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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 159: June 2014 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 71)

Twinning Giants courtesy of Simon Pickering

Installation and licensing of Revd Richard Braddy seen here celebrating with Bishop of Dover Rt Revd Trevor Willmott French & English Giants on Parade at the Twinning Anniversary Minster Beaver Colony sowing Poppy Seeds in Commemoration of WW1 ably assisted by Rose Rampling (102) of Ramsgate

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MINSTER - How To Find Us For those looking to use a Sat Nav to locate the village the Library at 4A Monkton Road is the approximate centre of the village and the postcode there is CT12 4EA GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the village square are TR 309 647 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden: Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSO Steve England: 07772 225 942 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 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am)

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

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next MM Subscriptions issue (3 months max!!) Copies of the Magazine or CD are now A full copy of our Terms and Conditions available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. are available from our website Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage the Single Issue £1.85 Annually (11 issues) £18.00 support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the Costs to an overseas address are quality of goods or services offered. available on request, and we will be Please mention the magazine when replying to pleased to quote for this service. Our advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording space mailing details are shown elsewhere we do not copy our advertisers information to the on this page. audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

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Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 20 June May 29

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S.A. Messy Church



W.I. Coffee Morning



Charity Wine and Wisdom



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R.B.L. Women’s Section Meeting



W.I. Meeting


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Strawberry Tea @ Devil’s Elbow



Horticultural Society Meeting



Charity Quiz Night



Charity Quiz Night



Car Boot & Craft Fair - St Nicholas



W.I. Games Evening



W.I. Sunshine Outing



Defibrillator Training



Sandwich Choral Society @ St Mary’s Church



Seventy Chamber Choir @ St Nicholas

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July 5

Summer Spectacular Fair


70s Night



Summer Market



Psychic Fayre


Sarah Thorne Theatre


Music at St Nicholas


Thanet Street Based Project for 13-19yr olds


Academy FM Listings


All Weather Pitch


Church Notices


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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 3 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: Following Meeting : 1 July

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EDITORIAL Well the warm weathers here at last and I’m stuck under the stairs again, typical! Sad to see the airport close, let’s hope it’s not forever. Had loads to squeeze in again this month, and believe me I’ve squeezed real Ray hard in some places, trouble is one or two of the report writers seem to suffer from a bit of verbal diarrhea at times as I’m forever trying to shorten the same ones each month. I remember being interviewed by Pat Marsh on the radio a few years back and he asked me what I did, when I said I edited a village magazine his reply was ‘well there can’t be too much to actually edit in that’, to which I replied that I often Amy Semi-retired!! wielded my ‘red pen’ on articles that I thought dragged on a bit. Nothing’s changed over the years - I’m still at it. My good lady and I received an invite to attend the Twinning Anniversary, but having replied to say yes we would be attending, before checking my calendar, I discovered to my horror that I’d already planned to go to Brighton that day to see Brenda the Historic Commercial Vehicle Run. Well not to be done out of a free meal I got up before the lark and motored up to Crystal Palace to see the ‘off’ - arriving there at 6.15am - start time listed as 7.00am - I found I’d missed seeing the steam trucks leave by about ¾ of an hour. However I still got to see a couple of hundred other and took around 550 photographs (thank goodness we’re not still using vehicles Diane roll film - that’d have cost me a fortune) - back to Minster in time to get my usual Sunday bath, (not my normal 4 to 5hrs though), then off to the Village Hall for some great entertainment and a wonderful meal - turned out my whole day was worth all the effort - thank you to the Twinning Association, from us both we really enjoyed our afternoon. Next May it’s definitely Brighton, (or thereabouts), before Nora that though I’m off to see the Veteran Car Run in November (Pyecombe is my preferred viewing spot as they’ve all slowed down there having just climbed quite a hill). Enough of my waffle, let me now speak of something of more interest to our readers, that being the fact that the Minster Show Schedule is now available at Henry various outlets in the village, so sport a very reasonable 40p and purchase a copy. All the various classes and trophies are listed plus it contains entry forms for the Show tent , the garden and colouring competitions and recipes for some of the cookery classes. I can also now report that Kaddy Lee-Preston is ‘Opening the Show’ for us this year. Entry is still a very reasonable £3.00pp and well worth it for a great Diane afternoons entertainment. Remember the Business Association AGM is on Thursday 29 May 7pm for 7.15pm at the Sports Pavilion in the Rec, membership is open to all businesses operating from Minster, Monkton, Sarre, St Nicholas, Acol, Manston and Cliffsend and they are in need of some new blood on the committee so they’d love to see you Diana there. Now a quick plea for ‘readers’ to join one of our audio teams to help us produce this magazine as a CD for the visually impaired. Can you read clearly? Then give me a ring on 07914 623 287 or email . It isn’t onerous and we only ask that you read for us every other month, usually a Tuesday Kevin evening at the Holiday Inn where we record from around 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Finally I’d just like to say a personal thank you to those TDC tenants in Minster who voted for me in the recent ‘Area Board’ elections. I can report I was one of the 13 people elected to serve for the next 3 years and I’ll have attended my first quarterly meeting before you read this. So that’s it for this month, just my usual question - where’s Zac?

E - Team

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JUNE NEWSLETTER SPRING FAYRE At the time of going to press our Spring Fayre had not yet taken place so we couldn’t at this time announce the winner of our luxury weekend away for six people courtesy of Foxhunter Caravan Parks. However, a full list of all the lucky prize winners will be on display at the surgery. We would like to thank all those who supported us throughout this event, and also those who purchased raffle tickets. A full report will be given in our next newsletter. DONATIONS We would sincerely like to thank the two patients who have recently made generous donations towards our fund raising project, one of whom didn’t leave any contact details when he left a donation at the surgery pharmacy whilst collecting a prescription. We would be extremely grateful if he could contact us, either via the surgery or by ringing 821200, so that we can thank him personally. The other person, who wished to remain anonymous, also donated one of the main raffle prizes, and has been thanked personally on behalf of the group. We would also like to thank our prolific cake maker Hilary from Monkton (assisted by her husband Malcolm, no doubt!), for her beautiful selection of cupcakes and sugar mice. They were delicious I was told! DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OUR NEW WEB SITE ! A new more “user friendly’ web site is now available giving patients access to new on-line services, for example; ordering repeat prescriptions, making appointments, travel advice for immunisations and access to patient details, to verify/amend as necessary, log on at the usual address; APPOINTMENT REMINDERS VIA TEXT MESSAGE This service is now available to all patients, and hopefully will help overcome the number of missed appointments. If you wish to be included in this system, please advise the surgery and confirm your mobile number. Several hundred of our patients have already, so WHY DONT YOU? MISSED APPOINTMENTS Last month these were greatly reduced thank you very much. As if to emphasise the need for such reminders, last month’s figures for doctor’s appointments were greatly reduced, but are still unnecessarily high and could be reduced even further, especially for the nurses. Last month 53 patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment (over 30% less !) and 33 patients did not attend their nurse’s appointment (over 30% more!). THAT’S STILL 86 PATIENTS WASTING VALUABLE APPOINTMENTS, so please don't be complacent: DON’T NEED IT CANCEL IT……….KEEP FORGETTING - REGISTER ! SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon on the following days for training purposes: Wednesday 11th June and Thursday 10th July. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to cover you during these periods. Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 service via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as usual. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049

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MONKTON OPEN GARDENS Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June Gardens open across the village from 11.00am to 5.00pm Entry to all Gardens is just £3.00 Come along the road and visit us ! Lunches and Cream Teas available Added attraction this year: Display commemorating World War One in the Church For further information please ring 01843 821 585

Minster Bowls Club Events for June Monday 2nd sees us hosting the ‘Isle of Thanet Ladies President’s Day’, when both current and past Presidents plus the cream of the lady bowlers in Thanet, coupled with our own ladies, will be playing on the green, let's hope that from 2.30pm it is warm and dry. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.00pm it is ‘Evening League’ time. Weekends 7th, 8th, 14th and 28th we have home matches when teas, biscuits and the bar are available to all spectators, whilst on the 29th we are holding a Club Triples Competition. On Friday 4 July if you enjoy music in the style of "Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, and Swing" then don’t delay, contact any club member for tickets, cost is £6.00, bring your own nibbles. Our Club Coach, Brian Hedges, is available to instruct anyone who would like FREE tuition, he can be contacted on 589 615. All equipment is supplied, your own suitable footwear is advisable. We are looking forward to welcoming all villagers and teams to the Club’s Annual Open Day on Sunday 22nd which coincides nicely with the official opening of the ‘New Dressing Rooms’ at 12.15pm. G.H.


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My daughter Chloe (15), has recently been successful in gaining a place at Canterbury College to study a Level 3 Diploma in Photography and Digital Imaging. As part of her interview she was asked to present a series of 15 photographs that she had taken. Chloe went for a walk around our village and found creative ways to photograph the letters to spell out ‘Minster in Thanet’. She intends to continue her studies at University after the course. Her future aspirations are to become a professional photographer specialising in portrait photography.

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CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY A completely dry carpet cleaning service! And that means: No more damp or wet carpets! No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! No chance of sticky residues which can attract the dirt! Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets! (Upholstery and leather cleaning service available) For quotes please call:-

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Chloe is always looking for photography opportunities to further develop her skills and portfolio. If anyone in the village would like to have some photographs taken, for any occasion, then please don't hesitate to ask! You can contact us via email at: or phone 07915 990 665. Cheri Hadaway

Country Life I’m a country boy at heart, you know I love the countryside I love to let the hounds go To flush foxy from his hide I let him have both barrels That’s usually the end And then we hold a solemn wake For our furry little friend

I can gut and skin a rabbit I can disembowel a hare I’ve got the country habit Of love, respect and care For all the little animals Well done, or medium rare And of all the lovely dickey birds The pheasant is the winner Especially when pot roasted Served with vegetables for dinner! Vic.

We’ve published this ‘tongue in cheek’ and apologise to anyone whom it may offend

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Sponsored Walk 2014 Just a note to say a BIG thank you to all the local businesses in Minster that sponsored myself, Grace and Mollie on our 10 mile walk from Minnis Bay to Reculver and back again on Monday 5 May. Thankfully the sun shone and there were no blisters! I would also like to say a huge thank you to the village group who generously sponsored us for £100.00; this helped us raise £400.00 for Minster Carnival Association. Once again thank you. Danielle Law, Miss Minster 2014

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-------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 14th June to Wednesday 18th June Nightly at 7.30pm, except Sunday at 4.00pm The Broadstairs Dicken’s Festival presents a Community Production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” Tickets: £10.00 adults, £5.00 children paid in advance, £12.00 adults, £6.00 children on the doors. All seats unreserved and available from the STTC Box Office, Dickens Festival Kiosk or on line from

-------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 21st June 7.00pm David Copperfield – The Conclusion Tickets: £7.00 adults, £5.00 children.

CAROL CLARKE: We will not forget you Helen, and Carol’s family, would like to express their thanks for the many cards, flowers and words of support shown at the loss of Carol on 7 April 2014. Carol, a resident of Minster since 1987, enjoyed the facilities here, especially the public houses, making many friends, which was reflected in the attendance at her cremation on 22 April 2014. Special thanks to Minster Surgery, the chemist and Hospice throughout Carol’s illness. With village support we will remain strong. Many thanks, Helen


Saturday 7th June 7.30pm “Clara's Gift” Frauenliebe Und Leben Robert Schumann – music Adelbert von Chamisso – poetry Steve Trafford – new English translations With Elizabeth Mansfield: mezzo soprano - Stephen Rose: piano A fascinating evening of music, drama and song... Glorious music, ridiculous words! Tickets: £12.50 paid in advance/Friends, £14.50 on the doors

-------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 22nd June 3.00pm Thanet Light Orchestra in Concert. Tickets: £8.00 paid in advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors. Children half price

-------------------------------------------------------------Sat 28th June 7.30pm “Two Balds and a Blonde” Acoustic songs from folk to country and from both sides of the Atlantic. Tickets: £8.00 advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors

-------------------------------------------------------------Book by calling the Box Office 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm and one hour before each show) also e-mail The theatre is open for all but Membership at £18 year offers good discounts on the majority of shows. THERE ARE NO BOOKING FEES AT THIS THEATRE THE TICKET IS THE PRICE!

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Minster Fabulous Grade II Listed house in the heart of the village, 5 or 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4 reception rooms, farmhouse style kitchen, utility room, large gardens, summer house with hot tub and sauna, double garage and ample parking EPC Rating= £289,950

St Nicholas-at-Wade An attractive detached house within a small courtyard development, 4 bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room plus utility room, enclosed rear garden, double garage and off street parking EPC Rating=D £415,000

Cliffsend Detached bungalow with lovely gardens, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, modern kitchen and shower room fitments, conservatory, well stocked South facing garden

Birchington A rarely available detached house in a prime location, 7 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, 3 reception rooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, lovely gardens, garage and parking EPC Rating=E £625,000

Minster A well maintained 1970s detached house close to the heart of the village, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, 2 reception plus kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, downstairs wc, gardens front and rear, garage and off street parking EPC Rating=E £310,000

St Nicholas-at-Wade An unusual detached cottage in a tucked away location, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, fitted kitchen and 19ft sitting room, gardens to 3 sides and garage

Minster Office 71 High St, Minster t: 01843 823200

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SANDWICH AND DISTRICT CHORAL SOCIETY A SONG FOR A SUMMER EVENING An evening of music from the lighter side of the repertoire accompanied by supper Music to include West Side Story (Bernstein), Gilbert and Sullivan, Ivor Novello and the Sound of Music (Rogers and Hammerstein) Tuesday, 3 June, 7.30pm, Guildhall, Sandwich, Tickets - £10.00pp to include supper (please bring own drink). Available from: The Sweet Shop, 13 King Street, Sandwich; Choir members or contact 01304 840 271

-oOoCOME AND SING HANDEL’S MESSIAH (PART 2) Musical Director: Patrick Dunn Saturday, 28 June, Rehearsal 3.30pm – 5.30pm 5.30pm – 6.30pm Afternoon Tea 7.00 p.m. Performance (invite your friends and family). St. Mary’s Church, Minster. £5.00pp will be requested to cover the cost of tea and accompanist. Scores will be available. For further information and booking call 01304 840 271 or 01843 295 084

French Speaking Group The Minster French Speaking Group are looking for more students to join them in their French classes. Anyone interested in learning the language can obtain more information from Trudy on 822 280

WANTSUM MORRIS You may have seen them at Late Night Shopping for the past few years – they are now practising in the Village. They would like to meet you, especially if you are male and interested in Morris dancing! They can be found in the Sports Pavilion at the Rec from 10.30am – 1.00pm each Sunday morning. All ages welcome from about 9 years old. No Saturday 7th June Live Music with Yellowhouse from 9pm experience necessary as full training will be given. Saturday 14th June Karaoke Night Wantsum Morris dance at a number of venues and Saturday 28th June Live Music with Mike Appleton as Michael Bublé festivals throughout the Summer.

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LONDON MARATHON Dear Editor and Team, Just a note to say thank you for covering our London Marathon training and sponsorship for Alzheimer's in the April Minster Matters. My wife Jo and I had completely different starts, did not see each other at any point in the race and finished within 43 seconds of each other! Both our times were a very respectable 4hrs and 4 minutes… and yes she did beat me. If only I hadn’t stopped for that 44 second pit stop at mile 17! We have raised almost £2 thousand for the Alzheimer's Society supported by more than a dozen donations from people in the village. A huge thank you to all. Jon and Jo Holl

THANK YOU A HUGE and heartfelt “thank you” to all the kind, generous people who have donated food to Cats in Crisis, we truly appreciate your help! If you feel that you would like to give a loving permanent home to one of the cats in need, please ring Mary on 07796 633 306 or take a look at our Facebook page ‘Cats in Crisis Thanet’. CIC have lots of cats of all ages, colours and sizes in need of loving homes. We also have an Amazon wish list if you would like to donate food, litter, Dry Lining ~ Screeding ~ Plastering toys, bedding etc. and please visit our Charity Shop at 69 High Street, Coving ~ New Walls & Ceilings ~ Repairs Ramsgate! References & Portfolio available on request (Donations of household items, bric-a-brac, books, toys etc. are always Free Estimates & Advice needed.) 01843 825 949 ALL money raised goes directly towards the cat’s needs and vet bills, no one at CIC is paid a wage. or Thank you for your continued support. 07969 825 085 Linda

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Dear Editor, I was pointed to this site by a friend. I thought it may be useful for others to know via MM: The friend found grant funding for a career change when all other channels failed as she was “too old”. Bizarrely she also found that as she was a widow over the age of 60, and known to her local minister, then she qualified for grants to buy medical aids if she needed them! It seems to be an interesting site with some unusual sources of funding. Kind regards, (name withheld)

PRIVATE COLLECTOR WISHES TO BUY OLD BOTTLES, OLD POSTCARDS (Pre 1960) OLD PUB ITEMS Tel: 01843 583 453 or 07799 892 436 IN MEMORY OF OLIVE MAY POWER SRN, NT (1928 – 2014) Denis Power, husband of Olive, would like to express his sincere thanks to all those people who sent cards, flowers and condolences at the passing of Olive. Towards the end of her life Olive put up a brave fight but was finally called to the Lord on the 4�� May after a short illness at the age of 86 years. Special thanks to Cousin Cynthia Neville, neighbours Jack and Margaret Wraith, who have shown outstanding kindness and support to both Olive and Denis in this difficult period and the carers from Nurse Plus who made Olive’s final days peaceful, dignified and comfortable. Olive was cremated on the 15�� May after a Service of Remembrance at St Mary the Virgin Church, conducted by Fr. Stephen Haylett to whom thanks must also go for his support and guidance at this very difficult time. Finally thanks also to Funeral Director Jonathan Cole, and his staff for their support, guidance and help. MINSTER POST OFFICE 821291

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Minster Beavers sowing Poppy seeds Minster School Choir at the Twinning Anniversary

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION We now have the report of the Anniversary Day held on 4 May which thankfully turned out to be dry and sunny. The Parade gathered at the centre of the village near The New Inn ready to process down to the Old Schools for the formal ‘Meet and Greet’. The pick-up from Minster Garage which led the procession, was suitably decorated with flags and the Twinning Association banner, this was followed by a colourful entourage which included the excellent Band from 438 (Thanet) Squadron Air Training Corps, the five Giants from both villages, Miss Minster and her Princesses, plus the French and English supporters. Once inside the Old Schools, refreshments were given and there was an additional performance by the drums from the Air Cadets. This was to have been followed by a bagpipe solo, but hey, there’s always one calamity and the pipe fell out of the pipe bag! Unfortunately a repair could not to be resolved on the day for which we were quite sad as it should have been a very stirring and popular rendition. The young cadet who was to have played it was most disappointed too. Speeches were made by Twinning Association Chairman, Roy Bailey, French Mayor, Jean Luc Darcourt, and Chairman of Minster Parish Council, Bob Groves. Gifts were then exchanged, our Association presenting the Mayor with an apple tree and a beautifully engraved presentation plaque that had been kindly donated by Whybrow Stonemasons and our visitors’ gift to us was a hamper of locally produced French specialities. The next two hours was free time when visitors could explore the village and enjoy the entertainment that The Bell Inn had provided in the form of singer Martin Croones. He was a big hit with all who ventured into the pub garden and he even had French and English people dancing on the lawn, much to the appreciation of the onlookers. Also collecting a big crowd by the Lych Gate were members of the Wantsum Morris who were showing their skills of precision and expertise as they struck their batons in hair raising crashes. Jean Luc was persuaded to join in and he appeared to enjoy every minute of it and even walked off unscathed. Next on the itinerary was the delicious buffet that O’Shea’s had been contracted to supply, this was soon devoured. The Ceilidh music which produced the party atmosphere was down to the 3 musicians, Penny and Stuart led by committee member Chris Ransom on his accordian. More entertainment followed outside in The Bell Inn car park with a splendid performance by the Maypole Dancers from Nikinattynoos. Once they got their breath, they went back inside to amuse us with a silhouette performance, assisted by members of Minster Playhouse, showing a typical day return trip to France. The choir from Minster School and the dancers from Armbouts Cappel also gave magnificent performances on stage. There was a raffle on the day and the winner of the 1st prize was Karen Brazil. Her ticket was drawn out by David Otteson, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Express who had donated the prize of a 2 night stay in Staffordshire, lucky Karen! It was soon time for the day to end and the send-off finale was performed by the Hand Bell Ringers from St Mary’s Church, delightful. Simon Pickering, Ray Owen and some of our committee members have sent along a selection of magnificent photographs that will be uploaded to our website in the near future. In the meantime though, you can view some of these photos on our Facebook page at Please tag any of your friends and remember to ‘like’ the page. We thank everyone who organised, participated in, donated to and supported the event. Anyone wishing to be involved with the Twinning Association, please contact our Secretary Heather Epps on 826 406.

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From 28th May 2014 Corps Officers Captains Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves will be promoted to Majors

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Sunday 07.00 Breakfast with Doc Atherton 11.00 Easy Sunday with James Pringle 14.00 Horace’s Palace of Fun 18.00 Howard Evans (Sunday Night Live ) (Featuring Minster Matters Editor's Monthly Review) 22.00 Dreamtime (Chill out love songs)

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‘NOT’ THE ADULT REVUE For one season only including many new and some you’ve seen before THIS TIME IT’S FOR CHARITY Saturday 6th September Minster Village Hall 7pm If you want a night of laughter and sauciness book now to avoid disappointment Adults Only IF YOU HAVE AN ACT PLEASE CONTACT DEBBIE 07539 295 872

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

Call Martin Isaac 01304 812077 for details. Powers of Attorney also arranged. Home appointments available. Affiliated to the Society of Will Writers. Agent of Aegis Wealth Ltd www.a

THE POPPY The Poppy lends its magnificent colour to our countryside and fields. It has a timeless magic, that somehow yields. A sense of eternity between present and past. Also of a true love, and friendship, that forever lasts. For those anniversaries that return each year. Perhaps of those we have loved, and are no longer no near. When one has not the knowledge of a postal address. Yet realises they reside in a place of the best. Where it is a thing of the past, to have pain or suffering. This beautiful red Poppy, is a true sign of remembering. Yvonne

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Minster Playhouse - Prompt Corner Minster Playhouse Summer Events Two amazing events to tell you about … On Saturday 7th June we are holding a Wine and Wisdom Quiz evening at Old Schools – bring your own food and drink. To book a place on a table call Lynn Downes-Powell on 821 785. These are always fun evenings, involving a lot more wine than wisdom, and with question topics ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. There will also be a few little party games thrown in, plus prizes for both the winning and losing tables. In recognition of one of our long-standing members, all proceeds from this event will be donated to the charity Parkinsons UK. July 5th sees our Summer Spectacular Fair in the gardens of The Bell, from 11am through to 4pm. Free admission and lots to do for all the family. We have a whole number of events planned including Craft and Bric-a-Brac Stalls, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Raffle, Farmers Market and a Dog Show. The Bell will of course be open, offering its normal bar service, throughout the event. If you would like to be a stall-holder at the event, please contact us at our new Email address – and for further details, nearer the date, go to our website at

MINSTER-IN-THANET OPEN GARDENS Sat/Sun 14th/15th June 10.00 am to 5.00 pm Tickets on Sale at Old Schools, Open Gardens & Recreation Ground

Price £ 4.00 (Children under 14 free) Lunches/Refreshments in Old Schools Free Car Parking Recreation Ground CT12 4DE

The King’s of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club


Old Ramsgate - A Trip Down Memory Lane A Night of Nostalgia at the Kings Theatre A Different story every Month All 7.00pm for 7.30pm, All Thursdays 19 June 17 July 21 August 16 September 16 October 20 November 11 December 75th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Ramsgate Tunnels Sunday 1 June, 11.00am to 4.00pm on the Seafront “The Spirit of the 40s show” with Ramsgate’s Starlite Entertainers plus 40s vehicles and re-enactors The KING’S of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club King’s Church, King Street, Ramsgate info: Ralph Hoult - 07969 672 674 -

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MINSTER-IN-THANET WI May was our Resolutions meeting, so after we had concluded the business side of the meeting we listened to this year’s resolution- Increasing organ donation ‘The NFWI notes that three people die every day whilst waiting for an organ transplant. We call on every member of the WI to make their wishes regarding organ donation known, and to encourage their families and friends, and members of their local communities to do likewise.’ Members were given a ‘for’ and ‘against’ view and one member stood up and spoke about her own personal experience of organ donation- she donated her own kidney to her son 26 years ago! We voted ‘for’ the resolution!! Ralph Hoult then gave a captivating slide show about ‘Old Ramsgate’-it was interesting to see how much it had changed and how many landmarks have disappeared! Forthcoming events: Saturday 7 June 10.00am - 12.00noon Garden Morning at 9 High Street Tuesday 10 June - Meeting - Helen Kendall-Tobias ‘Make up for the Forever 40s Woman’ 7.30pm in the Village Hall - All welcome Friday 27 June - Sunshine Outing to Walmer Castle meet 10.00am in the Car Park Wednesday 25 June - Games Evening 7.30-10.00pm Village Hall Committee Room

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Strawberry Tea Monday 16 June 2.30pm - 4.30pm @ Cynthia’s House

Devil’s Elbow, Monkton Road TICKETS £4.00 (Purchased in advance) Tel: Cynthia 821 908 In Aid of The Salvation Army Minster Corps

AUTO DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING For those of you who have seen the Defibrillator Cabinets on the walls at Ben’s and the Village Hall and would like to learn how to use them in an emergency, if ever the need arises, there will be training sessions on Saturday 28 June in the Neighbourhood Centre above the Library in Monkton Road. There will be kneeling on the floor and some bending over resuscitation dummies so do not wear your best clothes!! For those who would like to be trained or offer help on the session please contact the Parish Clerk Mrs Kyla Lamb on 821 339.


Minster-in-Thanet COFFEE MORNING at 9 High Street 10.00am to 12.30pm Saturday 7 June Cakes, Plants, Raffle Butterflies in the Greenhouse Everyone Welcome For further information call 821 152

Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £37 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £26 hour Half Pitch : £26 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e:

RED RECYCLING BAGS Minster Parish Council are aware that some residents red recycling bags have been lost or thrown in the large recycling bins during the collections. As it is proving a lengthy process for some to get a replacement, the Parish Council have now asked Thanet District Council if they can hold a small stock of replacement bags at the Parish Office. If you lose your red bag please contact the Clerk on: 821 339 to arrange to collect a replacement.


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Minster Art & Craft Group CANTERBURY CHORAL SOCIETY CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL Saturday 21 June 7.30pm BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS Tickets can be purchased from the Marlowe Theatre Box Office on 01227 787 787 or at


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

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Art at the Abbey

at Parkminster, Minster Abbey, Bedam Court Lane, Minster

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June 10a.m - 4.30pm The beautifully restored barn at Parkminster in the grounds of historic Minster Abbey will again be home to an exhibition of paintings and craftwork by Minster Art Group. Admission is free and refreshments are available. This is the second exhibition by the group and is back by popular request following the success of the 2011 show. The group, which was started by two local artists in 2009 has grown to its present capacity membership of 30 and a second satellite group has recently started in Minster Village Hall. The group is made up of men and women from all walks of life and all ages. There is a wide variety of artistic ability from the very experienced to the beginners. Group members are encouraged to bring children and grandchildren along in school holidays – some of the children’s work will be on show. Many items will be on sale and in addition to their usual work, each artist has been invited to prepare one piece of art or craft to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first World War. We do hope that you can support our local artists by visiting the exhibition at some point during the two days and we look forward to meeting you. Should you need any more information, do please get in touch. Anne Lehane, Group Publicity 01843 821 092 e.mail:

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Upcoming Events Friday 13 June - Paul Cornwall (Acoustic) 9pm Sunday 15 June - Bread ‘n’ Butter (Father’s Day -Lunchtime) Friday 27 June - Elton Towers 9pm

Come and enjoy a drink in our beautiful garden Freshly cooked traditional pub grub at sensible prices We only use the finest and freshest local produce PUB NOW OPEN ALL DAY - Food Served:Monday - Saturday 12 noon to 3pm & 5pm to 9pm Sundays 12 noon to 4pm - Sunday Roast 2 for £15.00 Families are very welcome, children’s meals available

Senior Citizens up to 20% off on a THURSDAY 01843 826391 - 2 High St., Minster CT12 4BU

Zac’s Musings Thought I’d give you a change of picture this month. This is me looking a bit more relaxed than in my usual mugshot. It’s been pretty peaceful here except of course for the Easter bank holiday when we were inundated with the grandchildren, really nice to see them but also great when they go home again, I get my armchair back, it’s so much more comfortable than the carpet under the coffee table!. Tom the eldest has just passed his driving test at the first attempt, he was just starting school when I joined the family, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun. Anyhow well done Tom, just got to save now for the insurance, more shifts at McDonalds me thinks!! Even the old boy is less stressed this month so it’s a win win situation here at the moment, let’s hope it lasts!!


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Church News and Service Times The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton



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

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

St. Mary the Virgin, Minster Revd Richard Braddy Tel: 821250 Sunday Services in JUNE

Sunday Services in JUNE

Reverend Marcus Holden 592071

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

10.15am Holy Communion (CW) 6.00pm Songs of Praise


10:15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.15am Holy Communion


10.15am Family Service


09:00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Praise! 6.30pm Evensong


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Holy Communion (CW)


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Morning Worship


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Holy Communion (CW)

Tuesday 3 June 4.00pm – 5.45pm Come along as a family and enjoy time together doing crafts, Worship and share a meal together. Donations appreciated towards cost of meal.

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


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Holy Communion (CW)

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

Funerals April 10th Bettina Harbottle Thanet Crematorium April 17th Shirley Hobbs Minster Church and Cemetery

Sunday 8 June

Anniversary Celebrations 10.30am led by Lt.Col. Sandra Moran 4.30pm Celebration Tea (please book) followed at 6.00pm by‘Songs of Praise’ Contact: Majors Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves for more details 825178/822308

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

For further details contact: Majors Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 822308 or 825178 A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 9.30am Bumps & Babies 9.30am Parent & Toddlers 10.15am Keep Fit 9.15am Prayer Group 2.00pm Friendship Club 4.00pm Messy Church 2.00pm Home League (first Tuesday of the month)

Sunday 10.30am Family Worship (including Kids Church 11.00am) 6.00pm Worship & Bible Study

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POLICE CONTACT POINTS in Minster Public Car Park Adjacent to The Bell Inn, High St Tuesday 10 June 12.00noon - 1.00pm Tuesday 24 June 12.00noon to 1.00pm Email: Tel: 101 (non-emergencies), 999 (in emergencies) MINSTER LIBRARY


Wednesday 18 June Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker Janet Bryant “Gardens as a Nature Reserve” Points table: “A Wedding Buttonhole or Corsage”

Minster & Monkton

Baby Rhyme and Story Time

Royal British Legion Women’s Section

For babies and toddlers,


their parents and carers 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings

Monday 9 June 7.30pm

Saturday 7 June 10.00am-12.00noon Garden Morning at 9 High Street Next Meeting Tuesday 10 June 7.30pm Village Hall Speaker Helen Kendall-Tobias ‘Make up for the Forever 40s Woman’ All Welcome Games Evening Wednesday 25 June 7.30-10.00pm Village Hall Committee Room Friday 27 June Sunshine Outing to Walmer Castle meet 10.00am in the car park

Flower Demonstration THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226033

Competition: A Treasured Possession


Raffle prizes needed for all meetings

Sunday 20 July Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm

For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822 589


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

Lots of Stalls Mediums giving Tarot, Spirit, Angel Cards and Psychometry readings Tombola for Cats in Crisis Tea bar open all day at reasonable prices £1 entrance, children free Come early & book your readings All profits to be sent to Animal sanctuaries Enquiries to Kay on 01843 297 665


Minster Matters

June 2014

A Cracking Poem

Eggstremely Eggciting News AT MINSTER CE PRIMARY SCHOOL, A CRACKING DISCOVERY WAS UNCOVERED! During their assembly, the lockdown bell hit the ears of the pupils! Thoughts raced through their minds. Suddenly Mrs Stone and Mrs Alentis came in and whispered what the problem was to Mr McCarthy. Suspence filled the room as the children sat quietly. We were reassured that it was safe to look at according to PCSO England. As we approached the discovery zone, a policeman was guarding the object. As we came closer, we realised what the “Object” was. An Egg! It was bigger than an ostrich egg! That week, the whole school did a “Get Writing Task” about the egg.

The lockdown bells ring, Children all scream, What’s going on during the middle of spring?, Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?, Maybe a dinosaur?, No one knows it’s a complete surprise?,

An Egg-citing Poem An egg has been discovered, Great cries of fear arise, Giant could it be, Could it be a dinosaur surprise, Maybe a phoenix, What about a bird, You never know, it could be Richard III. By Bethany Strickett

The Minster School Easter Competition Easter was a very eggciting time for Minster school but one of the most eggciting events was the Easter competition. It is a competition where pupils from the school either decorate a boiled egg, make an Easter bonnet or a miniature Easter garden. In the morning, all of the ks1 pupils who had made a bonnet walked around the playground, modelling their creations. In the afternoon all of the school entered their eggs, bonnets and gardens to be judged by Mrs Stone and Mr McCarthy (they had a very difficult job!). All the winners received an Easter egg. By Holly Warner

Minster Matters

June 2014


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

Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: Email: Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA 2L/6


Est 1980



PLAY BOWLS When: Summer; Outdoors and Indoors ~ Winter; Indoors Why: Pleasure, Healthy Exercise, Entertainment, Competitions, Fun Time with Friends Old and New


‘LEARNING TO PLAY’ IS FREE!!! Visit the club at The Bowls Green, Recreation Ground (Molineux Rd Entrance) or phone 824 082


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821147 including Answerphone 1P/5

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

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

Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over


St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294829 2L/6

BS7671 Qualified Electrical Engineer

Part 'P' Registration No EPP2390

All Electrical Work Undertaken Free Quotations ~ Competitive Prices Quality Workmanship ~ Fully Guaranteed

Call Nic Morling 825 094 36 Tothill Street, Minster 3P/10


Minster Matters

June 2014

(Est 1935)

FLOOR SANDING GIVE YOUR FLOOR THE FINISH IT DESERVES MOT Preparation and Presentation Servicing all makes of vehicle Tyres, Batteries, Exhausts Air Con - servicing and repairs Free local delivery and collection

Qualified Foot Health Professional

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Floor Sanding and Polishing Wood Floor Restoration and Repairs Parquet and Woodblock Floor Specialists Locally Established Over 25 Years Dust Free Floor Sanding System Environment Friendly

For a free survey and friendly professional advice please call:

01843 830 230

Christine Bolger MCFHP MAFHP Registered Member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals Reliable Footcare Treatment in the comfort of your own home Call to arrange an appointment: Tel: 01843 836 088 Mob: 07554 006 928 •BROKEN MISTED WINDOWS

The Grass Master


* Landscaping * Lawn Treatment Service * Turfing *


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

Call for a FREE QUOTE or visit

01843 823 320 or 07973 817 540

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

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


Property Maintenance Ltd

01843 822 082 07505 531 585/07505 532 726 72 MONKTON ROAD, MINSTER

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

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

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

Minster Matters

June 2014

01304 626364

Richborough Hall , Ramsgate Rd., Sandwich CT13 9NW


SIMON STAIT Complete Property Maintenance

01843 595 979

07727 687 538

From a leaky tap to a leaky roof - I’ve got it covered!! No job too big - no job too small For all your building or plumbing jobs, inside or out. Professional workmanship with quality materials and competitive prices. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Laminate floors, Flatpacks assembled, Ceilings & Walls, Painting & Decorating, Custom radiator covers, Staircases, Doors, Roofs, Locks, Sheds erected, Decking, Outside taps, Fascias and Soffits, Guttering, Fencing, Windows, Washing machines installed & Pipes boxed in. Fully Insured, Reliable Craftsman. Free Estimates and Consultations 2L/6


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


01843 590 111

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


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


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

07, 2007 Citreon C2 SX HDi,

05 2005 Ford Focus Flight,

04 2004 Hyundai Getz GSi,

08, 2008, Volkswagon Polo,

1.4lt diesel, 3 door hatch, met blue paint, 2 owners from new, 68,000 mls, only £30 year road tax & fuel consumption of 74.3mpg All for ……..

1.6lt petrol, 5 spd manual, 3 door hatch, met ice blue, cloth int, elec windows, A/C, PAS, CD player, r/c/l, 64,000mls, 1 owner from new All for …

1.1lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, cloth interior, PAS, met silver, CD player, central locking, 2 owners from new, cheap insurance All for only……..

1.2lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, PAS, CD player, cloth interior, adjustable steering, only 20,000mls, service history, one previous owner, taxed until April 14, 58.9mpg (extra urban), low insurance... £4995

07 2007 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 CDTi

06, 2006, Ford Focus LX Auto Est,

10, 2010, Renault Kangoo Expression, MPV, 1.6lt petrol,

56, 2006 Vauxhall Zafira Life,

54, 2004 Ford Fiesta Flame,

08, 2008 Nissan Note Accenta

1.4lt petrol, manual, 1 owner from new, only 31,000 mls, service history, met black, cloth interior, RCL, PAS, CD player, A/C All for ...

1.5lt Dci MPV, manual, met black, 2 owners from new, 73,000 mls, electric windows and mirrors, A/C, CD player, cloth interior, integrated bluetooth, only £100 annual road tax £4995 All for ...


Automatic, cloth int, A/C, PAS, r/c/l, elec windows, met black, 1 owner from new, only 12,000mls (low mileage), lots of boot space £5995 All for …



1.6lt petrol, 60000mls with serv/hist, met silver, large boot space, cloth int, A/C, elec windows, PAS, CD player, 2 previous owners, comes with new MOT,full service and 3 mnths warranty…. £4595



16v Life model, turbo diesel up to 68.9 mpg, 5 door hatch, 2 previous owners, 79,000mls, lots of service hist, RCL, A/C, elec windows & mirrors, PAS, CD players All for … £4895




MPV 7-seater, 2.2lt petrol, automatic, 67,000 mls, 2 owners from new, met paint, cloth interior, electric windows, CD player, A/C, RCL, ideal family car All for ...


08, 2008 Audi A4 Avant Estate 2.0lt tdi s-line turbo diesel, full service history, 60,000 mls, cloth interior, alloy wheels, climate control, Audi bluetooth hands free phone kit and lots more All for ... £10,995

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

TEL: 01843 869600 EMAIL:

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

TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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Minster Matters Issue 159 June 14  

Village Magazine

Minster Matters Issue 159 June 14  

Village Magazine