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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 164: November 2014 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 76)

Above: Jack, having recently returned from Borneo, seen here enjoying the hospitality of Minster Tandoori with Ali and his staff . Left: Jonathan, Chris and Peter about to embark on a gruelling weekend of driving - see page 19 for further details and pictures. Below: FREE Fireworks in the Recreation Ground immediately followed by a FREE Family Disco at the Royal British Legion Make a night of it !!

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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: www.minster-in-thanet.org.uk Show: www.minstershow.org.uk Business Association: www.minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk Freegle: http://freegle.in/thanet Mobility Scooters & Wheelchair (to loan): 07914 623 287 Venues available for Hire John Spanton Pavilion (in Rec) and the All Weather Sports Pitch bookings for both the above venues via

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next MM Subscriptions issue (3 months max!!) Copies of the Magazine or CD are now A full copy of our Terms and Conditions available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. are available from our website Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :The Editors accept all advertisements, articles and notices in good faith and actively encourage Single Issue £1.85 Annually (11 issues) £18.00 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 space mailing details are shown elsewhere we do not copy our advertisers information to on this page. 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.

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Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 15 November Oct 31 Nov 1 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 14 14 14 14 15 15 15/16 17 19 25 29 29 29 Dec 3/6 6 7 13 13 14 16 21 25

Halloween Disco at The Bell Inn


Playhouse Halloween Dance 70 Chamber Choir - Music of the Tudors & Stuarts St Mary's Church - All Souls Service Minster School PFA Christmas Fair Twinning Association Meeting Firework Night in the Rec + RBL Family Disco Abbey Patchers Christmas Craft Fair St Mary's Church - Remembrance Sunday Service RBL Womens Section AGM W.I. AGM Holiday Inn Coffee Morning for Children In Need Soup On Wednesday restarts at Old Schools Village Hall AGM Minster CofE School Open Day Twinning Association AGM Minster Show Committee Meeting P.L.G. Christmas Bazaar Craft & Gift Fair Also 22/23 Peene Craft Fayre R.B.L. Club AGM Horticultural Society AGM Late Night Shopping Village Hall Christmas Bazaar Salvation Army Christmas Sale Pilgrims Hospice Rat Pack Show

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Playhouse Panto - Dick Whittington Pilgrims Hospice Christmas Fair St Mary's Church Gift Service (TWAM) Christmas Bazaar - Sandwich Guidhall Canterbury Choral Society Snowdown Colliery Band Christmas Concert Civic Carol Service at Lych Gate Salvation Army Family Carol Service Salvation Army Christmas Dinner

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Mobile Police Station Sarah Thorne Theatre Youth Club -@ Pavilion Village Hall Bowls Group Knit & Talk Group All Weather Playing Surface Red Sacks - Recycling HALLOWEEN POSTERS FOR YOUR WINDOW Church Services School Page St Mary's Church Guided Tours Copy Date for Next Issue - Friday 15 November

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Minster Parish Council

next meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 4 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: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk Following Meeting : 2 December

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November 2014 E - Team Mobile Police Station in Minster High Street Car Park 12.00pm - 1.00pm Tuesday 28 October Ray Tuesday 11 November Tuesday 25 November Amy Semi-retired!!




POOR PARKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL Probably wasn’t the first time and definitely wasn’t the last as this vehicle has been seen here again since the picture was taken!!! Late Notice: Minster Armbouts Cappel Twinning Association Committee Meeting 6 November 7.00pm Village Hall

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MINSTER FAMILY ON NATIONAL TV The Allen Family Band on ‘The One Show’ http://youtu.be/yfqHuqETDy8 own website www.allenfamilyband.com

MINSTER SHOW Next Committee Meeting: Fri 14 Nov 7.30pm @ The Bell Inn (New members welcome) The Committee are actively looking for volunteer photographers for the 2015 Show - Good with a camera? Let us know. EDITORIAL Not much space for me to fill this month, well, now that I’ve got nearly everything in Diane that we were sent. Could have done with 2 more pages but hey-ho better to have too much than not enough. I never cease to be amazed just how well everyone supports us for which I thank you all as without you there wouldn’t be a magazine. Disappointed however with the amount of advertisers who ignore our regular invoices and fail to pay Diana their bills. We’ve removed 4 adverts this month through non-payment, the most we’ve ever done at one time. So if your advert isn’t in this issue then it probably means you haven’t paid!! Haven’t had a ‘poor parking’ picture just recently but we couldn’t resist the one above that’s parked right across the bottom of Domneva Road opposite the school, how Kevin selfish and lazy can you get? We’ve heard on the grapevine that our resident poet, Yvonne, has a serious brain tumour. From all of us here at MM we send her our best wishes and hope that she keeps fighting (and writing!). Well that’s about it, just room to ask my usual question -”Where’s Zac?”

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PATIENT LIAISON GROUP DID YOU GET GREAT CARE? Did you receive great care the last time you visited this surgery? We would welcome your feed back: What did we do well ? What did we do badly ? What could we have done better ? Would you recommend us to your friends and family ? Please spend a few minutes to complete our questionnaire, and leave your comments at www.IWantGreatCare.org Naturally, all replies are in strict confidence. Thank you. Further information is available within this publication and on display at the surgery. MISSED APPOINTMENTS It seems we just cannot get our message across! BECAUSE LAST MONTH 63 PATIENTS DID NOT attend their DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT and 75 DID NOT attend their NURSE’S APPOINTMENT! SO THAT’S 138 VALUABLE APPOINTMENTS WASTED! That’s almost 5 hours of valuable appointment time EVERY DAY of the WEEK ! Text reminders are sent out every time an appointment is booked, and also on the day before it is due. It is also easy to cancel an appointment by phone automatically. SO NO EXCUSES - DON’T BE A TIME WASTER DON’T NEED IT - CANCEL IT !…………….KEEP FORGETTING - REGISTER ! One day IT MIGHT BE YOU who urgently needs an appointment only to be told : “SORRY THEY’VE ALL GONE”! SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS Appointments are STILL available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery. If you have any concerns about eligibility please speak to the receptionist. A BIG THANK YOU! We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support at our “Flu Days” and especially to those patients who made such generous donations. All proceeds will go towards our new fund raising project, which is to purchase “A PORTABLE ECG MACHINE with AUTOMATIC PRINT FACILITY”. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Our Christmas Bazaar is on: SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER at “OLD SCHOOLS” Tables remain at £9 large OR £6 small And of course “FREE ENTRANCE” Most tables have already been sold and only a few remain so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. Please see our advert in this newsletter for further details of this event. This year, our raffle is sponsored by “Andreas Photography” who have donated some great prizes, especially for Christmas, and everyone who buys tickets will be given a voucher for a free photographic session. The raffle will be drawn at our Christmas Bazaar as usual. SURGERY CLOSURE DAYS 2014 Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon onwards for staff training: Wednesdays 22 October and 19 November. Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to last you during these periods. Should you need to see a Doctor when the surgery is closed, please call the “NHS 111 Service” via the normal surgery number 821333 where you will be transferred automatically, or you can call direct on “ 111 “, to receive “non urgent” confidential health advice and information for you and your family. For Urgent/Life threatening cases please dial “ 999 “ as normal. PATIENT GROUP MEETING If you have any issues you would like to raise at our next meeting, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact: KEN SELF on 821200 or JEANNE LAWRENCE on 821049

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THANK YOU On behalf of my mother, Pam, sister, Sandra, and brother, Robert, I wish to thank the many people who expressed such kindness and support following Dad’s death on the 5th September. The messages and cards were greatly appreciated. I thank, too, the villagers who came to the funeral on the 15th September, and particularly Paul Willins, an old friend of Dad’s, for arranging and leading the service. Fruit&Veg ~ Flowers&Plants ~ Sweets&Gifts We are very grateful for the generous donations to the Pilgrims Hospice, where Dad spent the last two days of his life. As a result, we were able to send a cheque for £1,000.00. Order a weekly fruit and veg box from us We look back with great pride upon a life lived in the service of the community today. of Minster. We know that Louis John Hammond did much for the village over the Much of our seasonal produce is farm fresh and years, and we hope that the village will continue to be blessed with the community locally sourced from within 10 miles. spirit which he embodied. Give us a call, order online or visit us in store With every good wish, Lindsay Hammond (The Reverend Canon Lindsay Hammond) Hurry as our FREE delivery slots are filling up fast.

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Dear Editor, I write with regard to your editorial and the PCSO’s report in your excellent magazine. Whilst I cannot condone “law breaking” the term ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR is surely a matter of opinion. The persecution of motor cyclists is nothing new. I have been one for 55 years. The accusation of racing on the public highway is probably a little strong, as is a dispersal order put in place by what we are given to believe is an over stretched police force. Maybe their time could be better used to detect burglary, theft, property damage and assault on the streets of Thanet. My point is that in the last few months I have heard complaints of :- church bells, children playing, dogs barking, lawn mowers, loud music etc., when all you have to do is to be able to tolerate other people wanting something different and just maybe Minster and the world would be a happier place. John Quittenden May I stress these are my personal views. “RELAX ERIC!” Each year outside the Village Hall is a wonderful display of hanging baskets. The containers arrive around the month of May. Eric has one ambition - The baskets MUST be on display for the Art Show in October. Eric sets to work, throughout the year, he waters, feeds, de-heads and snips. The hard work paid off and for the first weekend in October the baskets were fantastic. You can relax now Eric, your ambition has been achieved, that is until next year!!. The Art Show was very good as well. (name withheld on request) (Editor’s note: We see they are now adorning the Bell Inn)

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Pub Quiz Once again the bell ringers of St. Mary’s have to thank Ken and Fiona of the Bell Inn for running a pub quiz for the benefit of the bell restoration fund and raising £418, bringing the total raised for that cause overall to £5,300. Thanks to Ken and Fiona for hosting the quizzes, Chris Sings for his Question-mastery, all the people who come along to make the evenings such fun, and to others who contribute so generously. Handbells The Band of Handbell Ringers are still on the lookout for new ringers to join the band. Handbell ringing is an unusual way of making music, as each member contributes to part of the melody and the overall sound, rather like an Indonesian Gamelan orchestra. Of course knowledge of music is a great help, but a feel for the tunes and learning the technique is a good start too. Currently the band is working on Christmas Carols. Why not come along on a Saturday morning to the Church, and join in? Tower Bells The Band of Ringers in the Tower has had a struggle to get to where they are today. It would have been so much easier to start one or two new ringers in an established and skilled band, rather than, as we have had to do, starting all beginners together. Despite this, progress has been made. The band is now reasonably competent in change ringing, changing places with other bells to vary the sound of the round. Recently we have started to learn to “hunt” which is initially more difficult as the changes have to happen on each pull of the rope, speeding up to move in one direction in the round, and slowing down to move your bell in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, starting to learn a new skill results initially in some awful noises from the tower (some of them from the bells). We apologise, but we have to learn, and the final result should be the typical sound of the English bell tower in full song. Strange fact about bell ringing: most people love the sound of church bells; those who don’t, seem to buy a home next to a church. There’s nowt so strange…

CANTERBURY CHORAL SOCIETY CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL Saturday 13 December 7pm FAMILY CAROLS Saturday 24 January 7.30pm BERLIOZ L’Enfance du Christ

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Tickets for Family Carols, priced at £8.00 and £4.00 for children under 16, can be purchased from the Marlowe Theatre Box Office on 01227 787787 or on line at marlowetheatre.com. Tickets for all other concerts are discounts of up to 15% are available when booking for all three society concerts. Visit www.canterbury.co.uk for information on the Choral Society.

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Minster School Councillors Visit to Margate Council Chambers The KM Charity Team invited our year 5 and 6 School Councillors to Margate Council Chambers to discuss green travel and pollution issues around Thanet. We joined other schools from Thanet in the Council Chambers and had the opportunity to speak through the microphones when we had a question or something to contribute to the discussion. The children were all very interested in hearing Amanda Berry from the Environmental Health Team explain that Thanet’s main pollution hot spots are Birchington Square, St Lawrence High Street and Boundary Road. The council measures the pollution levels constantly and have found the levels peak at rush hour, when children are going to school, and in the afternoon, when children are coming home from school. Simon Dolby, from KM Charity explained that with the green travel initiative, of which Minster School is part, we can reduce the levels of pollution us and our children breath in every day. Ben said “It was so much fun being there. It made me feel so important to be sitting in the seats that the councillors use! The best part was using the microphones; I asked the question: How much will pollution increase in the future? Amanda answered: That depends on how many cars are on the road.” At Minster School, we are promoting green travel through our two walking buses. The one from Tothill Street has been running for over 10 years now, thanks to dedicated volunteers. We also encourage children to walk to school, by joining in with our Minster Mountain Challenge and WOW (where we collect data to see which class has the most children walking or scootering to school on a Friday). We are always looking for ways to reduce the congestion around the school, for the safety of our pupils. Ali Gillatt FLO

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Minster Playhouse Prompt Corner Minster Playhouse would like to invite you to our Hallowe’en Dance at the Village Hall on Saturday 1st November at 7.30pm featuring the wonderful music of

Jeff Barker and the Experience Trio Jeff and his band regularly fill venues like the Winter Gardens and will be playing for our Hallowe’en Celebration, to chase away those “Onset-of-Winter” blues. Bring your own food and drink, come in Fancy Dress if you wish, (there will be a small prize for the best outfit), and be prepared to dance all evening! Tickets are £10.00 and are on sale from 01843 821 785, or from Attwells in Minster. The next production, our Christmas Pantomime, is now in rehearsal. Like all of our pantomimes, it is a true Village Hall Panto in the traditional style, aimed at both children and the young-at-heart. A clean and wholesome show for the whole family, not too long, and with TWO Matinees this year on the Saturday! The Box Office for the Pantomime is now open and taking bookings on 07501 894 381 It’s as well to book early as last year some people were disappointed not to be able to get tickets to the Matinee. Show times are 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday inclusive, with Matinees on Saturday at 11.00am and 2.30pm. www.minsterplayhouse.co.uk

Saturday 8th November at 7.30pm “Captain Murderer” Seats: £13.00 paid in advance /Friends, £15.00 on the doors ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 15th November at 7.30pm Jeffrey Holland is Mr. Laurel Seats: £12.50 paid in advance/Friends, £14.50 on the doors ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 16th November at 3.00pm The Wizards of Kent Seats: £8.00 paid in advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors. Unreserved table seating ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 22nd November at 7.30pm Funny Bones with Freddie ‘Parrotface’ Davies Seats: £12.00 paid in advance/Friends, £14.00 on the doors ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 23rd November at 3.00pm The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. Adapted by Dave Simpson. Seats: £7.00 adults, £5.00 children ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm The Restoration of Nell Gwyn A new comedy by Steve Trafford with songs by Henry Purcell A rollicking romp which ends with a sting in its tail. Seats: £13.00 paid in advance/Friends, £15.00 on the doors ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Monday 15th December for the season “Mother Goose” – A Traditional Pantomime. Full professional production with family comedy and live music! Public Performances Sun 21st Dec 2.30pm Mon 22nd Dec 2.30pm Tues 23rd Dec 2.30pm Wed 24th Dec 2.30pm Sat 27th Dec 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun 28th Dec 2.30pm Mon 29th Dec 2.30pm (Final show) PRICES: Paid in Advance and Friends: Adults £13.00, Children £10.50, Family (four) £42.00 Doors: Adults £15.00. Children £12.50 Sponsored by the Isle of Thanet Gazette

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MISSING !!!!!!! BLUE from Cheney Road Blue has been missing since 22nd September and really needs to go home. Please check your sheds, garages etc. When last seen he was wearing a collar and tag and he is chipped. He is a neutered British Blue Shorthair and his very young owner Frankie is truly missing him. To report a sighting or to return him to his owner please ring Amanda on 07976 834 250. Thank you.

Zac’s Musings Well I’m not a lover of cats but I feel for the owners of Blue above who is missing from home. I know I’d hate to be lost so please keep an eye out for him. I have to tell you that I think I’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country since I was last here, well it seemed like it to me anyway. No I didn’t go with Jon and Chris on their round Britain trip, I’m definitely not into 50 hours of non stop driving. No, we only went to Wales - first to the far North and then right down to the far South. Travelling up and back in torrential rain, it was horrendous. Spent the first 4 days in a tin box, well ok it was a caravan, but the rain beating on it made it sound like a tin box. Then we had a couple of days with some of the grandchildren which was pretty good, but it’s so much better being back at home in my own bed, that was definitely far enough for me. Apart from rain and thunder we also had fireworks whilst we were away and they terrified me. Remember it is Guy Fawkes very soon so if you’re like me and don’t enjoy fireworks then let’s hope we don’t have them going on until very late in the evenings, which often happens, I really don’t believe some people even consider how it affects some of us - PLEASE consider those of us who don’t understand, thank you.

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Wasted Space Time comes, time goes, tide’s ebb, tide’s flow. Spring returns, and in life lessons are learned. One strives to achieve, all in life, we think we need, when in reality, it seems to me, this is not always a necessity. As long as one has a happy home, where love and security, both are known, all the rest is “wasted space”, as long as you can look the world in the face. Can say, in truth, you have done all you can, to help wherever possible, your fellow man, no hopes or dreams need to be shattered, for you have achieved in life, all that really matters. Yvonne

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Dear Editor, I note that Kent Police have had the brilliant idea of starting a kick boxing club in the village. Why stop there? Perhaps the idea might be expanded to include a G.B.H. club or some other offensive, anti-social activity. Better still we could have a practice area outside Ben’s every evening with a policeman to control it. (name withheld on request)


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The real Father Christmas, St Nicholas, will visit the village named for him, 5-14 December. Called Nicholasfest the activities try to inspire, educate and bring joy to all ages. Chairman is Janice Juett who welcomes one and all. The Patron is Fr Jim the local priest (St Nicholas Church falls under the Wantsum Group here in Minster with Vicar Richard Braddy) The Opening event welcomes Bishop of Dover, Trevor Willmott for a Sung Patron Saint Mass and Candlelight Procession to the Pavilion for a party. Sunday the 7th is the Blessing of Toys for the needy and a Visit from St Nicholas himself. The final concert is the 14th with the Thanet 70 Chamber Choir singing Britten: A Ceremony of Carols and more, £10. Festive Food, too! Information 44 77 91 anytime. Photo: St Nicholas appeared in Canterbury last year and will do again this December 6th at 1 p.m.


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MINSTER WI October’s monthly meeting on Tuesday 14 began with the President welcoming the many visitors to Minster’s “hands on” craft evening in the Village Hall. Sarah then described the recent Bruges trip as a great day out, thanking Liz and Cathy for organising everything so well. More thanks went to Glenda and her helpers who did the cream teas at Saturday’s Minster Playhouse production. Secretary, Liz, then distributed packs of felt etc and members enjoyed a really sociable, creative time making their own Christmas decoration. Following a photo call and then refreshments, Sarah outlined the procedure for the AGM on 11 November when officers and committee members are appointed. After the business part, there will be a guest speaker talking about her baking experience. The President then set members a challenge – which will be judged by the guest speaker and sampled by all! Before the raffle Sarah gave out details of the Christmas Party and hamper contributions, as well as the Centenary Baton route on the 11 December and the Civic Carol Service at the Lych Gate on the 16th. At 9.35 she then closed what had been a particularly relaxed and enjoyable meeting. Forthcoming events: Games Evening – Wednesday 26 November @ 7.30pm to 10.00pm Village Hall Committee Room

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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION A big thank you to the Royal British Legion, the organisers, caterers, helpers and supporters of the quiz on 11 October. The winning team were 7 UP, but it was a very close contest. We need support from the same teams and more to try and knock 7 UP from their position! - and 7 UP to return to retain their title. (Hopefully we will plan another quiz in the Spring, but you will be kept informed. ) The American style raffle was again very successful, with about 15 prizes being well accepted. Thank you to everyone who donated the gifts. Would all the teams who joined in the quiz and enjoyed the evening, please ‘like’ us on our facebook page, facebook.com/minstertwinning. Thank you. The AGM is to be held on 14 November in the Neighbourhood Centre, commencing at 7.30 pm when there will be an election of officers. The secretary has informed us that she will be standing down. We hope to have a good attendance from the village as we are keen to hear your thoughts about the Association and how we can support the village in the future. We are also looking for volunteers for helping with our events. On Saturday 29 November we have a table at the Christmas Bazaar in the Village Hall, so we hope to see as many of you as possible there to support it. Shortly, we will be having a meeting to discuss our plans for next year, with some exciting events proposed. We hope to have a list of dates in the New Year with these planned events, so please keep a check on the website www.minsterarmboutstwinning.org.uk and of course Minster Matters. It was mentioned in last month’s MM that we are looking for anyone who would like to join us on a coach going to Armbouts Cappel for the Anniversary Day that the French will be hosting on 24 May 2015. Please let Carol know if you’d like to come: 07745 683 466. In the meantime, we hope to see you on 14 November.

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MINSTER BOWLS CLUB FREE BOWLING For those looking for exercise 4 x 1 hour sessions Families, youths (male/female) and individuals welcome Weekend mornings Contact 589 615 or 821 221 ....................................................................................... Spectators welcome - Wednesday evenings - Club Pairs night - 2 sessions from 6.30pm ............................................................................................................ New members welcome if you have FREE time on a Tues & Thurs, 9.30am & 1.45pm ................................................................................................................. Social Evening - Quiz, Saturday 8 November, 7.00pm. Bring your own food. Saturday 13 December, Christmas with the "Swinging Sixties"



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Minster Show AGM The AGM was held on Friday 3 October in the Neighbourhood Centre. The Treasurer was pleased to announce that there was a profit of £880 made, taking into account all the expenses and income generated this year. This profit is banked in order to ensure that should the Show be rained off in 2015, there would still be a Show in 2016. Therefore, it is important that everyone pays and plays their part in helping us to maintain this Show as part of the annual cycle of the village. I am very aware that a large number of people really stepped up and spent much of their day supporting us selling raffle tickets / manning stalls / helping with parking and litter - and Thank You; because without you it would not be the success that it is. However, I am also aware that some people begrudged paying the £3 entry. The Show cost in the order of £7,500 and our only sources of income are stall fees and gate entry. I am proud to be Chair of the Committee. I know how hard we try to ensure that the Show is worth your money and maintains Minster's heritage. If you have any ideas or wish to support / help on the day in any way please chat to Karen in Attwells or phone myself on 07815 083 163 (you may need to leave a message) and we will listen. Dominique

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Calling all local business/traders… Minster Church of England Primary School PFA would like to invite you to support our Christmas Fair on Friday 5th December between 3.30pm and 5.00pm. If you are interested in holding a stall for a fee of £10.00, sponsoring a stall for a fee of £20.00 or if you can offer any donations for our raffle, please contact the PFA Secretary, Nicola Carter, on 07866 717 358

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

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Round Britain Reliability Run… Every other year CLUB TRIUMPH organise the 'Round Britain Reliability Run', a 2000 mile test of car and driving teams. We were team 105 of 108 leaving from Enfield in North London at 6pm on Friday 3rd October. Our aim and purpose was to travel around Britain non-stop. We had 19 checkpoints at which a Club Triumph official signed our road book. We had 1 hour windows to arrive at the allotted checkpoints. After travelling through the night via Edinburgh Airport and Inverness we arrived at 7.50am at the Seaview Hotel in John O'Groats for a well-earned breakfast and a 1 hour stop. We then began to head South and travel through some spectacular scenery on route back to Stirling, then via Loch Ness, around Glasgow and eventually back across the border at Gretna and down towards Carlisle, sometimes all alone, other times in a Triumph convoy. 9 checkpoints had been signed off by the time we entered Wales, a big test for both man and machine through the night then back to England over the Severn Bridge. We then headed West to Cornwall and at day break on Sunday morning we arrive at Lands End for another 1 hour stop and some well earned breakfast. On leaving here we headed back to Bude along the coast then South over Bodmin Moor and eventually to Dartmoor, another challenge for both car and occupants. We had been on the road for 40 hours by now but we were rewarded with more beautiful scenery. Wimborne was our penultimate stop on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset where we enjoyed a vast array of homemade cakes by Club Triumph wives, they were very welcoming to us all. After our last stop at the TR register in Didcot it was back to London and the finish. On approaching London the traffic was horrendous as usual and we finally arrived at our destination at 8.45pm on Sunday night after 2250 miles and 75 gallons of fuel in just over 49 hours. WHY do we did it..........., this was the 24th running of the RBRR and it has so far raised in excess of £350,000 for various charities over the years, this year's charity is Macmillan Care and by the time all sponsorship is collected between £50,000£60,000 will have been raised, this year. Our car, a 1970 Triumph 2.5 PI (44 years old), averaged a respectable 29.9mpg. Martin and his crew at Minster Garage spent a month checking and double checking the car for its journey so a big thanks goes to them because it never missed a beat, although we will need some new brakes and a couple of wheel bearings before we set off on another journey. In the alternate years the 'RBRR' Club Triumph run another event called the 'Ten Countries Run'. This is another long weekend drive going through France, Monte Carlo, Italy, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium then home to England. WATCH THIS SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S We need to have all willing donations collected and sent to Club Triumph by the end of November. Many thanks, Jonathan, Chris and Peter TEAM 105


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PROCEEDS TO PILGRIMS HOSPICE Admission: Adults £3.00 Children Free


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Minster Business Association We’ve extended the closing date for guaranteed inclusion in our next publications to mid November however beyond then although we will still accept applications you may not be lucky enough to be included in the 2015 directory. Please remember we accept applications from businesses in Minster, Monkton, Sarre, St Nicholas, Acol, Manston and Cliffsend. Forms are available from Karen at Attwells, our Hon. Secretary at the Neighbourhood Centre or via email to secretary@minsterbusinessassociation.org.uk or you can download same from our website www.minsterbusinessassociation.uk Forms, complete with full payment, should be returned to the Library marked for attention of MBA or dropped into the Hon. Treasurer at The Bell Inn.

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PRIVATE COLLECTOR WISHES TO BUY OLD BOTTLES, OLD PUB ITEMS, OLD POSTCARDS (Pre 1960) Tel: 01843 583 453 or 07799 892 436 MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 0900 - 1200 Mon - Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £37 hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £26 hour Half Pitch : £26 hour (1 five a side pitch) * A 10% discount will be given to Minster clubs and residents booking the ‘Full Pitch’ option only. To book this facility please contact Kyla Lamb, at the Parish Office, 4A Monkton Rd, Minster CT12 4EA t: 821339 f: 825869 e: clerk@minsterparishcouncil.org.uk

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 9th NOVEMBER Those taking part in the Parade should meet at the Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Club by 10.00am. The Service commences in St Mary’s Church at 10.45am. Refreshments will be served afterwards at the Club Open Day with entertainment provided by The Beverley Big Band. Everyone Welcome

Dear Editor, I have just been to the 44th Minster Art Show, and what a delight. So much variety and talent, it made my afternoon. Thank you very much to all the entries, also the stewards and the raffle princesses. Pam Parkinson


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


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November 2014

Christmas Shoeboxes

With Christmas less than 9 weeks away, we are still looking for volunteers to make Purpose Made Joinery a Christmas Shoebox for a child living in Staircases ~ Doors ~ Windows poverty. The Shoeboxes will be distributed to Carpentry Service children living in Africa, Asia and Europe Doors Hung by Smile International in December. Kitchens Fitted You can make a shoebox on your own or share one with a friend or small group. Contact: Cover the shoebox (and lid separately) in Simon Greenstreet wrapping paper, so the shoebox can be (01843) 823035 opened and checked. The contents should email: greenstreet9@hotmail.com be gender and age specific, for example for a ten year old girl. QUALIFIED FOOT HEALTH The contents can include: a bar of soap and a flannel, tooth brush and tooth paste, PROFESSIONAL hair brush, comb, hair slides, small toys, such as a doll, car, skipping rope, ball, snap David Oakley MCFHP, MAFHP or other playing card games, stationery, All forms of Services and Treatments writing and colouring materials – (Attwells available for Foot and Nail care stock many of the toys, along with Corns, Calluses, Bunions, Hammer-toe, stationery packs specially-made by Karen and Jenny). Ingrown nails, Nail deformities, Karen and Jenny have also once again Infection control for Athletes foot and kindly volunteered to act as a collection Fungal Nail infections, Verrucas, point for shoeboxes or donation of Hard skin removal and Diabetic footcare contents. Alternatively, you can deliver We provide personal and reliable treatment them to Mary Lord at in the comfort of your own home, nursing (leave in the front porch) or deliver to me , by 30th November. at or residential care home or hospital For further information about the Day, evening, weekend appointments Christmas shoeboxes, leaflets are available available by arrangement at Attwells. Many thanks in advance for your Tel: 01843 866 601 generosity, Mob: 07749 999 584 Merry Christmas! Kate Humphreys

IN REMEMBRANCE 1914-18 (Some 750,000 British and Commonwealth Servicemen were killed in The Great War)

From factory, farm and workhouse We answered Kitchener’s call To fight for King and Country In the war to end them all It will be all over by Christmas That’s what our Generals said But Christmas came, the war went on And many of us were dead At Mons we fought, at Ypres, the Somme Messines and Passchendaele For honour and for glory Determined not to fail Just one more push is all we need That’s what our Generals cried But the Generals did no pushing It was us who fought and died For four long years the sacrifice Was ours and ours alone And all we have to show for it Are names carved into stone So was our sacrifice worthwhile Or was it all in vain And will our sons be called upon To fight this war again.

HALCYON DAYS Halcyon days, those halcyon days When kippers were fourpence a pair When the pub had an outing to Ramsgate And we spent two and six at the fair When mum had a port and lemon And dad won a watch on a chain But those days are now gone forever Never to come back again. Vic.

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MINSTER CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL OPEN DAY Friday 14 November 2014 Tuesday 13 January 2015 Is your child 4 years of age before Monday 31 August 2015 If so they could start at our school in September 2015 Why not give your child a taste of the welcoming, creative and challenging atmosphere that we enjoy at Minster Church of England Primary School? Wendy Stone, Head Teacher, and Alison Goodman 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. Minster Church of England Primary School Molineux Road, Minster in Thanet, Kent CT12 4PS Telephone: 01843 821 384

SANDWICH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Saturday 13 December Main Hall Guildhall Sandwich from 12.00noon to 6.00pm TABLES £10 Tombola – Hot and Cold Refreshments Arts and Crafts – Raffle Homemade Products – Christmas Products For more information and to reserve a table please call

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Friday 5th December 3.30pm to 5.00pm * BBQ * Santa’s Grotto * Adopt a Pet stall * Laser Shooting * Tombola * Secret Santa stall * Popcorn & candy floss

* Make your own reindeer food * Pilgrims Hospice stall * Mulled wine & mince pies * Scalextric lap challenge * Glitter tattoos/face painting * Huge raffle * Mini manicures

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

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The White Stag Monkton 01843 823 760 Village Pub and Restaurant PROBABLY THE BEST CARVERY IN THANET

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AMBER’S ADVICE Our problems are really our blessings if we use them to grow stronger.

TIGER’S TIP Make a quick instant pattern on top of sponge cake. Place patterned paper doily on top and sift sugar over it. Lift off doily carefully.

Tothill Street, Minster 01843 820 250 * Christmas & New Year Specials for Minster Residents * (availability for these offers is very limited) Do you have family or friends wishing to visit over the festive period but you know you don’t have a spare room? Then let us help: We are again offering accommodation @ £35.00 per room / per night for any number of nights during the period 15th to 30th December inclusive NEW YEARS EVE ONLY - SPECIAL OFFER @ just £49 per room To take advantage of either of these very special promotions, contact Anne (our booking coordinator) Tel : 01843 820 250 These offers are subject to availability and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw these offers at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)


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

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

St. Mary the Virgin, Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton

Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services in NOVEMBER

Sunday Services in NOVEMBER

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071

2nd 10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

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

10.15am United Remembrance Service (BCP)


09:00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Praise 3.00pm Benefice All Souls Service


10.45am Parish Service of Remembrance


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Worship


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


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

16th 10:15am United Holy Communion (CW) 23rd 10.15am Holy Communion (CW)

Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holy day of Obligation at 12.00noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Minster and each Sunday at 10.00am in Minster Abbey


6.30pm Benefice Advent Service of Light

Lych Gate Carol Service This year the Community Carol Service will be on Tuesday 16 December at 7.15pm and will involve the children from Minster C of E Primary School, The Salvation Army Band, representatives from St Mary’s, Minster Abbey and other members of our Village community

For other Catholic Services please see Minster Abbey below

Minster Abbey www.minsterabbeynuns.org The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6.00pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) 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.

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

Baptisms at St Mary’s, Minster

Funerals at St Mary's, Minster

15 October Dana Grace Hogben (9 months) 19 October Louise Emily Marie Turvey (11 months)

16 October Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Karen Margaret Hill

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

Family Carol Service Sunday 21 December @ 3pm Everyone Welcome

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

PLEASE NOTE There will be no Messy Church until further notice Weddings at St Mary’s, Minster 11 October Charlotte Robinson and Peter Ransom For further details contact: Majors Bryn & Lyn Hargreaves 01843 822308 or 825178 A Christian Church and a Registered Charity No 214779 & in Scotland SC009359

Weekly Activities Monday




9.30am Bumps & Babies

9.30am Parent & Toddlers

9.15am Prayer Group

(Term time only)

(Term time only)

10.15am Keep Fit 2.00pm Home League

2.00pm Friendship Club

Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship

6.00pm Worship and Bible Study

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November 2014 What’s On…

Christmas Dinner

Abbey Patchers Christmas Craft Fair Old Schools Saturday 8 November 9.00am - 3.00pm Further information from Alison - 601 726

at The Salvation Army If you are alone on Christmas Day and would like some company then please join us for Christmas Dinner Book a place by either calling into the Community Shop during November/December and registering or call 01843 825 178 or 822 308

The Salvation Army, 11 Tothill Street Minster Saturday 29 November 10.00am Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Club The Club A.G.M. will take place on Monday 17 November 7.30pm All members are urged to attend

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section


NEXT MEETING A.G.M. Monday 10 November 7.30pm

Baby Rhyme and Story Time 9.30 - 10.00 Friday mornings THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate enquiries@southbarngifts.com SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 info@sandwichtowncouncil.gov.uk CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226033 k.chadband@btinternet.com

Make an item for the Christmas Bazaar Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589


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


Minster WI A.G.M. Tuesday 11 November Village Hall @ 7.30 pm Games Evening Wednesday 26 November 7.30pm to 10.00pm Village Hall

A.G.M. Wednesday 19 November Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker Ms Jude Lawton ‘The Work of Plant Heritage’ Points table: “A Christmas Decoration”

A season to remember… All Souls Service Sunday 2 November 3.00pm @ St Mary's This is a special time to come and remember a loved one who is no longer with us. We remember by name those who have passed away recently. You are very welcome to join us and if you would like to have someone remembered by name please contact Richard our Vicar (821 250). Parish Remembrance Service Sunday 9 November 10.45am @ St Mary's Please come and join the Royal British Legion, the Minster community and St Mary's church family as we pay our respects at our annual Service of Remembrance.


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November 2014

Harvest Festival

Roald Dahl Week This term we had a Roald Dahl week. Each year group read a Roald Dahl book and based their English lessons around that book. Here are the books we enjoyed. Yr R - The Enormous Crocodile Yr 1 - Fantastic Mr. Fox

On Thursday all the students went to the church for our Harvest Festival. In KS1, the children created a rainbow to show how God provides such a wide variety of food. In KS2, each year group performed their own piece to the parents. Our chosen charity this year was Farm Africa and the school had its very own “Wear your wellies for Farm Africa” day. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions. The school managed to raise a staggering £205.00.

Yr 2 - James and the Giant Peach Yr 3 - The BFG

Year 4 Church Visit

Yr 4 - George's Marvellous Medicine

To support their class learning, Year 4 paid a visit to St. Mary’s Church last week to find out more about the Christian Church Calendar. The Reverend Braddy explained how certain festivals and fasts are marked by the different colour robes he wears and that the church also displays a particular colour for each time on the calendar. The children had a great time and Reverend Braddy kindly chose some children to try on his robes. The children had lots of questions and found out how old the church is and how different parts of the church were built by three of our house namesakes; the Romans, Saxons and Normans.

Yr 5 - The Twits Yr 6 – Matilda On Friday we had a Dahlicious Dressing Up Day!! Thank you for making such an amazing effort with your costumes and raising over £250 for the Roald Dahl charity.

You were all gloriumptious!

Dance Off House Competition The first of our mini house competitions took place at the end of last week, a house dance-off. Children from Years 1-6 danced their socks off on Thursday lunchtime and our judges had a tough time deciding on five children from each house to dance in Friday lunchtimes final. Our very own dance teacher, Miss Harwood, had an even bigger task choosing the winners, but finally made a decision that Harry and Rhianna had impressed her most with their “moves”. Congratulations to the winners who have earned an extra 25 house points for both Viking House and Norman House. Well done and thank you to all the children who came along to dance and support their house.

“Frozen” Lunch Last Thursday, we held a Frozen themed lunch. For the price of £2.50 the children received their “Frozen” meal and were instantly entered into a raffle. The main prize was an Olaf Teddy and the runners up received a Frozen sticker book and colouring set. Even the packed lunches had fun whilst listening to Frozen songs in the lunch hall.

November 2014

St Mary's Church, Minster offers

Guided Tours of the

Church and Tower Most Saturdays at 12.00noon and 2.00pm To ensure you don’t have a wasted journey please call 07958 813 577 to confirm that tours are taking place on the day of your intended visit The church is normally open from 10am to 3pm daily For party tours outside of the normal times please call the above number to make a booking

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Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: www.rogergale.co.uk Email: galerj@parliament.uk Write: HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, SW1A 0AA

MINSTER BOWLS CLUB PLAY BOWLS When: Summer; Outdoors and Indoors ~ Winter; Indoors Why: Pleasure, Healthy Exercise, Entertainment, Competitions, Fun Time with Friends Old and New ‘LEARNING TO PLAY’ IS FREE!!! Visit the club at The Bowls Green, Recreation Ground (Molineux Rd Entrance) or phone 824 082

LIBRARY HOMEWORK CLUB Just a reminder to parents that the library offers HOMEWORK HELP on a Thursday (in term time) from 3.30pm to 4.45pm for any children aged 8 and over


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