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Minster Matters

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 178 : March 2016 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 90)

W.I. Bench Siting at High St Car Park - at an off guard moment !! More pictures inside

Recent Refurbishments at both Jemima's Locket and the Post Office

Worthy Winners of the 2016 MM Logo Competition - Well Done Everyone !!! Apologies for including the old fellow at the back !!! E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters MM Mobile: 07864 345 019

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

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

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSOs Craig Raisbeck & Sean Ritchie: 101 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: 03000 41 31 31 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333

Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 18 MARCH Feb 27

Twinning Assn Quiz Night


Mar 1 4-18

Lent Meeting


Wildlife Photographic Exhibition



Coffee Morning


W.I. Meeting

14 8 & 25


Lent Meeting



Monkton Messy Church



Bowls Club Quiz Night



St Nicholas Messy Church



Canterbury Choral Society



R.B.L. Women's Section Meeting



W.I. Birthday Meal



Horticultural Society Meeting



St Mary's Quiz Night



Psychic Fayre


W.I. Games Evening

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Apr 16 & 17 Craft Show 23


W.I. Wine & Wisdom

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May 7

Twinning Assn Race Night


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June 18 & 19 Open Gardens


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Patient Liaison Group: 821 200 Vets: 825 999 Post Office: 821 291 Minster School: 821 384 Village: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Show: www.minstershow.org.uk Business Association: www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet Mobility Scooter & Wheelchair (to loan): 07864 345 019 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 Pat Hogben 822 082

or email: pmhogben@hotmail.co.uk

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Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Eric James 821 744 Neighbourhood Centre Meeting Room: bookings via Library 03000 41 31 31

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Sarah Thorne Theatre


What’s On at the Royal British Legion


Youth Club -@ Pavilion


Village Hall Bowls Group


All Weather Playing Surface


Church Notices


Red Recycling Bags - Now at Library and not Parish Office


St Mary's Church Guided Tours


Copy Date for Next Issue - FRIDAY 18 MARCH

Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 1 March @ 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:9.30am to 12noon weekdays; however due to commitments that require staff leaving the office it is better to ring first to ensure the office is manned tel: 821 339 fax: 825 869 Email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Following Meeting : 5 April

Minutes of all Council Meetings can be found at www.minsterpc.kentparishes.gov.uk

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Ladies Gold Wristwatch A heartfelt thank you to the very kind lady who phoned me to tell me my watch was in Ben’s. Thank you also to Minster Matters for publishing my plea, it is so good to know there are such kind and honest people in our village. Thank you.

Attwells Newsagents always welcome donations of pet foods for which they redistribute to Local Rescue Groups

MINSTER SHOW Preparations for the forthcoming show are now in full swing. The theme this year is Roald Dahl, as it would have been his Centennial year had he still been with us, and entries according to the Show Schedule will reflect that. You can obtain your copy from us on Saturday 7 May when we will be outside Cliffe's for our 'Launch Day'. Remember to also collect your children's free 'Grow For The Show' kits whilst you're there. We are actively looking for a couple of volunteers to assist us at the RBL and Freemans Road with the organising of the Parade - might you be interested? If so then please contact a committee member or drop them a line via Minster Matters (our contact details are on page 2 column 1 of this issue)

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EDITORIAL Firstly I must start with a sincere apology to both Ken and Kevin Fiona at The Bell along with 'Paragraph 1' for getting the information wrong with regard to who had raised funds for Phoenix Cancer Research. I inadvertently praised Paul Onelove for his efforts whereas it was actually Paragraph 1 who had raised the money. Again sincere apologies to all concerned, I had been given the correct information but had just copied it over incorrectly from my scribble pad. Our thoughts this month are again with our editorial colleague Brenda as she continues to battle ongoing illnesses that keep her in and out of hospital. All the team wish her well and hope to see her back at home soon and maybe even 'doing her bit' again for MM. Scarecrows are making a comeback onto the agenda and we will be putting out forms and information as of next month because June will soon be upon us! Dog owners - Take a look at our new competition on page 10. Well that seems to be about as much as I can squeeze in so it just leaves me to ask the usual question -”Where’s Zac?” Gel Polish on fingers and toes only £28 Book now to avoid disappointment

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MISSED APPOINTMENTS At Last! A BIG improvement! THANK YOU! 34 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT and 61 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their NURSES APPOINTMENT, BUT THAT’S STILL 95 PATIENTS WASTING VALUABLE APPOINTMENTS and TIME! So let’s hope that, following the articles recently published by the surgery, those “forgetful” patients are at last getting the message. But PLEASE! Don't get complacent! REMEMBER …DON’T NEED IT - CANCEL IT ! KEEP FORGETTING - REGISTER ! One day IT MIGHT BE YOU who urgently needs an appointment only to be told: “SORRY THEY’VE ALL GONE”! NEW WATER COOLER INSTALLED We are pleased to announce that an “AquAid” Drinking Water Machine is now available in the waiting room for patients to freely use. We would therefore like to thank those patients who suggested this facility in the first place, and supported our fund raising to enable us to purchase it. OUR NEW PROJECT - YOU DECIDE ! We would like your help - PLEASE! What additional equipment or facility do you think would benefit your surgery the most? Various suggestions have been put forward and are displayed on our notice board in the waiting room, so please feel free to comment or add additional suggestions. We look forward to receiving your feedback. Thank you. SPRING FAYRE Our Annual Spring Fayre will be held on SATURDAY 14 May at “OLD SCHOOLS” as usual. Tables remain at £9 for a large, or £7 for a small, and of course “FREE ENTRY”. Several tables have already been sold and only a few remain so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Please see our Poster in this issue of MM for further details of this event. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon on the following days: Wednesday 23 March; Thursday 28 April and Wednesday 25 May for staff training. Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 2 May – Closed All Day. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these times. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the NHS 111 Service via the normal surgery number 821 333 and you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on 111, to receive non urgent confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For urgent/life threatening cases please dial 999 as normal. 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 821 200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049 or via email to kenself@me.com



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On Friday 18 December the bench outside the Salvation Army Community Shop was dedicated in memory of Major Teofilo Chagas. The ceremony was conducted by Major Denise Cooper who was in the same session at Training College as Teofilo and Philippa. Denise reflected on how Teofilo had enjoyed conversation: "Teo would have approved of this bench not to honour him but as a place of conversation". She dedicated the bench as a place "where God will have his hand on whoever who sits here, may they be aware of God's arm of comfort around them as they rest here." Major Philippa Chagas spoke movingly of Teofilo's love of music and that in his last days he would play his favourite cornet piece 'One life to live may I live for him' Philippa felt that Minster was their family and spiritual home. She remembered Teo as "loving to chat and all he did was to the Glory of God......may the bench be a place where people can meet God"

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Dear Friends from Minster, The 4 years spent in your beautiful village, from 1994 to 1998, can be called the best years of our lives, both as a family and in our ministry as Tel: 822 946 Salvation Army Officers (ministers). Therefore it was very touching to hear Mob: 07811 780 492 of all the efforts made and the kind donations given towards the bench in 24 High St., Minster CT12 4BU memory of my husband, Teofilo Chagas’ service to the Minster community, MOSSY'S as a Salvation Army Officer. Certainly all his efforts were out of a desire to Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Service love and serve others as commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ. Local lady experienced with dogs available for In the name of The Salvation Army and our family I would like to express daily and weekly walks and lots of one to one individual attention whilst you are away a sincere “Thank You” to all who contributed in some way. Competitive Rates depending on requirements As was mentioned on the day the bench was dedicated and placed T.D.C. Boarding Licence ~ Minster Vet Inspected th outside the Community Shop, on December 18 , may it be a place to rest, Insured ~ References available a place of peace, of contemplation and prayer and a place where good and Contact : Sarah Mather healthy conversations will take place to build up those who live and work 24 High Street, Minster 01843 822 946 or 07855 871 484 in Minster Village. sezmather@hotmail.co.uk Philippa


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Saturday 5 March at 7.30pm. The Merry Opera Company presents La Boheme by Puccini Merry Opera perform Puccini’s masterpiece, sparkling with merriment yet rich with pathos, Rodolfo and Mimi’s exuberant and despairing love affair is set among the cafes and student lodgings of the Latin Quarter in Paris. £15.00 paid in advance/Friends . £17.00 on the doors. ---------------------------------------------------Saturday 12 March at 7.30pm Part of the Big Kent Weekend and International Women’s Day The Mosaic Cat present Sarah Moule in FEVER! The music, Life & Loves of Peggy Lee. Peggy Lee’s cool, intimate delivery mesmerised audiences and influenced generations of singers. Though she pushed friends and colleagues to the limit, all was forgiven when she sang. Moule’s exquisite interpretations and insights into Lee’s turbulent life bring this repertoire vividly to life. £12.00 paid in advance/Friends £14.00 on the doors. Unreserved table seating. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 13 March at 3.00pm Spring Classical Concert 2 “Enoch Arden” a tale of love, suspense and drama. Tale by Alfred Lord Tennyson and music by Richard Strauss. With Tim Hurst-Brown (Narrator) and Peter Hewitt (Piano) £10.00 adults, Children £7.00 Season ticket available ---------------------------------------------------Saturday 19 March at 7.45pm The Spikedrivers in concert. One of the most original, innovative and exciting bands around, their combination of gutsy slide guitar, rock-solid bass, infectious grooves and highly distinctive vocals, creates a sound that is uniquely their own. Presented in association with Broadstairs Folk Week. £9.00 paid in advance/Friends £11.00 doors. Unreserved seating. ---------------------------------------------------Sunday 20 March at 4.00pm The Pantaloons Company present The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. “You must not laugh at me, darling, but it has always been a girlish dream of mine to love someone whose name was Ernest…” Everybody loves Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he? Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in this anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. £13.00 paid in advance/Friends £15.00 on the doors

------------------------------------------------------------------Book by calling the Box Office 01843 863 701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm – 24 answer phone) also go to www.sarahthorne-theatrecompany.co.uk to BOOK ON LINE. 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!

VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP Competition Results 2015/16 CLUB CHAMPION - Lorna Proudfoot Runner-up; Ken Ellis SINGLES Ladies Winner; Lorna Proudfoot Runner-up; Jean Greenfield Men’s Winner, Ken Ellis ~ Runner-up Brian Parker MIXED DOUBLES Winners; Dee Brain & Brian Parker Runners-up; Barbara McGuirk & Brian White LOU HAMMOND PHOENIX CUP Winner; Barbara McGuirk ~ Runner-up; Bill Saunders

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Upcoming Events

Mixed Emotions (Duet) - Friday 4 March Nick & Phil from Ireland - Friday 18 March FIREWALK CHALLENGE - Saturday 19 March Paragraph 1 - Friday 25 March Mental Block - Saturday 26 March Paul Cornwall - Sunday 27 March Freshly cooked traditional pub dishes with a twist We only use the finest and freshest local produce PUB NOW OPEN ALL DAY - Food Served:Tuesday - Saturday 12 noon to 3pm & 5pm to 9pm Sundays 12 noon to 4pm Families are very welcome, children’s meals available

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On Tuesday 9 February at 7.30 in Minster Village Hall members gathered for the monthly meeting. Following Jerusalem and a welcome to the many guests, President Sarah Eaton-Brown gave out details of future events including our Birthday Meal, the Wine & Wisdom, a day trip to Windsor and a twinning meeting in the Summer with North Tonbridge at the “Peony Walk”. Just a taste of the many events this busy WI have to look forward to in the year to come. If you are not a member, do feel more than welcome to come along to a monthly meeting (2nd Tuesday each month) to see if you would like to join us! Sarah announced that our Centenary Bench is in place (thanks to the Parish Council), on the grass with our Golden Jubilee tree, next to the car park in High Street. (See pictures on page 18) Brenda Cameron was introduced, her “Health and Wellbeing” talk being full of interesting facts about leading a fit and healthy life. Next month’s meeting will be “crafty” with something for everyone to take part in. Diary Dates: Tuesday 8 March - Monthly Meeting, 7.30pm, Village Hall “Crafty Corners” Tuesday 15 March – Birthday Meal at St Augustine’s Golf Club Wednesday 23 March - Games Evening, 7.30pm, Village Hall Committee Room Wednesday 6 April – Spring Garden Day, Canterbury Saturday 23 April - Wine & Wisdom, 7 for 7.30pm Tickets £6 inc Ploughman’s


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THANET Registered Charity number 1151398

Helping To Keep Older People Active At Age UK Thanet we offer many activities both in our main centre and at outreach venues to facilitate social interaction and encourage participation. For many older people we are a real lifeline and often the only time they go out. Popular activities include: bingo, art classes, Wii Sports, carpet bowls, quizzes, gentle exercise, theatre trips and afternoon tea outings, we try to offer something for everyone. On Saturdays we run ‘Sunshine Saturdays’, our Dementia Intergenerational project in our main centre, where we encourage young and older people to participate together in activities and art and crafts. Bradstow Court Broadstairs, Manor Hall St Nicholas, Napleton Court Ramsgate, Mentmore House Ramsgate and Victoria Villas Margate are our venues where we also offer lunches, activities, outings and entertainment at least one day per week. To find out more about any of the above please contact our day centre on 01843 226 244.

77 High St Minster Light Lunches, Homemade Cake and Cream Teas Open Monday to Friday

9.30 to 4.30 Saturday 9.30 to 3.00 Afternoon Tea Available Daily from Noon - Booking Required

Call us on: 07487 519 937 If you have a little time to spare and would like to join us as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Volunteers help in different ways; they can be based in our main centre and assist with activities, helping as an attendant on a mini bus, serving in our charity shop, or visiting an older person in their own home to offer companionship on a regular weekly basis. If you would like to find out more about any of the above please contact Gill on 07735 556 811 or email: agecorecruiter@btinternet.com

Chris Birch and Jay (Growbags) Grossmith, both village residents, are competing in the 15th MACMILLAN 4x4 CHALLENGE from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March. It is a test of navigational skills, observation, on and off road driving ability and endurance, by day and night, covering approximately 1,000 miles around the U.K. They are hoping to raise over £1,000 but actually need a minimum of £600 in sponsorship. There will be collection boxes in local businesses around the village so please help support them to raise as much as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support. To read more about this go to www.mac4x4.co.uk which is the official site for the event.


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We are starting a new monthly competition as from this issue, which will probably interest the dog owners amongst us more than anyone else. Our esteemed canine columnist Zac will be 'hiding' somewhere in the 01843 570 553 magazine, all you have to do is find him . (Note: It's not his picture (shown below) or 07725 819 407 on 'Zac's Musings' that you're looking for!!) You may only see his head or his tail LANDSCAPING & GARDEN or maybe a little more, and he could be any size so you'll have to look closely. The first person drawn from our 'Zac Bag' on Friday 18 March will then win MAINTENANCE a 'Zac Bag' of their own which we will have embroidered with their pet's name. ▪ Hedge Cutting and Pruning The bag will also include a pack of 'poop bags', some doggy treats and maybe ▪ Lawn Care, Grass Cutting even a ball (but don't hold your breathe for that!!). ▪ Fertilisation All you have to do is drop a note into the library marked for our attention, ▪ Moss Control, Weed Killing telling us exactly where you think he is, then add your own pet's name and address ▪ Fencing, Patios ▪ Patio & Decking Power Cleaning and the colour of bag you would prefer. Colours available are: Cerise, Navy Blue, Yellow, Apple Green and Black. You can see both the bags and available colours FREE ESTIMATES at: www.sewnuk.com or www.facebook.com/sewnuk2016/ Visit our website: which is a new venture for a very valued member of our editorial team. You can www.gardenservices4you.co.uk e: gardenservices4you@yahoo.co.uk also find her on Twitter and Instagram. Below is an image of an We expect our Zac Bags to look similar to this actual bag - obviously not quick 'mock-up':with our logo though:-

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A POSSIBLE COMPETITION FOR THE YOUNGSTERS We are also considering a 'SPOT ZAC' competition for the youngsters who attend Minster or Monkton schools or Tadpoles. Our intention is to place a cute toy dog (loosely modelled on Zac - a Jack Russell) wearing an MM t-shirt in a local business premises (not necessarily in the window and in a different business each month). All they'll have to do is spot him and submit their answer to us, at the library stating where they think they saw him, their age, their school and their address. Then whoever is drawn from the bag first will be our winner. The monthly prize is yet to be decided and we're also still hunting for a suitable toy dog, so more on this next month.



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Afternoon Tea A selection of special sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones served with clotted cream Sat 5th/Sun 6th March Adults - £12.99 and jam, Children - £7.99 (3-12) Strawberry and Cream Cupcakes A pot of tea And a free glass of Prosecco ! BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

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Hello All Roy and Carol Bailey held their Annual Selection Dance for the Carnival Court on Saturday 13 February, to which our French friends were invited. They arrived en masse and enjoyed a meal at the RBL. We would like to thank the Legion and staff for the use of the venue, for the quality of the meal and for the kindness shown by the bar and waiting staff. After a shopping trip to Canterbury the French returned to the Village Hall for the selection dance and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The Deputy Mayor of Armbouts-Cappel, Jean Paul Dumotier, crowned the new court and presented them with gifts. Hopefully, you will receive this issue of MM in time to make a last minute booking for our quiz which is being held on Saturday 27 February. Please call the RBL on 01843 821471 for details. Good luck to all those who have already booked to attend. Unfortunately, our Race Night on Saturday 4 June has had to be changed to Saturday 7 May, further details will be published in the next issue of MM. Posters will be going up next month for the Association’s 18th Anniversary celebrations, which this year will be in the form of a Barn Dance at Way Farm, Wayborough Hill on Sunday 19 June. The cost will be £5 per couple, dancing to the Ceilidh Band, ‘Contraband’, from 5-9pm. As we are limited to 100 people, this will be on a first come first served basis and will be for over 12s only. Plans are in place for providing burgers and hot dogs to purchase, both of which are in keeping with a Barn Dance, but this has as yet not been finalized. Denims and checked clothing are encouraged, but not mandatory. Please direct your enquiries now for your chance to attend by calling Ann or Jamie on 01843 822 156. We have a coach booked for Saturday 26 November to take us to Winchester Christmas Market, which is advertised as being one of the best markets in Europe. As well as the market, there is also an ice rink, loads of museums, the Cathedral and various eateries, so all tastes are catered for. Yes it is a long way off, but we think this will be a popular excursion, so interest is being sought now. The cost will be £15 per head, please ring Carol Bubb on 07745 683 466 for provisional booking. No money will be collected until August. More details nearer the time.



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A new luxury lodge on the 5* Wayside Holiday Park. 2 beds with walk in wardrobes, 1 en suite. Large open plan lounge/diner and fully fitted kitchen. All carpets, curtains, and quality furniture are included in the price.




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

Tel: 01843 866 601 Mob: 07749 999 584

THE QUEEN'S 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Are there any groups in the village planning on doing anything to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday on either 21 April or 11 June? If you know of anything that is being planned please contact the Parish Clerk, Kyla Lamb on 01843 821 339 or email: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk



'OLD SCHOOLS' We are a conservation building company that specialise in repairing, restoring and conserving listed and period properties. We are passionate about the preservation of our historic heritage and strongly believe in the use of traditional methods and materials that have been used for centuries. Our understanding of historic buildings combined with the use of qualified craftsmen and women enables us to provide a service to suit the requirements of your building.

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Lime Rendering – Timber Frame Repairs – Joinery Landscaping - Brickwork - Carpentry - Roofing Groundwork – Extensions and Alterations Sash Window Restoration – Flint and Stone Work

Do come along and enjoy a chat and refreshments. There will be a Cake Stall, Preserves, Books and Greetings Cards ALL WELCOME - IN AID OF CHURCH FUNDS

For free advice or a no obligation quote Please call or email Craig using the details below:

LATE NIGHT APOLOGIES I am so sorry but I forgot to thank the Monkton Stag Singers who very cheerfully sang their way around the shops to cheer us up. Also belated thanks must go to the Minster Handbell Ringers who took over from the School Choir entertaining the crowds outside Quirky's. Finally, a huge thank you to John and Tania for allowing us to use their frontage to accommodate everyone outside of Quirky's. It was their first ever Minster Late Night and we had forgotten to forewarn them that we normally used that area, so apologies for not having done so. We'll try to do better next year!! Karen Brazil

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Old Schools Saturday 19 March 7 for 7.30pm ÂŁ5pp inc Hot Supper Tables of 6 Bring you own drinks, glasses and nibbles To book a table please contact Sheila on 07901 918 146

MINSTER CARNIVAL COURT 2016 Anastasia, Grace and Arianne




Sadly I have to report that Sylvia Arnold, our Ladies Captain, passed away in her sleep on 11th February. She was a very special person and will be sorely missed. On a happier note Paul Churchley reached the final of the EKSMBA Singles Competition and the Monks are at the top of Div.3 so should get promotion. Our "In-house" short mat competitions this month have produced the following finalists for the weekend 2/3 April:Ladies Singles - Sylvia Davis v Babs White. Mixed Triples - Jackie Pluckrose, Derek Carter and Mark Lendrum v Trudi Lewis, John Day and Paul Churchley. March will see the climax of the short mat season and the greens will be open again for outdoor bowling in April. Brian Morphew

Mr Rick Delo Your local oven grime busters Mobile 07703 553 915 info@cityovencleaning.co.uk www.cityovencleaning.co.uk

MINSTER POST OFFICE Open longer to serve you better 821291 Monday - Friday 0800 - 1800 Saturday 0800 - 1600 . Mails . Travel Money . Money Gram . Cash Withdrawals/Deposits . Motor Vehicle Licence New cards, wool, gifts & DIY items

Susan Osborne ‘The smart way to book your holiday ‘ Sadly the time has come for me to hang up my ‘travel counsellor’ hat after 11 years. I have many customers in and around Minster and I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to you all for your support and loyalty and helping me build a successful business. As from the 1st February a lovely lady called Kaye will be taking over. Kaye has been in travel for over 20 years, she is well travelled, very experienced and keen to get to know you. Kaye’s contact details are:Office 01843 807 910 Mobile 07809 229 114 Email kaye.dunbar@travelcounsellors.com I hope you will give Kaye the same support you have given me and contact her next time you want to travel. Warmest thanks and safe travels in the future, Sue

LOGS Suppliers of quality wood for open fires and wood burners Barn-stored and seasoned hard wood


Contact: 01304 812 522 or 07720 727 224 www.logstop.co.uk


March Offers Happy Mothers Day

1 hour massage- mix & match with Sara £34 You choose -Indian head & back massage or - Mini facial & back massage or Full body massage 10% off Dermalogica Products 01843 826 308 70 High Street, Minster www.girlsworldminster.com

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QUIRKY'S 79 High Street, Minster 07413 763 334 Exclusive Handmade Aromatherapy Products


www.kustomfit.co.uk Personal Training Sports Massage Nutrition Weight Loss/Gain

Exercise Class Ramsgate Minster Cliffsend St Nicholas-at-Wade

SPECIAL OFFER – Quote MM10 for £5 off ANY service! That could be a FREE BOOTCAMP! GIFT IDEAS! Vouchers & discounted New Year packages available

Saturday 5 March live music with Moonlight from 9pm Saturday 19 March live music with Yellowhouse from 9pm SKY SPORTS & BT SPORT

Showing on 2 Large HD Screens with Surround Sound

**All at Minster’s No1 Sports Venue** Pool * Darts * Poker

The Saddler Kitchen

Open Daily...Serving All Day Breakfast, lunchtime meals.… OAP Lunch Specials served daily..… Monday to Saturday 9am to 3pm and Sunday 10am to 2pm pop in for Coffee and a chat ! Got a function coming up ? Celebrate with us.… fully catered for at very reasonable prices.… Free Dj with every event booked ! *


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Dear friends, the Church is currently planning to host an Arts and Crafts Weekend on 16 -17 of April. This fundraising event will take place inside St Mary's, and we hope it will be a unique opportunity for everyone to get involved. So if you would like to have a stall, demonstrate your favourite craft, exhibit your paintings, volunteer to help run the kitchen, bake a cake, or even put us in touch with someone who might be interested, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either Martin or Helen on 01843 821 266, craft tables cost £10.00. There will be a small hanging fee and a 20% selling fee for paintings. This will be a fabulously fun way for us to open the Church’s doors, raise some funds, have a great weekend, and even have a go at building a real kayak, so please do support this exciting event which will help to maintain our beautiful Church.

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The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant






Contact: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk


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MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH 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 : £40 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £28 hour Half Pitch : £28 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: 821 339 f: 825 869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

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




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Lou Hammond Phoenix Cup 20 Mar @ 6.00pm Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 826 060

123 Sandwich Road, Cliffsend CT12 5JB 01843 852 547 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mother's Day ~ Sunday 6 March Menu Available - Please Book Early ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It's That Time Of The Year Again!! Saint Paddy's Day Thursday 17 March (not to be missed) Irish Band playing from 2 to 6pm Come and join The Craic !! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Good Friday 25 March Live Music with Mike Appleton including a 3 course meal available at £24.95pp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Easter Sunday 27 March Food available from 12 to 4pm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We now have Darts and Bar Billiards ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Shepherd Neame Pub Real Ales & Fine Wines ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Function Room available for hire ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ronnie & Teresa always here to welcome You


Richard Greenfield Your Local Electrician Part P qualified and ElectricSafe registered all work is guaranteed, insured and certified where necessary. No call out charge.

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Abbey Dental Care is pleased to announce that from 1st March 2016 the Practice will be under the ownership and management of

Angelene Burton BChD (Pretoria) If you are interested in joining the Practice there will be an Open Day on

Saturday 12th March From 10am until 4pm Where you can meet Angelene and her staff and see around Abbey Dental Care, your friendly local Practice offering the highest quality of care, service and treatment.

Do come along! MINSTER BOWLS CLUB SATURDAY 12 MARCH 7 for 7.30pm


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1 High Street, Minster, Thanet CT12 4BU

Tel: 01843 822516/7 Fully licensed and air-conditioned Open 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays 12.00noon - 2.30pm & 6.00pm - 11.30pm 10% DISCOUNT on all take-away orders over ÂŁ15.00 See our full menu at www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk

Sharing fun, being together, meeting Jesus ALL CHILDREN*AND FAMILIES INVITED

ST NICHOLAS-AT-WADE Manor Hall, Manor Road, St Nicholas at Wade 2nd Saturday of each month 3.00pm - 5.00pm

12 Mar * 9 Apr * 14 May 11 Jun * 9 Jul * 10 Sep * 8 Oct 12 Nov * 10 Dec MONKTON Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Street 2nd Tuesday of each month 3.15pm - 5.15pm

8 Mar * 12 Apr * 10 May 14 Jun * 12 Jul * 13 Sep * 11 Oct 8 Nov * 13 Dec *children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian



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(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

The Catholic Parish of Ramsgate and Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton Services in

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071


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

Mothering Sunday

Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate


10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

Mothering Sunday 6

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Praise Service


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)

6.30pm Evensong

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation


Palm Sunday

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 Minster Abbey below


Palm Sunday 20

Easter Day

Good Friday 25

www.minsterabbeynuns.org The Abbey Chapel is open for

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.30am Family Worship

27 10.15am Easter Day Holy Communion

Minster Abbey

10.30am Family Communion (CW)

10.15am United Holy Communion with Methodists Good Friday 12.00pm At the Foot of the Cross

9.00am Holy Communion (BCP)

2.00pm 'The Cross of Christ’ Words and Music for Good Friday

Baptism at St Mary’s Minster

prayer throughout the day

Easter Day

21 February Jessica Lidlow


Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am

Prayer Meeting

Mid day prayer 12.10pm

6:10am Sunrise Service meet at St Mary’s 10.30am Easter Day Holy Communion and Egg Hunt

Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm

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

9.15am every Thursday at the Salvation Army

(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.

We would love to pray for you. If you have any prayer requests please put them in letter box at the hall by Thursday morning and we will pray for you. Even better come and join us.

Holy Communion at Home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton Church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428 For further details contact: Major Trevor Green 01843 822 308 or 825 178

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre

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

11 Tothill Street, Minster CT12 4AG Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

2.00pm Home League

9.15am Prayer Group

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

2.15pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship


Diary Dates 7 May - Race Night 19 June - Anniversary 20 Aug - Quiz Night 11 Sept - Treasure Hunt 26 Nov - Coach Trip 4 Dec - Santa Dash KNIT AND TALK TIME in MINSTER LIBRARY Beginners and non-knitters welcome Swap patterns and wool Occasional Speakers on various topics Tea & Coffee provided Every Friday 10.30 - 12noon

Soup (and cake) on Wednesday Old Schools 12.00pm - 1.30pm Everyone Welcome THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Dane Court Grammar School Broadstairs Road Broadstairs CT10 2RT info@thanetfarmersmarket.co.uk CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226 033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk




Sunday 20 March Village Hall 10.00am - 4.00pm 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

Monthly Meeting Tuesday 8 March 7.30pm Village Hall ‘Crafty Corners’ Games Evening Wednesday 23 March 7.30pm Village Hall Committee Room

£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 & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

Minster & Monkton Horticultural Society Next Meeting Wednesday 16 March 7.30pm Speaker: Mr Johnson ‘Sweet Peas, How to Grow & Show’


Monday 14 March A Decorated 4 Leaf Clover

Point’s Competition A Vase of Spring Flowers

Bingo , Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822 589

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion 61 Augustine Road EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm Come and join us for a game of Bingo ALL MEMBERS and bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat on 822 622

CANTERBURY CHORAL SOCIETY CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL Saturday 12 March @ 7.30pm HANDEL Tickets for all performances are available from Canterbury Ticket Shop (Marlowe Theatre) 01227 787 787 or www.canterburyticketshop.com and there are discounts available for booking all the concerts for the season. Full information on our website www.canterburychoral.co.uk


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27 Giant Wooden Activity Cubes sold at Mothercare and ELC - recall The following notice has been issued by the retailers: Important Product Recall Notice 141224 ELC GIANT WOODEN ACTIVITY CUBE & H2668 MOTHERCARE GIANT WOODEN ACTIVITY CUBE

We have become aware of a potential Quality Issue relating to these products where they may have been exposed to damp or humid conditions which could lead to mould forming. In response Mothercare and Early Learning Centre are recalling all copies of these Activity cubes, sold with batch codes GJ09-15-D1 for the ELC product and with batch code GJ11-15-D1 for the Mothercare product in Early Learning Centre stores, Mothercarestores or on-line and are instructing all customers to either return the item to your nearest store or contact our Customer Services numbers, immediately, for an exchange of product or full refund. This recall only affects the products with the batch codes shown and no other activity cube or other Mothercare or Early Learning Centre product is affected. If you require any further information, please speak to a customer service adviser in store, or contact either the ELC Helpline on 0871 231 3511 or the Mothercare helpline on 0344 875 5111. Lines open from Monday to Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday and bank Holidays 9am- 5pm. Calls charged at 10p per minute plus standard network charges. Early Learning Centre apologises for any inconvenience or disappointment caused but we believe this action to be in the best interest of our customers. Early Learning Centre, Cherry Tree Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 6SH

MONKTON MONKTON NATURE NATURE RESERVE RESERVE Do come and see us, and walk at your leisure through the chalk grassland areas or explore the woodland. Have your packed lunch in our newly refurbished picnic area, whilst surrounded by the natural habitat of the Kentish Countryside Visit our Natural History Museum, with our large display of exhibits, or bring your own fossils and artefacts for identification We have thousands of second-hand books for sale, both fact and fiction, a large selection of plants and our very own home-produced compost for your garden We are also proud to be the home of the Thanet Observatory, where the Monkton Stargazers meet We are open 7 days a week 10.00am to 5.00pm in the Summer (1 April to 31 October) 10.00am to 3.00pm in the Winter (1 November to 31 March)

Volunteers to help run and maintain the Reserve are most welcome Contact: 01843 822 666 or visit our website at www.monkton-reserve.org for further information (Canterbury Road, Monkton, Nr. Ramsgate, CT12 4LH)


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Been to visit George this week, I DO NOT like going there, as all he ever seems to do is stick needles in me. But I must admit he did find I had an ear infection so the trip was worthwhile. The old boy is still suffering with his cold and don't we know it !! He must have got through 01843 580 133 a mountain of tissues and still it hasn't cleared 07814 858 653 up. www.randaplumbing.co.uk This month sees the start of a new Fully insured, all work guaranteed competition in the magazine with which I've had quite a bit of input and Amy has kindly Love Your Lawn agreed to embroider my name on each prize bag. I just UK’s Largest Lawn Care Company need to make sure the No Contract : Simply pay-as-you-go images they use of me, for Weed Kill * Fertilisation * Aeration you to find, are of my 'good Moss Control * Scarification side' and show me at my Costs less than DIY best. I've even had a haircut www.greenthumb.co.uk For a free no obligation lawn analysis & quote and my nails clipped in readiness for my debut. call 0 8 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 *Central Heating *Boiler changes *Unvented & vented systems *Bathrooms designed and installed *Tiling *Solar panels *Underfloor heating For efficient and friendly service please call for free estimate

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Our services include: Hedge Cutting, Gardening, Fencing, Patios and Sheds Also Decorating and Home Repairs Free estimates, no job too small. Local, reliable and friendly TGF Property Maintenance is a Minster based family run business established in 2003 Home: 01843 822 541 Mobile: 07765 907 480 Email: info@tgfrancis.co.uk

TIGER’ TIP To get rid of the smell of solvents from a newly cleaned oven, heat some lemon rind in it for about 20 minutes, then open the door and continue cooking for another 15 minutes

Holiday Inn Express on your Forthcoming marriage

The Holiday Inn Express, Minster, would like to offer all the guests, of local weddings, accommodation at our hotel for all your friends and family with 10% off our best flexible room rate. To qualify your wedding for this discount please contact Jasmine, our Sales manager, on 01843 820 250 option 3 This offer is subject to availability, and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

Minster Matters St Mary's Church, Minster Guided Tours of the Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call

07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking



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 294 829 (If you attend from having read this - then please mention you read it in Minster Matters)

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB 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 www.minsterbowlsclub.org.uk


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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.


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COUNTRYSIDE CENTRE & RAILWAY MUSEUM Lot’s to see and do A worthwhile journey to visit this hidden gem Featuring N Gauge layouts of the original Elham Valley Line and the UK Terminal layout from the original Channel Tunnel Exhibition Centre. Static Displays, Ride on Model Railway, Tea Rooms, Country Walks, Crafts, Free Parking Open Weekends inc Bank Holidays from April - November 10am to 5pm £2.50 adults, £1.50 children/concessions

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

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

Ring: 01843 848 588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844 856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978 479 (24-hour) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

CAR & VAN SALES TEL: 01843 869 600 MOT Test Centre All Makes Servicing All Vehicle Maintenance Tyre Centre Car Sales Recovery Service

06 2006 Nissan Note SVE,

07 2007 Vauxhall Agila MPV,

60 2010 Mitsubishi Warrior,

1.6lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, MPV, RCL, Climate control, Caffe Latte Met, ½ leather int, 57,000mls low mileage, one owner from new with service history All for …… £3695

1.0lt petrol, manual, low mileage 52k miles with service history, high driving position easy to get in and out, cloth interior, PAS, CD player, economical All for only…….. £2995

L200 Double cab, 4x4, 2.5lt diesel, truckman top, met silver, leather int, lots of extras, recent full serv, cambelt & MOT, 120,000mls, drives beautifully Price shown is plus VAT




10 2010 Hyundai i10 Classic, 1.2lt petrol, 5 door hatch, 5 speed manual, 3,500mls with serv hist, one previous owner, A/C, PAS, CD player with aux plug, £30 per year road tax, over 60mpg All for …….. £4695

11 2011 Citroen C1 VT,

61 2011 Seat Leon,

1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, black metallic, fsh, cloth int, r/c/l, elec front windows, PAS, only 51k miles, £30 per year road tax, bluetooth phone integration system All for …… £5995

1.0lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, A/C, PAS, 54,000mls, serv hist, 70+mpg, low insurance, £20 road tax All for …

1.6lt diesel, 5 door hatchback, manual, 81.3mpg extra urban, low emissions, free road tax, very economical family car, A/C, RCL, integrated phone system, large boot and lots more All for …… £6295

58 2008 Nissan Micra 25,

59 2009 Seat Ibiza S,

60 2010 Suzuki Alto SZ4,

1.2lt petrol, manual, one owner from new with service history, 3 door hatch, red, low mileage 25k only, R/C/L, A/C, P/S, MP3 and cloth interior All for …

996cc petrol, maual, black, 53k miles with serv hist, one owner from new, low emissions so only £20 road tax, R/C/L, A/C, P/S, elect windows, cloth interior All for only...




57 2007 Peugeot 207,

1.4lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, only 48,000mls with service history, one previous owner All for ...


1.2lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatchback, 1 previous owner from new, only 30,00mls, elect windows, r/c/l, PAS, met paint and lots more All for only ...




63 2013 Nissan Micra,

1.1lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, low mileage 44k with service history, e/windows, A/C, PAS, cloth interior, USB and Aux sockets, economical All for only…


08 2008 Kia Picanto,



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

TEL: 01843 869 600 EMAIL: enquiries@birchingtonautos.co.uk

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

TEL: 01843 862491 www.broadstairsaccidentrepairs.com

Full body repairs

Dent removal

Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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