-made. After asking for Admin volunteers Elaine Chaplin joined and arrangements were made for the first Crafty Crew Fair to take place on Saturday 10 December 2016 at Church House, Birchington. Elaine is a FIRST AIDER and if you need help with a customer who has hearing impediment Elaine can do BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE so please let Elaine know and she will help you. I also wanted to raise funds for charity and so organised a raffle at the first craft fair, the proceeds of which together with the pitch fees (after expenses) were donated to Cancer Research. The amount raised was £240. Subsequent fairs in 2017 raised £1,500 for the Rainbow Children’s Ward, Dementia Unit and Special Care Baby Unit at QEQM Hospital, and a cheque for this amount was presented to representatives from QEQM and the East Kent Hospitals Charity at our pre-Christmas fair on 4 November 2017. We will be raising further funds at our events in 2018 for the Stroke Unit and Diabetes Unit at QEQM Hospital, Margate, and the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). To help raise as much as we can, we would be grateful for a donation of one of your crafts as a tombola prize. Following our very successful fair on 4 November 2017 the name of the Group was changed to The Coastal Crafty Crew From April 2018 our fairs are being held on Sundays at The Small Barn at Quex Park. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Quex Park, Birchington, the small barn has recently been completely re-built following a fire 12 months ago. It is a large venue with a brick verandah outside with picnic tables. Car parking for both stallholders and visitors is free. We will not be providing refreshments but the Restaurant, which is a separate building at the front of the small barn, offers a huge selection of snacks, light bites, lunch and dinner. In addition, there are many attractions at Quex all year round and particularly during the spring and summer, and of course there is the famous museum and a wedding venue which attracts a considerable number of visitors throughout the year. Quex also has its own holiday park and campsite, and Birchington Vale Holiday Park is a short distance away, so there is potential for a significant footfall. All stallholders must have Public Liability Insurance and a copy of the certificate must be sent with the completed booking form and payment. With the exception of our mid-summer fair on 15 July, all items sold must be hand-made. Please note that only one clothes rail or stand is permitted at our events being held at Quex barn. Dates, venues and details of our 2018 fairs are given below and booking forms for each event are available from Please note that tables, chairs and refreshments ARE NOT provided by The Crafty Crew. SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018 One pitch per person only Venue: Small Barn, Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH Time: 10:00 – 15:00 (setup for stallholders from 08:30) Tables and chairs NOT provided Fees: £15 per pitch for tables up to a maximum size of 6ft Refreshments NOT provided

SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2018 One pitch per person only. Venue: Small Barn, Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH Time: 10:00 – 15:00 (setup for stallholders from 08:30) Tables and chairs NOT provided Fees: £15 per pitch for tables up to a maximum size of 6ft Refreshments NOT provided SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018 One pitch per person only. Venue: Small Barn, Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH Time: 10:00 – 15:00 (setup for stallholders from 08:30) Tables and chairs NOT provided Fees: £15 per pitch for tables up to a maximum size of 6ft Refreshments NOT provided SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER 2018 One pitch per person only. Venue: Small Barn, Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH Time: 10:00 – 15:00 (setup for stallholders from 08:30) Tables and chairs NOT provided Fees: £15 per pitch for tables up to a maximum size of 6ft Refreshments NOT provided SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER 2018 One pitch per person only Venue: Small Barn, Quex Park, Park Lane, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH Time: 10:00 – 15:00 (setup for stallholders from 08:30) Tables and chairs NOT provided Fees: £15 per pitch for tables up to a maximum size of 6ft Refreshments NOT provided PLEASE NOTE: At this event, our final one for 2018, we are hoping to present our fundraising cheques to representatives from the East Kent Hospitals Trust Charity and the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals. Our Facebook Group now has over 450 members and we would encourage you to join if you are not already a member. Not only can you read more about the Crafty Crew but you can also advertise and sell your crafts, as long as they are hand-made. Please request booking forms and further information by email to We look forward to seeing you From your Admin Team Jan Kelsea-Simmons, Elaine Chaplin

August 2018 Incorporating

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Minster WI members were very interested to hear from nurse Vicky about the extra care and support given to Dementia patients when they have to be admitted to hospital for other health concerns. They are identified with a forget-me-not above their beds so that staff can easily see that they may need extra understanding. Decor is often arranged to make the surroundings less ward-like, and a room is set aside to be used as a lunch club venue. Some are able to have i-pads to watch old television programmes or films to help stimulate memories. Regular carers and family members can spend more time with them. Members had already voted to support the local hospital's Dementia Support Appeal and had raised money by selling donated plants and holding a coffee morning. With donations made by members at the meeting the total collected amounted to £186. 96. Members also voted unanimously to give the profits from their forthcoming Teddy and Toy tombola stall at the Minster show to the appeal, with a request that the money raised should be used for the benefit of patients at QEQM hospital. We have also enjoyed a very special strawberry tea this month, and although there will be no regular meeting in August, we have planned a Bat and Trap evening followed by a fish and chip supper on Tuesday 14 August.

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB Our friendly matches over the last few weeks have not been awe-inspiring but Minster have performed well in the Cox Cup County Competition having won the first two rounds. Both teams in the Bernard Annand Competitions have also won their first matches. The match versus East Kent Bowls Association was a great success as was the County Event that we hosted where the County played six triples against six local clubs including Minster. The Open Day was disappointing with entries well down on previous years, but we are indebted to W.S. Cole & Sons Ltd. who once again sponsored the event. We are always looking for new members, regardless of experience, anyone can have three free sessions to see if the game is for them and once they join, coaching will be provided by qualified coaches. Contact me on 845 638 or e-mail, you will be welcomed.

August 2018

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August 2018 Obituary…


A Charity Fundraising Wine and Wisdom

Elizabeth Hubbard (Former Head of Minster Primary School) Liz Hubbard passed away peacefully on Saturday 7 July at her home in Canterbury. She was an inspirational headteacher, always encouraging those who struggled and particularly caring of ‘naughty boys’ – challenging their energies to good use! Her love of literature and music shone through all her teaching and many will remember her unselfish caring and commitment to education, not only of the individual child but her love and concern for the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her three children and grandchildren.

Announcements… GOLD RING FOUND On my way to work one morning I found what I believe to be a woman’s wedding band near Manston Park (Spitifire Way/Columbus Ave area). From walking to work I know that Manston Park is a pleasant dog walkers spot and wondered if it might belong to someone in the village? If you believe this to be yours please contact Sinead Stoddart – 07854 015 083 with a description of the item.

For Healthcare Ethiopia Partnership (Kent Midwives In Ethiopia)

Saturday 29 September 7pm for 7.30pm Old Schools, Church St., Minster Tables of 8 @ £7.50pp which includes a Cheese Ploughman’s BYO drinks Tickets: Liz Shervington 07968 473 689 or: Kate Mockeridge 07502 404 189

** UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT ** Steve & Dee welcome you to

A welcoming friendly atmosphere Family Friendly Garden (with a small Petting Area) - Children & Dogs welcome ‘til 7pm

August - Live Music @ 9pm Friday 3rd Saturday 4th Sunday 5th Friday 10th Saturday 11th Sunday 12th Tuesday 14th Friday 17th Sunday 19th Saturday 25th

Nikki Ward Nelson The Marmosets (@3pm) Genie Jennie Castell Twisted Diva (@3pm) CONVOY- the board game evening Sapphire Disco G2 Acoustics (@3pm)

SSAFA CHARITY FUNDAY music from 4pm - Elvis, The 45’s, Avanzi

Friday 31st

Saddler Soul Night

CONVOY (Tues 14th) The Brand New Board Game Come and give it a go or maybe even join up for a tournament


WONKY WEDNESDAY (Cheeseboard and a Bottle of Wine £20) (Available all day)

THURSDAY PIE & A PINT £5 (Available all day)


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August 2018 4. Kneed mix with hands. 5. Roll out and cut small circles. 6. Leave to dry on grease proof paper dusted with icing sugar. 7. ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victoria Sponge Articles published on these pages are written by pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 who attend Journalist Club and write about subjects they are interested in or that they’ve been studying in class Scratch in year 3 - Solving Problems This term in computing we are solving problems. Miss Theoff is making mistakes so we have to try and put them right so on one of them was times tables and it went up to 11 times 3 so we had to try and make it go up to 12 times 3 it was hard because the coding looked very odd. One week in Scratch we had to solve a game. Miss Theoff had muddled it up but when the person made the game she made it perfect. it was a pug standing there and you moved the pug with the arrows on the keyboard to try and get as many balls as you could in two minutes. because I finished all three things I got to play the game over and over again and my best score was one hundred and four. I love pugs because they are so cute and tiny, but pug puppies are the best because they are so tiny and the also have cute tiny paws and faces. The next week in Scratch we were seeing if the scratch cat could do divide but the problem was that he could not do divide questions that ended with a remainder. Lily Furmage Cooking Peppermints You will need 2 eggs (Separate the egg from the yolk.) ½ teaspoon of peppermint oil 2 ounces of icing sugar. Red food colouring 1. Beat the white with a fork 2. Add icing sugar and mix to a stiff paste. 3. Then add peppermint oil and red food colouring.

1. Grease 2 baking tins with butter. 2. Melt 4 ounces of butter. 3. Put the butter in a bowl and mix with 4 ounces of flour. 4. Add 4 ounces of sugar and mix. 5. Mix in 2 eggs and 500ml of milk. 6. Pour the mix into the tins. 7. Cook for 10 to15 minutes. 8. Leave to cool 9. Fill with cream and fruit or jam 10. EAT !!!!

By Lauren (Editor’s note: I watched Lauren as she wrote these from memory- well done!!) The Shirt Machine by Jon Davis In year 4 we are learning about explanation texts so we decided to work on the shirt machine as one of our 3 topics this term. We have been looking at making our writing more uplevelled by adding more prepositions and better vocabulary. At the beginning we created our shirt and labelled all of its features. Then we did our graphic organizers recording as much information as we could. After we did our first draft and made as many improvements as we could. Finally, after all of our hard work we published it on the computer. The shirt machine is recommended for people aged 6 and upwards, it is really enjoyable. By Annabelle Boucher Year 4 Swimming In year 4 we are going swimming every Friday until the end of the academic year. We go to Joy Lane swimming pool in Whitstable it is also part of a private school so sadly no one can come to watch. We travel in a coach there and back; Indigo class go before Copper class so that there is more space for each class. Once we get to the pool we go into the changing rooms and get into our swimming costumes. There are 3 groups each of different levels there is a trainer for each group. Rob for group 3, Emma for group 2 and Olay for group 1. In the first session we were sorted depending on how confident we were in the water. By Annabelle Boucher

August 2018

“THE MEN’S SUPPER CLUB” A social venture with a community focus of bringing the Men of Minster and surrounding villages together. Wednesday 26th September 6.45pm for 7pm

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QUILT EXHIBITION Have you ever seen ‘bopping in the aisles’ at a quilt show? We have! At our own little Festival of Quilts

The Thanet Quilters Exhibition at Minster Village Hall on 30 June and 1 July received hundreds of visitors from as far afield as Oxfordshire to see the wonderful array of quilts of every colour and style; a truly fabulous collection showcasing the huge talent of our members. The journal quilts were seaside-themed to reflect the support for our chosen charity (Margate RNLI). Our judge, Jan Bevan, had the unenviable task of choosing the winner. Our congratulations go to Diana Ansell as the winner in this section.

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Our visitors were given the opportunity to vote for both Best Independent Quilt and Best Group Quilt. We are thrilled to announce Beryl Bradley as Winner of Best Independent Quilt with her Africa Quilt. No quilt show can take place without a fantastic team and our thanks go to meeters and greeters, buskers and bakers, tea makers and traders and the dedicated Committee team who did a fabulous job in achieving such a brilliant show. Particular thanks to Paul and Sally Willins and Eric James for their help over the weekend and of course to Carol, whose drive and determination made it all happen. For more information regarding meeting dates (we welcome independent guests to our meetings) or how to start quilting please see our website:


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Kate’s Puddings – what’s cooking? If there’s nothing left in the garden after the drought, frozen mixed berries are a cook’s dream! Having been inspired by the most fabulous puddings at Watson’s Bistro in Conwy, I thought I’d try my own version of the chef’s Mixed Berry Sorbet. It was a great contrast to the smooth Lemon Cream. Quick Summer Fruit Sorbet with Lemon Cream Sorbet 1pk approx 500g Mixed Summer Fruits, defrosted Sugar to taste 1 egg white Lemon Cream 1 jar (or 2 small jars home made) lemon curd 1 pint double cream

Simmer the mixed berries gently with the sugar (make it slightly too sweet as you lose the sweetness when it is frozen) until the juice flows. Push through a fairly coarse sieve to remove the largest seeds and skins. Cool, then whisk the egg white and fold it into the fruit pureé. Churn in an ice cream maker. Pour the cream into a large bowl and stir in the curd. This should thicken immediately. If not, whip the mixture lightly. You can add crushed meringue if you wish. Assemble the ingredients, add decoration and eat quickly. Watson’s Bistro used pieces of Welsh slate, and their puds looked wonderful. For more fabulous recipes visit my blog:

The Sea Journey An Epic Sensory Story Adventure A multi-sensory story time for children aged 3 – 8 years

Saturday, 29 September, 10.30am – 11.30am

Minster Library Free tickets are available at the Library or call 3000 41 31 31 email: Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Grilled Grilled Fish Fish Sea Sea Bass Bass Special Special including including Jacket Jacket Spud Spud or or Chips Chips £7.50 £7.50 King King Prawns Prawns in in Batter Batter £3.50 £3.50 Calamari Calamari Rings Rings £3.90 £3.90 Prawn Prawn Cocktail Cocktail £4.95 £4.95 Monday - Saturday 11.00am - 9.00pm

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Lighting the Playhouse – where we are today Like most amateur dramatic societies working in a village hall, the technical side tends to be compromised by the venue. In All forms of Services and Treatments the last ten years, however, Minster Playhouse has worked very hard to available for Foot and Nail care overcome these difficulties by creating de-mountable equipment that allows Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, the hall to be converted temporarily into a little theatre. Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, It all started with the lighting. The lanterns that the Playhouse possessed were Infection control for Athletes foot and acceptable, but the hall lacked suitable mounting points for the lights; their Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, wattage being too low for the existing mounts at the side of the hall. We tried Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare cheap lighting stands and making our own custom lighting positions out of We provide personal and reliable treatment scaffolding, but finally had a structural engineer design a cross-hall lighting in the comfort of your own home, nursing beam supported off the side walls. This allowed a de-mountable beam to be positioned with very little alteration to the hall structure and went a long way or residential care home or hospital to solving our lighting problems. Day, evening, weekend appointments Any structure that must support equipment over the heads of an audience has available by arrangement to have a huge safety factor built in, hence the use of the engineer. This inherent Tel: 01843 866 601 strength allowed us to add three further poles over the stage for lighting, and support for a front of stage curtain, and other cloths, if needed, such as the Mob: 07749 999 584 gauze that we used to great effect in last autumn’s play, Cemetery Club. Our sincere thanks go to the Village Hall Committee for allowing us to make these changes. Having a useful place to mount our lanterns was a huge leap forward but other problems soon became pressing. Some shows, especially Pantomime, require We are a conservation building company that specialise some gaudy effects – blue for night and ghost scenes, green for woodland as in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period well as dim interiors and bright daylight. properties. With colours being arranged in circuits, one white, one blue, one green, another We are passionate about the preservation of our pink and so on, the Hall lighting control board soon ran out of available circuits, historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used and the beam ran out of space for all the lanterns! for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings We recently took a giant step forward with the purchase of six LED lanterns combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and each offering a bright and saturated output of six colours – red, green, blue, women enables us to provide a service to suit the requirements of your building. white, amber, and ultra violet. These lanterns run under DMX control from a new, forty-eight channel control desk, with a splitter and demux that allows it Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing to run the hall dimmer racks controlling our ordinary incandescent lanterns as Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations well. Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work This means that all our colour demands can be met, created, and modified For free advice or a no obligation quote directly from the board so the same lights can output one colour for one scene, Please call or email Craig using the details below: and other colours for any number of others. This has cut the number of lights that we need to mount and wire, which speeds up our set up and take down times. It has also allowed us to create a standard lighting set up which can be added to as needed, just like a professional theatre, which has greatly enhanced the overall quality of our stage lighting and allows us to present effects rarely seen outside the professional stage.

David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP

Wine and Wisdom in support of the Charity Porchlight Thanks to all who supported our Wine and Wisdom evening on behalf of our charity for this year, Porchlight, which was a great success and another very happy evening. Our autumn play 2018 is progressing well – more news on that next month.


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Repurpose a cereal canister as a rubbish bin for the car ........

Holiday Inn Express on your Forthcoming marriage

The Holiday Inn Express, Minster, would like to offer all the guests, of local weddings, accommodation at our hotel for all your friends and family with 10% off our best flexible room rate. To qualify your wedding for this discount please contact Jasmine, our Sales manager, on 01843 820 250 option 3 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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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster Reverend Marcus Holden

(BCP = traditional language)

St Mary the Virgin, Minster Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in AUGUST

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Sunday Services in AUGUST

592 071


10.15am Holy Communion 5

Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship

12 10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)

Holy day of Obligation each Sunday at 10.00am

19 10.15am Holy Communion

in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey 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.

Funerals No Funerals this month

12 4.00pm Seamark - new worship for all - at the Church

10.30am All-age Worship with Holy Communion

Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428



23 June Cassia Lim and Maxwell Howells

A group for children and young people ‘Connections’ meet during services on each Sunday

Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster

except the 1st Sunday of the month when we all worship together.

No Baptisms this month

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG

Monday 2.15pm Friendship Club

Lieutenants Luke & Katy Johnson 01843 822308 or 825178

A Christian Church and Registered Charity No 214779 and in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Tuesday Wednesday 9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship with Holy Communion

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster

Church & Community Centre

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am All-age Worship

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

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 9.15am Prayer Group 2.00pm Home League

9.30am Parent & Toddlers (Both term time only) Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

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What’s On…




Craft Fairs Handmade and Unique Crafts

No Meeting in August Saturday 8 September Autumn Show 2 - 4.30pm

Every Thursday from 10.30am til 12 Village Hall, Cliffsend

Sunday 12 August & Sunday 2 September @ Quex Small Barn, Park Lane Birchington 10am to 3pm

MINSTER WI Next Meeting No Meeting in August Members only - Bat & Trap with Fish & Chip Supper Tuesday 14 August New members and visitors always welcome Secretary: Dorothy 01843 844 839

Hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and biscuits Just make a donation, no set prices.

Free Parking & Free Admission Tombola in support of QEQM Hospital, East Kent Hospitals Charity Reg No 1076555 & The Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals Charity Reg No 208217 Tel: 01843 449 346

KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon

Minster Art & Craft Group We meet at the Old Schools every Monday morning from 9.00am to 12.30pm. We are a friendly and sociable non-teaching group ranging from artists to all types of crafters, all of whom are ready to give help and advice if requested. The charge per week is £2.00 to cover the hall etc and includes refreshments. You are welcome to come along for a free morning session to see what we are doing. Any queries - call Ann on 01843 821 152

VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS FOR AUGUST - Enquiries: Eric James 01843 821 744 AM




VH Bowls Group (not 14th)

W.I. Darts

Active 4 Life & Pilates (not 2nd ) Tea Dance (not 3rd )

Dance Classes (not 3rd ) VH Bowls Group

Thursday 9th

V/H Committee (eve)

Saturday 11th

HGV Driver Training

Wednesday 15th

V/H Bowls Group W.I. Games Evening

Wednesday 29th Main Hall closed for maintenance: Wednesday 1st - Sunday 5th inc


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Booking the Multi Use Games Area The MUGA will be open for public use most BLUE & BLACK LIDDED BINS of the time. It is available for Minster BROWN & SILVER FOOD BINS School to use for sports activities and also TDC now require payment for replacements for clubs, groups and individuals to book (unless they can be repaired) for tennis, volleyball and netball. See their website here: Bookings i.e. when the MUGA is unavailable to the public or ring will be published weekly on the board next Customer Services on 01843 577 115 to the main information sign at the Minster Day Nursery entrance gate. and Out Of School Club To make a booking please contact the CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Parish Clerk. 15hrs FREE per week during term time for 3 and 4yr olds Warm and Friendly Environment OFSTED Registered Email: Fully Qualified Staff Open 7.30am - 6.00pm Before and After School Care Ages 6 months - 11 years Tel: 01843 821 339 Quality Care and Safety Provided Age Appropriate Rooms Please book at least 48 hours in advance Breakfast, 2 course HOT Lunch and HOT Tea Provided Morning and Afternoon Healthy Snacks

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Hire Times and Prices

Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS Registered Charity 1110919

Monday-Friday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) Saturday & Sunday

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Price Structure * Full Pitch : £42 hour

Off-Peak Full Pitch : £29 hour

Half Pitch : £29 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

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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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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

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Minster Matters - Issue 205 - August 18  

Village Magazine

Minster Matters - Issue 205 - August 18  

Village Magazine