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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER Those taking part in the Parade should meet at the MINSTER AND MONKTON RBL CLUB @ 10.00am

Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 153: November 2013 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM)

WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT ? See Page 19 for the finer details

The Service commences at St Mary’s Church @ 10.30am Refreshments will be served afterwards at the RBL Club Open Day with entertainment provided by THE BEVERLEY BIG BAND Everyone Welcome


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As from Nov 8th - All Now Friday Dates

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

Useful Numbers and Contacts Thanet STD Code : 01843 Community Warden: Aaron Kluibenschadl: 07811 271 302 PCSO Steve England: 07772 225 942 Police: 101 (for reporting anything except emergencies) Emergencies: 999 or 112 Thanet District Council: 577 000 Community Dog Warden: 577 580 Salvation Army Hall: 825 178 Library: 821 442 Doctor’s Surgery: 821 333 (appointments only, 8.00am -10.00am)

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

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next MM Subscriptions issue (3 months max!!) Copies of the Magazine or CD are now A full copy of our Terms and Conditions available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. are available from our website Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :The Editors accept all advertisements, articles Single Issue £1.70 and notices in good faith and actively encourage Annually (11 issues) £16.50 the support of the local traders and services. However, we cannot be held responsible for the Costs to an overseas address are quality of goods or services offered. available on request, and we will be Please mention the magazine when replying to pleased to quote for this service. Our advertisers. Note however that due to lack of recording mailing details are shown elsewhere space we do not copy our advertisers on this page. information to the audio CD’s. The magazine and CD are published eleven times a year, at the beginning of each month, from February to December, inclusive. Disclaimer: Views expressed herein are strictly those of their author and do not necessarily agree with those of the Editor and/or the editorial team. E.&O.E.

Dates for Your Diary Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 15th November Oct 28 - 1 Quex Park Halloween Half Term 31 Kids Halloween Party at The Saddler Nov 1 St Mary’s Church ‘The Light of The World’ Service 1 Bell Inn Halloween Disco and Fancy Dress Competition 2 St Mary’s Church ‘Always Remembered’ Service 3 Psychic Fayre 5 Salvation Army Messy Church 9 Sandwich & District Choral Society 10 St Mary’s Church ‘Remembrance Sunday’ Service 11 R.B.L. Women’s Section A.G.M. 12 W.I. Annual Meeting 13 Canterbury Choral Society 16 P.L.G. Christmas Bazaar 16/17 Salvation Army Friendship Group Weekend 17 Village Hall A.G.M. 18 Royal British Legion Club A.G.M. 20 Horticultural Society Meeting 22 Twinning Association A.G.M. 26 Late Night Shopping 27 W.I. Games Evening 30 Village Hall Christmas Bazaar 30 Salvation Army Christmas Sale Dec 3 Salvation Army Messy Christmas 4 - 7 Minster Playhouse - Captain Hooks Revenge 6 Minster Primary School Christmas Fair 7 Christmas Market 17 - on Sarah Thorne Theatre Panto - Babes in The Wood 22 Salvation Army Carol Service 25 Salvation Army Christmas Day Dinner Starlight Entertainers (Ramsgate) November listings Sarah Thorne Theatre (Broadstairs) November listings Thanet Street Based Project for 13-19yr olds Police Contact Points Academy FM Listings Village Hall Bowls Group All Weather Pitch Knit & Talk Group Church Notices Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 15th November

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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 5th November @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 Email: Following Meeting : December 3rd

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Just had a week on the Cornish Riviera, what a much needed break away from my computer that was. The weather was glorious and we had some great days out visiting the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, lots of shopping at Tregar Mills and some superb food, including a few pasties!! Then it was off to visit our son and his family Ray in South Wales where we had a great weekend with the grandchildren, back home again through that awful rain on Sunday. The dog didn’t come with us but he was pleased to see us when we got back. A special thanks to Gillian for keeping him company all week, let’s hope he’s not got anything bad to say about me for leaving him at home, we only did it because we thought we couldn’t take him into the Eden Project and then when we Amy got there we found loads of visitors had their dogs with them, sorry Zac !! Back to reality and we’ve been inundated with items for inclusion this month, very nearly forcing us to consider a further 4 pages, but we’ve left out only that which we felt wasn’t of any real interest to the majority of our loyal readers, so we hope we haven’t offended anybody by not including everything we received. We have even had to do Brenda some severe editing of some of the articles that we have included just so most got some sort of mention. If we haven’t included yours we do apologise. You will notice from the front page and the article on page 19 that we now have two further defibrillators (to compliment the one already situated at the Co-op) available in the village to help in the case of a cardiac emergency. These are in locked Diane and coded cabinets and we here at MM sincerely hope they don’t get abused by the minority of residents who seem to love to wreck other people’s property. They aren’t toys and they may, after all, be needed to help to save one of their lives or that of a family member in the future, so we ask ‘please respect them and don’t attempt to destroy them’. Nora I must make mention of Minster Playhouse and their very kind offer of allowing us to record, to audio disk, their recent production of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ which is now available to the visually impaired or even others who may want a copy. It is also available via our website as an MP3 file. Just contact me if you would like a copy on CD and I’ll get it to you. So a big thank you to David Downes-Powell whose suggestion it was, thanks also to all the cast members who came along to record it, to the Holiday Inn for the use of their premises and to Nora for the editing, without you all it wouldn’t have happened!! I’ve been asked to make a point of reminding people, especially the more vulnerable amongst us, that should you use a public computer either at a library, in a hotel, or maybe a cafe, that you ensure you log out of any websites you have had to log into. If you don’t log out correctly then the next user of that machine will be able to access anything you’ve left ‘open’ which could be your bank account or any other site where they could cause you a lot of stress and heartache by accessing and thereby using your details. Also please remember ‘DON’T EVER REPLY TO SPAM EMAILS’ not even to try to unsubscribe, the spammers know your email address is active if you do either of these and can then use this information to cause you even more problems, so if you don’t recognise it just DELETE IT. The same goes for unsolicited phone calls - don’t engage in conversation just put the phone down - Microsoft don’t phone you to assist in ‘cleaning your computer of probems’, your bank won’t phone you to ask for your password or pin number, the police won’t phone you for your credit card details as won’t any reputable businesses - AGAIN DON’T GET INVOLVED JUST PUT THE PHONE DOWN. There is a scam making the rounds whereby you are asked to confirm that the caller is who they say they are by dialling the help line number on the back of your credit/debit cards - they keep the phone line open when you dial so they can answer your call - PLEASE if ever you are phoning ANYONE ensure that before you dial you definitely have a dialling tone... no dialling tone? THEN DON’T DIAL, put the phone down again and try later. Phew, well I think that’s it for another month just need to ask the usual question ‘Where’s Zac’?

MM CLASSIFIEDS This is your chance to get something for nothing from us here at MM. We’re offering you free space for your small classifieds. So, do you have something to sell, or is there an item you’d like to find? We take both offered and wanted small ads here. Just jot them down, email them to us or leave us a note at the library, we’ll be pleased to print them for you.

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP NEWSLETTER NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE SURGERY The following presentations were made on the 26th October at the Flu Clinic : 1. The Atkinson Family..... In memory of the late Brian Atkinson, his family and friends donated 7 Individual “Omron” Blood Pressure Monitors and Associated Cuffs. These will be for patients own personal use at home under the direction of their GP, and this doubles the amount currently available. 2. The Patient Liaison Group..... “Numed Mobil-o-Graph NG 24-48hr Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring System”. This additional equipment will provide a valuable resource for Hypertension Management within the practice. The PL Group would like to thank all those patients and friends for generously supporting the various fund raising events during the past 12 months that made this purchase possible. We hope to have pictures of the presentations, in the next issue of this magazine. NEW FUND RAISING PROJECT The Group has identified the advantages in purchasing the following equipment, and have launched a new fund raising project to purchase a “CARDIO TENS ABPM and ECG MONITOR”. This is a state of the art, innovative diagnostic tool that highlights the relationship between Coronary Heart Disease and Hypertension, and gives a detailed analysis of possible cardiovascular risk, and is currently only available at some hospitals. The cost of this project will be approximately £2500. WIN £100 CASH IN OUR CHRISTMAS RAFFLE! To launch our project: TOP PRIZE of £100 JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Many other valuable prizes - Buy your tickets now - On sale at the Surgery. Draw will take place on Saturday 16th November at our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. PLEASE STOP! BEING A TIME WASTER! Last month 77 Patients did not attend their doctor’s appointment, the same as last month, WHY? Also 37 Patients did not attend their nurse’s appointment. A BIG INCREASE WHICH IS VERY DISAPPOINTING! THAT’S STILL 114 MISSED APPOINTMENTS, 114 WASTED APPOINTMENTS AND 114 OTHER PATIENTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN SEEN. You must know who you are, so one has to ask ......... WHY BOTHER MAKING AN APPOINTMENT AND NOT TURNING UP? STOP WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME & MONEY - DON’T NEED IT? CANCEL IT! In comparison with other NHS services, a record of such appointments is now being compiled, and any action necessary to help reduce this problem will be considered. SURGERY TRAINING DAYS The Surgery will be closed from Midday onwards, on Thursday 14th November ( No more are scheduled for this year) Should you need to see a Doctor during these times, please call “Doctors on Call” via the normal surgery number - 821333 or by accessing the new “NHS 111 Service” direct, where you can get confidential help and advice for you and your family. This is for less urgent cases, that are not life threatening, rather than calling 999. Further information can be found on their web site at 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 Ken Self on 821200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821049.

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Minster in Thanet WI We were certainly ‘In the Pink’ for our October meeting...... members had dressed in pink and there were various pink hairstyles all to raise funds for the QEQM mammography appeal. We had a Pimms drink, pink cakes and the usual refreshments on offer, and the money from that, the pink raffle, a sales table and the meat raffle all contributed to the grand total of £208 we donated to the appeal. Business included thanking Ann Fairbrass for donating cushions to Archie’s Fish and Chip shop to help with their refurbishment, arrangements for our Annual Meeting in November and starting arrangements for the annual Christmas Party at our December meeting. Our speaker was Ian Mather from Quex Barn in Birchington. He spoke about his farming background and interest in livestock. He then went on to talk about how he eventually opened up the shop and restaurant at Quex Barn in Birchington and now his new venture Quex Barn in Canterbury. He rounded off his talk with his butcher, Dan, showing us how to joint a lamb and make a crown roast which was then raffled to members. Next Meeting: 12 November, 7.30pm Village Hall - Annual Meeting Games Evening: 27 November, 7.30pm Village Hall Committee Room Sunshine Club Outing: to be arranged


Greens of Minster Fruit&Veg ~ Flowers&Plants ~ Sweets&Gifts

Christmas Trees Christmas Wreaths Christmas Flowers Christmas Gift Hampers Christmas Fruit & Veg Boxes Taking Orders Now Can’t get to the shops? Then visit us online at or telephone us on 822212 (Free local delivery on orders over £4.99) 24a Monkton Road, Minster

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November 2013 In Memoriam Marjorie Smith (Marge)

Marjorie was born in Tredegar in Wales in the spring of 1927, the first of two children to William and Olive Chandler. Tragedy was to strike the young eight year old Marjorie when her mother passed away after a short illness in 1935. Her father’s RAF service saw her move initially to Ramsgate in 1938 and on to Blackpool with her new stepmother, before returning to Ramsgate in 1943. This period saw her first involvement with Minster, when she started work at the Advance Laundry and two years later Marjorie moved home to the village lodging with Mrs Foad in Monkton Road. During this time, probably at a village dance, she met Allan who was working at 1L/ Jezzard’s Bakery and lodging there over the shop and later with Mrs Bax in Tothill Street. They married in 1945 and lived initially at The Croft in St Mildred’s Lane before MPG CARPET CLEANING moving to the new Butts Field homes where their daughter Janet became the first (small local family run business) baby to be born on the estate in 1949. Their twins Susan and Derek arrived in 1951. CARPET CLEANING FOR THE 21st CENTURY A completely dry carpet cleaning service! In between bringing up the family, Marjorie also worked in local shops, on the And that means: fields and latterly at the Hill House laundry until its closure, then going on to join the No more damp or wet carpets! No danger of colour-run or shrinkage! Co-op store at the then brand new Westwood site. No chance of sticky residues which Allan passed away in 1989 and Marjorie continued to live in Domneva Road on can attract the dirt! Lovely fresh scented deep cleaned carpets! the estate until she moved to Greenhill Gardens in 1998. (Upholstery and leather cleaning service available) Throughout her time in Minster, Marjorie enjoyed village life and was an active For quotes please call:01843 833 707 supporter of the W.I., Royal British Legion, Horticultural Society and a regular Flower 07966 288 326 M Show contributor in the vegetable, flower, handicraft and bakery sections. P G Fully Insured C She was also a positive contributor to the marvellous support network within the A village, a group which was in turn to be such a help to her in her later years. Marjorie passed away peacefully on 20th September aged 86 having been truly blessed to have lived for almost seventy years within such a caring and sharing Turn your unwanted items into cash in your pocket community as Minster. This sense of inclusiveness also shone through in the lead up Free and easy to use Internet advertising to and on the funeral day itself, during which time Jonathan Cole and his team and with up to 6 pictures Jim Barber the Minister, were able to impart just the right mix of reverence, formality and yet good humour through a very difficult few days. For sale & wanted - cars - property - trade ads Janet, Susan and Derek would like to sincerely thank the village including plus lots more neighbours, dear friends, all the home visit and surgery staff and in the local shops without whose unstinting help mum’s recent years in her own home would not have been so comfortable or indeed even possible.

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This year the Minster Playhouse panto, is Captain Hook’s Revenge, which follows on from the original Peter Pan story. It is a pantomime in the traditional mould with slapstick and silliness abounding. There are lots of songs, dances and jokes – some actually quite funny, plus pirates, redskins, the Darling family, bilge rats and, of course, The Crocodile. Will Peter Pan and Tonkerbell win out? Or will the evil Captain Hook, together with a Cornish Mr Smee, his side-kick Sharkey, and the usual inept bunch of, (some very small), cut-throat pirates, finally get his Revenge, using his secret weapon – cake ! ? A fun-filled family show, presenting all the time-honoured elements of panto that you love so much (oh yes you do !)……Most of your favourite Minster Playhouse regulars will be there to entertain you, alongside many newcomers for this season – including a brand-new Dame - and a really talented bunch of juniors. The show will also feature, from the celebrated Jeff Barker Band, and playing the part of The Crocodile, East Kent’s favourite schwinger, Mr. Jeff Barker Showtime is each evening from Wednesday December 4th through to Saturday December 7th, with a matinee show on Saturday afternoon. Tickets are £8 for the evening performances and £5 for the matinee. There is a concession for youngsters under 14, at £5 per ticket for any show. For further details and to book your seats, please call the Box office on 01843 220208, open 7 days per week from early to late.

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Starlite Entertainers


Monday 11 November 7.15pm "Ramsgate Remembers - Wartime Variety Show"

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Saturday 23 November 7.30pm "The Benn Hoenes Show" Winner of "Make Me A Star 2013” Saturday 14 December 2.30pm & 7.30pm "Christmas Cracker Variety Show 31"

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Please support all these shows at ‘The King’s of Ramsgate Community Theatre Club’ to the rear of the Red Lion Pub in the Town Centre. More details from Ralph Hoult on 07969 672 674 or email

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Young Ringer “Ollie” Gains His Certificate On Wednesday 16 October, after ringing practice at the church, Oliver Daw,14, was presented with his certificate, by Tony Goodman, the tutor at St. Mary’s tower, showing that he had been accepted as a member of the Kent County Association of Change Ringers. To be accepted as a member, a ringer has to be able to ring in rounds unaided and to ring a bell down, which Ollie has been doing for a while, and he is now learning to ring changes and to lead the round. The Band at St. Mary’s is always happy to encourage new ringers of any age – if you are interested please call the Tower Captain Sheila Palmer on 822348.

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Village Youngster wins YBUK Young Builder of the Year

Jake George (16) of Molineux Road, has been awarded the accolade of Young Builder Dry Lining ~ Screeding ~ Plastering Coving ~ New Walls & Ceilings ~ Repairs of the Year in the 14-16yr category. Jake received his award from George Clarke References & Portfolio available on request (Channel 4’s Restoration Man) at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 November. He collected a glass trophy, framed certificate, £500 Free Estimates & Advice voucher for tools and £250 to spend as he wishes. Jake who learned his trade at East 01843 825 949 Kent College in Broadstairs and attained his Level 2 in just 3 months is now or undertaking an apprenticeship with MDH Builders. M.P. Sir Roger Gale said of Jake: 07969 825 085 “He really is a very nice lad and he has been through the mill to get to where is 1L/7 today. I was delighted for him.” (see Jake’s picture on centre pages)



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The Mad Hatters Tea Shop @ The Saddler Minster

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Opening hours - Mon-Sat 9-4 Sun 9-11 Breakfast menu 2-5pm Roasts Serving hot and cold food including homemade stews, breakfasts, light lunches, cake, freshly ground Kent coffee & much more! Friday & Saturday evenings 6.30-9.30 serving lamb shanks, steaks, burgers, hatter’s platters & more! In keeping with popular demand our Sunday roasts are back !! 2-5pm Adults £7.95 Children £4.95 Spend £30 or more on our evening menu and get 10% off Buy a bacon/sausage sandwich and get a free tea or coffee with this voucher. Mon- Fri only!

MINSTER SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR Friday 6th December Minster Primary School 3.30pm until 5pm Visit by

Father Christmas and REAL Reindeers Minster School Choir Tombola - BBQ - Bouncy Castle - Crafts Raffle - Sweets - Hoopla - Hook a Bauble Tattoos - Cakes - Face Painting Teas - Coffees - Mince Pies - Candy Floss and MUCH MUCH MORE........!!


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Minster An immaculately presented modern semi detached house comprising 3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate W.C., ground floor shower room/W.C., 40 foot rear garden, garage and additional offstreet parking EPC Rating = D £185,000




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1914 - 2014 REMEMBERED ST MARY’S ARTS CENTRE, SANDWICH SCOUT AND GUIDE LED COMMUNITY SHOW - JULY 2014 With the kind and generous co-operation of the Sandwich St Mary’s Community Trust, the Sandwich Scout & Guide Divisions (charitable organisations), as part of our commitment to service in the community, are to lead on a show to commemorate 100 Years since the start of the Great War (1914). The show we are working on is 19142014 Remembered (100 Years remembered since the Great War through Drama, Music, Song and Dance). We will be doing a minimum of four performances, the show dates are as follows: ▪ Friday 25 July (Evening Performance) ▪ Saturday 26 July (Matinee & Evening Performance) ▪ Sunday 27 July (Matinee Performance) The show being put together is amateur and although it will incorporate many fun aspects it also has a serious element connected to the Wars All profit from the ticket sales will be donated to Help for Heroes As well as seeking talented adult performers (ideally who have had a direct connection with the Scout Association and/or Girlguiding at some time in their lives); we also need help backstage particularly with obtaining props and costume. For example, perhaps in your attic you might have an old bowler hat or trilby or even a war time stretcher! If you are interested in helping and supporting this production in any capacity please contact :Linda Clark on 01304 614 553 All adults wishing to participate will need to be CRB checked through either Girlguiding or Scout Association

An English Country Lane How very beautiful is an English country lane, Where birds all sing their enchanting refrains, Wispy, wistful Wisteria, cottage walls grace, Periwinkle clambers along the hedgerows, showing me its delicate face, Alkanet grows tall, with flowers of deepest blue, And Celandine's starry flowers of gold, bloom prettily for me too, I see everything very naturally growing in its own domain, I am in awe, once more, at the wonder of springtime, in an English country lane. Yvonne Chapman

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Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd Nov at 7.30pm. Sunday 3rd Nov at 2.30pm. Hilderstone Players and Broadstairs Dickens Players present JOAN LITTLEWOODS’s Musical entertainment Oh What A Lovely War Tickets: £10.00 Advance & members, £12.00 on the doors Saturday 9th November at 7.30pm Rumpus Theatre Company presents The Ghost Ship Tickets: £12.50 members, £14.50 non-members.


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Sunday 10th November at 3.00pm Kieran Powell - Look Who’s Talking Tickets: £10.00 adult, £8.00 children, Family ticket £32.00 Advance & Members. £12.00 adult, £10.00 children, Family ticket £40.00. Sat 16th November at 7.30pm. Kean Productions present In Extremis by Neil Bartlett Tickets: £12.50 members, £14.50 non-members Sunday 17th November at 7pm The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra Tickets: £11.00 members, £13.00 non-members. Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm and Sunday 24th November at 2.30pm. Alice in Wonderland Tickets: £7.00 adults, £5.00 children. The theatre is open for all but Membership, at £18 per year, offers good discounts on the majority of shows. THERE ARE NO BOOKING FEES AT THIS THEATRE THE TICKET IS THE PRICE!


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DO YOU RECOGNISE ANYONE IN THIS PICTURE? We are reliably informed that this picture is believed to be of Monkton Men’s Institute at Monkton Village Hall celebrating the 1937 Coronation. Do you recognise anyone? If you do please let us know at MM or tell Karen in Attwells. You will find a larger copy of this picture in Attwells window or you can see it online at If you would like a copy of this picture please ask us at MM or Karen in Attwells. Ray Hiscoke in Monkton has the original and is willing to get copies made for anyone who wants one.

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Last month we asked for your comments on the new recycling scheme. As we only received two responses this was obviously not such a hot issue in the village as we thought. Maybe things will change when the whole village joins the scheme on Friday 8 November. Many thanks to both Peter and Noel, however, who expressed their views. The potential weight of the Red Recycling Sacks particularly when full with cardboard, catalogues, newspapers and junk mail and then getting soaked in the rain appears to be their main cause for concern. This is a valid point and we have passed all their comments to both the Parish Council and the appropriate department at TDC. Surely wheelie bins were introduced so that people wouldn’t have to carry heavy bags and to keep rubbish dry. In response TDC have told us all participants who have been involved in ‘phase one’ will soon be sent a survey form for them to complete. This month we would like your views on irresponsible parking. Examples spotted in the last couple of weeks include: ▪ Double parking ▪ Parking across people’s drives ▪ Parking too far out so that buses/emergency vehicles cannot get through ▪ Parking on the pavement preventing access for wheelchairs and buggies ▪ Parking across two spaces in the village car park. Please send your views and opinions to: Remember to include your name and address in any correspondence – we will be unable to print comments submitted anonymously. TDC Responses to readers comments (MM has highlighted 2 sections) The “Let’s Sort it Out Together” improvement to the Council’s recycling and waste collection service is part of a Countywide initiative with Thanet being the last authority of the East Kent Partnership to adopt the standard. The cost of landfill has greatly increased over recent years and land available to dump household waste diminishing, with 80% of all waste collected from Thanet households not being to be recycled, the cost to the authority and the environment is considerable and unsustainable. Most householders have little concept or responsibility of how much waste they produce and what happens to it once the collection is made. Thanet households on average throw away almost a tonne of waste each year per property, in total, enough to fill the Olympic stadium to the roof. This is a massive amount and with only 20% being recycled, one of the worse rates in the UK, something had to change to give people more

November 2013 opportunity to reduce their waste or recycle. The local and county authorities established the Kent Waste Partnership 10 years ago to provide a consistent approach to waste management in the county. The mix of recycling materials was established and is controlled by the County Council, to maximise the recycling potential and we as the collection authority have adopted this approach. There are two changes to the existing service being the opportunity to have a weekly food waste collection removing this from the black-lidded bin and the separation of paper and card from the blue-lidded bin to maintain quality for recycling. This change also encourages more recycling, as with the paper and card removed from the blue-lidded bin, the improved service will also provide for households to recycle glass bottles and jars, a wider range of plastics, food and drink cartons, foil, tins, and cans, which will now be collected in your blue-lidded wheelie bin. To test the new collection method the Council is running an “early adopter” round and over the past three weeks, the recycling rate has increased dramatically to over 60%. With regard to the use of red bags for the paper and card collection, the use and selection of the bag and its size was to meet the optimum requirement of being least intrusive but able to accommodate a suitable amount of paper and card based recycling. Within the selection focus group, both the residents, the collection operatives’ and the union the use of the bag were heavily considered. From a health and safety viewpoint, it was considered an unacceptable risk for glass to be collected within the red bag and therefore needed to be contained within the bin.

We are appreciative that not all properties will be able to accommodate fully the new service, however, with 68,000 properties it is impossible to determine individual situations and a standard set of containers are being delivered to the majority of households. Finally, with the sale of better quality paper and card for recycling, together with the addition recycling materials will generate a considerable income and avoid the £100 per tonne cost for landfill potentially saving Thanet taxpayers over £2 million per year, to support the other valuable services the council provides. Graeme Lawes, TDC, Interim Operations Manager - Frontline Services

Halloween - Half Term at the Powell-Cotton Museum Walk to the Round Tower with a promenade story of the ‘White lady’ and a 'Lantern' craft activity. This Halloween at the Powell-Cotton Museum you and your family will travel to the haunt of the White Lady. Before your journey begins you will create and decorate a lantern to light your way in dark places. With your willow and paper lanterns you will then trek in the footsteps of Percy Powell-Cotton to the dread tower hidden among trees in the northern woodland of Quex Park. At this ill fated location you will then hear the spine tingling tale of an ancient tomb, a terrible curse and discover the identity of the white lady. Powell-Cotton Museum Quex Park Birchington CT7 0BH 01843 842 168 Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 2013 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m £5 children (up to one accompanying adults FREE) Maximum of 20 children per tour. Please ring the museum and book in advance 01843 842 168

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Christian's Together Harvest Supper On Tuesday the 8th of October, Minster's Salvation Army Hall played hospitable host to a Christian's Together Harvest Supper. And it was a real joy to be there, sharing together in the spontaneity of fellowship and friendship. With joy we shared food, music and prayer, thanking and praising God our Father for his loving kindness. The old saying claims that time flies when you are enjoying yourself, and this would probably be a well applied adage, because the evening certainly did fly past! Filled as it was with a vast variety of entertainments, offered by Minster's three churches. The Sisters delighted us with poems and a wonderful story, concerning a certain famous bear, with a passion for pots of honey. St Mary's splendid church choir filled the hall with

melodious music and a marvellous rendition of John Betjeman's ‘Diary of a Church Mouse’ was followed by two sketches, presented by a pair of rather eccentric characters, (Minster's own Salvation Army Captains!) who succeeded in convulsing the audience with giggles. It was a splendid evening, and as St Mary's Ecumenical link, may I thank the Salvation Army for their joy and hospitality, the Sisters for being so extremely special and for St Mary's Choir and narrative poem expert for their marvellous talent. It was a truly wonderful evening! Primrose Northrop Editors note: We also received similar reports from the Salvation Army and Yvonne Chapman. Yvonne also gave thanks to all who had entertained her throughout the Supper.


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Commissioning Commissioning the the AED AED Unit Unit at at the the Village Village Hall Hall -- ll to to r:r: Michael Michael Dadd Dadd (SECAM) (SECAM) County County Cllr Cllr Roger Roger Latchford, Latchford, Chair Chair MPC MPC Cllr Cllr Bob Bob Grove, Grove, Nic Nic Morling Morling and and Eric Eric james james

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION Hello All. The first thing to mention in this article is a very big thank you to everyone who made the Quiz evening a success on 5 October, ie:- those who worked behind the scenes, those who took part, the sponsors of the raffle and the Royal British Legion for allowing us to use their facilities. There were seven teams in total and the overall profit was in excess of £400, which included the winning team having re-donated their cash prize for winning the quiz. Thank you. The funds will be put towards the Anniversary celebration in our village next May. The raffle prize of a stay at the Holiday Inn, Tamworth was won by Julie Beany from the Royal British Legion and we are reliably informed that a trip to Alton Towers is on the cards. As well as teams from the village including the Parish Council, committee members and their friends and families, there was also a team from Westgate, who saw an article in the local IOT Gazette and decided to come for an evening of educational stimulation! Sturry Twinning Association also entered a team. We are also bonding with them for fund raising support – (Minster committee were invited to a soup and dessert lunch on 3 October, and a small contingency accepted. This was very well attended by Sturry and it’s surrounding villages and they, in turn, agreed to put in a team for our quiz as a thank you for our support). It may be possible for us to reciprocate and organize a similar event in the New Year, providing we can get some interest from the village for a one-off event. It would be appreciated if you give me some indication of your thoughts on the matter: 07745 683 466. Thank you. The AGM for the Association will be held on 22 November at 7.30pm in the Neighbourhood Centre and your support is encouraged. We need new members for new thoughts and suggestions. Our Chair is standing down and this office will need taking up too. We shall also have a table at the Village Hall Christmas Bazaar on 30 November, and hopefully a special welcome for you at the entrance. Carol

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Christmas Dinner at The Salvation Army, Minster If you are wishing to join us for Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day please ensure you book your place by either calling in the Community Shop during November/December and registering or call 01843 825 178

MINSTER SHOW AGM At the AGM on Friday 18 October the existing committee and all officers were re-elected for a further year. Joining them however are 4 new committee members bringing younger blood and new ideas to the table. Their first meeting will be on Friday 8 November, 7.30 at the N/hood Centre, so great things are expected of them!! Show Date for 2014 is Saturday 19 July so get it in your diaries and we look forward to seeing you there!!

KNIT & TALK GROUP CHRISTMAS PROJECT The group is, this year, knitting knee blankets for Nightingale Care. They in turn will be distributing these to their needy clients in Thanet whom they care for ‘in their own homes’. If you would like to contribute to this very worthwhile project by either knitting at home or joining the group, on a Friday morning at the library, then blankets should be approx 3 feet square or you can knit 6 inch squares and the group will sew them together. Blankets/Squares should be left at the library for the group. Thank you in anticipation.

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The First Thanet Farmers’ Market held on Sunday 15 Sept at The Marlowe Academy in Ramsgate proved to be a resounding success with many stall holders selling out of produce within the first two hours. The event was opened by Lois Gadd from Ramsgate Brewery supported by the organisers Sarah Bowers, Charlotte Robinson and Martin Karunaratna, and with the sun shining, customers were welcomed with entertainment provided by The Busketeers. Organisers Sarah, Charlotte and Martin said “The turnout far exceeded our expectations. Over 1000 people came to support the local businesses here which is absolutely fantastic”. Vice Principal, of The Marlowe Academy, Naomi Black added “Today has been an excellent opportunity for the Marlowe to fulfil its purpose of being part of the community. We look forward to continuing to support Thanet Farmers’ Market and providing our own vegetables to be sold in the future as part of our Incredible Edible project”. (Ed’s note: Charlotte lives in Minster from where she runs ‘Stone Barn Gifts’. She is also Secretary of the Minster Business Association)

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Automatic External Defibrillators Following the installation of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) – (heart starting device) at the Coop store in Tothill St., the Parish Council felt that it would be advantageous to purchase and install two units within the village area. These have now arrived, and thanks to the goodwill of Mr. Ben Patel and the Village Hall Trustees these units have been sited in special lit and alarmed cabinets, one outside Londis to cover the middle of the village and the other outside the Village Hall to cover the lower end. The South East Coastal Ambulance Service (SECAM), will be responsible for arranging their use so that in the event of a cardiac emergency, when 999 is dialled, the Ambulance Service will ascertain exactly where in Minster the patient is located, and will give the 999 caller a 4 digit number to open the nearest cabinet and bring the AED to the patient. On opening the AED, it will “speak” instructions to the helper on EXACTLY how to attach the patient to the machine. The AED will then AUTOMATICALLY decide when and how the casualty is shocked back to life. (Remember how the footballer Fabrice Muamba was resuscitated last year with one of these units). The Parish Council is now looking for volunteers in the village who would be interested in receiving training on the use of the AED to help fellow villagers who may be in cardiac distress. Michael Dadd of SECAM has kindly agreed to instruct volunteers for free, so anyone who wishes to book a place to learn how to use this life-saving device, should contact Kyla Lamb at the Parish Office on 821339. Training will take place at the Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 27 November from 1.00pm. Chairman of Minster Parish Council Cllr. Bob Groves extends his thanks to County Cllr. Roger Latchford for funding these units and to Parish Cllr. Alan Jones for his research and acquisition of same. (Picture on centre pages) Commissioning the Cabinet at the Village Hall L to R: Michael Dadd (SECAM), County Cllr Roger Latchford, MPC Chairman Cllr Bob Groves, Nic Morling (Installer) and Eric James (V/H Committee)

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Bell ringing is really taking off in Thanet! Recently our merry band of ringers has been increased by two new ringers learning the ropes, and progressing very quickly. Bell ringing is a pleasant hobby, and most people who try it become hooked. A further two learners are coming on at the Tower of Chislet Church, and there are plans afoot to start a band at Preston as well. So many churches where the bells have not been ring for a while turn out to have very fine bells. Chislet’s bells have a lovely tone and are nice to ring. Sadly, our church of St. Mary in Minster is not so blessed. The bells, while old and pleasantly toned, are an odd group, being the first five bells of a hang of six, the sixth never having been installed. Unfortunately, the cost of bring St. Mary’s bells to a perfect condition is quite prohibitive. The bells are very old, the oldest having been cast between 1521 and 1551, and the others only a few years younger. All of them need some tuning, and all of them need new headstocks (the headstock is the component that carries the bell and allows it to be swung for ringing. The heaviest of our bells is about 17 cwt. which is about 850 kilos; not far off the weight of a small car, so the headstock is a large and very important part of the system). Surveys of St. Mary’s bells have suggested: adding the sixth bell, tuning the bells, replacing any that cannot be tuned, moving the bells around so that they hang in better positions for ringing which also means creating a new hanging frame for them, replacing their headstocks, and re-hanging them in ball bearings. That lot would go well over £100,000, and the result would be a completely new hang of bells with a different sound. Now, here I must make it clear that I am expressing a personal opinion, but I do not think that I would like to see this happen, even if the funds were available (which I do not think they could ever be). St. Mary’s bells have rung for the Village, as they are, for the last four hundred years, and their shortcomings have been accepted and lived with by twenty generations of Minster folk. The men who made those bells cast their names onto the bells and would have been very proud to see their work still calling from our church tower today. I do not see a need to add the missing sixth bell. I do not see the need take our bells down and put them in a museum and put new bells in their place. I do not see the need to change the ringing circle, which has been used and accepted by twenty generations of ringers before us. What we do need to do is to stop those problems that are increasing, which includes repairs to the bell frame, new headstocks and bearings, and re-setting the bells. That would keep the bells ringing for the foreseeable future even if their “faults” remain. The cost of that work would be around £40,000. These figures look high, but removing a large piece of metal weighing hundreds of kilos from an ancient building, transporting it, doing the work, and then re-hanging, is a serious operation – times five. And now for something completely different… Recently our band has borrowed a set of handbells, and Tony has been cleaning them and sourcing music for them. Handbell ringing is an old art where a group of ringers hold one or two small handbells, and each bell is tuned to a different note. By ringing the bells in the correct sequence tunes can be played, with harmonies, and the effect is similar to a music box, but with a better and richer tone, and a wider range of tunes possible. Like tower bellringing, it is a sociable hobby but without having to negotiate the stairs to the ringing chamber, or the weight of the tower bells. The skill is not too difficult to learn, and the musical effect is very pretty. Anyone interested in this ancient and attractive hobby can ring Sheila our Tower Captain on 822348 and come along to watch and try.

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Saturday 00.00 Thanet After Dark 7.00 Breakfast with Paul Rutters 10.00 Andy Theoff 14.00 The Saturday Sport Show with Chris Jordan 18.00 DJ Free All Music Saturday

Sunday 7.00 Breakfast with Doc Atherton 11.00 Sunday Requests 14.00 Horace’s Palace of Fun 18.00 Howard Evans (Sunday Night Live ) (Featuring Minster Matters Editor's Monthly Review) 22.00 Dreamtime (Chill out love songs)

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Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No.3 in D major Bach: Choral and instrumental excerpts from Cantatas 61, 75, 147, 156, Vivaldi: Gloria in D major Directed by Patrick Dunn The Sandwich Sinfonia, Leader: George Simpson Soprano, Bridget Tizzard, Mezzo-Soprano, Hannah Jones Saturday 9 November 7.30pm St. Mary’s Arts Centre, Sandwich Tickets - £8 in advance (£10 on door) available from: The Sweet Shop, 13 King Street, Sandwich, Choir members or contact 01304 620 811 The Sandwich & District Choral Society Registered Charity No 1034879


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Safe and Structured environment

Daily choice of menu, fresh fruits and salads

Taster sessions now available We offer breakfast club, after-school club, holiday clubs and open days with the same passionate manager - Anita We offer a fantastic setting and environment where your child’s needs are met with age appropriate activities and resources from 4 to 11 years with a fantastic and dedicated team of staff. We also offer a walking bus to and from school, outdoor activities team games and picnics, fun visitors to the setting and a holiday club where the children are never bored just tired from all of our activities and day trips out of the village. Prospectus and Fliers available from Minster C of E Primary School Reception, or for further information please contact ANITA on 07950 448595

Qualified, caring and dedicated staff EYFS Area – age 4-11

STREETWISE Out of School Club & Holiday Club. Church Street. Minster. CT12 4BX OFSTED Registered – EY245572 Inspection report available

Weekly Guest Ales

Whiskey enjoying a stroll in his garden

Free WiFi

Upcoming Events Friday 1 November - Halloween Disco Fancy Dress - 1st Prize Meal for 2 Friday 8 November - Bread n Butter Friday 29 November - Paul Cornwall New Autumn & Winter Menu Christmas Party & Christmas Day Menus Now available - ‘Book Early’

Come and enjoy a drink in our beautiful garden Freshly cooked traditional pub grub at sensible prices We only use the finest and freshest local produce Monday - Thursday 12 noon to 3pm & 5pm to 9pm Fri and Sat 12 noon to 9pm Sun 12 noon to 4pm Families are very welcome, children’s meals available 3P/7

Senior Citizens up to 20% off EVERY DAY!! 01843 826391 - 2 High St., Minster CT12 4BU


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November 2013

KENT WILDLIFE TRUST WILD ABOUT GARDENS AWARDS 2013 Minster should feel justly proud of some of our residents whose efforts to help wildlife thrive in their gardens has resulted in three of them receiving awards for all their hard work and dedication. On Tuesday 15 October at ‘a packed’ Trinity Resource Centre in Margate, the Kent Wildlife Trust made their ‘Wild About Gardens Awards for 2013’. Along with many others from across East Kent the following Minster residents were also recognised for their commitments to wildlife in their gardens; ‘Gold’ Certificates and Plaques went to both Robin Roose, of Station Road, and Dennis and Cynthia Neville, of Monkton Road, whilst a well deserved ‘Silver’ Certificate was awarded to Rachel Miles, of Tothill Street. (photos on centre pages) Dennis said to us afterwards, “Without a doubt we are all over the moon MALOYS MOWERS and very privileged to have received these awards, but really it’s not about Unit 4 Ebbsfleet Farm, Jutes Lane, Minster CT12 5DL the winning it’s about having the opportunity to create something in an Tel: 01843 825 000 attempt to re-balance the density of wildlife that has suffered in recent FOR ALL YOUR GARDEN MACHINERY NEEDS * SALES * SERVICING * years. Our own garden was just open agricultural land before we started the * SPARES * REPAIRS * ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW MOWER planting back in the seventies, now thanks to the efforts family and good IF YOU OR ANY OTHER GARDEN MACHINERY friends it is a thriving wildlife habitat.” DELIVERED TO YOU FULLY ASSEMBLED AND DEMONSTRATED Editors note: If ever you have an opportunity to visit any of these gardens do VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE make the effort as they are all very different and worthy of your time to go HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS TO BUY and take in the great diversity of plants and trees that make them the prize AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON 1l/6 winners that they undoubtedly are. Well done to you all !!

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices from 1st April 2012 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 : £34 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £23 hour Half Pitch : £23 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: MINSTER VILLAGE HALL BOWLS GROUP

Short Mat Bowls Sessions for November 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 !! Sundays



6pm to 9pm


7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm

Wed 13th

7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm


7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm


7pm to 10pm

Phoenix Cup 17th November start 6.00pm Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 826 048

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November 2013


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

St Mary Magdalene Monkton

Reverend Marcus Holden 592071

Sunday Services in NOVEMBER

St. Mary’s the Virgin Minster Tel: 821250 Sunday Services in NOVEMBER

3rd November

3rd November 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Praise

10.15: Holy Communion (CW)

10th November Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS

10th November 10.45: Civic Remembrance Sunday Service

10.15am: United Remembrance Sunday Service 17th November

17th November 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Morning Worship (CW)

10.15am: Holy Communion Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey For other Catholic Services please see the Minster Abbey entry below

Minster Abbey

24th November 10.15am: Family Service

24th November 9.00am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am: Holy Communion (CW)

CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language


Weddings at Minster Parish Church

Sunday 10th November at 10.45am

28th September James Hay and Laura Rayner

Led by Rev’d Brian Griffiths

Baptisms at Minster Parish Church

The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day

together with representatives from other churches and members of the Minster and Monkton Branch of the Royal British Legion

Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer)

You are invited to attend

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.

‘The Light of the World’

All Souls’ Day: Saturday 2nd November St. Mary’s Church, Minster at 7.30pm Further details from Paul Willins on 01843 821250 or email:

11 Tothill Street, Minster, Kent CT12 4AG

8th September: Freya Ann Hopkins 29th September: James Gordon Forrest and Edward James Lachlan Robinson

Preparing to welcome

a service at which we commemorate our loved ones who have died

Minster Corps, The Salvation Army Church & Community Centre Monday 9.30am Bumps & Babies 2.15pm Friendship Club

CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language

Advent Sunday: 1st December St. Mary’s Church, Minster at 6.30pm Further details from Paul Willins on 01843 821250 or email:

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

Tuesday Wednesday 9.30am Parent & Toddlers 10.15am Keep Fit 4.00pm Messy Church 2.00pm Home League (first Tuesday of the month)

Thursday 9.15am Prayer Group

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship (including Kids Church 11am) 6pm Evening Worship


Minster Matters Editors this month Holly Pearshouse and Jessica Walker-Selfe

November 2013 Learning 2 Learn Week 2013 On the week we got back from the summer holidays, we all had Learning to Learn week. It’s where we have a day focusing on each value. The values of our school are:

Independence, Resilience, Aspiration Engagement, Christianity.

Harvest festival For harvest festival this year, we had to bring food in cans or bags for Thanet Food Link who provides food for the homeless and poor people. But we had to make sure that the cans had a pull ring.

In year 5, it was really fun. Resilience day was the best. We had to make a tower out of masking tape and art straws. It took ages just to tape it all together, and cut up the straws. I learnt to be resilient and to never give up. Independence day was just as good. We had to have instructions to make something really good. We had to make a swirly picture with opposite colours on the opposite side. It’s hard to explain. It was In Year 4 they made their own recipes to be shown in the independent because we had to do it all on our own. harvest festival service.

In Year 5 they practiced a By Olivia Ringrose poem called The Harvest Moon, and added in drama and reading. On the day, it Prefects sounded really good. The new prefects were announced on the first week back, everyone who got the job had the jolliest smile on By Bethany Strickett their face. There are fourteen of them but because we only have seven at a time some people have to wait till the middle of the year to get their turn. Here are some of the present prefects. These are some words from one of the prefects, McKenzie.

P.A.L’s At Minster Primary School, children in Year 5 can apply to be a P.A.L. This stands for Play Activity Leader.

“My responsibilities are to help teachers if they need anything and help other children.”

I interviewed Bethany Strickett who has recently become a P.A.L. How did you become a PAL? “I had to answer questions about why I wanted to be a PAL” Why do you want to be a PAL? “I do not want anyone to be alone at playtime; you wear a purple bib to let other children know you are a P.A.L.” What did you feel like knowing that you were a P.A.L? “I feel very excited to be a P.A.L. I felt like I was going to explode with joy”.

P.A.L’s are on duty at lunchtimes. They have parachute games, skipping, ping pong and much more. They are there to play with anyone who is feeling lonely at lunchtime or with people who want to mix with different people and make new friends. By Holly Warner

By Holly Marie Pearshouse

Sponsored run On Friday 4th October Minster Primary School completed a sponsored sports circuit run on the all weather pitch. We had to do star jumps, hoola hooping, also we ran in and out of cones. Our school managed to raise £1,300. Year 1 to 6 took part in the run and we dressed up in are favourite sportswear. Our school had a brilliant time raising money. We enjoyed it so much we want to do it all over again!

By Jessica + Keira

Minster Matters

November 2013 What’s On…

Minster Armbout Cappel Twinning Association Annual General Meeting Friday 22 November 7.30pm Neighbourhood Centre (above Library-use side door) All Welcome

Tothill Street, Minster

Friendship Club Weekend Saturday 16 November @ 7pm ‘An Evening of Musical Entertainment’ Sunday 17 November 10.30am & 6.00pm Guest leader: Lt Col. Audrey Burrows (R) Everyone welcome


Tuesday 5 November 4.00pm - 5.45pm ‘The Fiery Furnace ‘ Come along as a family and enjoy time together doing crafts, worship and share a meal together. Donations appreciated for cost of meal


Saturday 30 November 10.00am

------------------------------THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING in the Village Tuesday 26 November Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’ Carols - Music - Santa Support your local traders KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY Free Entry Thursday 31 October 6.30pm @ The Saddler SOUP ON WEDNESDAY IS BACK from 6 November Old Schools 12.00noon ‘til 1.00pm Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 18 November at 8.00pm All Members are urged to attend MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a game of Bingo EVERY WEDNESDAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm ALL MEMBERS & Bona-fide guests welcome Phone Pat - 822622 MINSTER LIBRARY Baby Rhyme and Story Time For babies and toddlers, their parents and carers. 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section


HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEXT MEETING Wednesday 20 November 7.30pm Speaker John Harvey “More Trees, More Good” Points Competition 6 Cheese Scones

MINSTER W.I. ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday 12 November 7.30pm Village Hall Games Evening Wednesday 27 November 7.30pm Village Hall Committee Room PSYCHIC FAYRE Sunday 3 November 10.00am ‘til 4.00pm Village Hall, Minster Lots of stalls including Tombola for Cats in Crisis Lots of readings available at £8 Aromatherapy & Reflexology Tea Bar open all day for light refreshments All profits to non-Government aided Animal Sanctuaries Entrance £1 - children Free Come early to book your readings and come back for it later WE NEED YOU SO MAKE SURE YOU COME!! Details from Kay on 01843 297 665



Minster Village Hall Management Committee

NEXT MEETING Monday 11 November 7.30pm


to be held in the

CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226033

Make a Halloween Mask Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822 589

COMMITTEE ROOM Thursday 17 November 8.00pm All Welcome Registered Charity No 302809

Minster Matters


November 2013

Tothill Street, Minster 01843 820 250

NOVEMBER is the time for FIREWORKS Enjoy them but ‘Be Safe’ and follow the ‘Firework Code’

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Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable. Keep fireworks in a closed box and use them one at a time. (use only fireworks marked BS7114) Read and follow the instructions on each firework using a torch if necessary. Light the firework at arm's length with a taper and stand well back. Keep naked flames, including cigarettes, away from fireworks. Never return to a firework once it has been lit. Don't put fireworks in pockets and never throw them. Direct any rocket fireworks well away from spectators. Never use paraffin or petrol on a bonfire. Make sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving.

AMBER’S ADVICE Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you can make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another gets a full year’s value out of a week. (Charles Richards.)

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A La Carte Menu Available Buffet Menu - Eat As Much As You Can £13.95

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

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

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

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


St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just ÂŁ3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294829 2L/6

BS7671 Qualified Electrical Engineer

Part 'P' Registration No EPP2390

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

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


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

Floor Sanding and Polishing Wood Floor Restoration and Repairs Parquet and Woodblock Floor Specialists Bona and OSMO Stockists Dust Free Floor Sanding System Environment Friendly


For a free survey and friendly professional advice please call:

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


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

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


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

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08, 2008 Audi A4 Avant Estate

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06, 2006, Ford Focus LX Auto Est, 1.6lt petrol, 60000mls with serv/hist, met silver, large boot space, cloth int, A/C, elec windows, PAS, CD player, 2 previous owners, comes with new MOT,full service and 3 mnths warranty…. £4595

08 2008 Volkswagen Fox,

56, 2006, Suzuki Swift Ddis,

54, 2004 Ford Fiesta Flame,

08, 2008 Nissan Note Accenta

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56, 2006 Vauxhall Zafira Life,

07, 2007 Citreon C2 SX HDi,

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Minster Matters Issue 153 November 2013  

village magazine

Minster Matters Issue 153 November 2013  

village magazine