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Proud parents, Nora and Barry with the youngest member of the MM team, Eamonn Oliver Aldous weighing in at 6lb 3oz on 7th April Minster Carnival Court at the Twinning Anniversary Angelica, Paige and Feya with Elaine the very competent interpreter

Brighton Marathon On Sunday 18th April I ran the first ever Brighton Marathon. I decided to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind as one of my work colleagues is blind and relies on his guide dog to enable him to live independently and work. Mark is the same age as me (33 years) and I have worked along side him and Lister for a number of years. Lister is Mark’s second guide dog. So far we have managed to raise over £1300 for Guide Dogs with a great deal of support from our colleagues at Medway Council. Guide Dogs is a charity entirely funded by donations and enables approximately 5000 blind and partially sighted people in the UK to get around as independently as possible. The marathon itself fell on a hot and sunny day with over 30,000 supporters. I managed to complete the marathon in 4hrs 38mins which is a significant improvement on my London time last year which was over 5 hours. This is my second marathon and I am keen to run again next year and hopefully raise funds for another worthy cause. Thank you again to those who have supported me in the village again this year. If anyone else would like to donate to Guide Dogs then this can be done on my Just Giving web page: Odette Collard-Woolmer


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Well the Op never happened !! I’ve got to wait until I’ve completed my years worth of tablets after having had my stents fitted. What niggles me is that I asked that very question, twice, and was told both times it wouldn’t be a problem, I’d just need to stop them for a week prior to the op, however having seen the anaesthetist 3 days before the op was due, Ray he said sorry Mr Owen but we aren’t allowed to stop those drugs, you must complete the course before we can contemplate the hernia repair. So I’m still waiting for a new appointment, hopefully in June as I complete the tablets at the end of May. Fingers crossed, and thank you to everyone who has asked how I got on. Amy Now I must also say thank you to a mother and daughter, Connie and Hazel Shepherd, for their extremely generous donation to MM, and also to Janet for making it possible. Connie and Hazel live in London but enjoy reading the magazine, which they are sent each month, by Janet Walmsley, and I am told they visit Minster quite regularly during the summer months. We’re pleased to hear you enjoy our mag and look Brenda forward to meeting you sometime when you are here. It was very sad to hear of the recent death of our Road Sweeper, David Harlow, I know he never really got over the death of his mum and has led a pretty lonely life since then. His worries are now over and we send our condolences to his family at this sad time. Also our thoughts are with Keith the milkman and his family, after Eve the recent incident in Ramsgate when he sustained skull fractures and bleeding to his ear. I understand from his mum that he was progressing well but following 5 days at the QEQM he was transferred to Kings College in London for closer observation as his headaches were not subsiding as they expected them to. So at the time of writing let us hope Diane and pray that he is going to be ok and soon back on his float. You will see elsewhere in this issue, at the end of the Community Wardens piece ,where we have set up a web-site for villagers and friends to leave messages for Keith. It is very simple to use, so don’t be afraid to add your words to it. For those who do not have Internet access you can either leave a written note at Attwell’s and Karen will put it on for you, Nora or you can ring me at home, giving me your message over the phone, and I will do the same, or IF you see the Warden he will pass them on for you. Remember, this month it is Open Gardens on the 19th and 20th so come on out and support this event, look out for the new MM gazebo (weather permitting) it will be somewhere in the village, and don’t forget Sue the Show next month on the 24th, we’ll be there as well. Have you been and had a look at the display of artefacts from the East Kent Access Road dig at the Holiday Inn. I’ve been pushing to get it moved to the library where more villagers are likely to get to see it, I’ve not had any luck so far but I haven’t given up hope as yet. After all, I would estimate that over 90% the works are inside our parish boundary, so surely we ought to be a priority venue for them, not a last resort. I have been told the Thanet Library management decided there wasn’t room at our library for it, so that is why it has gone to the Holiday Inn. Do you think we ought to have it here in the centre of the village, let me know if you do it may help my plea for it to be reconsidered. I have also approached OWA to see if I can use some of the more interesting photographs and maps from the dig on our village web-site, I await a decision on this as well. That’s it for another month!! NOW - Who was that I heard saying “Thank goodness”. Where’s Zac today?


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June 2010 KCC Community Warden, Steve Taylor It seems a long time since I’ve had the chance to write an article for MM but here goes. As you know I have been covering the Area supervisor while she was on maternity leave and then had a short time in hospital recently so it’s good to be back here in Minster for the foreseeable future. I would like to thank all of you who sent kind wishes and for your words of support since my return. I am getting round to various groups etc together with the local school. I was asked by the school to take part in a litter-pick recently and it was good to get involved again with these youngsters (see page 14 for photo) and it is reassuring to know that we have some great kids who want to do their bit for the village. I attended the school assembly last week and presented the volunteers with a little gift as a thank-you for taking part. I’m afraid I’m going to have to get on my soap box about the issue of dog-fouling. I have noticed more and more incidents in practically all parts of the village, which really is unacceptable. I’m often asked what can be done about this anti-social behaviour, and I’m asking everyone to report to me if they witness this happening. I don’t expect anyone to challenge the offender(s) but if they recognise the owner or can give me a description of the type of dog, or both, contact me and I will ensure the matter is dealt with through the right channels. It’s no consolation that we aren’t alone in suffering this problem, but by working together let’s see what we can do to help send the message to these people that the residents of Minster find this behaviour totally unacceptable. Remember most of our dog owners do act responsibly and pick up after their animal, so once again it’s the minority causing the problem. On to other things and as I’m sure you will know by now that Keith Morgan, our village milkman, is, at the time of writing, in hospital following an incident in Ramsgate. I know a lot of you will want to send a message to Keith and we thought that a jointly signed card would be impractical but one way that most might become involved could be through the Internet. So Minster Matters have set up a web-page, dedicated to Keith, which you can log onto and send him your own personal message. The web address is and a link can be found on both the village website at or on the Minster Matters website at Attwell’s also have a collection tin on their counter if you should wish to donate. For those who cannot access the Internet, Karen in Attwell’s will take any hand written messages, or you can ring the Editor of MM, and either of them will make sure that your words are added to the page for Keith to read. I would like to add my own thoughts about what happened to Keith and what he means to us all. I’ve known Keith for about 12 years and worked with him for a while and I know what a hard working, dedicated man he is. Probably like you I get annoyed at some members of society who have no respect for others and feel the need to upset someone else’s life. Let’s hope that whoever is responsible for this is dealt with in the proper manner and most of all let us hope and pray that Keith will soon be back amongst his many friends here in Minster and Monkton.


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June 2010 LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS ROADS Construction of the East Kent Access Road

Proposed dates for future progress meetings, at the Neighbourhood centre, which residents are welcome to attend are as follows 20th July 2010; 23rd November 2010; 22nd March 2011, 26th July 2011, 22nd November 2011 Please watch MM and local noticeboards for further information closer to the time.

Closure of High Street and Tothill Street for Resurfacing The High Street will be closed and there will be no parking allowed on 8th October between 7pm and Midnight Like wise Tothill Street will be closed and there will be no parking allowed on 13th October between 7pm and Midnight

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The continued support by villagers choosing to use his shop is one of the main reasons that Ben has made the decision to extend the store. The shop now employs 25 staff and at present is undergoing a major extension to the rear and overhead. The new extension to the upper floor means that the area will now include both a one bed flat and a two bed flat and also further stock storage space to compliment the new storage space on the ground floor. The inside of the main store will also be enlarged from approx 1.800 sq ft to 2,400 sq ft so an increase of about 33%. This will mean that the ‘Food to Go’ area will be greatly improved and Ben intends to undertake many more promotional activities along with an increase in stock lines. Ben tells us he wishes to remain at the heart of the community, and thanks all his clientele for their continued support, however the new improvements mean that the store will have to remain closed for between 7 to 10 days when the major work has been completed, to allow them to finalise the shop fittings and in-store layout. Please watch for notices displayed in-store and in this magazine as to when this will be. At present it is expected to be around 8 weeks time, but this obviously depends on many factors, so should not be taken as read at this time. Ben would like feedback from his customers if they have any suggestions or comments regarding the proposed layout of the store, plans are available to view by the tills, please speak to either Ben or Julie before the final decisions are made.



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There were two distinctly different parts to May's meeting. Firstly, Marion Rose and Cathy Hoenes presented the WI's resolution for 2010, which is to urge the Government to introduce clear and mandatory country of origin labelling on all meat, poultry and fish products sold in this country, since unclear and misleading information on packaging denies consumers the chance to make an informed choice when purchasing goods. They gave examples of products with limited or no information, and the resolution was approved unanimously. Secondly, on a light-hearted level, we had a fashion show, courtesy of Edinburgh Woollen Mills. Our 'super models' on the catwalk were Mesdames Backler, Butterworth, Day, Eaton-Brown, Fuller, Shervington, Tinker and Todd. Refreshments rounded off the evening. A New Members Evening was held, when the ladies who joined recently met our Committee, plus Janet Bradley (WI Adviser for Acol Group), and learnt about the history of the WI, its organisation and numerous activities. This was followed by a buffet and much chatter! Our next meeting, to which visitors and new members are welcome, will be on Tuesday, 8th June at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, when there will be a talk about the Royal British Legion. On 12th June there will be a Garden Morning at 9 High Street to which all are welcome - see separate entry on pg22 for details.

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The format for this competition has changed and the Parish Council have decided that they will not be entering this year, due to time constraints and other commitments, however it is still open for any other group to make an application. Forms must be completed and returned by 30th June and it is now based on local projects that have made a real difference to the community. Forms can be obtained from the Editor of this magazine if you are interested in entering.



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June 2010 Thank you’s....... THE DRAGON INN, MINSTER - We were extremely pleased and delighted with the fantastic service and quality of food received at The Dragon Inn, Minster, on a recent visit. The restaurant was able to accommodate a large gathering for a 40th Birthday Party with ease and professionalism, catering for all with huge compliments to the chef. We would like to thank the staff for their continuous assistance in making sure we were all well fed and looked after throughout the meal and of course to those who cooked the delicious delights that completely satisfied our hunger. The Dragon Inn can certainly rely on our custom again - A RESTAURANT WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND to all. We look forward to our next visit (hopefully soon!) Staff at Minster Primary School

MINSTER LIBRARY - I visit the Library frequently and would just like to say what a good service the staff provide. They get me numerous books from far-a-way places if they don’t have them in situ. I get a free notification when a book I’ve requested is in and when I return it they then send it back to the library it came from. This all takes time and is offered free and with a friendly chat. So Thank You staff of Minster Library. Brenda and Grady THANK YOU TO EVERYONE - who sent messages of congratulations on my retirement from the library. A new chapter has begun ! Sandra Day

THANK YOU TO THE KIND RESIDENTS of Minster and Friends of the Salvation Army for their concern and offers of help during Robert’s recent illness. Robert and Gwen Heath AMBER’S ADVICE “RETIREMENT” May I have a small house and a large garden, a few friends, and many books ! (Cowley The Prophet) All true !


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QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP All forms of Services and Treatments available for Foot and Nail care Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Infection control for Athletes foot and Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare We provide personal and reliable treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing or residential care home or hospital Day, evening, weekend appointments available by arrangement Tel: 01843 866 601 Mob: 07749 999584

Minster Bowls Club. The outdoor season is now up and running. During the day time if you visit our green you can see members bowling and trying to find the Line and Length to the jack. Once competitions and games, against other clubs, are under way they will be looking for the third "L" LUCK. Matches against other clubs have started, and to date we have played four, resulting in two wins and two losses. The first game we won by 23 shots, the second by 22. Our next game which we lost by 6 shots was the first round and away leg of our annual Challenge Shield, with our home leg still to come. The league match against Herne Bay also resulted in a loss by 18 shots. Our Ladies County Pairs team got off to a good start, with a nice win over the Ladies from Deal BC. Well done to Sylvia Pritchard and Audrey Gent. For those who can spare the time to come and see the club playing at home here are the relevant dates until the end of June:30th May - Thanet BC 12th June - Barham BC 13th - Victoria Park, Deal. 16th - Whitstable BC 19th - Chislet BC. Also, don't forget our Charity Open Day on Sunday 27th. For all you newcomers to the village this is a day especially for the villagers, when non-bowlers compete against each other in the hope of benefitting their own chosen charity. Bowls are provided, and all we ask is for players to come with flat shoes. Food and drink are available and the bar is open all day, you will find our prices are excellent. We have already had quite a few new members join this year, so don't be scared to come along, maybe you’ll be taken by the game or the social ambience of the club and wish to join too.

CONGRATULATIONS to Minster Bowler - Len Cooper, on winning ‘Yard of the Jack’ and ‘Mixed Singles’ competitions at Thanet Indoor Bowls over the 2009/10 season

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June 2010 Minster Armbouts Cappel Twinning Association Well the 48 French visitors were treated to some good old English weather on 2nd May! That did not stop everyone having a really good day though. Roy Bailey and the Carnival Court greeted the guests at the railway station and from there they went to The Bowls Club. Speeches and gifts were given and received, and refreshments taken. Thanks to the Parish Council for providing drinks and especially to Mrs Anne Thomson for giving her speech in French. The French now have a hamper of English produce and we have one of French produce – so obviously great minds, and Twinning Associations, think alike. Most people had a go at short mat bowls, for which thanks to The Bowls Club, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was still raining and blowing and the giants were too scared to brave it, but the journey was made to The Royal British Legion Club for socialising, a delicious meal and the raffle. Paul Cornwall’s musical renditions were well received and contributed to a happy atmosphere. The English were invited to a “boot fair” on Sunday 9 May and four people ventured over for a pleasant day. There is also an invitation to attend a Ducasse, a kind of village fete, on 27 June. The Carnival Court will be going and villagers are welcome – perhaps a coach could be arranged if there are enough takers – so please let the Association know if you would like a trip to France. The French asked for the date of Minster’s Village Show, which is 24 July, and they will be making their next visit then. Hopefully by then there will be better weather that is more suitable for giants. Would anyone be interested in joining, or even a running a 100 or 200 club to raise funds? Please let the committee know as we would like to start such a club if we have enough subscribers. The next committee meeting will be at The Royal British Legion Club on Thursday 3 June at 8.00 pm if anyone would like to attend they will be most welcome.

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Ghost Writer Reviews Another triumph for Minster Playhouse, with the production of Ghost Writer. Comments were as follows

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“Congratulations again on a great play! In my opinion it would be a shame not to be able to revive it later in the year.” “My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and can't wait for the next one.” “You are a talented group, developed by a fine director!! I shall look forward to hearing the results of the competition.” As some of you are aware we were adjudicated for the Kent Drama Festival on the Friday performance and the feedback was very positive so the Playhouse is keeping its fingers cross that we will be nominated for a few of the categories. For those of you who came along and had a great night thank you very much and for those who stayed at home, think about having a night out the next time we have a production, you will not be disappointed.

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MINSTER WALKING BUS On a sunny Saturday in May a record number of Minster Walking bus children marched through the streets of Canterbury singing the Walking Bus song. They were there to help break the record for the largest walking bus in the county. 247 children in all from 20 different buses across Kent joined forces to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Walking Bus charity. Minster Walking bus was presented with its 11th Birthday certificate as the oldest bus in the county (and the only one attending from Thanet). This was accepted by one of the founding members of the bus Brian Portanier, who despite the fact his children have long since left Minster school, still “drives� the bus most days down Tothill Street. A great day was had by all with free pizza, games and goody bags for the children. The Rae family were also the lucky winners of an ipod in the raffle. Thanks to all the children on the bus who helped to make the fabulous banner and who walk to school each day in all weather! If you would like more information on the walking bus, please contact Minster school or log onto

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LITTER PICKING WITH ECO HEALTH WARRIORS: Branden, Matthew, Theo and Ben. We were all really pleased by how little litter we found. Minster Primary School has recently been re-assessed for the Eco schools Green Flag. We are delighted to say that assessor declared that we are entitled to keep our flag for the next two years. Activities like the Litter Pick go towards this green flag award. Pat Hodges, ECM Co-ordinator

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Thanet Festival Choir will be performing a Summer Concert of light music, under its conductor Clifford Lister, on Saturday 19th June at 7.30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, Cliftonville

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PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR ‘SHEEMAUN’ Dr Rodney Pell, of Minster, and his Gentleman’s Motor Yacht ‘Sheemaun’ have recently been awarded the accolade of Flagship of the National Historic Ships for 2010. To read more about her history visit this website At the ceremony Dr Pell was heard to comment that he has had 2 new engines fitted which instead of naming them the traditional ‘port and starboard’ engines he has affectionately called them NANK and NACC, that’s ‘Not a new kitchen’ and ‘Not a Caribbean cruise’ thanks to the generosity of his wife, Maura, in accepting that the job needed to be done !! Minster Matters takes this opportunity to thank both Rodney and Maura for inviting us to this prestigious ceremony, and we wish you “Fair Sailing” for many years to come. Copied from the NHS Website Sheemaun was built as a gentleman's pleasure yacht and requisitioned for naval duties as an armed Thames estuary patrol boat throughout the 2nd World War. Now privately owned, she is enjoyed by the general public on both sides of the Channel. Included on the National Register of Historic Vessels, she has been awarded the accolade Picture shows Rodney about to receive of Flagship of the Year 2010 by National Historic Ships in recognition of her wide-ranging the 2010 Flagship Pennant from the Head public summer cruising programme. In this role, Sheemaun will be promoting the of National Historic Ships, Martin Hyton 1,200 other vessels on the National Register of Historic Vessels at events which include the Calais Fete de la Mer, the Swallows & Amazons Rally and the Mayor's Thames Classic Boat Festival.

The Playtex Moonwalk is no ordinary sporting event. Run annually, women from all over the country power walk a marathon through London - at night! - wearing customised, decorated bras and pink baseball caps to raise awareness (and money) for breast cancer research and holistic cancer care. This year, villagers, Linda Wade and Gilly Brown, took up the Moonwalk challenge, with sponsorship from W S Cole & Son. On an extremely cold night in May, they left Hyde Park at midnight. Their marathon route took in all the sights of London, from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, the Tate Modern to Knightsbridge … even the late night/early morning London revellers made their special presence known! In all, 15,000 women took part, creating a massive snake of pink through the streets of London. Traffic came to a standstill when the women crossed roads; cars peeped their appreciation throughout the night as did spectators who lined the route offering encouragement and support. The impact was massive - the statement simple … with enough support, enough awareness and enough funding, we can beat cancer one day! It was a truly inspiring event. Hard going! Tiring! But so very special. Before starting, all 15,000 women held a minute’s silence to dwell on what they were doing and why … most had been touched by cancer, either personally or through friends and relatives. The atmosphere this created was moving beyond belief. In the 12 years that it has been running, the Playtex Moonwalk has raised £42 million. And this money IS making a difference. Recent developments in research have isolated a

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gene that, it is hoped, will eventually cure 30% of future breast cancer cases. Similarly, advancements in holistic care are radically improving reactions to treatments and quality of life. By comparison to the enormity of the occasion, and the target of £6 million that this year’s Playtex Moonwalk is hoping to raise, Linda and Gilly’s aching feet and legs at the end of the marathon seemed somewhat irrelevant. Well, almost irrelevant … certainly nothing that a glass or two of champagne at the finishing line didn’t put right! If you would like to sponsor Linda & Gilly’s achievement, it’s not too late! Every single pound makes a difference, and will be so gratefully received. Donations can be handed in to the office at: W.S. COLE & SON, 17-19 HIGH STREET, MINSTER. TEL 821253 Thank you!


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LES MISERABLES GOES FROM LOCAL SCHOOL TO STAGE Sandwich Technology School’s recent production of Les Miserables School Edition played to packed houses and received glowing praise from all who went to see it. Almost 50 students participated in the production, with the addition of young Rosie Malloy (11 yrs.) from Minster School, who played Little Cosette. Comments like: ‘We enjoyed it as much as the West End version’, ‘To put it in a nutshell the production was mind blowing’ and ‘It was one of the most fantastic performances I have ever witnessed’ gave producer/director Josephine Buchan the idea to take it to a wider audience. To this end the show will transfer to the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury in July of this year. Star been offered singing scholarship One of the principal roles in the show, that of Javert the policeman, was played by Yr. 11 student Alaric Green (16 yrs.) Although taking Drama at GCSE Alaric had not taken part in any major productions, and certainly no-one – not even Alaric himself – had any idea what a beautiful baritone voice he possessed. Such was the strength, passion and ability of his performance that Kate Griffin, Managing Director of independent music school All Sorts of Music in Ham, on seeing Alaric’s performance, immediately offered him an open-ended scholarship for private singing lessons. Alaric said: ‘I can’t believe it, my life has changed overnight. I’m going to give it everything I can, stay focused, and hopefully make this my career’. For more info contact Rose Osborne 07784 009 397 01304 614878 Josephine Buchan - Producer / Director 07525 835 854 Veronica Gomez - Head Teacher Sandwich Technology School 01304 611000 Show dates and performance times Tuesday 20th July 7.30 p.m. Wednesday 21st July 7.30 p.m. Thursday 22nd July 7.30 p.m. Saturday 24th July matinee 2.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Sunday 25th July 7.30 p.m.

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Church News and Service Times

SS Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev S. Fisher, 592071

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JUNE 2010 6th June 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Praise 6.30pm: No service (joining Monkton) 13th June 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Communion (CW) 20th June 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Father’s Day Service 27th June 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) Mid week service at St Mary’s Wednesdays 10.30am

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In JUNE 6th June 5.30pm: Open Gardens Songs of Praise 13th June 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 20th June 10.15am: Holy Communion with Methodists 27th June 10.15am: Family Service

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church: 17th April: Rosalie Bentley 16th May: Tommy Beale 16th May: James Hockley

Funerals: 22nd April: Audrey Pickering (78) at Minster Church & Thanet Crematorium 11th May: Violet Brown (93) at Thanet Crematorium -----------------

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Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12 noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry.

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 7.30am Mass 8.15am, Sunday 10am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6pm 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.

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Monday Baby Group (Parents & Babies up to 12 months), 9.30am to 12.30pm Friendship Club (Over 50’s), 2.15pm – 3.30pm

Tuesday Parents and Tots, 9.30am – 11.30am 7 Up (children’s club for year 3-6, ages 7-11) 6pm - 7pm

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Thursday Prayer Meeting and Quiet Time 9am - All are Welcome Please contact for details - not held at Hall

Friday It is hoped to resume the Youth Club for ages 11-16 year olds after the Summer Holidays

Saturday There are events happening on most Saturdays please see other pages of Minster Matters for details.

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Last Saturday of every month (29/5, 26/6, 31/7, 28/8, 25/9, 30/10, 27/11)

NEXT MEETING Tuesday 8th June Village Hall 7.30pm

9am to 1pm Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617197 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month (30/5, 27/6, 25/7, 29/8, 26/9, 31/10, 28/11) Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033

Speaker: Mrs Anne Hill On The Royal British Legion New Members and Guests Welcome COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 17th June Village Hall Committee Room 10.00am to 12.00noon. All welcome. GARDEN MORNING Saturday 12th June 10.00am - 1.00pm 9 High Street


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NEXT MEETING Wednesday 16th June 7.30pm Village Hall

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Please note change of speaker to Mr Neil Arnold talking on “Mystery Animals of the South East” Investigating strange creatures in our woods and gardens

Sunday 27th June 10.00am-4.00pm

Points table: A vase of Roses All visitors are welcome 50p Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section Monday 14th June 7.30pm Flower Demonstration Bingo Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information Miriam Smith 822589

Musical Evening Presented by Young People (From The Salvation Army in Sutton, South London) 26th June, 6.30pm Salvation Army Hall Tothill Street

Psychic Fayre at Minster Village Hall

Lots of stalls: Tombola for Cats in Crisis; Mediums giving various readings including Tarot, Psychometry, Angel Cards, Spirit Linking & possibly Crystal Ball; Aurasoma Life Readings Refreshment Bar open all day for tea, coffee, snacks & cold drinks Admission £1 includes tea & Biscuits - children FREE Proceeds to various Animal charities & sanctuaries Further details from Kay on 01843 297 665

World Environment Day on Saturday 5th June 2010 A Green Fayre is being held at Broadstairs library Fair trade goods will be on sale and locally sourced products The Fayre will run from 10.00am - 4.00pm.

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a “Cuppa” and Chat Bingo - Raffles 2.00pm - 4.00pm All Welcome Joan Cordwell - phone 823782 SATURDAY MARKET Old School June 5th at 10.00 - 12.00noon (first Saturday, for this month only) Plants, cakes, preserves, cards, Bric a Brac and Refreshments Do come along and join us All Welcome

MONKTON OPEN GARDENS 5th & 6th JUNE 2010 11.00am-5.00pm

SUMMER SERENADE Sunday 27th June, 3.00pm St Nicholas-at-Wade Church Thanet Light Orchestra and guests (this time including the school's renowned choir) will perform a varied programme of light music and popular classics, in aid of church restoration. Entry only £5.00, free to those 18 & under Refreshments will be available, for a donation

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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 : £25/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £15/hour Half Pitch : £15/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 tel: 821339 fax:825869 email:

(Est 1935)

MOT Preparation and Presentation Servicing all makes of vehicle Tyres, Batteries, Exhausts Air Con - servicing and repairs Free local delivery and collection

SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance 01843 595 979

07727 687 538

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Minster Matters

June 2010

Councillor Bob Grove MONTHLY SURGERIES Bob is now holding regular surgeries every 1st Wednesday of the month in the Neighbourhood Centre at 1.15pm. All residents are welcome to attend.

Come and be pampered in beautiful Minster country house surroundings at very competitive prices!!

RC PESCUD Est 1976 Interior/Exterior Painting • Drive & Patio Cleaning Flat Pack Assembly • Loft Ladders Fitted Fencing/Gates • Lawns Cut Sheds & Greenhouse Erected or Repaired General Repairs & Maintenance

All Work Guaranteed - Fully Insured

01843 224803 / 07980 439558

Acrylic Nails Full Set £26 Infills £19 Nail Art/Gems from £3 Eyelash Tint £8 Brow tint £6 Luxury Facial £19 Aromatherapy Massage from £16 Indian Head Massage £17 Manicure/Pedicure from £16 Body Massage from £13 Full body massage £25 Waxing from £3


Property Maintenance Ltd

01843 822082 07505531585/07505532726 72 MONKTON ROAD, MINSTER


VEG IN A BOX Fresh Organic Vegetables and Eggs delivered to your door

Minster & Monkton - Thursday Evenings 2 sizes available £7 & £8.50 Your box will contain a selection of seasonable vegetables all organically grown, the majority from our own Soil Association Certified Farm at Ash

Tel: 01227 722 252 *Free Advice Pack Available *Dedicated Letting Agent *Properties Needed in Your Area *Flexible Services Available *Strict Tenant Criteria *Est 1991

Please leave your name and number and we will ring you back

GARDEN SERVICES 4 YOU 1 Church Street, Minster, Ramsgate

Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Ÿ Professional Hedge Cutting and Trimming Ÿ Weed Kill • Grass Cutting Ÿ Driveway and Patio Cleaning, Moss Removal • Fencing • General DIY Ÿ

Offices Located at: 73A High St, Minster CT12 4AB 26 The Square, Birchington, CT7 9AB

Call Andrei on 07725819407 or 01843825776

“Great website, local offices and friendly staff”



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June 2010 Pet Solution Pet Home Care Need pet care whilst you’re away? Hospital, work, or an overnight stay? Relax and can put your mind at ease… As we can help with all of these We can feed your cat, Check your pet’s ok We can walk your dog So call us today

Zac’s Musings Believe it or not Life for me is not always a bed of roses, sometimes I’m forced to sleep on a soft fleecy blanket

Contact Willow and Adam 01843 826 075 07806 377 926

Est 1980


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821147 including Answerphone

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27 High Street, Minster

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01843 821 526


Minster Matters Editors this month Rosie Malloy & Keeley Allen

The Lollipop Lady On Wednesday 28th April Streetwise out of school club had a visit from the lolly pop lady. She told us all about road safety and we got to ask her all these sorts of questions. We learnt all about her job and what would happen if something happened.... By Keeley Allen If Only I Had Stopped To Think One day I was out playing with my friends in the park. We were playing dares and I dared someone to lie in the middle of the road when a car was coming. I told the others that I didn’t think he would do it. A car was coming I told him to move but he didn’t and the car hit him. I started to cry and called an ambulance. After a few days he died. By Helen Birch (Note : This isn’t a true story)

June 2010

Enterprise Week Enterprise week is a very fun week for the year 6’s at Minster Church of England Primary School. It’s like Dragon’s Den but the Dragon’s were Mrs Kirke-laird, Mrs Stone, Mrs Newgreen, Mrs Elks and Mr Packer. The task was to create something like jewellery, egg cups, photo frames, decorative boxes, foam or puppets. In my group the manager was Sophie and there was also Katherine, Sam, Adam, Lawrence and me. We made photo frames and are having a sale in Minster School Hall on Thursday the 19th of May 2010. It was so exiting and I can’t wait till we go to hindleap next week. By Emma Holland

Cathy Cassidy Cathy Cassidy is another successful writer (one of my other favourite writers) has just written her new books: gingersnaps, Dreams and doodles day book, Angel cake, Letters to Cathy and love, peace and chocolate but one of her books I particularly like scarlet. Her first ever book is called dizzy witch I’m reading right now! If you Littlest Pet Shop want a fabulous book of your own buy one at Littlest Pet Shops are a range of toys that Children can WHSmith or Waterstones. play with. The toy franchise is owned by Hasbro. There is a littlest pet shop House, a littlest pet shop nursery, a Netball littlest pet shop get better centre and a littlest pet shop On Saturday 27th February the netball team went to a adoption centre. There is a wii game, a ds game and a tournament. There was 4 teams including us and we computer site where you can play anytime. Littlest pet had to play all of them twice. The schools were shops are so cute and we have lots of them! Newington, North down, Clifftonville and Us! We by Emma Holland & Rosie Malloy played each of them and won both of the matches with Newington and Clifftonville but sadly we lost My Snake Arthur I have a snake called Arthur. Out of all my pets (15 both times to North Down but we did score one goal because 1 degu died suspiciously) Arthur is the only against them and we managed to get in the Finals. reptile. Snakes shed occasionally; Arthur is about a We sadly lost the finals but we did come 2nd and year or two old and has shed once. Snakes can live received Gold Medals! to about 20; the oldest python in the world is about 40 There are 7 players and they each have a position years old. Arthur is a royal python, easy to take care there is: Goal Attack= Helen, Goal shooter= of. Royal pythons are constrictors, like all pythons, Charleigh, Goal keeper= Jason, Wing Attack= and are not poisonous. Arthur has never bitten a Keeley, Wing Defence= Megan, Centre= Thomas human in his life because I get him out of his Vivarium and Goal defence= Libby! often. He eats frozen mice, bought from most pet By Keeley Allen and Helen Birch!!!!! shops, with a bottle of vitamin powder. He needs his water changing nearly every day to take care of him, Minster Matters Ray but he is having feeding problems right now, he only We should all thank Ray for using his time to produce eats warm mice. Yuck! I chose the picture that looks the fabulous local paper the Minster Matters. Here at most like Arthur. Minster school we really appreciate Ray using his By Scott Oakes time to come in and let us put some things in the Minster Matters. Jessica(my annoying sister aged 8) BOB Bob is a random guy, he likes pie and rabbits and has just joined journalist club and she thinks that Ray stuff. He doesn’t like people because they freak is really funny. THANKS RAY!! him out. By Sophie Stevens and Jessica Fright By Nathan Munday

June 2010

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Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIAL’S-SKY SATELLITE *Reasonable rates* Free estimates* Discount for OAP’S* Julie Beaney, Minster 01843/823466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472612


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52 2003 MERCEDES ML270 CDi, Black met, 77,000ml, fitted with full Mercedes Luxury Pack, service history, vgc....................... £10,995

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55 2005 MITSUBISHI Colt Mirage, Met Silver, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, R/Central locking, Air Con, p/s, 32,000mls, f/s/h .............£4,995

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Minster Matters Issue 115 June 10  

village magazine

Minster Matters Issue 115 June 10  

village magazine