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Jessica Silver READERS AND CO-EDITOR UPDATE Thank you to all those who answered our call for Readers, our listeners can now look forward to a variety of other voices, instead of just the same 3 or 4. We have also had some interest shown for the position of Co-editor but at this moment in time we’re not too sure if any of them are really serious about it . We’ll keep you posted!!



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Minster Matters 3 October 2010 The ‘E’ Team EDITORIAL Have I had a busy Month ? You bet I have. Started out journeying right across the County judging for Kent Village of the Year (Minster didn’t enter this time) met some really nice Ray people and saw some very interesting and diverse projects. Then off to a meeting in Lenham to decide the various (Minster Window Company) winners etc., followed by a second trip to Lenham later in the Property Maintenance month for the Presentation Ceremony, which to my horror I was Building Work asked to MC. Oh how I hate public speaking, but somehow I Plastering * Rendering Amy muddled through and I can now say I felt honoured at being uPVC Windows & Doors asked although I was terrified at the time. uPVC Fascia, Soffits & Guttering So what with that, then chasing stories and adverts for the Repairs to existing double glazing magazine, along with a hospital visit I could well have done Misted up sealed units replaced without, plus numerous other calls on my time, this month has Brenda Garage Doors * Decking absolutely flown by. Oh, and I mustn’t forget to say thank you to the Village Hall Bowls Group for inviting myself and my better half to their recent barbeque, it was a very enjoyable Call on afternoon. Eve Now before I forget, I must inform you all that Steve the Warden was rushed into hospital again with a re-occurence of a previous problem, but he is out again now and back home recuperating. We here at MM wish him well, as I’m sure all his A.J.Cliffe & Sons friends in the village do, let’s hope he’s back on duty again soon. (Butchers) Ltd Diane Before any of you think you’re seeing things and believe We Know It’s you’re maybe going mad, if you see someone on a bike, yes a bike, riding around the village that you think looks a lot like me, Early But We then don’t despair as I do now have a trusty black steed that I Nora intend to use more often than my car, weather permitting. I Are Now Taking know this will certainly surprise some of you, but I do need the Christmas exercise and I obtained the cycle via Thanet Freegle for nothing, from one of our magazine advertisers, spent a few bob doing it Orders (From October 1st) up and having it serviced, so my intention is to get out on it as Sue many days of the week as I can. Canterbury House, We had a great response to our call for new readers to help out with Monkton Road, Minster the audio CD and have recruited at least seven ladies to come and do their Tel: 01843 821288 bit for us, for which we thank them very much. The call for a Co-editor has been slower however, so if you did think you might have offered but POOR then didn’t do so, please let us know and we can arrange a meeting with PARKING you to discuss what it involves. Next month we’ll all be getting ready for the start of the run up to the OF THE festive season. I’ve no doubt Late Night Shopping, Switching on the Christmas Lights, Carols in the Square will all be on the agenda, and I MONTH believe the Scouts are holding a tombola on the evening of Late Night Shopping for which they are looking for prizes, so if you can help in any way then please drop your offerings into Karen at by Attwell’s who is kindly collecting them on the Scouts behalf. Well again space 61, High St off your first has beaten me, which is Minster 73 High Street, just as well as I’ve run visit to The Salon Tel: out of things to say,so Minster, Ramsgate until next month, take 824000 with this voucher 01843 821216 care.Where’s Zac today ?



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October 2010 Local Lad Comes Good Some of you may have seen the posters around the village advertising a boxing match. That fight is being undertaken by none other than Dan Woodgate and he needs your support. Dan has big aspirations for his future in the fight game and we feel he deserves a few column inches to promote himself and what he hopes to achieve Dan tells us that having moved with his family, early in his life, from Orpington to Minster, he has really taken village life to heart and likes nothing better than attending the Minster Show. As a youngster he showed no interest in carrots and potatoes, unless they were on his dinner plate, but he has recently come to appreciate the time and effort those who grow them must take. Dan and his friend Arron Lowery started boxing some 5 years ago just as a way to get a bit fitter and lose a few pounds, but he found he had a real liking for the sport, becoming a 1/4 finalist in the Amateur Championships 3 years ago. Ranked 10th in the County Amateurs, he then decided it was time to turn Pro. Dan does his training in Redhill with Michael Alldis, and he has now had one Pro fight that took place in February, which he won on points. He tells us nothing is easy in the fight game and although his manager had tried to get further fights since then something has always resulted in them not actually happening. He now has a new manager and a 2nd fight planned for 16th October in Crawley. Dan sees himself with a Southern Area title within 18 months and in 2 to 21/2 years he is hoping to be looking at having a crack at winning the British Title. As I said earlier “Great Aspirations” but he needs our help to get there. To that end Dan would love to hear from you that you’d like to go along and support him.

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October 2010 Steve Taylor, Community Warden As we near Autumn and all that goes with it, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about keeping safe as the nights start to draw in. This can be a difficult time for some members of the community, especially those who are elderly or alone or indeed both. If you have a neighbour who you think you could help, why not drop in on them and see how they are. Maybe help with some shopping or picking up a prescription, even stopping for a chat can make the world of difference to some people. If there is someone who you have concerns over don’t hesitate to give me a call and I will try and help where I can. Think of it as Minster’s Winter Watch. We are going to need to help each other more and more as some services get affected by the up and coming budget restraints and this is when we show what a good community does when called upon. You will see posters and other notices soon relating to a campaign run by Thanet District Council along with myself, on the subject of none other than DOG-FOULING and LITTER. I’ve lost count of the number of articles I have written about dog-fouling, but I make no apologies for that, as I am determined to get the message across that it is just not acceptable not to pick up after your dog. Generally the village is doing well and doesn’t suffer greatly from any serious quality of life issues, but that doesn’t mean we can get complacent. If there are any problems you think I could help you with please call me on the number listed in this journal and thanks for your continued support for me and take care.

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October 2010 MINSTER TWINNING ASSOCIATION The September committee meeting was very positive and in a planning the calendar mood! There will be at least three trips to France next year, so please let us know as soon as possible that you want to attend so we can fill the coach. Ÿ The Anniversary in France will be in May. Ÿ Giants Day in France will be in June (hope our giant is fully recovered by then!) Ÿ The final annual planned trip is in September. Back home in Minster we are planning a race night in March and Fun Day is returning, and will be in June 2011. There may be more events if you want them. The next committee meeting is 14th October at the royal British Club at 8.00 p m and all will be welcome, or you may want to save yourselves for the AGM in November at the Neighbourhood Centre. I was a new member from the last AGM and have been made very welcome – so new friends are looked after and soon become old friends. Every input is embraced and as always help of any kind, taking as much or as little of your time as you can offer, is gratefully accepted. (And it is fun!)

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MINSTER CARNIVAL ASSOCIATION…..would like to say thank you to the Parish Council, Village Businesses and residents for all the support they have given us and the Miss Minster Court throughout the year. Special thanks goes to Envy from the all the young ladies in this year’s Court for doing their hair on Minster Show day. MM can report, that when representing the village at Sandwich Carnival the Court attained 3rd Float whilst Princess Feya was awarded 2nd in the Princess of Princesses. Again, well done you do us proud.

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October 2010 ABBEY FARM FOOTPATHS Following on from last month’s letter re the footpaths/tracks around Abbey Farm, we felt we should take it upon ourselves to have a look at the Designated Footpaths Map to see just what Rights of Way it showed in that area, and we also paid a site visit to see where the stated signs were for ourselves. (We must admit we did drive the route and not walk it.) Whilst the two areas that had been signed may have been used previously by the public neither are officially recognised public rights of way and therefore we must conclude that the farm owners have every right to erect the signs that they have. Having then spoken with the farm owners, we could see the safety and disturbance issues involved, that had prompted them to erect these. We were however disheartened to find that those on the Southern side of the railway line had been both vandalised and removed. We also understand from other sources that there is a possibility that the path is to be officially realigned beyond the railway line, in that where at present the path crosses the track via the concrete road then turns right and follows the hard road around one side of the duck pond and on towards the stile, where it then re-crosses the railway line, it is proposed to realign this complete section to run instead, along the Southern boundary fence of the railway, thus keeping the public and dogs away from the duck pond area and also to eliminate walkers having to negotiate the blind corner on the hard road, which we understand is a real hazard point at harvest times. Maybe this isn’t what the writer of last month’s letter or others wish to hear, but we can only report the facts, as we see them, to you. What we can add though, and this bit probably won’t best please the farmer, is that recently some villagers fought for the official recognition of another track, that was about to be lost in the new development off of Monkton Road, the outcome of which was that, after a considerable amount of effort, by a small number of people, they have been successful in having the route recognised as an ‘official right of way’. So if anyone feels strongly enough about the present situation at Abbey Farm then maybe they should consider taking it up with the County Footpaths Officer and/or the Parish Council. Editor

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I am studying the Dutch and Flemish gabled houses of Kent and during my research came across an article in the Kent Archaeological Society’s annual publication dated 1878 referring to Minster in Thanet which I thought your readers might be interested in. The article by the editor of Archaeologia Cantiana vol. XII on page 353 writes: “In Minster village there are several houses, built of brick in the time of Charles II or of William III, which have such prettily curved gable ends, as were characteristic of the Caroline reigns in England. Perhaps there is no part of Kent which retains, within an equally small area, so many examples of these graceful gables. Near Minster Vicarage, an old house with two such gables had in iron RK 1693 was in Kennett’s Lane [presumably RK stood for Robert Kennett a major ratepayer at the time] then house passed to Thrum and lane became Thrum’s Lane. This gable was similar to Swan Cottage in Reading Street. Another house inhabited by Dr. Harris has similar gable. White Horse Inn [at this time] had two gables [now one].” ‘Several’ could be three or seven or more, if only we had been given a figure! I know of the former White Horse (with the date 1597 in the gable) and the one in Durlock (also the one at Monkton) but the others appear to have been lost. Does any reader know of where the others were or have old pictures of one or more? I would be very grateful if anyone can throw some light, however little, on these missing examples of our heritage. More details of these gables in Thanet can be found on and details can be sent to the Isle of Thanet Archaeological Society mailbox at or I can be contacted on 01843 867415. Gordon Taylor.

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October 2010 An Extra Bus Stop Needed?.... A concerned resident has been in touch with Stagecoach bus company requesting an extra bus stop at the top of the village for Bus Service No9. ‘I live in Minster-in-Thanet, Nr. Ramsgate. Why on earth cannot it be arranged for the number 9 bus that comes from Ramsgate and goes to Canterbury, not stop at the top of the village. So many people have asked me this question. There is plenty of space at the top of the village on the Canterbury road, for a pull in now - it is ridiculous that we have to travel to other stops to get on board. The new Express Inn and the Co-operative store etc. have plenty of room, it is really a possibility if you look into it.’ Yvonne Chapman Stagecoach bus company have responded to Yvonne’s letter and are ‘considering this in the next timetable change’ but as yet are unable to confirm when this will be. If you agree that this is needed why not get in touch with Stagecoach too - I’m sure if they are aware of a big enough demand actions will soon be taken.

Apology....... to Joyce Seath and Joyce Bromley. We here at MM wish to apologise to Joyce Seath for mistakenly putting her name to a note we had received from Joyce Bromley. We also wish to apologise to Joyce Bromley for getting it wrong. Sorry ladies, a senior moment by the Editor I’m afraid. Congratulations… Minster Bowls Club members Sylvia Pritchard and Audrey Gent on winning the Ladies Pairs Competition at 30th Annual Herne Bay Open Bowls Tournament

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October 2010 Minster Bowls Club. As founder members of the newly formed outdoor East Kent Triples League, Minster Bowls Club were crowned Winners in this inaugural year, having won by 4 points from second team, Ashford Town, who finished on 38 points. Captains Sylvie Arnold & Ken Wooldridge were presented with the Pennant & Nada Williams Plate at Canterbury on Monday 6th September accompanied by other Minster Members. It's very nearly time to say good bye. That is good bye to the outdoor season. We are going out on a high, and Clubs around Thanet are beginning to notice our presence or at least our good bowlers. In the Ramsgate Triples Final were Mike Boston, Trevor Elson, and Alan Razzell. In the Mixed Fours at Broadstairs we were the winners, congratulations to Audrey, Sylvie, Ken & Ron. Other competitions at Broadstairs are in progress as I write. Audrey & Sylvie were winners of the Ladies Pairs at Herne Bay. The clubs end placings for the Men, in the Isle of Thanet League, were 4th, 4th and 8th across the two divisions. Following the Barn Dance on the 8th October, we will be having a race night on the 12th November. October 1st starts the new Short Mat season begin. So if you would like to try your hand, keep in the warm and out of the wet weather , please come down to the Pavilion opposite the All Weather surface, where you will receive the warmest of welcomes.




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Mens Handicap: Ray Thorp Ladies Handicap: Serena Townsend Pairs: Dave Martin. Ray Brazier Pairs: Pat Miles, Maureen Hedges Mixed Pairs: Sylvia Davis, Ron Foster Triples: Jacki Carter, Mike Boston, Norman Wilson Triples Plate: Bob Chapman, Ida Ballard, Ken Gent 2 Wood: Brian East Bert Cooper Trophy: Ray Thorp Ted Norman Trophy: Frank Foster Congratulations to Broadstairs Triples Winners: Len Cooper and Sylvia Pritchard Third Place: Brian Davis and Glynne Hibbert Both teams had a non-player from the club. Glynne Hibbert

October 2010 Minster Playhouse As Summer draws to a close and thoughts turn to baubles on the Christmas Tree, amateur dramatic companies across the country start focussing their attention on the next production, Pantomime! But where does this custom come from? Pantomime’s origins lie in Ancient Greece, where it meant a group of artists who carried out impersonations accompanied by sung narrative and instrumental music. It was a popular form of entertainment in Ancient Greece, and later in Rome, which encompassed the true theatre elements of comedy, tragedy and sex. Pantomime arrived in England as a short theatrical production, usually operas, performed between the Acts of a play serving as an overture to Act 2 and eventually evolved into separate shows. Gradually these pantomimes became more topical and comic, often involving as many special theatrical effects as possible. Traditionally performed at Christmas, Pantomime is now a popular form of family entertainment incorporating songs, buffoonery, slapstick, dance, cross-dressing, in-jokes and audience participation. There are a number of fairly traditional story lines as well as some well defined performance conventions – the leading man is played by a woman and the hero’s mother is played by a man, otherwise known as the ‘Dame’. Panto story lines and scripts typically make no reference to Christmas, and are almost always based on traditional children's stories. This year, Minster Playhouse are returning to tradition with their production of ‘Aladdin’, the story of an impoverished young ne'er-dowell, in a Chinese city who is tricked into retrieving an oil lamp from a cave. If you want to know more you will just have to come and see the production. With all the elements of comedy and tragedy, plus some excellent singing, dancing and acting you can’t miss this opportunity. Aladdin is being performed by Minster Playhouse at the Minster Village Hall from the 1st – 4th December 2010, all tickets £6, £5 concessions. Special Offer on Wednesday 1st December – two for the price of one! Don’t delay – call Terry on 01843 220208. —–––––- STOP PRESS!!! –—––––

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MINSTER CEP SCHOOL PFA Bags for School ‘Bags to School’ is a fundraising project that recycles unwanted clothes/fabric in exchange for school funds. The more we can gather, the more money we can raise for Minster Primary. So if any residents have any unwanted clothes etc that they would like to get rid of, please bag them up and send them into Minster Primary on the day of the event (please look out for posters around the village confirming the date). Fireworks Display A ‘must see’ event that will actually be taking place on Bonfire Night this year on the Recreation Ground. Gates will be opening at 6pm with the display starting at 7pm. Tickets will be available to purchase, nearer the event, from the school or at Ben’s/Londis (subject to permission given). Please can we remind those driving to the event to use the village car parks and make the last bit of journey on foot as the Recreation Car Park will need to be kept clear of vehicles for Emergency Services. Please also note that during the event there will be NO ACCESS TO THE REC VIA THE SIDE OF THE ALL WEATHER PITCH.

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The 6th Annual ‘Ride To Remember’ On Sunday 29th August, 40 of us set off on the annual JAKE PHILPOTT memorial bike ride. We all had the same goal, to finish the 22 mile (some say 26) course with no major catastrophes. So at 11am we left the British Legion, off up the hill, through Acol and onto Minnis Bay. That’s when we knew what we were up against. A head wind all the way along Reculver to the first proper stop, the King Ethelbert. Once there a well earned drink and rest before we headed off through picturesque countryside (anything to take your mind off the pain), to The Gate Inn. Tired but still keen, it was back on the saddle and onto The Grove Ferry. Here, great fun was had by “the children” on the bouncy castle, Sumo wrestling and Gladiator wars. Onward again to a quick stop at the Rising Sun when oh no! the heavens opened. The umbrellas outside, took off (what idiot put them up in that wind). Some stopped to see if it would ease off, the more hardy got going, after all it was only rain, (or was it hailstones?). Drenched and bedraggled we besieged the Dog and Duck at Plucks Gutter, to the horror of Bank Holiday day trippers in their Sunday best eating roast beef (oh the smell !!). We didn’t outstay our welcome before it was onto the home straight, through Monkton to the Legion where a well earned drink (more drink!), food a plenty and of course a sit down (or not, as the case may be) was awaiting. A massive THANK YOU to all who took part, to both newcomers and all you regulars, to everyone who helped with food, emergency lifts and repairs along the way. See you all next year. XXXX

Memorial For Battle of Britain’s Heroes

15th September 2010 - Battle of Britain Day, 70th Anniversary. A service was held in the Memorial Garden at Manston, to remember all those brave young pilots who fought and died for us. They are remembered for laying down their lives so valiantly to protect this country, or our lives could be so much different today. ‘God bless them all’

October 2010 FOOTPATH OPENING (see front page picture)

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RSPCA Animal update

September 1st saw the Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr. Mrs Diamond and Malone are 3 years Ann Thomson officially re-opening the footpath now numbered TE462 from Monkton Road down the edge of “The Orchard� which was so old and came to the Centre following the death of their owner. They are nearly lost to the new development. Thanks for this go especially to John Burren who first sought bonded brothers who are looking for advice on how to save it, and for his efforts and passion at seeing it a new home together. They are used through. Thanks also go to Mrs. Mc Cloughlin of KCC Rights of Way to being around dogs. for all her advice and help in processing the claim, to Persimmon for Titus is approx 5-6 months old their support in establishing the footpath, to KCC and Minster Parish and he is a stray who was brought to Council for supporting the claim, and last but by no means least, thank the Centre after nearly being run over you to all the villagers who filled in the paperwork, wrote letters, dug by a car. Titus is extremely friendly out maps etc, without all of these the path would not exist. and just loves fuss and attention.

Polly is a young female rabbit who was found as a stray. She is very shy so would prefer a home where there are no young children. Kelly, Bluebell and Thunder cats have all found new homes. Woodchurch Animal Centre Queensdown Road, Woodchurch, Birchington CT7 0HG Telephone: 01843 826180

BUILDING NAMING September 1st also saw the official naming of two properties on the Heronsbrook development. They were both named after village families and are 12 Cheney Road, which has been named Morphew House and 9 Cheney Road which has been named Razzell House. The honours were completed by Cllr Mrs Ann Thomson, in her position as Chairman of the Parish Council and the Parish Clerk, Kyla Lamb (nee Razzell) as a family member.

What do birds give out on Halloween night? Tweets... When does a skeleton laugh? When something tickles his funny bone

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October 2010

Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Fundraising Challenge

So us dogs aren’t the only ones to blame for making a mess around the village. Just read this issue to see.

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September's meeting began with the singing of 'Jerusalem' to a recorded musical backing - which proved somewhat unsuccessful, and it was felt we sounded better 'a cappella'! Our speaker that month was Don Wilks, who entertained us with his superb photographs of the flora and fauna in South Africa's Kruger National Park. With his witty and informed commentary, Don once again proved a popular speaker. Final arrangements were announced for October's Dabble Day, when members can 'have a go' at flower arranging, salsa dancing, barge painting, and seated exercise, with lunch being cooked by Marion Rose and helpers. A separate craft day will also be held. Willing volunteers were sought to provide entertainment at our Christmas Party in December - which is not too far away: mince pies are already in the shops! It was agreed that we would once again take a stall at the Village Christmas Fair, selling home made cakes and preserves. The next meeting, to which visitors and new members will be made welcome, will be on Tuesday, 12 October, at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. The speaker will be Helen Kendal-Tobias on 'Colour Me', and members are asked to bring a scarf or stole.

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Kent Trading Standards are warning people to be wary of a telephone caller claiming that you are entitled to a council tax rebate. The caller is asking for bank details in order to issue refunds. Another potential victim was told his bank details were required to claim back his unfair bank charges. These calls are similar to other reports Trading Standards have received where the details were requested for refunds by “Customs and Excise”. We would advise people to be extremely careful when disclosing personal information over the telephone. Make sure you know who you are speaking to and if at all unsure, inform the caller you will ring them back. Do not use the number they give you but look the number up in your local phone directory or yellow pages. Alternatively, you could just request the refund by cheque (if they are legitimate, they should already have your address). Kent Trading Standards has received reports that a website has been set up in the name of a well known brand of fizzy cola drink. The website advertised a competition which the consumer entered; the consumer was then called and told to pay £400 to release their million pound prize. Consumers will not receive the million pound prize because we believe this is a scam and the website was not set-up by the well known fizzy drink company. Kent Trading Standards are advising consumers to check websites before entering competitions or giving them any of your personal details. Most well known brands have dedicated phone lines and/or emails that you can contact them on if you are in any doubt about a website, phone call or mailing you receive that claims to be from them. This also applies to all well known organisations such as banks and building societies. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. Trading Standards would like to remind consumers to be cautious when considering applying for home working schemes on the Internet. In some cases the site will ask for payment in advance and then does not supply any of the promised materials for home working. It is unlikely that you will get any of your money back if this happens. If considering this type of work the following website provides useful information to help you decide if this option is for you. Please contact Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06 or go to if you need further advice on your consumer rights, or you want to report any businesses or incidents you have concerns about.

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Latest News from Minster FC

Minster FC play their football in the Canterbury District Football League Want your bike repaired or serviced? Premier Division after winning the Division 1 title last season. We are now We collect and return one step from the Kent County League which forms part of the Football Association's Non League Pyramid. We play our home games at Minster - FREE in your area Recreation Ground. 24hr Turn-round Our home fixtures for the next few weeks are as follows: A Professional Service 25th September Minster V Chilham kick off 3pm Minster Rec. 16th October Minster V Texcell Solutions kick off 2:30 Minster Rec. 26/28 Eaton Road, Margate Here is a match report for Saturday's game at Charing. With Charing beating Betteshanger the week before and absentee's due to 01843 221 422 Stevey Jarman's wedding, this could have been a tough opener for Minster. inc Eve’s and Sundays The match started strongly for Minster with fine passing moves on what was a very short pitch. The new pairing at the back of Dan Moore and Scott (Same Owner for 30 years) Ford worked well with both centre backs winning the long balls on most occasions. Minster played some fine football forcing some fine saves by the Charing keeper. Minster finally beat the keeper when a long ball from Simon Brooks found Craig Gilpin who directed the ball into the bottom right of the Skin Care and Associated Therapies goal. Charing then came back with numerous corners forcing Howard to tip * Unisex Salon * Late Evenings ‘til 9pm a header over the crossbar. Minster survived some Charing pressure and went * Semi Permanent Make-up * Gift Vouchers in at half time 1-0 up. * Dermal Fillers * Slimming Treatments Wise words from the gaffer about giving a goal away early were heard at * Nail Treatments * Holistic Treatments half time but Charing found an equaliser when a deflected shot through a mass * Bio Sculpture Gel Nails * Oxygen Therapy * Dermalogica Treatments * Micro Dermabrasion of bodies, was saved by Howard but found a Charing striker, who rifled a shot * Waxing/Tinting/Make-up * Pregnancy Massage through the smallest gap, to find an equaliser. * Non-Surgical Face Lift * LED Light Therapy Minster then found their passing game again and an increasingly frustrated * Colonic Irrigation * Chiropractor Charing resorted to chopping Jake Eastwood down at every opportunity. * Skin Tag/Red Vein/Milia Removal Minster found a second goal when Lee Gilpin smashed a shot from 20 yards *Spa Days & Exclusive Parties into the top right corner of the goal. Open: Mon 9am - 3pm • Tues/Wed 9am - 5pm Charing thought they had found an equaliser after a ball being crossed for Thurs/Fri 9am - 9pm • Sat 9am - 5pm the striker to direct the ball into the net but to the strikers frustration the ball 10/12 Cuthbert Road, Westgate-on-Sea was judged to have crossed the line for a goal kick. To finish things off the 01843 831 882 Charring keeper kicked a long ball which found Ian Quinney. Quinney then Email: launched the ball forward which found the Minster striker who lobbed the advancing keeper. FINAL SCORE Charing 1 Minster 3 Paul Howard



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The Saddler

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With thanks for the life of my friend and for the wonderful years we spent together in Minster. Lots of laughter, talks and meetings. Thank you to everyone for all the cards and prayers, to the Hospice and the doctors and nurses who cared for him. No more pain now. Reunited with Betty R.I.P. God Bless Joyce, family and friends. “Steady the Buffs”

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Church News and Service Times St. Mary’s the Virgin, Minster

SS Ethelbert & Gertrude Catholic Parish Ramsgate and Minster Rev S. Fisher, 592071

Rev. Bob Coles, 821250 Sunday Services In


Parish Office: SS Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road, Ramsgate, CT11 7DS

3rd October 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Animal Service 6.30pm: Evensong 10th October 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 17th October 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Morning Worship 24th October 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) 31st October 9am: Holy Communion (BCP) 10am: Holy Communion (CW) Mid week service at St Mary’s Wednesdays 10.30am

St Mary Magdalene, Monkton Sunday Services In OCTOBER 3rd October 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW) 10th October 10.15am: Holy Communion (BCP)



Catholic Mass each Wednesday and Holyday of Obligation at 12 noon in the Church of St Mary the Virgin For other services in Minster please see Minster Abbey entry.

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9am, Sunday 10am Mid day prayer 12.10pm Vespers 6pm Compline 7.50pm (followed by Silent Prayer) All our visitors, not only Christians but people of all faiths and spiritual tradition, all who ‘truly seek God’ (rule of St. Benedict) are warmly welcomed to join us in prayer, in our beautiful monastic chapel.

17th October 11am: Holy Communion at Methodists

10am Sunday 3rd October St Mary’s Church, Minster

24th October 10.15am: Holy Communion (CW)

Animal Service

31st October 10.15am Family Service

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The Salvation Army 11 Tothill Street, Minster Major Denise Cooper

825178 / 822308 Weekly Programme Sunday Jigsaw (Sunday School) 11.00am – 12.00pm Morning Family Service, 11am – 12pm Evening Service, 6pm – 7pm

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

Tuesday Parents and Tots, 9.30am - 11.30am 7 Up (children’s club for year 3-6, ages 7-11) 6pm - 7pm

Wednesday Keep Fit, 10.15am – 11.15am Home League, 2.00pm – 3.45pm Pilates, 6.30pm-7.30pm & 7.30pm - 8.30pm (for details ring Andy on 07505399512)

Thursday Prayer Meeting and Quiet Time 9am - All are Welcome Please contact for details - not held at Hall



22nd August: Izabel Cliffe 22nd August: James Baker

Due to circumstances, the Youth Club for 11-16 year olds is unable to commence at this time. Please look out for notification when this may happen.

Weddings at Minster Parish Church: 21st August: Darren Brumskill and Yvonne Weeks 28th August: Peter Frampton and Eleanor Williams 28th August: Daniel Boxall and Jodie Reed 3rd September: Peter Munns and Bonney Hallett

Saturday There are events happening on most Saturdays please see other pages of Minster Matters for details.

St Francis of Assisi

Salvation Army telephone number for the new building is 01843 825178


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Events CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS MKT Last Sunday of each Month (31/10, 28/11) Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further info contact June Chadband 226033

MINSTER & MONKTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON CLUB Royal British Legion Club Augustine Road Come and join us for a “Cuppa” and Chat. Bingo - Raffles EVERY WED 2.00pm - 4.00pm All Welcome Joan Cordwell - phone 823782 Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section Monday 11th October 7.30pm “Make a witches hat” Speaker or Quiz Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information Miriam Smith 822589

40th MINSTER ART EXHIBITION & SALE Saturday 2nd October 10.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 3rd October 11.00am - to 4.00pm Water Colours - Oils - Pastels Glass - Wood - Pottery Photography Refreshments available in Old Schools Exhibition sponsored by Minster Garage (Bush Autos) Solve your Christmas Present Problems! What did the skeleton say to the vampire? You suck.


Last Saturday of every month (30/10, 27/11) 9.00am to 1.00pm Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617197

Minster-in-Thanet WI. NEXT MEETING Tuesday 12th October, 7.30pm Village Hall Speaker: Helen Hendal-Tobias ‘Colour Me’ (please bring a scarf or stole) New members and guests welcome COFFEE AND CHAT Thursday 21st October 10am-12noon Village Hall Committee Room 10.00am to 12.00noon All welcome MINSTER AND MONKTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY NEXT MEETING AGM Wednesday 20th October Village Hall 7.30pm Speaker: Don Wilks “A Minster Year” All visitors are welcome 50p

QUIZ NIGHT FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER 7.00pm for 7.30pm OLD SCHOOLS In aid of local Midwives who are visiting Ethiopia to help reduce morbidity and mortality rates in babies and mothers Tickets are £5 pp Including Ploughman’s Tables of 6 Bring your own drinks glasses and cutlery Please contact Kate Humphries on 823319 or Sue Greenstreet on 823035 for tickets SATURDAY MARKET 9th October, 10.00am to 12.00noon Old Schools Everyone Welcome

THE SALVATION ARMY HARVEST CELEBRATIONS Sunday 3rd October 2010 11am Family Worship 6pm Evening Worship Monday 4th October 2010 6pm Harvest Supper Tickets Available from Audrey 821792

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CHARITY DAY will be held on Saturday, 30th October at St. Nicholas Church from 10.00am to 3.00pm Christmas cards and Gifts on sale Ploughman’s Lunches and Refreshments available Please support the many deserving causes including: British Polio Fellowship: Thanet O.W.L.S: Life Association: Epilepsy Now: Wildlife & Wetlands Trust: Cancer Research UK: Guillaine-Barre Syndrome Support Group: Strode Park Foundation: Friends of St.Nicholas Church: League of Friends of QEQM Hospital

STARS COME OUT AT MINSTER LIBRARY Stargazers of the cosmic kind might like to come along to Minster Library this month to browse the display and selection of books on Astronomy. There will be adult and childrens’ books that cover the subject available to borrow and we hope to have an expert from Monkton Observatory to give a talk on the subject. - Time to be advised. Tickets will be free. Please enquire at the library 01843 821442

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

Sundays 5th

7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm 12th

No Bowls


6pm to 9pm 19th

7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm 26th

7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm


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Sunday 10th Phoenix Cup - 6pm Sharp Pay as you play - no membership fees

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01843 823 320 or 07973 817 540

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 821447

MINSTER A.W. SPORTS PITCH Now taking bookings - Office hrs 9am-12noon Mon-Fri Hire times and prices Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs (Off-Peak) 09:00hrs to 21:00hrs 15:00hrs to 21:00hrs Price Structure * Full Pitch : £27/hour Off-Peak Full Pitch : £17/hour Half Pitch : £17/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:

(Est 1935)

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

SIMON STAIT Are you fed up with chipping, peeling, and dull nail polish after just a couple of days? Want your nail polish to last for an amazing 21 days?? allows your natural nails to grow long and strong, does not split, chip or tear, says looking fabulous for up to 21 days, and soaks off in just 10 minutes, leaving your own natural nails undamaged! And for those die-hard flip flop and sandal wearers, why not get ‘d? Minx nail armour is available in a huge variety of colours, patterns and effects, and can last up to 6 weeks on toes! FOR ALL YOUR NAIL NEEDS, FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION OR JUST TO LOOK AND FEEL FANTASTIC EVERY DAY! GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE CALL LORRAINE TO ENQUIRE & BOOK

07702 850898 OR 01843 822055

Complete Property Maintenance 01843 595 979

07727 687 538

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


Minster Matters

October 2010

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

Come and be pampered in beautiful Minster country house surroundings at very competitive prices!!

RC PESCUD Est 1976 Interior/Exterior Painting • Drive & Patio Cleaning Flat Pack Assembly • Loft Ladders Fitted Fencing/Gates • Lawns Cut Sheds & Greenhouse Erected or Repaired General Repairs & Maintenance

All Work Guaranteed - Fully Insured

01843 224803 / 07980 439558

Acrylic Nails Full Set £26 Infills £19 Nail Art/Gems from £3 Eyelash Tint £8 Brow tint £6 Luxury Facial £19 Aromatherapy Massage from £16 Indian Head Massage £17 Manicure/Pedicure from £16 Body Massage from £13 Full body massage £25 Waxing from £3


Property Maintenance Ltd

01843 822082 07505531585/07505532726 72 MONKTON ROAD, MINSTER


VEG IN A BOX Fresh Organic Vegetables and Eggs delivered to your door

Minster & Monkton - Thursday Evenings 2 sizes available £7 & £8.50 Your box will contain a selection of seasonable vegetables all organically grown, the majority from our own Soil Association Certified Farm at Ash

Tel: 01227 722 252 *Free Advice Pack Available *Dedicated Letting Agent *Properties Needed in Your Area *Flexible Services Available *Strict Tenant Criteria *Est 1991

Please leave your name and number and we will ring you back

GARDEN SERVICES 4 YOU 1 Church Street, Minster, Ramsgate

Landscaping and Garden Maintenance Ÿ Professional Hedge Cutting and Trimming Ÿ Weed Kill • Grass Cutting Ÿ Driveway and Patio Cleaning, Moss Removal • Fencing • General DIY Ÿ

Offices Located at: 73A High St, Minster CT12 4AB 26 The Square, Birchington, CT7 9AB

Call Andrei on 07725819407 or 01843825776

“Great website, local offices and friendly staff”



October 2010

Minster Matters


E S T A B L IS H E D CALLING ALL PARENTS/CARERS LOOKING FOR CHILDCARE Warm and Friendly Environment Fully Qualified Staff Before and After School Care Quality Care and Safety Provided Breakfast, Lunch and Tea Provided

OFSTED Registered Open 8.00am - 6.00pm Ages 12 months - 11 years Age Appropriate Rooms

To Find Out More And Book Your Place

01843 821 482 Molineux Road, Minster, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 4PS

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

Registered Charity 1110919

Est 1980


Free Quotations Tel 01843 821147 including Answerphone

C H A U F FE U R T A X IS W e o ffe r a c o m p le te 2 4 h r S e r v ic e to

M IN S T E R & a ll s u r r o u n d i n g v il la g e s .

01843 -

8 44 84 4

N.P. ELECTRICALS BS7671 QUALIFIED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Part ‘P’ Registered Electrical installer All electrical work undertaken from a replacement socket to a full house rewire Inspection and testing service available. Free Quotations, Competitive Prices. Quality workmanship guaranteed Tel: Nic

Morling 01843 825 094

ENVY Unisex Hairdressers

Modern Salon * Friendly Welcome Affordable Prices Mon/Wed/Sat 9.00am - 1.00pm Tues 9.00am - 4.00pm Thurs/Fri 9.00am - 5.30pm

O r C a ll

T h a n e t ’s C a b C a l l C e n t r e

27 High Street, Minster

292929 o r 595959

01843 821 526


Minster Matters

October 2010

Events ......

60’S GROUP “MARMALADE” GIVE FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE Here’s an event for all fans of 60’s music! The next fundraising event for QEQM Hospital League of Friends is a 60’s Party Night

on Saturday 9th October at the Pfizer Social Club, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich. The group “Marmalade”, made famous by their hit song “Oobla-di, oobla-da”, will be performing live at the event, and sharing the evening with a 60’s style Disco. Tickets, which must be booked in advance, are £19.50 (for over 18’s only) and the ticket price includes a hot supper. The evening starts at 7.30pm and finishes at midnight. To book tickets please phone 01304 645678 For more information, phone 01843 822431

NEXT EVENT: Adults only

31st October at 7pm

Experiment at Quex ends in tragedy A group of eminent Victorians will meet at Quex House on the eve of hallowe’en to conduct an experiment which will prove whether or not ghosts exist. But before the night is through a ghastly murder will take place. Can you solve the mystery? Is the sceptic scientist suspicious? Where was the sinister butler at the crucial time? And how come the flamboyant clairvoyant didn’t see it coming? Mingle amongst them with the lady of the house in this mysterious and exciting evening of promenade theatre and detective work. Get in the mood – come in Victorian dress for a chance to win a prize.

Tickets: £8 to include a glass of wine

October 2010

Minster Matters


THE SPORTSMAN Sandwich Road, Cliffsend 01843 852547 where a warm welcome awaits you from

STEVE & NIKKI Family Friendly Atmosphere (dogs welcome)

Great Pub Food

Sunday Roast - £5.95 (Adult) £3.95 (Child) 01304 626364

Richborough Hall , Ramsgate Rd., Sandwich CT13 9NW

NEW SUNDAY GRILL MENU ** Steak House Now Open ** Tues/Wed/Thurs 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm; Sun 6pm-9pm Thursdays -2 eat 4 - £15 for 2 courses Breakfast served Tues - Sun inc from 10am

Monday Night is Poker Night & Free Pool Table Mondays- Fortnightly Quiz Nights from 27th September Bingo Night - Fortnightly from 6th October CHRISTMAS MENU NOW AVAILABLE

Choice of Real Ales now available Large Beer Garden overlooking the Golf Course Large Function Room All types of function catered for Birthday Parties, Kiddies Parties,Weddings & Wakes

Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIAL’S-SKY SATELLITE *Reasonable rates* Free estimates* Discount for OAP’S* Julie Beaney, Minster 01843/823466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472612

BIRCHINGTON AUTO REPAIRS LTD ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE MECHANICAL WORKSHOP Ÿ Insurance work Ÿ Servicing and Ÿ Resprays and all vehicle Ÿ maintenance finishing Ÿ MOT repairs Ÿ Low bake oven and Jig Ÿ Exhausts Ÿ Courtesy cars Ÿ Brakes Ÿ Valeting Ÿ Free collection and delivery Ÿ Paintless dent removal Free estimates

04 2004 Peugeot 307cc, 2.0ltr pet, 2dr Coupe, Hardtop Conv, met silver, a/c, pas, r/c/l, CD, e/windows and roof, air bags ............... £6,295

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TYRE CENTRE Ÿ Branded tyres Ÿ Budget tyres Ÿ Punctures Ÿ Balancing Ÿ Fitting Ÿ 4 wheel alignment Ranging from £18 inc VAT, fitting & balancing Example 155/70 x 13

06 2006 Renault Clio Expression 1 owner, 1.4 pet, Black met, 26k ml a/c, man, 5dr hatch, r/c/l, pas, s/h, CD, e/w & mirrors ............... £4,995

07 2007 Peugeot 207S, 1.4 petrol, 1 owner, a/c, pas, met red, r/c/l, 3dr hatch, CD, serv hist, e/mirrors and windows, 20k mls ....... £5,995


04 2004 Ford Galaxy Zetec TDI 1.9 diesel, 6 spd man, 7 str MPV, CD, a/c, pas, s/h Parking Sensors, 81k (Was £7,495...Now £6,695)

53 2003 MITSUBISHI Colt Mirage, Met Silver, 3 door hatchback, petrol, manual, r/c/l, a/c, pas, 32,000mls, f/s/h (Was £4,495... Now £3,995)

04 2004 Ford Focus C-Max 1.8 Zetec, petrol, manual, 52,000mls a/c, pas, elec mirrors & windows, met black, r/c/l, cd ............. £4,495

All cars come with Warranty, Full Service, Full MOT, HPI Check and Valet


1 Carlton Avenue,Broadstairs Call Martin or Paul Lamb on: 01843 869 600 ** Most credit/debit cards accepted **

Minster Matters Issue 119 October 2010  

village magazine

Minster Matters Issue 119 October 2010  

village magazine