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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 133 : February 2012 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM) Picture courtesy of Simon Pickering

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Logo Prize Giving

Where’s the Editor ? Maybe best to look for the crumbs elsewhere in this issue

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CONGRATULATIONS and Our Grateful Thanks to Brenda Saker (above)

Who’s this young lady? Why is she here? See page 18

on her milestone of 10 years working on this magazine and now the longest serving member of the editorial team. Founding Editor, Kelvin said : Brenda was the very first person in Minster to respond to my desperate plea for help with Minster Matters, way back when it had increased to a massive 8 pages! She was instantly involved, out and about and full of enthusiasm, characteristics that have obviously helped her to keep going for 10 years. Congratulations Brenda, many thanks from me, a 'life-saver' at the time when I needed one - as I'm sure you still are! The present team wish to add their congratulations to that and take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work especially nowadays on delivery day when she foregoes her lie in just in case the courier arrives early. Well Done Brenda .. Here’s to the next 10.. Ray, Amy and the crew

E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Electronic Copy, Podcast and Blog: http://www.minstermatters.org.uk Fax No: 0844 272 9875 Find us on Facebook or Twitter - search for : Minster Matters Published by: Minster Matters, Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA UK


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MINSTER - How To Find Us For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the village the Library at 4A Monkton Road is the approximate centre of the village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA 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

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden: Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 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: 821 442 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333

Dates for Your Diary Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 17th February Feb 4

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11 Saturday Market

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11 St Nicholas Trash & Treasure

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11 Minster Carnival Selection Dance

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13 RBL Womens Section Meeting

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14 WI Meeting

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15 RBL Special General Meeting

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15 Horticultural Society Meeting

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WI Coffee & Chat Morning

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QEQM LOF Pantomime - Theatre Royal

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25 Deanery Quiet Morning - Holy Trinity Margate

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May 27 Twinning Anniversary

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Church Notices

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All Weather Pitch

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Village Hall Bowls Group

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(appointments only, 8.00am -10.00 am)

Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village Website: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Freegle: www.freeglethanet.org.uk Mobility Scooter (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 Eric James 821 744 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 £1.60 Annually (11 issues) £15.00 Costs to an overseas address are available on request, and we will be pleased to quote for this service. Our mailing details are shown elsewhere on this page.

Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 17th February

Minster Parish Council next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 7th February @ 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: 825 269 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Following Meeting 6th March

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PHOTOCOPYING SERVICE Minster Parish Council are able to provide photocopying at the Parish Office above the Library. Office opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30 - 12.30 Copy costs: Black & White A4 - 10p each Colour A4 - 25p each Black & White A3 - 20p each Colour A3 - 50p each Volume discounts available also double sided copying Contact the Clerk for more information on 01843 821339 or email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk 01843 845133

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Congratulations to… Gladys Goddard of Freemans Road,

100yrs on 5th February currently residing in Shottendane Nursing Home, Margate. A Very Happy 100th Birthday from Philip Sackett MBE and likewise from the Minster Matters team MINSTER SURGERY PATIENT LIAISON GROUP (MINSTER)

SPIROMETER MICRO LAB We are very pleased to report that, following the presentation of the equipment to the surgery before Christmas, it is in constant use at the surgery, saving patients valuable time and expense by not having to travel to hospital for such an appointment. So once again, we would like to thank everyone for their support, generosity and kind donations, which enabled us to achieve our target so far ahead of schedule. PARKING DIFFICULTIES AND TRAVEL SURVEY With the continual difficulties being experienced by those using the surgery car park, a survey will be held to help identify the most practical solutions to the problems being caused. Several proposals have been suggested, but we feel it is important that our patients are given the opportunity to express their views and put forward their suggestions. Therefore, during the next few weeks, a questionnaire will be given to all patients who attend for an appointment and we ask everyone to spend a few minutes completing the survey. ****Please remember – It is your surgery and you all deserve to have your say!**** In the meantime we would ask patients to only use the car park when extremely necessary and try to use the village car parks or other on-street parking, especially on the occasions when there are “Mobile Health or Scan Units” operating in the car park. Thank you for your help, co-operation and above all, patience! SURGERY TRAINING DAYS Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00noon on the following days for the purpose of staff training: Tuesday February 21st and Thursday 15th March Should you need to see a doctor during these times then please call “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number – 821333. Or you can also call “NHS Direct” on 0845 46 47 for confidential health advice and information for you and your family. Thank you. PATIENT GROUP MEETING At the time of “going to press” the date of February’s meeting had yet to be finalized, so in the meantime, if you have any issues you would like to raise or require further information on any of the above, then please contact: KEN SELF on 821200 or JEAN TAYLOR on 845072 And Finally! As this is the first issue of “Minster Matters” in 2012 we would like to wish all our Patients and friends ****A VERY HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR****


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EDITORIAL Welcome to our first issue of 2012, and the first one ever printed in Litho print. Let’s hope Ray it looks as good if not better than previous issues. We’ve struggled this month to get in as much as we could of everything that we’ve Amy received that’s why it’s another 32 page issue, www.minstersalon.com so if we’ve left anything out then we apologise. 61, High St Stacey’s back ! What an exciting day I had on Saturday 21st Minster 50% off with our February, firstly I joined over 140 others to Tel: Junior Stylist Brenda ‘walk’ the new tunnel under the railway at on production of this advert Cliffsend, then this afternoon I attended my 824000 2L/8 first ever beetle drive and came away the overall winner with a tin of Roses chocolates A.J.Cliffe & Sons for my efforts. Eve (Butchers) Ltd The walk this morning was quite pleasant even though it was Sausages blowing quite hard….dull and windy when we set off on foot from Made to order ! the Minster side, only to find it still windy but actually quite sunny Bring in your own on the Ramsgate side. (Couple of pictures on page 30) flavourings / herbs etc. Diane and we will make up sausages Earlier this week I inveigled an invite to McDonalds on the to your recipe morning Sir Roger Gale was present, thanks to our Carnival Queen, Minimum order : 10lb. for £25 Clara, who also told me her sister Molly was going to be there in her Canterbury House, role as Miss Kent Galaxy, so thank you Clara, Molly and your Mum Monkton Road, Minster Nora especially for the much needed coffee when I arrived. Having Tel: 01843 821288 1L/1 joined in with the photo shoot I then received a conducted tour of Flowers by Vanessa the premises plus the added bonus of having a free breakfast wrap Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, and a coffee. Keith Weddings or Funerals We are again looking for one or two volunteers to join our team Created with the “Personal Touch” see my plea on page 14 of this issue. For designs with a difference The office opening went well and I have written some thank Vanessa Fairbrass you’s elsewhere in this issue, however I forgot to say a special thank (C&G qualified florist) Katie you to my Uncle who kindly made us a stand for the braille Rose Cottage, Manor Road, embosser at such short notice, so thank you Ron it was much appreciated and it St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY does the job just fine. 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury Space is limited this month so here’s just wishing you all a very Happy New 1P/5 Year, see you again next month. Usual final question…Where’s Zac ??

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MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL CO-OPTION TO COUNCIL Applications are invited from residents wishing to be considered for co-option to the Parish Council. Would those persons wishing to be considered please apply to Mrs. Kyla Lamb, Clerk to the Council, setting out their personal details and experience and any involvement they may have had serving the community and why they would like to be considered for cooption to the Council. Applications should be addressed to the Clerk to the Council at 4a Monkton Road, Minster CT12 4EA to be received by 10th February 2012. A panel of Council Members will interview those persons who apply and a recommendation will be made, by the panel, to Council on the person to be appointed. Kyla Lamb, Clerk to the Council

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KAREN’S RECOUNT ON CHRISTMAS 2011 Christmas Trees Once again they went up and they came down. No, the magic fairy didn’t wave her magic wand, but Karen did, and the usual group of volunteers turned out for two mornings of twiddling and untwiddling, climbing ladders and braving the needles. Thank you all so much, such a small group of people (some of whom are from out of the village) making such a big difference in the village. Also thanks to Clive Attwell for hosting the ‘event’ and Roy Bailey who took the trees to Howletts for the primates to eat and play with. A huge thank you to Roger Thomson who checks every set of lights and keeps them working throughout the Christmas period, you’re an absolute star. Any business who haven’t yet paid for their tree please see Karen in Attwells. Finally thanks to Envy for their donation and all who contributed in the collection tin in Attwells. Late Night Shopping Luke Lucas, accompanied by Miss Minster and her Princesses, started off the official countdown to Christmas in the village at Late Night Shopping by switching on the New Inn lights, followed by carols sung beautifully by Minster School Choir. A big thanks to them and Mrs Horton for making us so proud of our school. Minster Salvation Army followed this by playing carols for the crowd. MPG CARPET CLEANING Minster Mayhems and their guests entertained the crowds waiting to visit Santa in his Grotto. (small local family run business) Huge thanks to Margaret and Jack for supplying and decorating the Grotto and thanks to CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY Santa for fitting us into his busy schedule. A completely dry carpet cleaning service! None of this would happen without all these people giving up their time and the businesses And that means: opening to provide another one of Minster’s Special Events. No more damp or wet carpets! Thank you to you all. No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! No chance of sticky residues which can attract the dirt! Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets! (Upholstery and leather cleaning service available) For quotes please call:-

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And Finally Karen and Jenny would like to thank everyone for their Christmas presents, Christmas box and cards, and wish all their customers (friends) a very happy and healthy new year. MINSTER APPEARS TO BE LOSING ITS VILLAGE IDENTITY TO BIG BUSINESS - A Reader’s View Within the past few years we have seen the building of two hotels, a garage that sells expensive fuel and foodstuffs, and now a drive in McDonald’s. Already McDonald’s litter is turning up in my garden after just a week of the establishment being open. I object to being forced to endure the fallout from greedy businesses with nothing more than profit in mind. (Name and address supplied) Editors note: Having spoken to the Manager, he has said to me that if anyone sees litter that is obviously from McDonalds, anywhere in the village, then he wants to know about it and he will send someone out to clear it up. For myself, I have personally seen their litter picking patrols out in Tothill St doing a tremendous job on numerous occasions this first week of their trading, and they were picking up everything not just McDonald's rubbish!! Whilst I can sympathise with the reader’s view, everyone of those businesses are giving employment to people from Minster and the local area and whilst technically they are in Minster they are far enough out not to have had any visual impact on the village itself. None of us will ever stop progress and like it or not it is now there and we have to live with it, so let's try to welcome them into our community, rather than bicker about rubbish, after all it isn't McDonalds that are throwing it everywhere it is the general public just like ourselves who are the culprits.

From a concerned resident Just to let residents of Minster know that a ‘fake charity’ is collecting in Minster. They are distributing genuine looking collection bags (one of which I received today -see picture). They are white with Pink writing on them and use a Pink ribbon similar to that used for genuine Breast Cancer charities. This is a private company called “Intersecond Ltd” and various trading standards departments have never been able to track down any charitable status in Lithuania. The best advice I have read is to turn the bag inside out and give any unwanted items to a genuine local charity! There is plenty about this ‘fake charity’ on the Internet should you wish to satisfy yourself. (name and address supplied)

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THANK YOU FROM BOB GROVE I wish to thank all the loyal customers that I have had the pleasure of meeting over the past 10 years. As much as I am looking forward to my retirement, I felt rather sad at the final closure of The Attic. Minster has been great and the people have been very good to me, thank you all very much. I also thank Jim and Lorraine. They gave me loyalty and always willing to step in at short notice, I could not have continued for as long without them. I was pleased to pass on the pet food side of the business to Greens of Minster, I know so many pet owners will be glad to still be able to get their pet food in the village, also the wild bird seed. My retirement does not mean that I will be idle, far from it. The District Council keeps me very busy. I am always available on my mobile 07711774262, or via the Parish Council office on 821339 where instead of monthly surgeries I will make appointments as and when I am contacted regarding any issues you may wish to discuss. I will also continue with the clock repairs. Again, you can contact me on my mobile 07711774262 and I can give a quote on repairs, cleaning and servicing with collection and delivering. Thank you everyone for your loyal custom, I will miss chatting with you on a daily basis, but I know I will see you very often in the village. Happy new year to you all from Bob, Jim and Lorraine.

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CHRISTMAS THANKS FROM REV’D BOB COLES I would like to give a big “thank you” to everyone who helped make our celebrations of Christmas such wonderful occasions. First of all to those who supported the Gift Service. This year, we again collected scholars packs containing basic school materials for children in Africa. It was another excellent response and I will give further details next month. Then there was the marvellous turn out for the Carols. Thanks to the Margate Salvation Army Band for playing at the Lychgate , the School Choir for singing to us, Roy Bailey for the P.A. system, Jonathan Cole for the lights and those who provided drinks and mince pies afterwards. £200 was collected on behalf of the RNLI. Thanks too to all who came to our Christingle Service, Christmas Eve Special, Midnight Mass or Christmas Morning Communion. Finally, thanks to all those who decorated the church and to Chris Randall, our organist, and the choir for leading the worship. It all added up to another really wonderful Christmas Celebration. MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING Minster Library are holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Nursing on Friday 17th February at 10am. Please come along and support this really worthwhile cause. Pop-in to partake in a cup of coffee and a delicious Cup Cake.

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Thank you to… …. The Salvation Army and many others. Christmas plans this year completely changed owing to circumstances beyond our control, however, thanks to the overwhelming help from friends and neighbours it was not as disastrous as we anticipated. Our heartfelt thanks to the Salvation Army and their many helpers, they really are superb. They cooked and delivered a three course Christmas meal to our homes and also supplied a tea of sandwiches, mince pies, trifle and Gifts. Thanks to Audrey and Vereena for their speedy delivery and nice hot food. The Salvation Army are renowned for the support and help world wide God Bless them. Special thanks to our good friends Esther and also John Steed for their support at all times. A happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year to you all. From Robert and Gwen Heath and Millie Milhenstedt.

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support over the last years of this very distressing illness. With special thanks to all the Doctors and staff at Minster Surgery for their care and patience. We would also like to thank Doreen Smith and Shirley Quinney, without whom, Mum would not have been able to live alone for so long. Her neighbour Janet, who has provided friendship and guidance, to Georgina, Bet and Dave Smith and everyone else in the village, too numerous to mention personally. Our very special thanks go to Paula Oldbury her Carer, who not only became a friend to Mum,but also a supportive friend to us.. Anyone being cared for by Paula is a very lucky person. Thank you all - Julie, Colin, Kevin, Andrew and family.

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…all the wonderful children and parents who kindly gave lovely Christmas gifts to Jackie and Wendy in the Office at Minster CEP School. Happy New Year to you all.

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…all who have supported Lil and Esther in 2011 to raise money for the Pilgrims Hospices. Special thanks to Mortons Fork, Envy, Chemists and Bens, also to Bob Grove late of the Attic for all his help to us. We raised £3,099.48 in Minster during 2011.

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…all who supported the Poppy Appeal 2011. The Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Branch would like to announce that the Funds raised to date for the Poppy Appeal Year 2011 is £8072.97. The Total overall figure will be stated shortly when all monies and funds have been finalised. Many thanks to you for your continued support in this Charity. …Minster Primary School children for singing carols to us again this year. The morning they came round, they were so sweet and sang beautifully for us, and we were all very grateful indeed. Yvonne. …all the local businesses who kindly made donations to the school to go towards our Christmas Fair in December. We had a fantastic time. Santa came in his sleigh with three of his reindeer to which the children were able to touch and feed carrots. We raised a fantastic sum of £742 and could not have achieved this without your support so once again “Thank You”. Stevie and the PFA Team. Lizzy Booth MBACP (Accred) Dip Couns

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Club News .... MINSTER-IN-THANET WI At the busy January meeting, after paying their annual subscriptions and 821291 receiving their programmes for the year, members listened to a very detailed illustrated talk by midwife Kate Humphreys, describing the voluntary work done with colleagues to improve midwife services in a remote area of Ethiopia, where support for many mothers is extremely primitive or non-existent, resulting in high mortality rates for Decorate your parties with helium filled balloons, both mothers and babies. now available at Minster Post Office Members voted to support a resolution at the East Kent WI Annual Council Meeting For large quantities please order in advance in March calling on all cyclists to wear safety helmets and high visibility clothing. ( Collection only ) Details were given of some extra events and outings, including a Wine and Wisdom evening on Saturday March 10th in the village hall. 1L/8 Minster Post Office

MINSTER SHOW The planning has started for this year's Show. Many thanks again for the support QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH last year, we made ÂŁ2 profit towards this year's Show (just in case you missed PROFESSIONAL the AGM). We do need to ask for volunteers again for a variety of jobs around the grounds on David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP the day - especially marshalling cars and pedestrians. We are always aware that St Mildred's All forms of Services and Treatments Road gets very congested and we want to be able to ease this. If you are interested please available for Foot and Nail care contact Karen in Attwells, or Dominique on 821795. Thank you. Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, MINSTER MAYHEMS Infection control for Athletes foot and Yes we are still going - but need some more dancers to fill the ribbons around the Maypole and learn the Morris dances. If you enjoy Folk Week and Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare are between 7 and 18 this could be just what you are looking for. Come and meet us on a Friday 5-6 pm during term-time in the Old Schools; and then We provide personal and reliable dance out at Folk Festivals and in the village during the Summer. treatment in the comfort of your own The cost is ÂŁ1 towards the hire of the Hall per person; and uniform is provided for home, nursing or residential care home or dancing out. hospital Minster Mayhems are getting a reputation for being an excellent children's side at events and we would like to keep this going. Day, evening, weekend appointments Contact Dominique on 821795 if you are interested, or just turn up and meet us. available by arrangement MINSTER BOWLERS Tel: 01843 866 601 Congratulations to Minster Bowlers: Pam Cooper, Diana Hughes, David Martin Mob: 07749 999584 2P/8 and Len Cooper on winning the Warners Holiday Bowls Tournament. Best wishes in the next round at Hayling Island.

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm was our Quiz Night. We had eight tables with teams numbering from four members to nine, and all had a great time. Thanks to the Royal British Legion for all their input. Two of the raffle prizes were won, re-donated and auctioned. Prospective new members came along to check us out and everything looks positive for a good New Year. We are starting with a £240 profit from our quiz. Look out for details of a race night so that we can continue to have fun and raise funds! Dates for your diary are: 27th May – Anniversary Celebrations at the Village Hall 3rd June – Fun Day with a Royal Jubilee flavour Our new member Alex is a French speaker, as are Shaun and Chris, and they want to contact others at any stage of their learning in the language. On offer is French conversation for beginners, intermediates and advanced students of any age. Conversation groups are invaluable in furthering linguistic abilities. The idea is to network to find other locals to help and be helped in developing French skills. As we are the Twinning Association, we want to promote this and encourage contact between our villagers and Armbouts-Cappel villagers. It would be so good if we all understood each other better. Please contact Heather on 826406, or heatherspirit@btinternet.com, to express your interest and we will get back to you. THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION The Minster & Monkton Branch have had another successful year in 2011. Through monthly meetings and fund raising events we were able to donate £2,460 to the Women’s Section Headquarters, therefore being able to support its various benevolent schemes. The work of the Women’s Section in the main is to support Ex-Servicewomen, wives of Ex-Servicemen and their children, the help that is given is wide ranging and varied. The Minster and Monkton Women’s Section would like to thank everyone who has supported them through the past year, making this amount possible. We do fully understand that it would not be possible for all our members to attend meetings, but anyone who has an item they would like to donate as a Raffle or Tombola prize it would be very much appreciated. New members are always most welcome. - Miriam Smith. 822589. THE SALVATION ARMY MINSTER We would like to thank all those who helped in any way on Christmas Day – making it a special Christmas for those who would have been alone. We hope you enjoyed giving yourself on this special day. It was much appreciated. We ask that God will bless you in your kindness to others. Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves

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PLG CHRISTMAS BAZAAR BIRCHINGTON LADY WINS FIRST PRIZE ON HER 80TH BIRTHDAY Mrs Ethel Harris won the first prize - A CHRISTMAS MEAL FOR 4 PEOPLE AT  THE  SMUGGLER  S  RETREAT  RESTAURANT  and  was presented with her prize at her 80th Birthday party by the group, in the company of Father Christmas and his Elf kindly donated by The Premier Inn Hotel and Restaurant at Minster. She was clearly delighted with her prize and said that she would now be able to take her family out for a proper Christmas Treat! The remaining top three prizes were won by Mrs Clements from Margate and Claire from Minster. A full list of all the prize winners in our Christmas Raffle, are displayed in the Surgery waiting room, or further details can be obtained from Ken Self on Thanet 821200.

ROTARY CLUB OF RAMSGATE ASSISTS SANTA IN DELIVERING PRESSIES The Rotary Club of Ramsgate carried out its usual toy collection in the run-up to Christmas helping Father Christmas on his sleigh collect presents from seven local primary school, including the Minster CEP School. Santa is shown with some pupils from the school and members of the club. The presents were taken to KCC Social Services Department who arranged for them to be distributed to local disadvantaged children. Ramsgate Rotary Club President Pat Doyle said: “I’d like to express our sincere gratitude to all the pupils, parents and teachers involved for their wonderful generosity and to our friends at the KCC for their kind help. Thanks to all their kindness many local children had a brighter Christmas than otherwise would have been the case. “I’d also like to thank all the Minster residents who generously put money in our collection boxes during our tour of Minster with Father Christmas on his sleigh on the 15th December, which enabled us to raise £324.05. This will be donated to charities and good causes, including the Coronary Care Unit and Cancer Care Appeal at the QEQM Hospital.” The Rotary Club of Ramsgate welcomes enquiries about membership from people of both sexes and all ages. For more information about the club, please visit www.rotary1120.org/ramsgate.

Minster Matters ……We are in need of recruiting a volunteer who is computer literate and would be willing to learn how to use Serif Pageplus, or someone who already knows a bit about this software, to come and join our small team as a co-editor and help with the final layout of the magazine prior to publication. If you are interested you would need to be available most of the time over each publication weekend, that is the weekend of each month, except December, that follows the 3rd Friday, and maybe one or two evenings of the week leading up to that time. It is not an arduous task, in fact it can be quite rewarding, but it can also be a bit of a lengthy process, ensuring that as much of the copy we receive is published each month and the layout follows a set pattern (or as close to as is possible) Amy, who does most of it, more or less singlehandedly, at present, with some supporting input from the Editor, is about to take on a lot more out of hours work to advance her career and therefore cannot guarantee being able to give us the time we need to complete the magazine by our deadline each month. Amy is quite willing to train up a new recruit (or two) so you wouldn’t be expected to jump straight in at the deep end, and she’ll always be on hand afterwards to assist where she can, so you won’t be completely cast adrift to flounder and panic. We can’t offer you any pay, but we can offer you a great team to work with all of whom are willing to help out as and when necessary. Interested? Then please contact Amy (co-editor) or Ray (editor) directly email: amkiky@aol.com or rayowen@gmail.com PS You don’t actually need to have access to a computer at home as we offer that facility, for use at our office, above the library.


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The afternoon of Sunday 3rd June will see a thousand boats gather on the river Thames in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It will be the largest flotilla in modern times on the river with rowing boats, working boats, historic boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes beautifully dressed with

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I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all who donated towards the sponsored triathlon that I completed on 22nd October to raise money for the St. Thomas Lupus Trust, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and to help fund my participation in a project teaching disadvantaged children in Cambodia. I completed the three stages of the triathlon as follows: 400m swim in 15.42 (in Whitstable), 5km cycle in 15.57 (from Reculver) and 2.5km run in 15.52 (to Minnis Bay). To date, I have successfully raised £468 that is going to be split between the three causes – Thank you so much! The generosity I have encountered has been astounding! I have just returned from Cambodia – Alongside working in the classroom, I also taught dance classes for the children and helped with arts and crafts. It was an


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immensely enlightening experience! I only hope that I made as much of an impact on the people out there as they did on me. Cambodia is a beautiful country with highly resilient, warm and friendly people. The school I taught at alongside other volunteers is called SHCC (Self Help Community Centre) and is a Non Government Organisation that provides a safe environment for over 1000 disadvantaged children and young adults in the Kro Bei Riel Community, Siem Reap, Cambodia. SHCC offers educational and vocational opportunities including English classes, Pre-school programmes, organic farming, arts and crafts, computer studies, sports education and education on hygiene. Their aim is to continually explore ways to improve the quality of life and prosperity for its residents. While out there I was lucky enough to hang out with locals, with them teaching the other volunteers and myself as much Khmer as we taught them English! I was also lucky enough to be invited to a local wedding, which was an experience that will never be forgotten. Cambodians like their music loud, are incredibly friendly even to people they have only just met, and they know how to party! Take a look at the photos here! With immense thanks, Katie

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BREAK-INS AT MORTON’S FORK On Tuesday 20th December 2011 we found that our metal shed had been broken into, nothing was taken and it was believed to be opportunists who maybe thought we kept alcohol there as the empty bottles are stored outside of there. On the following Wednesday evening, 28th December there was a birthday party at the restaurant, we went to bed at about 1a.m. In the morning my mother noticed that my car driver’s window was smashed (it was in our car park under the street light), on further investigation, the sat nav had been stolen. Police were informed. About half hour later I was looking for my van keys which were not where they had been left on the hook. While we were looking for them, I noticed that the float cash box behind the bar had gone. We then stopped everything and had a good look around. The van and car keys had been stolen, the MP4 player and the float tin containing £200. £70 that had been left under a glass behind the bar, the tips money (we

believe to have been about £100 and approximately £60-£70 Christmas pudding money. But the worst bit of all was that they stole a box with £160 that was the Hospice Raffle money, they clearly knew what this was for as the raffle ticket book was in it and the raffle prizes were still on the shelf awaiting collection. Police came and we were advised by a witness that two people were seen beside my car at 1.30a.m on the Thursday morning, following two loud bangs being heard - it is unfortunate that they did not ring the Police or contact us. The empty box for the raffle money was found in a garden, some keys and other odd bits found in the driveway of the Old Vicarage, a tin of sweets found in the grounds of The Old Chapel and another few items found that were taken away for forensic evidence. There were guests in both rooms that night but unfortunately no one heard anything to be able to alert us to this. To say we are disappointed is an

understatement, it is the most awful feeling to know that someone has been in your property when you are in bed it is like Fort Knox now. However, we have been overwhelmed with the support and generosity of villagers, particularly the new Landords of The Bell, Chris and Karen who very kindly donated a substantial sum from their own money to our Charity. Another neighbour, who will know who they are, whose kindness brought Liz to tears. People have come in making donations to the raffle money, buying more raffle tickets and donating prizes. We thank each and every person for their kindness during this time and restoring our faith in our village. The people who have done this, know what they have done and I pray to god that they are never in a position when they or someone they love is in need of the services of the Pilgrims Hospice that they so callously stole from. Shaun Newstead

MOLLY WALSH-KEANEY CROWNED MISS KENT GALAXY Molly Walsh-Keaney, 20, recently beat over 100 competitors to win the title of Miss Kent Galaxy and will now represent the county at the England finals in March, where she will compete against finalists from across the UK. Galaxy Pageants UK is the second largest, fastest growing and most inclusive competition of it's kind, expecting finalists to be well rounded, socially responsible individuals. Molly is currently studying Law at Kent University and will then commence training to become a barrister. She is a trustee of a Kent dog rescue centre, where she is helping them to try and change legislation on irresponsible dog breeding, and is also active in local charities. Molly feels participating in the pageant has been a really good experience and would encourage other young girls to enter as it is a fantastic confidence boost. I'm sure the village is behind Molly and wishing her the best of luck.

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APPEAL FOR VILLAGE TO BE MORE VIGILANT An Unfortunate Resident of Minster writes: Unfortunately the roof on my convertible mini cooper was slashed by some unknown individuals around the early hours of Monday morning. My husband and I were away overnight and as they only stole the vehicle service book (and left all personal items behind) it would appear to have been a targeted theft. We are still waiting to hear from the local police although CSI has been out to dust for prints. With this reckless act of vandalism and that of the theft at Morton’s Fork may we remind residents to contact the Police should they become suspicious of any unusual activity within the village. Working together we can beat crime.

FOOTBALL IN MINSTER A few months ago I discovered that year 2011 denoted 100 years of football in Minster. Mr Lou Hammond showed me a photograph of the 1949/50 team and pointed out who they were. I was only 6 at the time but I did recognise one player, my uncle Sid Downs, who lived in Monkton Road. The players were wearing their kit but three others were wearing coat and hat. One of these was the team cartoonist. He drew a weekly poster which was displayed in the window of the barber, Doug Kirk, or that of the ladies hairdresser. Can you imagine Manchester United having a cartoonist and players looking to see if they had been picked for the next game? As one gets older it is sometimes amazing how one can recall trivia from years before but cannot recall more significant events. Mr Hammond told me a tale about my uncle. They were playing in an important match with Mr Hammond as centre half and Sid elsewhere in defence. Lou saw it as his role to marshal the defence and as such this meant a fair amount of calling out. At some point Sid responded with "why don't you give it a rest" There was no rancour here but it has been remembered from 60 years ago. Before the start of the 1959/60 season a youth team was started, largely at the initiative of Mr Razzell although I vaguely recall a Scotsman who helped. It was clearly an idea whose time had come. Training was the order of the day. A lot of use was made of the recreation ground and several of us made use of the light summer evenings by cycling up to RAF Manston for a kickabout with some RAF personnel who had reached lower league status before joining up. Our kit duly arrived and in my opinion was so snazzy that any opposition would think we were superstars. As I recall it was similar to

Newcastle United kit which was white and black. Our first game was against a youth club from Ramsgate. Their goalkeeper, Cliff Harwood, was a school friend of mine. Now here is some trivia from 50 years ago. Their football captain was quite short with a boyish face. He turned up on a motor scooter. It was neither a Vespa nor a Lambretta but was a pale green German model that used a rocker pedal to change gear. Why I remember this I shall never know. At the start of the game there was a ceremonial kick off where Mr Razzell tapped the ball from the centre spot to Mr Attwell. I do not remember everyone who played and unfortunately I do not know if there is a photograph. If one exists I would really like a copy. In goal we had the very agile Yaroslav Besprato. At left back was Alan Razzell. At right half was myself, John Rhodes. I was delighted to be in the team because at my school, Chatham House, we did not play football. Perhaps they thought it was for the plebs. Somewhere else in the defence was Ken Liliot. Down the middle, at either centre half or centre forward, was Ray Razzell. I thought he was our best all round player. Philip Sackett was one of the inside forwards. I recall Peter Osborne being on the right wing but I cannot remember if that was in the inaugural game. Likewise, Buster Baker who was somewhere up front. As the game progressed it was clear we had their measure. We were pressing their goalmouth when the ball bounced out to me. I put in a low shot that went under the diving body their goalkeeper. I really savoured that moment. We did win the game but the only other thing I remember was my school friend saying to me as we came off the pitch "you have beaten us but you won’t beat Ramsgate Sporting youth club" This turned out to be true although I cannot recall any detail.

The only other game I recall was on a cold day in the winter when we played on either the Betteshanger or the Snowdon Colliery pitch. There was a covered stand for spectators situated mid-way along the length of one side. There had been a hard frost the previous night but the weak winter sun had thawed out the pitch by the starting time which would have been around 1pm. However, the sun is low in winter and it turned out that the shadow cast by this covered stand had prevented the pitch from thawing in one strip. Playing on or crossing in and out of this area made life difficult. We had a surprise to learn that there were two or three talent scouts on the touchline. They were interested in the goalkeeper of our opponents. The average age of our rivals was perhaps two or three years older than us. This was self evident but I recall we set about them with vigour. I cannot recall the score or any specific detail, but the scouts were impressed enough to come over to Minster on the following Sunday to watch us play. The outcome was that Ray and Yaroslav went up Wolverhampton Wanderers for a trial and I had thought Ken Liliot went for a trial at Gillingham but a few months ago a member of the family told me they knew nothing about it. Let me put it down to imperfect memory and add it to my earlier memory of trivia. Neither Ray nor Yaroslav got in but the whole Youth Team effort was a huge event for a village of the size of Minster at that time. That was the end of my involvement because my family moved out of the area. I hope there are some people around who remember the team. Did it last for example? Have you any memories of that first year? Let us hope so. John Rhodes, formerly of 2 Prospect Rd and 5 Kenton Gardens.


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PUDDLE DUCKS BABY AND TODDLER SWIMMING CLASSES Puddle Ducks baby and toddler swimming lessons are now available in Whitstable and Puddle Ducks are offering a 10% discount to all Minster Matters readers off your first term. Swimming with your baby is an intensely nurturing experience, offering plenty of eye and skin contact. It can also be a social time – especially in baby swimming classes. But most importantly of all, baby swimming should instil a love of water for the rest of your child’s life. Puddle Ducks recognise that swimming if a skill for life – and one that can be taught to children of any age. In the UK, at least 50 children drown each year and drowning is the third most common cause of death in children under 16. Yet still, 200,000 children leave primary school each year without basic skills needed to survive in the water! Puddle Ducks has a carefully designed programme which will enable any child to discover the joys of playing and swimming in the water in a fun but safe environment, so come along and try it today! Call Angela on 01622 236111, email eastkent@puddleducks.com or see www.puddleducks.com. Quote Minster Matters to receive 10% off your first term.

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SDS ROOFING MINSTER PARISH COUNCIL UPDATE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 1L/5 From December Full Council Tiled/Slate/Kent Peg/Lead-work • Agreed Recreation Ground could be used as the Home Ground of the proposed Velux Installation/Loft Conversions new Minster Sunday Football Team. General Building Work • It’s a Knockout Competition for Jubilee celebrations at an estimated cost of Specialist in Int & Ext Restoration £2500 was agreed in principle by the Council (see page 13 of this issue) Fully Insured From December Operations Committee All Work Guaranteed • Additional dog bins: One to be sited in Sheriffs Court Lane and another at 01843 825 599 / 07748 409 806 end of footpath opposite bottom of Way Hill 63 High Street, Minster CT12 4AB From January Full Council • McDonalds have been granted a licence for 24hr opening but only for the Drive Through, the Restaurant will close at 11pm Skin Care and Associated Therapies * Unisex Salon * Late Evenings ‘til 9pm • Notice for Co-Option to the Council to be placed in Minster Matters (see page * Gift Vouchers * Semi Permanent Make-up * Slimming Treatments * Dermal Fillers pg5 of this issue) * Nail Treatments * Holistic Treatments • Diamond Jubilee the suggestions submitted by two residents as proposals of * Bio Sculpture Gel Nails * Oxygen Therapy * Dermalogica Treatments * Micro Dermabrasion events to celebrate the Jubilee were discussed, but it was agreed by the Council * Waxing/Tinting/Make-up * Pregnancy Massage * Non-Surgical Face Lift * LED Light Therapy that neither will be proceeded with. * Colonic Irrigation * Chiropractor * Skin Tag/Red Vein/Milia Removal *Spa Days & Exclusive Parties • They were to hold a competition to name all the local alleys in the village Mon 9am - 3pm • Tues/Wed 9am - 5pm and to have an engraved stone embedded in the footway close to the village centre. Open: Thurs/Fri 9am - 9pm • Sat 9am - 5pm From January Planning Committee 10/12 Cuthbert Road, Westgate-on-Sea 1L/3 • The Committee noted planning application TH/11/0823 - provision of solar 01843 831 882 Email: completelyou@aol.com panels at 51 Greenhill Gardens had been approved by the Local Planning Authority since the last meeting. • TH/11/01071/1072 – Development of land at St Mildred’s Church – 7 St Mildred’s Road – The Chairman reminded Committee that the Parish Council had supported the original application for planning approval but that TDC had refused the application because of inadequate access arrangements, the impact on trees and the concerns of the neighbours. – Minster Parish Council, having regard to the grounds of refusal determined by TDC and the objections and concerns of the 75A neighbours, OBJECT to the current development proposals. • Land adj.13 Augustine Road- Erection of detached bungalow and detached 2 storey dwelling with associated parking (Re-submission following refusal of original application) – Members noted that the applicants had resubmitted an application for the development of this land and had also appealed against the decision of TDC to refuse planning application TH/11/0292. •The Chairman reported that a request had been received to fell a tree on land at 2 Cheyney Road which was covered by a T.P.O.. Members were also advised that the occupier of the premises had already undertaken works to the tree for which consent had not been given. RESOLVED: That the Parish Council object to the felling of the tree covered by T.P.O. 9 and that TDC be asked to hold a site visit and that Cllr. Day and Paul Willins attend that visit

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Thanks from Minster Matters…. we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Horticultural Society for their very generous donation of £100 towards our running costs. It was very gratefully received by all members of the editorial team. The editor and his wife were honoured to be invited to the Societies Christmas party where they accepted the cheque on behalf of the team. Again thank you all so much. Without advertising revenue and donations such as this we would be unable to bring you the magazine on a regular basis, free of charge. So every donation no matter how large or how small all goes toward keeping us afloat and delivering a new copy to you all each month. Thank you to everyone who have made donations to us over the past year we really do appreciate your kindness and generosity Thank you also to all those who came along to one of our Office Opening events in December, it was good to see so many faces and we enjoyed your company and your interest in what we do. Thank you also to Marvyn Attwell who kindly stepped in at very short notice and cut the ribbon for us. To those of you who didn’t manage to get there, we can confirm the cake was delicious as were the sausage rolls and mince pies. THE LATE

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Ss. Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev Marcus Holden 592071

St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In FEBRUARY 2012 5th February 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Praise 6.30pm: Evensong 12th February 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Communion (CW) 19th February 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Morning Worship 26th February 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW)

Mid week services at St Mary’s at 10.30am St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In FEBRUARY 2012 5th February 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 12th February 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 19th February 10.15am: Holy Communion at the Methodists 26th February 10.15am: Morning Praise

ramsgateandminster@gmail.com www.rc.net/southwark/ramsgate --------Parish Office: Ss Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate, CT11 7DS ----------------Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry.

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.

OPEN GARDENS 2012 9th - 10th June

Weddings at Minster Parish Church: 23rd December: Stacey Chillingworth and Andrew Sage

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church: 20th November: Sophia Caloudis 4th December: Harry Thompson

Funerals: 9th December: Frank Gillett (80) at Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium

This year we are holding our 14th Open Gardens a week earlier than usual. We already have many gardens but are always looking for more! If you are considering entering your garden then please contact Rev’d Bob Coles: Thanet 821250

The Salvation Army Minster Activities for everyone! Mondays: BUMPS & BABIES 9.30am For expectant mums, mums, grandparents, carers and friends. Pop in for tea/coffee, chat and support Friendship Club 2pm (Over 60s Club) Come along and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment Tuesdays: Parent & Toddlers 9.30am Bring your Toddlers and enjoy sharing with other parents Wednesdays: Home League 2pm-3.45pm An afternoon of sharing fun, facts, fellowship and worship Tuesday 7th February MESSY CHURCH 3.30pm-5.45pm All families welcome! SUNDAYS 10.30am Family Worship 6pm Worship Together Everyone Welcome

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Clubs & Events

THE NEW INN 1st Monday of the month is QUIZ NIGHT Max.6 per team. £2 or £5 with food

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12.00 noon to 1.00pm in the Old Schools. All welcome

MINSTER & MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

February 2012 MOTHERS UNION

NEXT MEETING Wednesday 8th February, 2.00pm At St Mary’s Church SATURDAY MARKET February 11th, 10.00am to 12.00noon in Old Schools. Please support us as we try to support your church. All welcome. PANCAKE DAY (Shrove Tuesday) 21st February Pancakes will be served in the Old Schools from 12.00noon to 1.00pm All welcome

DEANERY QUIET MORNING Saturday 25th February th Wednesday 15 February, 7.30pm Holy Trinity Church, Margate 9.30am VILLAGE HALL refreshments 10.00am to 11.50am we have A talk by Mr. Cooper been invited to join with the parishioners “Kent Folk Tales” of Holy Trinity by kind invitation of Points competition: Rev’d John Richardson. The Theme is A photograph of a spring flower. Spring and Renewal. All visitors are welcome 50p ADVANCE NOTICE

MINSTER & MONKTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION NEXT MEETING Monday 13th February, 7.30pm Decorate a Clay Flower Pot

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

This year the service has been prepared by the Christian Women of Malaysia with the theme “Let Justice Prevail”. It will be held in the Chapel of Minster Abbey by kind invitation of Mother Nikola and the Sisters. Friday 2nd March - 2.00pm. The Speaker will be Mrs Margaret Knight

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Ladies come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm All Welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

“NOSH & KNOWLEDGE” QUIZ NIGHT 4th February 2012, 7.30pm St Clements Church Hall, Sandwich Please bring own drinks/ supper included £7.00 Tables of 8 bookable on 01304 620406 PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 4th March, 10.00am to 4.00pm Village Hall, Minster Lots of stalls, including Tombola for Cats in Crisis Lots of readings available at £8 Aromotherapy & Reflexology Tea Bar open all day for light refreshments. All profits to non-Government aided Animal Sanctuaries. Entrance £1 - children Free Come early to book your readings and come back for it later WE NEED YOU SO MAKE SURE YOU COME!! Details from Kay at 01843 297665.

MINSTER HEALTHY WALK

Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings. For further information Miriam Smith 822589

SANDWICH AND DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY

MINSTER-IN-THANET WI. NEXT MEETING Tuesday 14th February 7.30pm, Village Hall Speaker John Nicholls “Wind Farms” New members and Visitors will be warmly welcomed COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 16th February 10.00am to 12.00noon Village Hall Committee Room All welcome WINE AND WISDOM EVENING Saturday 10th March 7.30pm Village Hall Ploughman’s Supper Bring your own drinks, glasses & cutlery Tickets (in advance only) £6.00 max 8 per table. From Ann Wilks tel: 822152

meets at Minster School on Thursday mornings (term time only) at 9.00am for a 9.15am start The walk is suitable for all ages and is a gentle pace as well as buggy friendly It lasts between 45 minutes to an hour, afterwards we have refreshments at Minster Library If you are interested in joining our walk please contact Michelle Mannering 01843 841082

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market

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It's Pantomime Time - Oh yes it is! Circle tickets available at Margate's Theatre Royal for the evening performance of the Thanet Police Pantomime, "The Wizard From Auss" on Friday 17th February. Tickets cost £10 and that includes pre performance refreshments in the Circle Bar at 6.15pm ready for curtain up at 7.00pm. Phone 01843 862225 for tickets.

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Saturday 11th February, 10.00am – 1.00pm St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church You may find just what you are looking for, China, Glass, Books, Jewellery, Antiques, Small Furniture, Unwanted Christmas Presents, etc. You name it, we might have it. - Tea & Coffee available. All proceeds towards the maintenance of this Church.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, MINSTER SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 15th February @ 7.00pm Business: To elect a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman Voluntary Vacancies

The Salvation Army, Minster Would you be willing, to spare us an hour or two of your time, to help out in our Shop. We are looking for volunteers to work in the shop, either front of house, backroom sorting or both. We have a really friendly team already in place but there are some days that they could really do with that little bit more help. Think this might suit you? Then please enquire directly at the shop or contact the Captains by telephone on either 822308 or 825178.

Home Visit Volunteers Needed RSPCA representatives work tirelessly to find new, caring homes for unwanted, neglected, abandoned or cruelly treated animals that come into our care. I am looking for volunteers to carry out home visits for potential adopters to ensure our animals are re-homed to safe and loving homes. Volunteers are needed in all areas, especially in Thanet. Expenses can be claimed and the hours are very flexible. It can be as little as an hour a week. Support and training are given for this very rewarding position. If you are interested in helping please contact Norma Barnden, South East Region Home Visit Coordinator for the RSPCA on Tel 01732 848735

MINSTER CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION SELECTION DANCE Girls - will you be a minimum of 14, or under 20, by the end of June 2012? Would you like to be a part of the Minster Carnival Court? To meet new people and make new friends both in the village and around Kent, as well as representing Minster in our French Twinning Village of Armbouts Cappel? To be in with this chance of a lifetime just turn up on Saturday 11th February 7.30pm, Minster Village Hall Entry is free to anyone taking part. Admission for non-entrants is £3.50 Tea and Coffee available otherwise please bring your own drink

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon 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 : £31/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £20/hour Half Pitch : £20/hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

Zac’s Musings Laid in the arnchair the other evening, watching out of the corner of my eye, whilst he who thinks he should be obeyed was eating a cheese sandwich, I jumped off wagged my tail and sat down but he still scoffed the lot….Grrrr! MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

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

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Minster Matters Editors this month were Mia Waters & Lucy Ward

Leprechauns Leprechauns are people who dress in green and have a hat which looks like a beer bottle. Their lucky symbol is a clover leaf and St Patrick’s Day is to celebrate their being. They are originally from Ireland but supposedly mythical creatures. Leprechauns are meant to be fairy shoemakers, but they only make one shoe. Leprechauns are believed to look aged, and there is a myth about them having a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It is believed that if you take your eye off one then he and his gold will disappear forever. by Livvy and Jade Santa`s visit to Minster Today was magical, head of houses and perfects or should I say prefects, met Santa clause. He told we were all very good and if we keep it up we will have Christmas presents as big as the Christmas tree! He told us that he saw Robert Wellard waiting at the window for a glimpse of him. Any way he did come for a reason and his reason was: All around Minster many of the public had been very generous to go and spend their money on presents for the less fortunate people and we got to place them on his sleigh ready for all the girls and boys. So all of Minster and all those children and Santa need to say a massive THANK YOU so here you go THANK YOU to those individuals and the public

February 2012 Kittens Kind, Cute Kittens I Love Little Kittens Tiny Balls Of Fluff Tucked Up In Little Blankets Every Kitten Is Cute Nice Kind Kittens Sweet Little Kittens by Aliya Dogs and Cats Dogs and cats are so so so so so so cute because they are playful. With cats you can hold them and dogs you can play games with, like throw a ball. You can go to the park with them. And cats go out by themselves and run around cats and dogs are so cute. Dogs and cats are cute. by Beatrice Cocks My Ballet Show My show is on the last weekend in February, at the Winter Gardens. It is fun and fabulous. I practice all day and every day that’s all I like to do. In ballet you go on your very tip toes but you have to put your ballet shoes and your leotard on, otherwise you get told off. by Martha Mumby Christmas Christmas is a time to cheer!!! On Christmas you see friends far or near Look at Rudolf the reindeer He is very funny you start to cheer!!! Have some figgy pudding its all clear I like figgy pudding it makes me cheer!!! Presents are here Come on now Christmas is here!!! by Lucy Ward

J by Emily Giardina The School Christmas Fayre The Christmas Fayre is where the whole school were invited to a Fayre that is held in the school. They didn’t have to go if they didn’t want to. There wass a Santa’s grotto where you got a present and a picture. My Mum was doing drinks and food, in the hall. Also in the hall was a raffle, a bouncy castle, candy floss and popcorn. In red class you could decorate Christmas signs and little clay models and you can get normal tattoos or glitter ones (you could chose which type and the type of picture). In Indigo class there were lots of prizes to be won and lots of things to buy. So if you missed it you should have come to the school Christmas Fayre on the 1st December. by Arianne Daw Whales There aren’t many species of the whale. My favourite whale is the killer whale, but did you know... Whales are over hundred feet long. Whales are the biggest animals in the world. Whales live in water but they breathe air. by Grace Mcdonald

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06 2006 Renault Modus Expression 1.4, petrol, manual, 2 owners from new, 5dr hatch, met blue, A/C, CD player, elec windows & mirrors, r/c/l, cloth int, reverse parking sensors, serv hist, low mileage 16,000mls £4495

56 2006 Citreon C4 VTR+ HDi 1.6 coupe, diesel, auto, one owner from new, good serv history, fuel consumption up to 70.6mpg, £30yr road tax, PAS, met paint, CD player, A/C, r/c/l, elec mirrors and windows , all for……. £4795

Y reg 2001 Rover 75, 2.5 petrol Connisseur SE, auto, 4dr saloon, low mileage 50k with serv hist, cream leather int, int tv and Sat Nav, heated seats, CD, PAS, r/c/l, elec windows & mirrors, large boot, lots to offer for only...... £1995

03 2003 BMW 318i Touring Est 2.0 petrol, 5spd manual, PAS, A/C, cloth interior, met paint, ABS, elec mirrors & windows, 6 stack CD player, opening t/gate glass, r/parking sensors £3995

06 2006 BMW X5 Sport 3ltr, diesel, full leather interior,, 45,000mls, full service history. This vehicle has to be seen to appreciate the very high standard of this well kept example £17495

57 2007 Peugeot 307 SW SE Estate 1.6, petrol, manual, RCL, PAS, front air bags, elec windows/mirrors,CD,A/C, panoramic roof panel, 6 or 7 seater, 65,000mls with serv/hist £5195

53 2003 Mini Cooper 1.6cc petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, PAS, rremote central locking, electric mirrors and windows, air bags, 81,000mls, service history

08 2008 Nissan Note Acenta 1.4 petrol, man, 2 owners, a/c, met paint, r/c/l, electric windows & mirrors, 5 door hatch, MPV, CD, int bluetooth, service history £5595

£4995

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Minster Matters Issue 133 February 2012  

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