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Your Friendly Village Newsletter Issue Number 109 : November 2009 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

CAN YOU GIVE THESE 2 LOVABLE CATS A HOME ? Logo designed by Jack Lamport

Eden & Beau are looking for a loving home can you help ? TAG Pet Rescue : 822 931

WORRIED ABOUT TRICK OR TREATERS knocking on October 31st? then prop this magazine in your front window where it can be clearly seen Some colourful visitors to the Art Show

VACANCY FOR PAVILION AND ALL WEATHER PITCH CARETAKER A vacancy has arisen for the position of Sports Pavilion and All Weather Pitch Caretaker for Minster Parish Council The job is a part time post during evenings and weekends The position includes keyholding and some cash handling responsibilities, opening and locking the facilities for bookings and cleaning of the facilities to a required standard. For an application form and job description please contact Kyla Lamb, Parish Clerk 01843 821339 email minsterpc@tiscali.co.uk Applications should be submitted to the Parish Office by Monday 9th November 2009 E-mail : editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Electronic Copy, Podcast and Blog: http://www.minstermatters.org.uk Fax No: 07092 891864 Find and Read us on Facebook - search for : Minster Matters Published by: Minster Matters, c/o Library & Neighbourhood Centre, 4A Monkton Road, Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4EA UK


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PFA Fireworks Hort Soc. Xmas Bazaar & Coffee Morn 1st; 14th/15th; 28/29th RBL Womens Section AGM December Surgery Training Day Dry Cell Battery Collections: Attwells, The Attic, Bens or Library 10 & 20 School Open Days for New Intake Copy for any issue of MINSTER - How To Find Us 10 Pegwell Bay Reserve Volunteers Day Minster Matters For those looking to use a Sat Nav must be received (at the very latest !!) 10 W.I. AGM to locate the village by the 3rd Friday of preceding month the Library at 4A Monkton Road 11 Mothers Union regardless of date is the approximate centre of the village 11 Twinning Association AGM www.minstermatters.org.uk and the postcode there is CT12 4EA 14 Quilters Craft Fair & Saturday Market editorialteam@minstermatters.org.uk GPS/OS Map co-ordinates for the village square are TR 309 647 Skype us at: editor.minstermatters 14 S.A. Friendship Club - Fun & Laughter 51.33 N, 1.33 E or 51° 20’ N, 1° 18’ E Editor-in-Chief (& Advertising) 14 Pegwell Bay Reserve Guided Walk Ray Owen (822322)

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Tuesday, Nov 3rd, 2009 at 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: 821339 fax: 825269 Email: minsterpc@tiscali.co.uk

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November 2009 EDITORIAL

The ‘E’ Team

Autumn’s definitely here, I know ‘cos I’ve had to put my coat on in the morning to walk the dog, but there again what a beautiful time of the year this is, with all the different colours in the foliage, and a myriad of birds about to migrate for the Winter. It’s one of Ray my favourite seasons, but I also look forward to the Spring when everything starts to come back to life and the birds make a welcomed return. Nights are drawing in and we turn the clocks back on Sunday 25th October so then it will be dark really early, meaning the festive Amy season will soon be upon us. Now’s the time to get your parties or your Christmas dinner organised. All the local traders who offer dining facilities, over this period, tell me they are getting lots of bookings, so if you’re thinking about letting someone else do the washing up then best you get out Brenda and get your table booked at the eatery of your choice. This month sees us welcoming new tenants in the village at The Saddler, also a new Italian Restaurant, Gozzi’s, at No77 High St, as well as new tenants at the Sportsman in Cliffsend so plenty of opportunities for us all to get out and sample their wares. Eve For those who wish to have a quiet Halloween evening in front of the telly we’ve reproduced the usual “No Trick or Treat” poster on our front cover that you can prop in your window to warn revelers that you wish to be left alone. Let’s just hope they heed the warning !! Diane The whole of the MM team send their congratulations to Nora (our audio editor) and her husband Barry who have just told us they are expecting their first child in March, so our recording studio will shortly become a nursery. I did say, if we could continue to use it after the little one was born, that we would quite willingly Nora learn a few lullaby’s in case we disturb the young one’s sleep, but Nora didn’t seem too keen on that idea (maybe she’s heard me trying to sing before !!!). We’ve heard on the grapevine that the footpath, we fought to keep, which runs along one edge of the new development, has now Sue been officially recognised as a public right of way, and has even been given an official footpath number, although we don’t know what that is. However the developers are appealing the order as it requires them demolishing one of the properties they’ve already built ‘and sold’. The possibility of a diversion is at present being looked at. We’ll keep you informed when we know any more. It just goes to show that sometimes it pays to stand up and be counted. We thank all those residents who have recently send us letters praising the magazine and saying just how much they like it’s new look cover. We like to believe it looks more professional and is a publication worthy of such a great community. With effect from this issue you will now be able to download it in a variety of ‘e-book’ formats for use in the majority of electronic book readers. That’s it, all my space filled for another month. Where’s Zac today?

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November 2009 THE SALVATION ARMY, MINSTER NEW CORPS OFFICER Major Denise Cooper is settling in well and is so grateful for the thoughtful preparations for her arrival and also the incredibly warm welcome she has received from everyone at The Salvation Army and also the wider community of Minster. She is thrilled to have met so many people from within the village already and hopes to get to know many more over the coming weeks. ANNUAL APPEAL A big thank you to all who returned their Salvation Army Gift Envelopes during September. Over £4700 was raised in our Area and will be used to support The Salvation Army's work taking place in their Social Service Centres, community outreach and practical assistance provided through local Salvation Army churches. COMMUNITY SHOP The conversion of our old Hall is well under way and receiving many positive comments. The shop volunteers have been meeting regularly to prepare for the opening. We still need helpers to serve in the shop and to prepare goods for sale. You do not need to be a member of The Salvation Army to volunteer, we want the shop to be a community facility. If you are interested in helping please contact Val Hope on 823830. The next meeting for volunteers will be on Tuesday 3 November and will provide training in the use of the cash register, please contact Val if you are able to attend. SAD LOSS OF A DEAR FRIEND We are sad to acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and soldier, John Couchman. John is someone who is going to missed by so many at The Salvation Army, and also within the village. There are many people who have been quietly influenced, guided and helped by John, not least our friends from Joyful Noise, who were so special to John for over 20 years. John has made a huge contribution to village life and was well-known for his bike repairs and Sales, raising funds for Joyful Noise. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife, Kathy, and his wider family at this time. STOP PRESS.!! THE SOUTH EAST (KENT) GET TOGETHER-MAKE MUSIC-HIKE-WALK GROUP Join us for a walk in Minster on Halloween (Sat 31st Oct). Dress up if you like. There’ll be a bit of Minster history along the walk and we’ll briefly haunt each pub as we pass for a drink! Visit the groups website or ring Diane on 07717 453106 for more info. www.meetup.com/South-East-Get-Together-MakeMusic-Hike-Walk

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November 2009 MINSTER TWINNING ASSOCIATION Bonjour mes amis and welcome to more exciting news from the Association. AGM: The time has come once again for the Annual General Meeting of the Twinning Association which will take place this year in the Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 11th November at 7.30pm. As we are losing our Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary, as reported in previous editions of this illustrious news outlet, we are looking for volunteers to fill these positions so that the Twinning can continue to contribute to the School Exchange and also to keep up the good relationship we have with our Twinning partners in Armbouts-Cappel. We also want the Twinning to continue to expand and fill this very valued aspect of our village culture. Nomination forms are available in the Library and also at the Attic, where Chairman Bob will be only too happy to give you his expert advice. So come along, step up and put your thoughts and ideas into practice. No previous experience is necessary as those of us who are leaving will be available to assist when and if required. Don’t let the children in this year’s Year 5 be the ones not to benefit from an exchange visit to France because we cannot fill these positions on the Committee. They love to go there and need your help this year to do so. So come along to the AGM and give your support. This is also my last correspondence as I too am reluctantly giving up this reporting job. So, if there is anyone our there who aspires to the art of public relations and can write a decent newsletter, then again, come along to the AGM and volunteer your services. Hope you have enjoyed reading my Twinning news over the years, if you haven’t well that could be your loss not mine. Remember the AGM - Wednesday 11th November Neighbourhood Centre - starting at 7.30pm. Remember Minster Does Matter................ Au revoir!

ABBEY PATCHERS CRAFT FAIR Old Schools Minster Saturday 14th November 9am to 1pm Refreshments by St Mary’s Church ATTWELLS NEWSAGENTS 57 HIGH STREET, MINSTER

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November 2009 YELLOW LINES STILL CAUSING CONCERN

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From a concerned villager. Dry Lining ~ Screeding ~ Plastering Dear Sir, Coving ~ New Walls & Ceilings ~ Repairs I find it incredulous that the council have agreed to put double yellow lines References & Portfolio in the village at the request of the bus company. This would be the bus company that doesn’t run to time, the drivers are rude available on request and insulting, refuse to stop at certain stops and swear at the children on the Free Estimates & Advice bus! 01843 825 949 What right do they have to be given anything when I feel their service falls or way below what it should be! The double yellow lines are going to change the "centre" of the village 07969 825 085 beyond recognition and it is totally understandable why so many people want to www.npplastering.com leave the village as it has changed so much in the years I have lived here, not always for the better. MINSTER AND MONKTON There are those who work hard to keep the village a friendly and inviting place but the interference of outsiders is having a negative effect. ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 61 Augustine Road, Tel 821471 Leave the village to those who know what they’re doing before it becomes a ghost village! LIVE MUSIC - QUIZ NIGHTS - RACE NIGHTS (Name & Address supplied)

PETITION ACCEPTED AGAINST YELLOW LINES County Cllr John Davies, Chairman KCC (pictured right with MPC Chairman, Dennis Neville) accepted the petition against the yellow lines in Minster. Dennis Neville, expresses his thanks and concerns to Cllr Davies in the letter below. Experimental Traffic Regulation Order, Minster On behalf of the Parish Council and the residents of Minster I would like to thank you and offer a warm welcome to you, John, and your wife for coming to Minster to see us. We are most grateful to you for making the time available to meet us and to accept the petition which shows the strong feelings against the proposals of Kent Highways to impose yellow lines within certain areas of the village. I know that you will have been well briefed by Councillor Charles Hibberd. Nevertheless I would like to bring one of two matters to the forefront. This order is being imposed without any prior consultation and using what we consider to be very dubious information. Minster Parish Council has always been quite willing to enter into any meaningful dialogue with Highways together with the Police and also with any other interested departments, but we think that all options should be open to negotiations. Minster has been recognised as being a nice place to live in and we do not want Kent Highways to be capable of destroying our accepted way of village life. Dennis Neville, MPC Chairperson

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The subject of October’s talk was “Joys of Christmas”. The speaker, Mr. Rob Masters (complete with musical tie!) reminisced about his time Tiled/Slate/Kent Peg/Lead-work as head teacher in a Faversham Primary School at Christmas time, carol Velux Installation/Loft Conversions singing in Boughton-under-Blean, and taking the role of Santa Claus at General Building Work the Village Fair. On the subject of which, we shall of course be taking a stall at our Specialist in Int & Ext Restoration Village Christmas Fair, with a home cooking theme and hampers, plus a raffle, for Fully Insured All Work Guaranteed which contributions were requested. Volunteers were also sought to take part in the entertainment at December meeting’s Party. 01843 825 599 / 07748 409 806 In conjunction with Bee Aware Action Week (highlighting the plight of the honey 63 High Street, Minster CT12 4AB bee), goodies at the coffee and chat morning in October contained honey: in the case of the Scottish recipe “Cranachan”, this also involved raspberries, oatmeal, double cream, and a wee dram! Needless to say, it was the favourite offering. Durlock Lodge Between now and Christmas, we shall be as busy as usual - Acol Group Meeting, Dabble Day, Sunshine Club outing to Bagham Barn, visit to the Alan Titchmarsh Show, Games evenings, Scrabble evening, Handicrafts and Crafts Group Meeting, as well as rehearsals for the party entertainment, and preparations for the Village Fair. The next branch meeting takes the form of our AGM, when the new committee will be elected. This takes place on Tuesday 10 November at 7.30pm in the Village Durlock, Minster, Thanet, Hall. Visitors and new members should please note that, whilst welcome, there will Kent CT12 4HD be no speaker now until the January meeting (details in future editions of MM). Phone 01843 821219

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We have just had a successful AGM where Caroline was able to assure us that we now have funds for 2 years worth of Show in the bank. This is a better position than we have had for several years Thank you for supporting us, we can continue to do our job! There are spaces on the Committee should anyone else want to have a more hands on say in the Show, and what happens on the day. Karen in Attwells is probably your best contact. At the AGM we agreed to change the name to "Minster Show incorporating Monkton, St. Nicholas, Acol, Sarre and Cliffsend". This is intended to become a more modern zippy name and include the traditional villages. This is a change of name only - we will still have all the flower, fruit and vegetable categories in the marquee. Look forward to all your contributions towards the Show. It was noted that a number of younger people got involved - please carry on and thank you, as well as the usual "not so young" helpers! Several comments were made about the quality and size of the Parade - well done Minster. Please continue to make suggestions and comments to us, so we can improve your Show. NEWSFLASH!!!

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November 2009 Your Letters .... A Big Thank You to the Customers of “The Bell Inn” I would like to say a massive thank you to the customers of the Bell Inn. I have taken part in two charity events this year and have received an enormous amount of support from them. The first event was Race for Life in Palm Bay where they raised over £200.00 for Cancer Research. At the end of September my brother and I took part in the Palace to Palace bike ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle in aid of the Princes Trust. This is such an important charity raising money for disadvantaged young adults. We cycled 45 miles and the customers of the Bell Inn raised over £250.00. I would like to make a special mention to Geordie and Peter for their generous donations to both charities and together with Paul Finch they generously donated the contents of their football sweep stake to the Princes Trust. You have all been fabulous, generous and I just can’t thank you enough for your support. Zoe McDonald

Information Request Re: The Cedars Hello. In 1937 I was born in a house named The Cedars, High Street, Minster. Could you please tell me if the house still stands and if so, does it still have the same name? I left Minster with my family in 1940 therefore I have no recollection of my birthplace. Any information you can give me would be gratefully appreciated. Regards, Bernard Longley

Searching for Old Friend - RICHARD SMURTHWAITE In our last issue we published “A few of us old Minster beings, are looking for” - Maureen reports she has had contact reference some the names shown but unfortunately MM omitted the name of RICHARD SMURTHWAITE. Please contact - Maureen, Lesley, Brenda and Brian. via email: mbgm.brimaur@tesco.net (MM apologises for the omission and incorrect email address last month)

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November 2009 MINSTER BOWLS CLUB UPDATE You often see me write to praise the talent of the club bowlers in the competitions around Kent. This month I start by praising the talent of John Snowdon and his “mates”. They, after an excellent wartime type meal of ‘bangers and mash’ plus a pudding provided by Pam, Ken Wooldridge and helpers, gave us a variety show – two hours of laughter and enjoyment. Audience participation was to the fore in both parts of the show. How the roof stayed on was a miracle! The first half we saw Frank Lambert singing, Nobby Clark, dance routine with Clive Clark on the drums. As well, Ken Ralph singing “Sweet Caroline”, “The Wonders of You” and “Magic Moments”. Frank came back on to do the Phantom Flasher routine. The second half started with Elvis and Buddy Holly songs by Ken, Johnny House was Max Miller, Nobby did the stripper and jokes. Finally Frank brought the house down with the “One Arm Fiddler”. Now to the bowls news. The ladies challenged the men to a match. The winning captain donated the money raised to his charity. The men won, so I presented 160 to the “Wheels for Ralph” fund. Len Cooper’s triple won the Herne Bay Finals. Short mat has started. We gained 5 new members at the pre-season meeting. So mums, dads, and your children if you would like to get out on those dark evenings why not try and master the art of bowls on the carpets in the club! It’s great fun and it’s helping you keep fit at the same time. -Glynne Hibbert The results from the Minster Bowls Club Finals 19th -20th September Saturday: Men’s Handicap; B. Davis. Ladies Pairs; M. Griffiths and S. Townsend. Men’s 2 Woods; D. Martin. Mixed Triples; N. Wilson, E. Foster, and M. Hedges. Mixed Pairs; R. Foster and S. Davis. Ted Norman Trophy; D. Martin. Men’s Morning League; B. Davis and G. Hibbert. Sunday: Mixed Triples; D. Hughes, P. Fairbrass, and B. Giradot. Men’s Pairs; B. Davis and D. Washer. Bert Cooper Trophy; R. Foster. Ladies Handicap; P. Miles. Ladies Championship; S. Pritchard. Men’s Championship; D. Martin.


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REMEMBRANCE TIDE - A SPECIAL EVENT. Recent visitors to the cemetery at St Nicholas-at-Wade might have noticed a brand new Commonwealth War Graves headstone, commemorating Private George Ernest Foad, of the Queen's Royal West Surrey regiment, who died in 1917. Until recently, practically nothing was known about this soldier, save that his name is among those inscribed on the Monkton Village War Memorial. Enquiries locally revealed very little information and he was not mentioned in the official records immediately available. In recent months further research has been carried out by Mrs Janet Graham, Headteacher of Monkton Primary School, and myself, and we now have a fuller picture. George Foad was born in 1889 and lived in Monkton, working first on the land, and then as a colliery tip man ( at the newly opened Chislet Colliery?). He enlisted in the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment in 1915, and was graded fit for active service. He completed basic training but, just before he was to be posted to the Western Front, he became ill with pleurisy. His condition deteriorated over the following months and he was eventually invalided from the service on pension, with a good military character, in July 1916. He died nine months later at his parents’ home at Gore Street New Cottages, from tuberculosis of the lungs and peritoneum. He was 27. Private George Foad was buried in the Cemetery following a service in St. Nicholas' Church conducted by the Vicar of Monkton, the Revd Fabian Brackenbury. [George's mother, Emily, was a St Nicholas' girl.] In more recent years, the unmarked grave has been entirely forgotten, but the clear picture we now have is of a man who had tried hard to do his bit, and it is good to know that his contemporaries in Monkton saw to it that his name was included among those commemorated on the village war memorial. The results of our research were submitted to the Ministry of Defence, who agreed to authorise the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to erect a headstone on Private Foad’s Grave. The stone was finally put in place in May this year, and it is hoped to arrange a short ceremony of Dedication on the Saturday 822954 Minster P.O. before Remembrance Sunday, November 7th, in 821291 821291 for the ‘Exciting’ the presence of descendants of the Foad family. Suzannah with new lines of Gifts Mrs Janet Graham and I are very grateful to Pte Foad’s Headstone all those who have helped us in this venture, for all ages and occasions particularly the St Nicholas-at-Wade & Sarre Parish Council, and Mrs Julie Francis, the former Clerk to the Council who quickly located George We now have in Foad's grave in the excellent cemetery records, and liaised with the War Graves Commission over arrangements for installing the memorial stone. stock a fresh range of Christmas Gifts and Cards The Council also kindly waived their fees in this case. Suzannah Foad

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November 2009 Thank you’s & Announcements...... Thanks from Robert and Gwen Heath We would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful Ambulance Crew for their quick response to our call, and the care when they arrived. Special thanks to Jamie Baker for his calming influence. (Missed last month’s MM deadline so Thanks is shown in this month’s publication)

Silver Wedding Anniversary Meal My husband and I have just celebrated our silver wedding anniversary. We booked Morton’s Fork for our celebratory meal. We felt we wanted to contact Minster Matters to pass on our praises for the fantastic meal and service they provided. We were able to decorate the restaurant with photos, banners and balloons. Amie and Jamie who were holding the fort whilst Shaun and Liz were away, did a fantastic job, they couldn’t do enough for us. There were 24 of us in total, the food was excellent and the service second to none. The evening ran like clockwork and everyone had a lovely time. We have been in the village for nearly 3½ years and always try to support our local businesses. We found the perfect venue right on our doorstep and wanted to pass on our recommendations. A big Thank you to all at Morton’s Fork for making our celebrations a success. Shawn and Rachel Miles, Tothill Street

Art Show Thanks Thank you to all who helped and supported us with refreshments during the Art Show - we made £317 for church funds. Janet Walmsley

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The little book ‘Life of the Lamb’, written by Yvonne Chapman, was a complete sell-out with profits going to the school garden. Following the success of Yvonne’s first book a second book ‘Minster Rambles’ will be on sale at Attwells and W.I. priced at £2.99 each. Look out for a future third book which will be mainly about Minster and what it has to offer - titled ‘Mynstre’ (Minster in old English language.)

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SCOUTS FLAG APPEAL We believe that there is a Scout flag still in existence, but nobody knows where. I understand it is pale blue with Minster Scouts embroidered on it. If anyone has it or knows where it is we would be VERY pleased to have it back. The new Troop is doing well, growing by the week -we started with 8 and now have 13 - and both kids and leaders are really enjoying it. Over half have never been involved in Scouting at all before. We have a busy term planned and all seem to be enthusiastic and willing to join in. We will be doing a skills day at half term. We had some response from tour ‘wanted’ on FreegleThanet, and have been given shelves and equipment from a youth group that had to close down, but we could still do with maps, out door games and a notice board. Many thanks for your help and support, Barbara

NEW TENANTS AT THE SADDLER Kim & Keith O’Shea would like to introduce themselves to our readers. Having spent 5yrs at The Belle Vue in Pegwell Bay together with Keith’s Mum, Teresa, they are very much looking forward to a new challenge at The Saddler. With an emphasis on Good Food, Good Beer and a friendly welcome, in addition to Sky Sports and the occasional bit of live music. Upcoming events include 14th Nov : Cliffe Castle as ‘Elvis’ at 8.30pm 11th Dec : The Fling at 9.00pm Computer Installation & Repair 26th Dec : Ricky Fontayne (Rock & Roll) at 6.00pm Web Design & Hosting (See their advert on page 17) QUEST SEEKER CONGRATULATIONS GO TO...... Bryony Jay, Aisling Philpott, Oliver Ainsworth and Robert Winslow who all received book tokens in the prize draw following The Summer Quest Seeker Challenge at Minster Library. Come and join in next summer !

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Back in July, it was agre Bob Coles with a view to willing to come to the schoo We are pleased to say Rever to come along to do just tha So on the last Tuesday the Eco Committee (a scho from Key stage 2), Parents garden at 3.30pm (pictured talk about the importance o and how much there is to l but about the nature which off with a prayer. Mrs. Jezzard very kindly to the unexpected amo disappeared quickly. Un enough cakes for all and we were unfortunate enough to Julie, Liz and I cont throughout the summer ho do some weeding and put t box up. Then it was back to sch fast approaching. The chi garden to see if we had kep am pleased to say that we d So on the Tuesday b Festival Service some of Committee came and dug u which were then arranged Reverend Coles at the end o I’d just like to finish by Chapman for donating mon also to the people who dona - apologies but I don’t kno the small hand tools and to ivy from some of the trees. Susan Daw

Wendy Stone, Head Teacher and Samantha Carney, Head of Foundation Stage will be taking groups of parents and children around the school at various times during the day. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you. Contact Tel No: (01843) 821384

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November 2009 A SHORT STORY BY ONE OF OUR YOUNGER READERS.

‘Dark’ Standing in front of the house that creaks in the wind and towers above my head was like looking into death’s eye. Despite all of the thoughts that raced around my head I was determined to go into the dark house. “Go on wimp, go in then, if your phone is really worth it then you will go in!” Laura and her friends laughed as she threw my brand new phone into an open window of the house, “Why did you do that?” my voice was quiet and timid so Laura laughed and walked away, “See ya later loser!” Laura yelled back at me. A couple of tears fell onto the ground beneath me before I stepped towards the door of the house. There was no door to the dark howling house, my footsteps echoed through the house and the floor boards creaked beneath me. Laura threw my phone into the first storey window which meant climbing stairs. I found the stairs and walked up them with great caution. Nevertheless I found myself falling through the stairs and into the basement, fracturing most of my ribs and breaking my leg so I could not move from the house, and of course Laura did not tell anyone where I was, which left me in the house, in the dark and alone. By Paige Allen VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MINSTER HOME LIBRARY SERVICE Did you know that Kent Libraries provides a free Home Library Service for anyone unable to visit the library due to ill health, disability, or because they are a carer? We need volunteers to help us deliver this service and if you enjoy reading yourself and have a few hours to spare this may be for you! You’ll be visiting people in their own homes and taking books and/or spoken work cassettes so you’ll need to be able to carry these materials. You’ll be asked to supply us with the names of two referees. If you use your car you will be paid mileage expenses on journeys from the library to the homes you visit. In return for your help you’ll be exempt from all library fines and charges. You’ll have access to a free reservation service and free hire of DVDs. If interested please contact a member of staff on 01843 821442.

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Kim & Keith Home cooked Lunches & Dinners will be served on Tues from 12.00noon to 2.30pm Wed-Sat 12.00noon to 2.30pm & 6.00pm to 9.00pm Sunday lunches from 12.00noon to 3.00pm Sat & Sun - Breakfast from 10.00am to 12.00noon Good Food, Good Beer & Sky Sports Upcoming Events 14th November : Cliff Castle as ‘Elvis’ @ 8.00pm 11th December : ‘The Fling’ @ 9.00pm 26th December : Ricky Fontayne (R&R) @ 6.00pm

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November 2009 MINSTER ART AND CRAFTS GROUP Every Monday Old Schools, Church St. 9.30am - 12.30pm

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We are an enthusiastic friendly and sociable small group of people who meet every Monday at the Old Schools in Minster between 9.30am and 12.30pm. in order to pursue our hobbies. There is no formal teaching but usually there is someone on hand to give help and advice. We have painters using all mediums, needlecraft and china painting. We have been running for nearly two years and would like to welcome new members at any meeting. Please feel free to come and join us for a cup of tea/coffee any Monday to see what we can offer you. We are a non profit making organization, the cost of joining is free but we do ask for £2 per week, payable monthly in advance, to cover the cost of hall hire and refreshments. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact either Jane on 01843 822814 or Pat on 01843 226841.

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SANDWICH & PEGWELL BAY NATIONAL NATURE RESERVE Tuesday 10 November at 10am Chalk Grassland Management Help maintain the habitat for Orchids, Butterflies, wild flowers and insects generally. Meet at Pegwell Bay Country Park car park. VOLUNTEER WELCOME DAYS 2009 Come along to meet the wardens and join in conservation. Great family time too. Under 16’s accompanied by a responsible adult at all times please. No need to dress up, but do wear sensible footwear. Nibbles and drinks provided. No experience or skills required. Call 07889 822412 or 07747 608292 for more details www.kentwildlifetrust.co.uk Saturday 14 November at 11am Winter Wildfowl & Waders FINAL GUIDED WALK FOR 2009 No charge made but donations always welcome About 2 HOURS duration on mostly level ground Call 07889 822412 or 07747 608292 for more details

Have you visited Fowlmead Country Park? In Sholden near Deal on the A258 Deal to Sandwich road, Fowlmead Country Park is located on the site of the newly regenerated former spoiltip of Betteshanger Colliery, the last of Kent’s four coal mines to close twenty years ago in 1989. Fowlmead offers bike hire (or bring your own!), a world class dedicated tarmac cycle track, fantastic mountain bike trails, leisure trails for walking and cycling, permanent orienteering courses, geocaching, fossil collecting and much more. Open every day except Christmas Day, Fowlmead is well worth a visit! For further details about Fowlmead please visit www.fowlmead.co.uk. Traditional Good Quality Fish & Chips

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LATE NIGHT SHOPPING Tuesday 24th November Miss Minster will be turning on the Lights at 6pm School Choir will be singing at the Gossip Shop Maypole and Santa in Norton Drive Many shops open Come along and bag a bargain The raffle held at the Art Show raised £261 for theXmas Lights Appeal thank you to Debbie, Darren and Margarite for your help in selling the tickets


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MINSTER FOOTBALL CLUB What we are about..... Minster Football Club founded 1911, are a club formed of two teams that represent Minster in the Thanet & Canterbury District football leagues, As you may have noticed the club are edging close to their centenary year (2011) and are trying hard to raise their profile and get some locals to turn up to support their village teams. The club are appealing to ALL fans young and old to come and cheer them on each Saturday (2-3pm) down at the Recreation Ground where they hold their home games. For all your stats, fixtures and results please visit us at: www.webteams.co.uk/minsterfc

MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP 1st: 8th: 15th: 22nd: 29th

Sunday Tuesday 6pm - 9pm 3rd: 7pm -10pm 6pm - 9pm 10th: No Bowls 6pm - 9pm 17th: 7pm - 10pm 6pm - 9pm 24th: 7pm - 10pm 6pm - 9pm Phoenix Cup 15th November - 6pm Pay as you play - no membership fees The Friendly Bowls Club contact: 821447

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MINSTER SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hours 9am-12noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £25/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £15/hour Half Pitch : £15/hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA tel: 821339 fax:825869 email: minsterpc@tiscali.co.uk

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Minster Matters Councillor Bob Grove Monthly Surgeries

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

Councillor Mike Roberts your Conservative Councillor for the Thanet Villages Ward Tel: 01843 851726 e-mail: marlec@fsb.com

Dr. Stephen Ladyman Member of Parliament for South Thanet Ash, Broadstairs, Cliffsend, East Stourmouth, Elmstone, Kingsgate, Manston, Minster, Preston, Ramsgate, Sandwich, Sholden, Staple, Wingham, Woodnesborough, Worth.

Find out more at: www.souththanetlabour.org.uk Contacting your MP: Dr. Stephen Ladyman: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA South Thanet Constituency Office 28, Newington Road, Ramsgate, CT12 6EE Tel: 01843 852696; Fax: 01843 852689 e-mail:stephenladymanmp@souththanetlabour.org.uk Web site: www.steveladyman.labour.co.uk An MP’s Surgery is held every week Please phone for an appointment. Appointments are available every Friday from 4pm in the Constituency Office, Ramsgate. Additional surgeries are held once a month on a Saturday morning in one of the villages or towns of the constituency and are advertised locally. Dr. Ladyman will visit the elderly, disabled and people without transport at their homes if preferred.

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November 2009

The Salvation Army (Registered Charity No 214779)

FRIENDSHIP CLUB WEEKEND Saturday 14 November at 7.00 p.m. Enjoy an evening of music and laughter Sunday 15 November 2009 Join us for worship at 11.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.

OUR HOUSE CHRISTMAS SALE Saturday 21 November at 10:00am Community Hall Stalls and Games!! Teas & Lunch (Phone Audrey: 821792)

THE SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH If you would like to attend or are able to help with this year’s meal please contact Audrey on 821792 or Major Denise Cooper on 825178


Minster Matters

November 2009

Church News and Service Times St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In

NOVEMBER 1st November 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Family Praise 6.30pm: “Always Remembered” (All Souls Eve) 8th November 9am: no service this week 10.45am: Remembrance Service 15th November 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Morning Worship 22nd November 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 29th November 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 6.30pm: “Advent Service of Light” Mid week service at St Mary’s Wednesdays 10.30am

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In NOVEMBER

SS Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev S. Fisher, 592071 ethelbert@fastmail.fm www.rc.net/southwark/ramsgate ----------------Parish Office: SS Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate, CT11 7DS ----------------Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12 noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry.

Minster Abbey

15th November 10.15 Holy Communion 22nd November 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 29th November 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) Baptisms at Minster Parish Church: 26th September: William Hackley Funerals: Edward Sturgess (79) at Thanet Crematorium Weddings at Minster Parish Church: 25th September: Caroline Lovely and Jonathan Nuttall

The Salvation Army 11 Tothill Street, Minster Major Denise Cooper 825178 / 822308

Weekly Programme All events take place in the New Salvation Army Church, Youth and Community Centre

Sunday Jigsaw (Sunday School) 11.00am – 12.00pm Morning Family Service, 11am – 12pm Evening Service, 6pm – 7pm

www.minsterabbeynuns.org The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 7.30am Mass 8.15am, Sunday 10am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

1st November 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 8th November 10.15am: Rememberance Service with Methodists

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An opportunity for us to remember our departed loved ones at a special service At St Mary’s, Minster at 6.30pm On Sunday 1st November, “All Souls Eve.” All welcome.

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

Tuesday Parents and Tots, 9.30am – 11.30am

Wednesday Keep Fit, 10.15am – 11.15am Home League (Ladies over 50), 2.00pm – 3.45pm Pilates, 6.30pm-7.30pm & 7.30pm - 8.30pm ( for details ring Andy on 07505 399 512 )

Thursday Prayer Meeting and Quiet Time 9am - All are Welcome

Friday 7up Youth Club (7-10 year olds), 5.30pm – 6.30pm Adventurers Youth Club (10 – 12 year olds), 7pm – 8.30pm

Saturday There are events happening on most Saturdays please see other pages of Minster Matters for details. Salvation Army telephone number for the new building is 01843 825178 For more information please visit the website www.salvationarmy.org.uk/minster


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Minster Matters Events

November 2009

An Evening of Clairvoyance

SOUP ON WEDNESDAYS

With Malcolm and Friends

It’s Back!!!! From 4th Nov 12noon to 1pm Come along and enjoy a warm bowl of soup and a chat with friends.

Tuesday, 27th October 7:30pm. Sports Pavilion, Minster Recreation Ground CT12 4DE

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a “Cuppa” and Chat Bingo - Raffles EVERY WED 2pm - 4pm

SANDWICH FARMERS’ MARKET

Entrance includes tea & biscuits

All Welcome

Last Saturday of every month 9am to 4pm Guildhall, Cattle Market

For further details please phone Malcolm: 07817 372 334

Joan Cordwell on 823782

Visit St Marys table

Cliftonville Farmers Market The Oval Lawns 10.00am - 1.00pm 29th Nov; 20th Dec

at the Craft Fayre on Nov 21st in the Old School.

MINSTER & MONKTON ROYAL BRITISH LEGION MAIN CLUB The AGM will take place on Monday 16th November 2009 at 8.30pm.

Cakes and Preserves available

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section

Contact: June Chadband 01843 226 033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

BADMINTON CLUB

AGM Monday 9th November at 7.30pm

MOTHERS UNION

Wine & Wisdom Village Hall Friday 20th November 7pm for 7.30pm start

Next Meeting Wednesday 11th November at 2pm 92 Monkton Road SATURDAY MARKET 14th November Old Schools Combined with QUILTERS CRAFT MARKET 9am to 1pm All the usual stalls Do come and join us for a Cuppa and a Chat

Pit your wits against Minster’s finest Only £5 each, up to tables of 8 please Some wine and nibbles will be provided but please bring your own glasses plus additional beverages and food if required To book or join a table please contact

Gail on 823402 Please be aware: Messages left with offspring rarely get through A donation will be made to the Kent Air Ambulance Minster-in-Thanet WI. NEXT BRANCH MEETING ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY 10th NOVEMBER 7.30PM VILLAGE HALL Visitors and new members should please note there is no speaker. COFFEE AND CHAT THURSDAY 19th NOVEMBER 10am to 12 noon. VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE ROOM All welcome.

Make something to be sold at CHRISTMAS FAYRE Friday 27th November at 7.30pm Bingo Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information Miriam Smith 822589

STEAM TRAINS www.uksteam.info Listed Journeys that may come via Minster Mon 21st Dec : 60163 Tornado White Cliffs Christmas Luncheon Special Times and routes can be found on the uk steam website

MINSTER AND MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEXT MEETING WEDNESDAY 16th NOV VILLAGE HALL 7.30pm Society Quiz, with three teams of our own members answering questions on various horticultural subjects. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR and COFFEE MORNING Old Schools Saturday 7th November 9.30am - 12.00noon Stalls of plants, books and jigsaws, gifts, cakes and savouries, also tea/coffee and biscuits. Please come along, have a browse a cuppa and chat.


November 2009

MINSTER VILLAGE HALL 9am to 2pm Free Admission SATURDAY 5th DECEMBER 2009 LOTS OF STALLS WITH SEASONAL BARGAINS! CHRISTMAS HANDICRAFTS TOMBOLAS # GRAND RAFFLE COFFEE & MINCE PIES Look in and support your village Organisations! It’s PANTO TIME AGAIN! MINSTER PLAYHOUSE will be performing at MINSTER VILLAGE HALL WEDNESDAY 9th DECEMBER to SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER 7.30pm and SATURDAY MATINEE - 2.30pm. “Once Upon a time...” written by Paul Barron & Sarah Dyson. This is a traditional family Panto with all the usual suspects Princes, Princesses, baddies and helpful(?) friends, with loads of audience participation! Get your boos, hisses and cheers ready. Tickets £6 / £5 concessions from Terry Wood 01843 220208. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Minster Matters Editor this month Ray due to Fire Drill My Best Friend Helen My friend is very loving She looks after me when I am hurt Her smile lights up the classroom And she’s very good in Maths She’s also good in English Science, Topic and Art But most of all... She has a caring heart!

November 2009 My pets

Wheels for Ralph Fashion Show A couple of weeks ago on Wednesday, Minster Church of The great fire of Minster England Primary School had a fashion show for Ralph who is a On Wednesday night at 9:00, a big fire happened disabled boy and a brother to 2 of our students Holly and behind my best friend’s house her dog lily was so Amber. It was in the evening that lots of people came into our scared. So was her friend Danielle so scared that I school hall and put on a fashion show so that Ralph’s mum would be hurt? But I wasn’t so yeah for me. Me/ could have enough money to get him a wheelchair. My friend Jenny I was so scared that the fire would come and Danielle was actually in the fashion show and she wore a burn my house down because I am having a new purple, black and white dress with black leggings and a black roof put in so it was very weak that day. Then I dress with decorations. Year 6 did a dance for Ralph and it was couldn’t get to sleep so I went up stairs with my little a huge hit. So, if you did see it I and Danielle hope you had a puppy Lily so yeah I was scared. My big brother Tim good time! went outside to film it with his video camera [how By Danielle and Libby scary]. Meanwhile at Daniele’s house she was crying and hugging her mum/Sarah. Back at my house I was crying to because I didn’t want to die at that age of 11. I had just turned 11 on the 1st of September. On 25th September 2009, Minster Church of England Why Bullying is Nasty Primary School had their Harvest Festival. This year the Bullying is truly nasty because millions of people get theme was colour. All of KS2 went down to the church in nasty bruises every year, If you se it tell your family, the morning. We all sang lots of songs that are to do with an adult or the nearest person you can find people colours. The songs were: don’t like it if its happening to them and I’m sure you Autumn Days, Water of life and Who put the colours in wouldn’t like it if it was happening to you. Jake the rainbow? My class did the colour Orange because we are Orange Class. All of the other classes did the colour of HORSES their class. I had a lot of fun because me and the rest of Have you ever looked at how wonderful these Year 6 got to sit in these really cool stands. I was really creatures are and they say dogs are mans best excited because it has always been my dream to sit in friend but it should be horses and ponies that are them. Anyway, I hope that all of the people who came had named mans best friend. They give you joyful rides a lovely time and because Year 6 won’t be here next year, I that anyone would enjoy and no one could say that hope that you all have a lovely time then as well! it is not fun. You just sit there and they do all the work for you. Also you can feel the cool breeze of the wind just brush gently along your cheeks. They MINSTER are the most wonderful pets and if you take them to Minster won the Kent village of the year award and I shows you can win loads of rosettes and medals am not surprised because Minster is the best village and trophy’s and even gymkhanas its a lot of fun. I have ever come come across and that is why I go By Sophie Stevens to Minster school. It is a very peaceful place like the Gossip shop do delicious food and drinks and Archie’s fish and chip shop they do all the fish you Half Term is Nearly Here can think of. The hard ware shop is owned by a real Half term is next week so you know what that means no happy chappy man and he has all the bits and bobs work for a week!!!!! When Half Term comes I know you need. Londis does all of latest mags the lot. By what I want to play with my friends all day until it’s time Sophie Christina Stevens!!!! to go home. By Rosie Malloy


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