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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 137: June 2012 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

Minster Parish Council

Diamond Jubilee Schedule of Events Saturday 2nd June 1pm to 5 pm 'It's a Knock Out' in Minster Rec Still time to enter your team!!!

7.30pm Live music from local bands 'Key Trio' jazz music

'Jakadam' a selection of hits from the past 60 years

bring a picnic or enjoy the B-B-Q

9.30pm Son et Lumière followed by Firework Finale Come and enjoy the fun B-B-Q

Real Ales Licensed Bar

Kids Treasure Hunt and Royal Quiz Help for Heroes Rally Cars and Military Vehicles Further information contact Donna Morling-Grove 825 094

Event Sponsors

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Amy Murray Brenda Saker Eve Tilbee Nora Aldous Diane Cotterill Rodney Rose Katie Hogben Megan Jarman

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Monday - Tuesday

May

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Dates for Your Diary

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Twinning Assn Anniversary

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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

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Twinning Fun Day

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3/23 Garden Wildlife Survey

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MINSTER - How To Find Us

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Quex Jubilee Jamboree

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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

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Picnic at Parkminster

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Salvation Army - Messy Diamond Jubilee

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Tom Thumb Theatre - Scandalmongers

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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

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Salvation Army Strawberry Tea @ Devils Elbow

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RBL Womens Section Meeting

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W.I. Meeting

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Sandwich Choral Society Song and Supper

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Mothers Union Garden Party

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Horticultural Society Meeting

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W.I. Coffee and Chat

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Minster School Summer Fair

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Giants Day - In France

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W.I. Games Evening

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Psychic Fayre

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Salvation Army - Messy Olympics

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Salvation Army - Murder Mystery

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July

(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 07891 009 088 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.

NEW For Sale/Wanted Adverts

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Police Surgeries Church Notices

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Abbey Tours

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All Weather Pitch Village Hall Bowls Group

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Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 15th June

Minster Parish Council next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 12th June @ 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 3rd July

Pavilion Hire

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

Ideal for all family occasions !

Bookings via Parish Council Office

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CH R IS & K AREN WELCOME YOU

THE PU B IN TH E HEAR T O F THE VI LLAG E CAS K & P U DDIN G HO US E

B OOK I NG S NO W B EI N G T AK EN 01843 821274 BELL INN MIN STE R @GM AI L . CO M

WHAT'S ON

Friday 8th June Bread & Butter playing live from 8.00pm Friday 15th June Charity Race Night from 8.00pm Friday 22nd June Live Music from 8.00pm Friday 29th June Elton Towers (Elton John Tribute) from 8.00pm

MEETINGS OR DINNER PARTY

Monday 4th June The Vintage Corporation playing live in the garden from 1.00pm. Barbeque from 12.00midday

SMALL FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE FOR

Friday 1st June Crooked Style from 8.00pm

“ BU S PA SS ” S P E CI A L

F OO D AVA I LA B LE For our Senior Cit izens: · Two course lunch menu £7.95

1 2.00PM - 2.30PM / 6.00PM - 9.00PM M O N D A Y T O S A T U R D A Y 12.00PM - 4.00PM S U N D A Y S

· Three course lunch menu £9.95 · Monday to Friday · Including tea or coffee

NEW SUMMER MENU AVAILABLE


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VIKING CAFE and the

OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY

PATIENT LIAISON GROUP (MINSTER) ANOTHER “BIG” THANK YOU HUGIN GREEN, SANDWICH RD We are privileged to have received a very generous donation from a Minster resident who is also a patient of the Come and watch the torch passing here at surgery, and would like take this opportunity to publicly express approximately 0945 on 19th July our sincere thanks and gratitude to him. This donation was The Viking Cafe Kiosk will be open from 0800 serving tea, specifically given towards our “24 HOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR” FUND RAISING PROJECT and as coffee, cold drinks, meals, snacks etc a direct result, has enabled us to purchase this equipment FREE PARKING & TOILETS immediately. Enquiries: Deana Vivian 07843 413 846 2L/5 Consequently, an order has been placed and the equipment is expected to be in service at the surgery by the beginning of 01843 Est: June, which will give our patients yet another facility at the 845133 1965 surgery that would normally only be available at the local 16-18, The Square, Birchington hospital. Petrol Lawnmower £119.99 Builders Barrow £34.99 Fund raising for this project will continue however, because Flymo Mow-n-Vac £49.99 Dulux 7ltr Emulsion £11.99 3 Seater Hammock £79.99 3 lrg Compost £10.00 ideally it would be beneficial to have two such Monitors available at the surgery. Keys * Glass * Timber - Cutting Service Waney Fence Panels from £9.95 DIAMOND JUBILEE BANK HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Closeboard Fence Panels from £19.99 Please note that the surgery will be closed on Monday 8ft Concrete Fence Posts £11.45 4th and Tuesday 5th June 6’ x 12” Concrete Gravelboards £9.24 Fencing Fitting Service - Free Estimates If you wish to see a Doctor during these times please see Trellis All Sizes details below. 8’ x 4’ 18mm Shuttering Plywood £21.89 8’ x 4’ 18mm OSB Board £17.39 Please ensure that you have sufficient medication 6” x 1 1/4” Decking Boards per metre £1.99 throughout the Bank Holiday and Summer Holiday periods Paving Slabs 450 x 450 Riven 3 colours £1.89 and that you submit your “Repeat Prescription” requests in All Pre-Packed Aggregates per metre £1.62 4” x 2” Tanalised good time. 3” x 2” Tanalised per metre £1.39 If you have any concerns please contact the surgery and Godwins Multi-Purpose Compost 3 bags £10.00 Levington Multi-Purpose Compost 3 bags £12.00 advise the receptionists accordingly. Flymo Micro-Lite Lawnmower £39.99 SURGERY TRAINING DAYS Petrol Lawnmower 40cm Push £119.99 Bosch Rotar Lawnmower £69.99 Please note that the surgery will close at 12.00noon on Hayter Spirit 41cm Petrol Lawnmower £299.99 Tuesday 19th June for the purpose of staff training. Should Dulux 6 ltr White Matt Emulsion £12.49 Crown 7.5ltr White Matt Emulsion £12.99 you need to see a Doctor during this time then please call ***FREE DELIVERY TO MINSTER ON A WEDNESDAY*** “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number - 821333. All Prices Shown Include VAT PLANTS NOW IN Or you can call “NHS Direct” on 0845 46 47 for confidential Tonne Bags of Aggregate £39.99 health advice and information for you and your family. There Tonne Bags of 10m & 20m Shingle £41.99 will be no Training Days during July and August. Timber * Electricals * Plumbing Building Materials * Household Goods * Glass SPRING FAYRE 19th MAY 3P/6 Garden Furniture * Local Delivery Once again this event was a tremendous success and we would like to thank everyone for their support. The demand for tables was, as usual, very high and sold out very quickly, MINSTER 2L/5 Boilers & Gas with many people being left disappointed. RESIDENTS Appliances Our next event will be our “GRAND CHRISTMAS Annual Servicing & Introducing your local BAZAAR” which we usually hold at the end of November, Repairs Gas Safety Registered so don’t forget; get in quick to avoid disappointment! Central Heating Design plumbing and The accounts have yet to be finalized and will be presented & Installation at the next meeting. Details will be published in next month’s heating engineer Complete Bathroom newsletter. Design & Installation PATIENT GROUP MEETING All work Guaranteed The date of our June meeting had yet to be confirmed, so Fully Insured & in the meantime, if you have any issues you would like to raise Qualified 01843 589 076 or require further information on any of the above, then please Gas Safety Register 14, Cottington Road, contact No 203531 Cliffsend KEN SELF on 821200 or JEAN TAYLOR on 845072 at

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EDITORIAL A.J.Cliffe & Sons Looking forward to all the exciting things that are happening (Butchers) Ltd in the village over the Jubilee holiday period, might lead to some Closed !! good pictures or stories for future issues. Let’s hope the weather Ray Monday 4th & is good to us all and that everything that has been arranged is well Tuesday 5th June supported. Let us show the rest of Thanet how a great community can work together to make such an occasion a HAPPY JUBILEE YOUR MAJ. spectacular success. Amy I’d like to ask you all do you know of anyone who might like to Canterbury House, join us on the editorial team, to assist in putting the magazine Monkton Road, Minster together each month, as we are still looking for another co-editor Tel: 01843 821288 1L/1 to help take the pressure off of Katie and Amy. You would need Brenda Flowers by Vanessa access to a computer at home and be able to work under some Bouquets, Baskets,Table decorations, pressure one weekend a month. Weddings or Funerals We have two very good groups of readers for our audio Created with the “Personal Touch” version, but we can always find a space for new voices, so if you For designs with a difference fancy helping us with this then please get in touch. Eve Vanessa Fairbrass Whilst mentioning audio versions, do you know anyone who (C&G qualified florist) might benefit from a copy each month in CD format. We supply Rose Cottage, Manor Road, them free of charge to residents and those who are registered St. Nicholas at Wade CT7 0NY blind qualify for free postage as well if they live outside of Minster. Diane Extending our plea for help, we are still actively looking for 01843 847 012 07934 420 837 I can deliver within Thanet & Canterbury someone to come on board as a co-editor, and although we have 1P/5 had someone interested in helping out with the website, we could still do with another to help out in this area. 2P/6 Nora People keep asking me ‘how’s the training going’ for my forthcoming Torch Relay, well I’m still waiting for the NHS to supply me with some preformed insoles that actually fit and don’t cripple me. The last pair they made had me in agony after (Minster Window Company) Katie wearing them for just an hour, so it was back to the Podiatrist Property Maintenance (after another months wait!!) and more measuring and fitting so maybe the next pair will fit properly and I’ll be able to get some training in Building Work before the big day. That’s it space has beaten me yet again so it only remains for me to ask Plastering * Rendering the usual question : - Where’s Zac?? uPVC Windows & Doors Minster Show Committee Report uPVC Fascia, Soffits & Guttering We were a little disappointed to see so few children on Schedule Launch Repairs to existing double glazing Misted up sealed units replaced Day, We had 3 trays of plants to give away but only managed to empty one Garage Doors * Decking of them. If you would still like a plant to ‘Grow For The Show’ then pop into Attwells as they have what now remains of our stock. Remember your child Call on gets ‘free’ entry to the Show if they enter their plant at the Show Tent on the morning of the Show, a saving of £3 for Mum or Dad. Got more than one child? Then get them all a plant and they too could get ‘free’ entry, saving you even more money. Don’t forget to purchase your own copy of the ‘Show Schedule’ (a great price at just 40p) which contains all the details on what you can enter and the forms to do so. For this year only the Committee have decided to present medals for the field and track events (in keeping with our Olympic Theme) so if you purchase a Schedule and win a Medal these could be great memorabilia to www.minstersalon.com collect for the future!! 61, High St The Committee would like to remind you that there 30% off with our Minster are still pitches available on the Show Ground and if you Junior Stylist Alana Tel: are interested then you need to speak to Karen in on production of this advert Attwells. Karen is also the person to see if you or your 824000 2L/8 business feel able to donate a prize for our Grand Raffle.

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LOCAL FUNDRAISERS MINSTER CARNIVAL COURT Shown here, still looking as fresh as daisies!, having just completed their annual fundraising walk from Minnis Bay to Reculver and return. Well done girls !!

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Welcome you!

SKYDIVING YOUNGSTER My name is Jack Whybrow, I am 16 years old, currently taking GCSE's at Sandwich Technology School and also undertaking my Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this year. I am resident in Minster and about to do a Charity Skydive for Cancer Research UK. My aim is to raise at least £1000. The date of the Skydive is at present still to be confirmed, but is penciled in for 22nd June. If people would like to help in my quest to raise enough money, to reach my target, then please note that there are sponsorship forms in some of the shops and businesses around the village. If anyone would like further details I can be contacted via email at; jackwhybrow@btinternet.com on my home number: 822050 or mobile: 07545 431 483 Thank you, Jack Whybrow

More fundraising overleaf and on page 18 where Carl Ashby explains his challenge to raise funds for ‘SCBU’ (Special Care Baby Unit) Chinese Food to Take Away Thai & Cantonese Cuisine

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LONDON MARATHON 2012 THANK YOU ! I would like to thank the people of Minster for their support in helping me achieve my fundraising target of £1,600 for WHIZZ-KIDZ. I am absolutely thrilled to tell you that I have surpassed my target and raised a staggering £2,600 to date! I am also very excited to tell you that I ran the London Marathon last Sunday and actually thoroughly enjoyed the day! Family and friends came and supported me around the 26.2 mile course and apparently I managed to smile at each sighting! I think that it might have been more of a grimace at 25 miles! It was a great experience and one that I would like to do again one day! Hopefully I can run with Dad next time – unfortunately he was not able to run this year as he had to have an operation in February. Thanks once again, Carly Bedwell

BRITISH SWIMMING & BBC BIG SPLASH

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Swimathon Weekend 2012 In Aid of Sport Relief Brenda Graham and Eileen Taffs took up the challenge and each swam one mile (64 lengths) at Canterbury Pool on Saturday 28th April They would like to thank everyone in Monkton and Minster who kindly sponsored them for this event

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JOIN the JUBILEE JAMBOREE MONDAY 4TH JUNE 2012 at the Powell-Cotton, Quex Park The fun starts when the gates open at 10am.

“High Street Tea Party” Blessing and Ceremonial raising of Union Flag 11.30am Tickets: £5 Adults and £3 Children from Powell-Cotton Museum Ice cream, candyfloss and train rides extra Powell-Cotton Plans for Festive Fun Day Plans are in place for a “High Street Party” to celebrate Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee in grand style in the gardens of a historic house visited by royalty and nobility. Picnic Visitors are invited to picnic in the wonderful gardens of Quex House whilst being entertained by the sounds of The Riverside Swing Band. Garden attractions The magnificent birds from Quex falconry will demonstrate their amazing skills; The Stylish Ice Cream Company will dispense delicious delights; and the British seaside’s eternal favourite, candyfloss, will be on sale from Truly Scrumptious. Not forgetting the fun of the ride-on miniature railway

Flying the Flag Ceremonial raising of Union Flag During the morning the Union Flag will be blessed and then raised onto the newly reinstated flagpole, sponsored by Friends of Quex. Accompanied by bagpipes. What to wear Show off in crown or tiara and enter the best dressed Prince or Princess competition. More retiring types may prefer to simply wear red, white and blue. What to bring Picnic, table, chairs or rug; Flags for some right royal flag waving

In the Museum Take a little gentle exercise after lunch by following the Royal Trail through the museum no additional information currently.

Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH 01843 842168 www.quexmuseum.org find us on facebook – Powell-Cotton Museum

KnitterKnitKnitKnit Based in Thanet, KnitterKnitKnitKnit invite you to join in creating beautiful knitting or crochet to adorn our environment… don’t worry if you can’t knit or crochet, we’ll be running open sessions to show you how… Find out more at:

www.facebook.com/knitterknitknitknit You can still view the page even if you aren’t on facebook yourself Please join us in knitting for Thanet, pop in and knit, craft and natter… All sessions are free Friday 6th July, Marine Studios, 17 Albert Terrace, Margate from 6pm to 8pm We’d also like to come and visit you in your group - you don’t need to be crafters, just keen to learn new skills and join in… Contact us through: knitterknitknitknit on facebook or give us a ring on either 07980 622021 or 07749 533422


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GREENSTREET JOINERY Ltd

Your Letters… Who’s Responsible for the Drainage Ditches in Watchester Lane? Hello, I hate to be a pain (well not really) but I asked a few months ago if anyone knew who is responsible for the drainage ditches/dykes that run along the bottom of Cornelis/Petts estate on Watchester Lane? There's loads of wildlife in and around them (tadpoles, fish, newts to name a few) and they are full of rubbish. We need to clean them up. I’ve offered to clean up the rubbish but would like help. Can you ask around, thanks very much. Linda. (Editor’s note: If you would like to help please contact us at MM and we’ll forward your details on. As for the responsibility of this area, MPC are aware of this letter and will hopefully shed some light on the matter.) Thank you’s…

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The Birchington Builder Thank you Aaron Kluibenschadel, Minster’s local Community Warden, for… coming to our aid when our remote control became jammed down the back of a radiator. Aaron arrived armed with all the necessary equipment (namely a wire coathanger!) which he used most professionally to retrieve the remote for us without any fuss. This sort of thing is probably not in his normal line of duty but he deserves credit for going that bit further. Thank you Aaron. Mr. & Mrs. Bell

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FATHERS DAY 17th June 2L/5

MINSTER AND MONKTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION CLUB

4 Roast Carvery £9-95

61 Augustine Road, Tel 821471

NEW ! LIVE PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL NEW ! 3 REAL ALES ( ‘CAMRA’ recommended ) LIVE MUSIC - QUIZ NIGHTS - RACE NIGHTS AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR FUNCTIONS WEDDING RECEPTIONS- BIRTHDAY PARTIES ETC.

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Club News .... MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION

MINSTER POST OFFICE 821291 Along with EUROS and US DOLLARS you can now buy TURKISH LIRAS at the Post Office counter. PLUS you can also order any other currency for your holidays

My task is much easier this month as I just have to re-hash last month’s report – as you, the reader, never got to see it, but did you notice that the article was a repeat of the previous month’s? Don’t answer as you may destroy my selfBring your bank closer to home, get cash out, pay money confidence. in as well. For more details, please ask at the counter We forgive you Minster Matters team – we know what it is like!!! Please visit us for all the new gift lines and helium Race night raised some much needed funds and a great laugh was had by all. balloons plus the new range of cards for all occasions Thank you for attending. 1L/8 For those of you who receive your Minster Matters promptly please read the next paragraph – for the rest of you – sorry Anniversary has been and gone. QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH Raffle tickets will be available throughout the village on 27th May for the Twinning 14th Anniversary and euros are accepted. Prizes will be cash. If you PROFESSIONAL want to buy in to dining with the French at the Anniversary celebrations in the David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP Village Hall, on that day, please let us know NOW, only £10.00 for a four course All forms of Services and Treatments meal, so that Vikki knows how many to cater for. The meet and greet is planned for 12.30 at the Old Schools, but watch out available for Foot and Nail care because there may be a giant walking down from the top of Tothill Street. Morton’s Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, Fork and The Bell are involved too. The Parish Council have promised a financial Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, donation for which we thank them most sincerely. Look out for Giants! Infection control for Athletes foot and Fun Day will be a lot of fun if you turn out and make it so. Local musicians Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, will be showcasing their talents. If anyone else would like to “do a turn” please Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare contact Bernie on 821758. Boot fair charges will be £10.00 per pitch from 12 noon so come along and bring or buy or both. You can bring a picnic and relax and We provide personal and reliable enjoy the various entertainments, or, of course you can buy food and drink on site. treatment in the comfort of your own home, nursing or residential care home or Local youth organisations will be involved too. If anyone else has any ideas or offers or wants to hire a pitch please contact us. hospital The French conversation group are so proficient that after showing off at The Day, evening, weekend appointments Anniversary and Fun Day, they want to hold a quiz in French! Please villagers can available by arrangement you let Alex have feedback on this idea – her phone number is 821429. A contingent from Twinning will be travelling over to France on 24th June for Tel: 01843 866 601 Giants Day and we wish to liaise with those travelling over for the celebrations, so Mob: 07749 999 584 2P/8 that maybe we can blag some food for you! Some may want to travel over later to enjoy the fun that goes on until later in the evening. It could be worth your while. MALOYS MOWERS Our next committee meeting is Thursday 21st June, 7.30 p m at the Royal Unit 4, Ebbsfleet Lane, Minster, Ramsgate CT12 5DI British Legion Club if anyone would like to attend. Tel: 01843 825 000 FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS

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Dates for your diary are:27 May 2012:- 12 noon onwards Annual Anniversary Celebrations 03 June 2012:- 12 noon onwards Fun Day with a Royal Jubilee flavour 21 June 2012:- 7.30 Committee Meeting at RBL Club 24 June 2012:- Giants Day in France

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NEW COMPUTER BUDDY AT THE LIBRARY

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Would you like to use a computer or do you just need a bit of help? Call into Minster Library we have a NEW COMPUTER BUDDY here on a Tuesday morning at 9.30 as well as the regular Thursday morning sessions at 10.30

Call Keith Jackson on 0770 201 5527 www.classicweddingcarwithkeith.com

The ‘buddies’ are volunteers so there is no charge, they offer individual help for the complete novice, emails, researching family trees… just come in and ask and we will try our best to help.


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Vice President, Sarah Eaton-Brown, opened the May meeting at 7.30 on Tuesday 8th May in the Village Hall. After the reminder that Minutes of April’s meeting could be read on the notice boards, Cathey Hoenes was introduced. Following her presentation on the resolution for more midwives in the UK, she lead discussion by the members and a vote. There was a small majority for the resolution and it was noted that our delegate, President Marion Rose, can use her discretion on how to vote at the Royal Albert Hall AGM on 30th May. The meeting continued after special refreshments of wine, cheese and cakes, with Sarah confirming details of the Garden Morning at Ann Wilks’ on the 16th June ; the three June flying dates at Manston; the Crochet Day on the 30th June in the Village Hall; the Strawberry Tea on the 11th July at Marion’s and the Buckingham Palace educational trip on the 15th September (times TBC at June’s meeting). She asked members for volunteers for the Village ‘It’s a Knockout’ competition and the WI’s float at the Minster Show. Contributions for the Show ‘home cooking’ stall and the garden morning were requested to give funds a boost at these events. A get-to-know-you “speed dating” session followed after which the minutes of April’s meeting were approved and seconded. At the June meeting we will be celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee with Pimm’s and nibbles and a group photograph with our commemorative flowering Prunus tree. Members are requested to wear red, white and blue (tiaras and hats optional)! Should be a particularly memorable, ‘colourful’, busy and interesting meeting with Patsy Baker’s talk on ‘A day in the life of a make-up artist’ as well. After the raffle, the Vice-president closed the meeting at around 9.30 pm.

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A well presented end of terrace house close to the church, offering:

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An immaculately presented modern semi detached house 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate WC 2 bedrooms, bathroom Ground floor shower room/WC Sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room Loung/diner, kitchen Pretty rear garden 40ft rear garden, garage and additional offstreet Gas central heating and double glazing parking £220,000 £145,000

Minster A most unusual period property situated in the heart of the village and offering: 3 bedroom accomodation with 2 reception rooms Pretty rear garden plus garage and additional off street parking Requires some modernisation but retains its £255,000 original charm £225,000

Monkton An unusual detached house built in 1995 Kitchen/family room and separate sitting room 3 double bedrooms one with en suite bathroom Separate family shower room Gardens, garage and additional off street parking

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Monkton A pretty Grade II listed double fronted cottage comprising: 2 double bedrooms, wetroom 2 reception rooms, kitchen Gardens front and rear with off street parking No forward chain £179,995


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MONKTON NATURE RESERVE Saturday 16th/Sunday 17th June

and Moths will be trapped and identified

Orchid Weekend A guided walk around the reserve commencing around 2.30pm Orchid displays on the Saturday Also on Saturday there will be a Bat and Moth spotting evening Bats will be detected (hopefully)

For members of the Trust Annual General Meeting

Alexanders Gallery

Saturday 16th June at 1.00pm approximately one hour in the Field Study Centre

Saturday 14th July A Membership Day Displays showing current progress of the reserve Talks regarding recent survey work on the reserve Walks explaining these works

MM Classifieds FOR SALE / WANTED ADS We only accept 2nd hand goods for sale here and only from private individuals, no business advertising and no properties. We also accept Wanted ads. This service is for residents of Minster ONLY and there is no charge for advertising

For Sale DELL Desktop Computer Model: Dimension 2350 complete with Windows XP 19� TFT Flat Screen Monitor, and Microsoft Office 2007 (full suite) £70 Tel: 822687

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Pawfection Dog Grooming Service All Breeds Welcome Kind Professional Service Fully Insured Professionally Trained

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18th Century quality & character Guest rooms from £62 per night Self Catering from £200 per week Discounts for longer stays. www.durlocklodge.co.uk 1P/6

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We recently received the following enquiry from a reader: My mother has an old framed small oil painting that was bought around the 1950s by an artist that resided in Minster, Thanet, Kent. We are interested in trying to find the name of the artist of the picture below (as it is unsigned). It is hoped that if it is displayed in this magazine the locals may be able to add a little more history to it, as at present a Minster artist is all the history that is attached to said item. My Father (when he was alive) bought this from an artist in Minster, Thanet. I have confirmed this with my Mother today. My Father looked similar but we are both convinced the portrait is not of him. The item was painted on what appears to be a small floor tile. The measurements are: 5 and half inch x 7 and a half inch or 140mm x 190mm for your younger readers! Bought in the late 1950`s although in my opinion it looks cubism in style, so would suggest an early period of around the 1930`s. Considering cubism did not start until around 1910 in France, my Father was fluent in French, so it is possible this artist (considering the style of painting) was French, but this is purely a long shot. Also it could be a self portrait of the artist. Not much to go on but if you find out anything about this painting e.g. Who painted it/where did the painter live, Mother and I would be very grateful. The picture will never be for sale as it is passed down in the family, but if a reader does have another from the same artist I would love to buy it. Value is in the floor tile not the picture, but the local history is it`s true worth. (Name and Email address supplied) Editors note: If you think you may know anything to help find the artist of this painting please contact MM who will pass your details on.

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Allow Ben Haggarty to lure you into the richly metaphorical world of a full-blooded fairytale for grown-ups. Tel: 01843 822990 1L/5 Dark, beautiful and startling by turn, this is a story Mob: 07715 234185 of dreams, initiations and the repayment of debts a journey from innocence to experience, which Love Your Lawn delves into a disconcertingly familiar narrative world. Ben Haggarty performs with infectious charm and UK’s Largest Lawn Care Company ease - fierce, fast paced, and unashamedly magical. No Contract : Simply pay-as-you-go Member of YoYo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and guest storyteller at over 100 International Storytelling Festivals in over 25 countries. A master of improvisation, Ben is internationally respected for his playful, physical and challenging performances of stories inspired by international fairy tales, folk tales, myth and epic. He has performed in venues ranging from caves to the Carnegie Hall. “Haggarty tells his stories with enormous gusto and relish...” The Independent “Haggarty's telling is an adroit mix of the imposingly epic and the reassuringly rhythmic, tempered by a twinkle that admits to the story's heightened nature without mocking it...” The Times

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GARDEN WILDLIFE SURVEY OF MINSTER & MONKTON 2012 Working with the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) and with the cooperation of Minster and Monkton residents, we are hoping to find out exactly what wildlife we have in the villages. So please do get involved! Between the dates of Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 23rd June (inc), ‘Steven (Seagal)’ the oneeyed Herring Gull from simply use the adjoining form to record the species Monkton Road that use your garden if you live in either Minster or ‘Jeff’ the grey squirrel from Monkton Road Monkton. Here are the easy steps: 1. Define your recording area – this could be your entire garden or just the bit you can see from your kitchen window, for example. 2. Decide when and for how long your recording period will be – some people record for an hour on a Sunday, others for 20 minutes each day throughout the week. The choice is yours. Select something that works for you. All the we ask is that you are consistent in your efforts from one week to the next. 3. Start your recording – please only record birds or animals that are using your garden. Birds that are simply flying over the garden or seen in neighbouring fields or gardens, should be ignored. 4. Record the presence of the species by placing a black line horizontally through the pink box alongside the species name. There are three boxes for each species, allowing you to carry out the recording in each of the three weeks from Sunday 3rd June to Saturday 23rd June. 5. Record which bird foods you provided. If you are not sure what these are then take a look at the BTO website www.bto.org/gbw and look under the Gardens and Wildlife heading for the sections on bird foods. If you use a seed mix with lots of large cereal grains in it, please record it as SEED MIX WITH CEREAL. If your mix is mostly smaller seeds, with only a little cereal, then use SEED MIX NO CEREAL. Mark water as present if you have a bird bath or pond in your garden. 6. Return the form to 72 Monkton Road, Minster, or hand it into the box in the library, remembering to keep it flat and unfolded. Do not write anything extra on the form but do include a separate sheet or a Post-it note if you have extra comments to make.

With adequate results, an exhibition of the findings will be displayed in the village for everyone to enjoy. Let’s discover what wildlife is on our doorstep! Completed forms can also be scanned and emailed to katiejanehogben@hotmail.co.uk Any of your photos of wildlife in Minster would also be welcome and would potentially be included in the final exhibition. Take a peek into your garden and see what you find, while being part of this exciting survey!

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HOW TO MARK THE BOXES Mark the appropriate boxes in pencil before checking them over, in case of mistakes. Then fill in the appropriate boxes completely like this using a black pen only.

WHICH OF THESE DID YOU SEE IN YOUR GARDEN? The GBW recording week runs from Sunday to Saturday. Simply record those species that you saw using your garden during your weekly recording period. WK1 BIRDS

WK2

YEAR Dates (from - to)

WK3

WK2

WK3

3 - 9 10 - 16 17 - 23 WK1

WK2

WK3

Rook

Blackbird

Siskin

Blackcap

Song Thrush

Blue Tit

Sparrowhawk

Brambling

Starling

Bullfinch

Tawny Owl

Chaffinch

Treecreeper

Coal Tit

Tree Sparrow

Collared Dove

Wood Pigeon

Crow

Wren

Dunnock

Yellowhammer FOOD and WATER

Feral Pigeon Fieldfare

Peanuts

Goldcrest

Black Sunflower seed

Goldfinch

Sunflower Hearts

Gt. Sp. Woodpecker

Live foods

Great Tit

Fats

Greenfinch

Scraps

Green Woodpecker

Seed mix with cereal

House Sparrow

Seed mix no cereal

Jackdaw

Nyger seed

Jay

Water (inc pond)

Long-tailed Tit

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OTHER GARDEN WILDLIFE

Magpie

Hedgehog

Mistle Thrush

Grey Squirrel

Nuthatch

Common Frog

Pied Wagtail

Common Toad

Redwing

Slow-worm

Reed Bunting

Comma Butterfly

Robin

Peacock Butterfly

For species absent from this form, please include a separate sheet of paper. If you require additional forms or you do not wish to cut up your magazine, please feel free to photocopy this form, or email katiejanehogben@hotmail.co.uk for an electronic copy. Queries can also be directed to this email address. PLEASE KEEP FORM FLAT - DO NOT FOLD Please return completed forms to 72 Monkton Road, or scan and email to katiejanehogben@hotmail.co.uk or hand into the library to be placed in the box that we have provided. Photos by Katie Hogben With great thanks to Mike Toms, Head of Garden Ecology at the BTO for his help and advice.


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Minster man gears up for 900-mile challenge!

This September a dedicated group of friends will be using pedal power to generate money to buy a vital piece of life-saving equipment for seriously ill babies at the QEQM. Carl Ashby will be cycling the length of Great Britain in an attempt to raise £25,000 for a state-of-the-art ventilator for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). Carl has a 5-year old daughter, Isabelle, who was subject to an extremely traumatic birth, resulting in her heart stopping before she was delivered. He said: “I was in pieces and didn’t know what to do, it was the longest 10 minutes of my life, waiting for her to take her first breath and squeeze my finger.” Thanks to the skill and dedication of the staff at the baby unit, where Isabelle stayed for a week, she made a full recovery from her injuries, as do numerous other babies born in difficult circumstances. Carl’s friend Jason Short, had a similarly tragic tale to tell of his daughter Rhiannon, which is what prompted him to organise this

event, to finally give something back to the unit. Carl and Jason will be joined by up to eight others on the epic ride from John O’Groats to Broadstairs, a gruelling journey of nearly 900 miles, that they have to complete in just eight days. The average time for this sort of distance is between 10 and 14 days. Carl said: “We’ve told seasoned cyclists that we’re planning on doing over 100 miles every day and they think we’re mad, so we hope we haven’t underestimated the challenge. Whatever happens we have to be back in time for a charity auction night we’ve organised to raise even more funds, so it has to be done.” Lots are already being collected by the team, from weekend breaks to signed sports memorabilia and Carl would be hugely grateful if any readers can provide a suitable auction prize themselves, whatever it may be. The group need to maintain an average speed of 15 miles per hour for the entire event, to ensure the best daylight and sufficient recovery time, and that means being in the saddle for 7 to 8 hours per day. Fortunately, Carl has an understanding wife who is now used to him disappearing for hours at a time to train, a schedule, which started in early January. He said: “I think it’s going to cost me more in presents that it will in expenses for the actual trip. She’s okay at the moment, but is getting a bit tired of me talking about it all the time.”

The Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Club have been a tremendous help, already raising £380.00 at a quiz night last month, with several more events planned. Carl said: “They can’t help enough and are bending over backwards to help arrange future events to raise funds for the unit. Keep an eye out for another quiz night, a race night and a fun casino night over the next couple of months. If you’ve never been to the Legion, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.” If anyone wants to make a donation direct to the appeal, they

can do so through the ‘justgiving’ website (details below) but what would also be a huge help is any donations of prizes for raffles. Carl said: “Raffles are a great way of raising funds as everyone feels like they have a chance to win a prize for a tiny outlay and we hold them at every event we organise. If you have anything from a bottle of wine to an unwanted Christmas present, please let me know!” To sponsor the team go to: www.justgiving.com/scbu-margate


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AMBER’S ADVICE Our desires always increase with our possessions. The knowledge that something remains yet unenjoyed impairs our enjoyment of the good before us. Samuel Johnson.

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When you hear a fire engine sweep down the road with its sirens blazing, it’s normal to picture a home on fire, and wonder who might be in danger. But how often do you think whether your friends, loved ones and neighbours are equipped with the right advice to protect them from fire? Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is appealing to parishioners to make sure their local communities take advantage of the free services on offer. Stuart Skilton, KFRS’s Head of Community Safety, said: “Perhaps you know someone who lives alone, and may be elderly or have health issues, who could benefit from our advice. Perhaps your own children are now starting a family of their own and need some tips on fire prevention. “We can offer people practical help to reduce the risks. They might need a smoke alarm fitted, advice on escape routes and what to do if a fire starts in their home. Or perhaps they need some more extra guidance to keep safe. Our dedicated team can provide a range of specialist equipment, such as fireproof bedding and smoke alarms for the hard of hearing or those with sight problems.” “Just three breaths of toxic smoke from a fire can be life-threatening, but by encouraging those you care about to get in touch, you will be playing a huge part in preventing a fire and maybe even saving a life.” Tips on staying safe from fire: • Make sure you fit, and regularly test, a smoke alarm. It is the single most important piece of safety equipment in any home. • If you plan on using an open fire, make sure your chimney has been recently swept as build-ups of soot and ash can cause chimney fires. • When going to bed, make absolutely certain that any open fire is either out, or pushed back into the grate and a guard used to prevent sparks setting light to carpets or furniture. • Interior doors should always be closed when going to bed as they can dramatically reduce the spread of fire. • Portable heaters should be dust-free and kept well away from anything that could catch fire. • Candles should always be placed on a non flammable surface, be away from soft furnishing like curtains and never be left unattended. It is far safer to consider using torches instead of candles. • Before using an electric blanket, make sure it is under 10 years old, check it is working order and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. • For further information or to learn more about the free advice and services on offer to residents contact KFRS on 0800 923 7000 or visit www.3breaths.info

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The White Stag

P.R.I. REUNION on July 1st 2012

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We are trying to arrange an informal gathering of old PRI Drivers, Mechanics, Officials and Supporters It will be held at the ARENA ESSEX RACEWAY This Meeting is the CHICK WOODROFFE MEMORIAL MEETING (Festival of Speed) So if you attended or know someone that did, pass on the word and let’s get as many as possible there. For more information call Richard on 07974 512 872 or Mark on 07565 922 888

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Bereavements…

Robert Arthur Andrews ("Bob") 87 years old of Augustine Rd, Minster. Much loved and greatly missed Step father, Grandad, Greatgrandad and Uncle and friend. Service and cremation at Margate 8th May. Now reunited with his beloved wife Alice.

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Church News and Service Times

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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 JUNE 3rd June 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 11.00am: Jubilee Service 6.30pm: No Service 10th June 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Family Communion (CW) 17th June 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Fathers Day Service 24th June 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

Mid week services at St Mary’s at 10.30am St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services in JUNE 3rd June 11.00am: Jubilee Service (see below) 10th June 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP) 17th June 6.30pm: Songs of Praise (following Open Gardens) 24th June 10.15am: Family Service

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)

Funerals:

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.

10th May: Peggy Smith (87) at Minster Church and Thanet Crematorium

MESSY OLYMPICS

CIVIC SERVICE To Celebrate The Queens Jubilee 3rd June, 11.00am at St Mary’s Parish Church All Welcome The British Legion will be parading to the service, joined by representatives of the Parish Council.

MINSTER OPEN GARDENS 4th Anniversary 9th - 10th June, 10am to 5pm ( please note this is not the ‘usual’ weekend) 21 gardens are being opened 21 on Saturday, 18 on Sunday Admission to all gardens £4

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 2.15pm (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: Keep Fit 10.15am Home League 2.00pm-3.45pm An afternoon of sharing fun, facts, fellowship and worship SUNDAYS 10.30am Family Worship 6.00pm Worship Together Everyone Welcome For further details contact: Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 825178

Tuesday 3rd July

at The Salvation Army Hall Tothill Street 3.30pm Come and enjoy fun, games and crafts followed by a tea party together For more details and booking contact: Captain Lyn 01843 825178 or 07505 171769 or Audrey 01843 821792

DIAMOND JUBILEE Tuesday 5th June Come and join in Messy Crafts at the Abbey Parkminster Crafts commencing 1.00pm A registered Church and Charity 214779 & in Scotland SC009359


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What’s On….

MINSTER-IN-THANET WI. NEXT MEETING Tuesday 12th June, 7.30pm Village Hall GAMES EVENING Wednesday 27th June Visitors and new members welcome COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 21st June 10.00am - 12.00noon all welcome

MINSTER & MONKTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION NEXT MEETING Monday 11th June, 7.30pm Make a Birthday Card for the Queen Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings. For further information Miriam Smith 822589

ACOL OPEN GARDENS 9th & 10th June Proceeds to the RNLI Birchington Branch)

MINSTER & MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEXT MEETING Wednesday 16th June, 7.30pm Village Hall Mr Ian Currie “Droughts, Deluges and Dust Devils.” Points competition: A specimen rose. Visitors 50p

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road

For further info ring: 846364 or 845546 SANDWICH & DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY

presents a

SONG & SUPPER To include folk songs and songs from the shows Tuesday 12th June 7.30pm Sandwich Guildhall Tickets £10 includes food (please bring own drinks) Available on the door and from Lady Elegance, 6 King Street, Sandwich or 01304 620811 MINSTER PRIMARY SCHOOL

SUMMER FAIR Saturday 23rd June

Come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WED. 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Minster Recreation Ground 1.00pm until 3.00pm

ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622 or Maureen - 823434

Visits by: Sponge Bob, Peppa Pig, Princess & Hello Kitty Milo & his Balloons Ben & his Juggling Workshop

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

Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

And lots of events to choose from! Mobile Farm ~ Balloon Race Go Karts ~ Tombola Bouncy Castle ~ Raffle Inflatable Assault Course ~ Stocks Petless Pet Show ~ Hoopla Club Demonstrations ~ Tattoos Face Painting ~ BBQ ~ Ice Creams Teas, Coffees ~ Candy Floss Cakes ~ Sweets ~ Coconut Shy Wellie Boot Throwing ~ Buzzer Game Hook a Duck ~ Football Shoot Out

MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION FUN DAY FROM NOON AT THE REC 3rd June, 12.00noon onwards Boot fair and stalls £10 per pitch Refreshments for young and old Fun for All, Music, Stalls, Raffle etc GIANTS’ DAY IN ARMBOUTS CAPPEL 24th June Fireworks later in the evening. Let us know if you are going so we can let the French know.

MOTHERS UNION GARDEN PARTY 13th June, 2.00pm by kind invitation of Heather, 11 High Street NO SATURDAY MARKET THIS MONTH

PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 1st July, 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 297 665

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


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Events / Sports

MINSTER ABBEY

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB

SUMMERTIME TOURS NOW ON: FREE

Tel: 824082 or 825475 Would like to welcome new members, Beginners, Learners or Players Open all 12 months of the year, from 10.00am daily onwards SUMMER Roll ups, Club games, Local Friendly games League Matches and Club Competitions WINTER Short Mat bowling, Club games, Friendly games, Club competitions, East Kent SM League

Monday to Friday 2.45pm - 4.00pm Saturdays - 11.00am to 12.00noon COME FOR A TOUR OF THE ABBEY AND DISCOVER THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE VILLAGE OF MINSTER

THE SALVATION ARMY MINSTER CORPS

OPEN GARDEN & BOOK SALE Saturday 9th June From 10.00am Hardbacks and Paperbacks Refreshments Available STRAWBERRY TEA Monday 11th June, 2.30pm – 4.30pm At Cynthia’s House The Devil’s Elbow, Monkton Road Tickets £4.00 Booked in Advance contact Cynthia 01843 821908

MURDER MYSTERY Friday 6th July at 6.30pm The Salvation Army, 11 Tothill Street, Minster Ticket £10 inc. 5 course meal For more details telephone 01843 821792/825178 Church & Reg Charity No 214779 & SC 009359

Don’t forget to put the dates in your diary! We have a couple of new gardens open this year, and a welcome return of Field House garden; plus the school allotment and memorial garden will be open, so there will be a lot going on. The village hall will be open for refreshments, as usual, and there will be various stalls and activities in the gardens. All profit is divided between the village hall and the church. If you want to know more, please contact Davina on 821446 or Heather on 821585 KENT WILDLIFE TRUST

TOUR DE FISH CYCLE RIDE Sunday 1st July 2012 The Challenge - 70mls Romney to Reculver The Cruise - 17mls Pegwell Bay to Reculver For more details and an entry form please contact Julie Clare on 07799 750531 or julie.clare@kentwildlife.org.uk

Keep History Dancing! Learn and participate in traditional and new Maypole and Morris dances. Perform them at Broadstairs, Deal, Rochester, Minster, Tenterden and other festivals during the year Visit: www.minstermayhems.org Phone: Dominique on 01843 821 795 MINSTER OLD SCHOOLS FRIDAYS IN TERM TIME 5-6

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Short Mat Bowls Sessions for June 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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DOG TRAINING Editors Dog training is where your train your dog to do jumps and this month are over things to get your dog to do this you need to be kind Emily Wallis to it . your dog won’t do it if you nag it so ask it nicely and and give it a treat once its done it Emily Lewington In a dog trial you go around poles so how to do this is to get your dog to follow you and the go round the poles and this should get your dog to do this. also in a dog trial you need to get your dog to do jumps so to begin you need to Karate On Thursdays I go to karate near Westwood (st George’s get your dog to jump over a block or something and after school to be precise) and I’ve just got my karate outfit and your dog knows you can go on to proper house jumps . by Mia Waters and Emily Lewington white belt. Georgina goes and so does Grace, it is very fun and I love going. I go at 6:30 till 7:30pm and I’ve only been My birthday for 4 weeks. On the 23rd of April 2012 it’s my birthday and I am going by Emily Wallis to be 10! I am hoping to get out my chocolate fountain and get some marsh mallows and sticks. For my birthday I Olympic Torch Relay The Olympic Torch Relay is where 8000 people carry the would really like some new DVD’s and CD’s and if I’m torch around GB until it reaches Wembley in London, it lucky a new game for the wii. Also, because I like drawing, will reach London in July. Luckily for us, Ray Owen, who I would love to have some special drawing pencils. So I runs journalist club, is jogging 330m. He will be jogging really hope I have a very nice birthday and that it won’t be a disaster. in Ramsgate, so I advise you to watch him do it. by Grace McDonald by Daniel Spain Dear God,

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OLYMPIC GAMES Its only couple of months away! The Olympic games is where you go and see people perform in water, stage, outside field and loads of over places. It is good to exercise like the Olympic people do. By Emily Lewington and Mia Waters Riddle I am a type of fruit . . . I grow on trees . . . I am known as a citrus fruit . . . My name is also colour . . . My initial is O . . . Answer: Orange by Jade Hockey

BROKEN CHORUS! Broken chorus is a band that is at Minster CEP school. Annabelle Fleming, Ebony O’Reilly, Beatrice Cocks and Chocolate Bars YORKIE, Twirl, Crunchies, Dairy Milk, Whisper Georgina Graham are in the band. Double Decker, Galaxy, Milky Way, Carmel bars Annabelle Fleming... Age=10 Year=5 Class=Purple and so on... 3 chocolate bar facts Ebony O’Reilly... Age=10 Year=5 Class=Purple Chocolate bars are made from cacao beans. Beatrice Cocks... Age=10 Year=5 Class=Purple There are over a thousand different chocolate bars Georgina Graham... Age=9 Year=5 Class=Purple in the world. BROKEN CHORUS will be singing a song with ‘Born to Most children like chocolate bars rather than their greens. Perform’ who are another band in Minster CEP school. by Ebony O’Reilly and Grace McDonald We will be playing on the stage in our playground so if you go to the park in Minster you might hear us at lunch time.


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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 £16995

53 2003 Peugeot 307SW S Auto Estate, 1.6lt auto, 62,000 mls, cloth int, elec windows & mirrors, A/C, PAS, R/C/L, met paint, large boot space or optional 6 or 7 seating spaces, panoramic glass roof £3495

54 2004 Ford Mondeo Ghia, TDCi Auto 2.0lt turbo diesel, 5dr hatch, 80k mls, r/c/l, met paint, Ent/Sys with CD player, cruise & climate controls, cloth interior, elec windows/mirrors, alloys, DVD player with integrated screens, heated front & rear screens, New MOT & 6mnths tax £3895

06 2006 Renault Megan DCi 106, 1.5lt diesel, 6 spd man, met red, 5 dr hatch, airbags, elec mirrors & widows, r/c/l, A/C, PAS, Cd Player, cloth int, 50k mls f/s/h, £30 road tax 68.9 mpg £4795

All cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet

RECOVERY SERVICE - LOCAL RATES FROM £30 ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE - ALL INSURANCE WORK UNDERTAKEN FREE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY

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Minster Matters Issue 137 June12