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Your Friendly Village Magazine Issue Number 162: September 2014 ISSN 1755-9502 (Print) : ISSN 1755-9510 (Online) : ISSN 1758-4175 (CD-ROM - Issue 74)



Float Winners at Ramsgate Carnival, Duck Racers, Disco Diva’s and Headcorn Sky Divers Extraordinaire! who have raised


to date toward the

Minster War Memorial Funds

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AT MINSTER PLAY AREA Despite previous requests in Minster Matters, police attendance to the play area and signage, youths are continuing to use the play area after 9pm and as late as 11pm on some occasions. Following complaints raised by residents regarding the anti-social behaviour it has been suggested by the police that the zipwire cable and basket swing be removed from the play area in an attempt to stop the this. Minster Parish Council will be giving consideration to this drastic action at its Council meeting on Tuesday 2nd September. If the anti-social behaviour problems stop and people leave the park by 9pm from now on then this action may be avoided. Members of the public are welcome to attend Parish Council meetings. E-mail : Skype us at: editor.minstermatters Fax No: 0843 636 5346

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

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

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

Parish Office 821 339 Old Schools: bookings via Jacque Sings 822 053 Village Hall: 822 807 bookings via Late payment for advertisements may Eric James 821 744 mean they will be omitted from the next MM Subscriptions issue (3 months max!!) Copies of the Magazine or CD are now A full copy of our Terms and Conditions available on subscription to all non residents, worldwide. are available from our website Payments quoted below are in advance To a UK postal address :The Editors accept all advertisements, articles 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 - Thursday 19 September Aug 24

To Sept 14 - Road Closures Cottington Road


Sept 6

Twinning Association Race Night



RBL Women’s Section AGM



WI Meeting



Tom Thumb Theatre - After Dark Tales

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St Mary's Church - Ride and Stride


Sarre WWII Event



Music at St Nicholas



Horticultural Society Autumn Show


24/27 Minster Playhouse - Steel Magnolias 25

Minster School PFA - AGM

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Oct 4

Surgery 'Flu' Day



Twinning Association - Quiz Night



St Nicholas Church - Charity Day



Surgery 'Flu' Day



Minster Playhouse Halloween Spooktacular



P.L.G. Christmas Bazaar



Dec 3/6 Minster Playhouse Panto - DIck Whittington


Sarah Thorne Theatre


Village Hall Bowls Group


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Red Recycling Sacks


Knit & Talk Group


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Church Services


Copy Date for Next Issue - Thursday 19 September

Minster Parish Council

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Tuesday 2 September @ 7pm in the Neighbourhood Centre Members of the public are welcome to attend and can arrange to speak to the Council through the Clerk or by requesting the Chairman before the start of the meeting. Copies of the Agenda are available from the Clerk and are posted in the Library. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Kyla Lamb and the Council Office is normally open from:9.30 am - 12 noon weekdays; tel: 821 339 fax: 825 269 Email: Following Meeting : 7 October

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Well Zac and I have been away on holiday since the last issue and we’re both feeling very refreshed and ready to produce yet another issue or 3 for you our loyal readers. I won’t bore you with tales of our exploits as I’ve no doubt Zac will have plenty to say if I can find him enough space! So good to see the village supporting the RBL ‘Lights Out’ WW1 Centenary on 4 August with candles alight in many households between 10 and 11pm. Also great to hear the church tower team joining in and ringing some peals with their bells half muffled, it really rounded off the whole evening very poignantly . Not so good is a letter we received regarding snaring of ‘foxes’ (see page 7) as it shows that snares aren’t discriminatory and will harm whatever is unlucky enough to get caught in them, namely a pet cat in this instance. Before the local Animal Rights Campaigners get on their high horse with us yet again, we do not support the indiscriminate killing or maiming of any animals but the use of snares especially set where domestic animals may roam is really barbaric and needs to be addressed by the relevant authorities. Lots of colour this month, we hope you enjoy our offering. So that’s it for this month, just my usual question - where’s Zac? OH, just one more thing - WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE BAKERS ???

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NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF NEW EQUIPMENT The new Cardio Tens and ABPM Monitor was officially presented to the Senior Partners on Friday 25th July who in turn gratefully accepted it on behalf of the Practice. Once training and calibration have been completed it should be in service later this month. We would also like to thank the many patients and friends who showed their support by attending the event (see pictures on page 6) and everyone for their generosity in helping us achieve our target. DONATIONS During the past month a few patients have left donations at the surgery towards our current fund raising project and we would like to thank all those for their generosity and support. As we have now achieved that target, they will go towards our new project to be announced shortly. OUR NEW PROJECT We will be launching our new project at the Flu’ day on 4th October and very pleased to announce that this year our raffle will be 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. SEASONAL WINTER ‘FLU VACCINATIONS Vaccination Clinics will be held on the following days, between 9.00am and 1.00pm on Saturday 4th October and Saturday 1st November. Appointments are now available and can be made in the usual way via the surgery. Eligible and “at risk” patients will also receive a reminder on their “Repeat Prescription List” and will be invited to make an appointment on either of those days. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR See poster on page 24 of this magazine for further details of this event. MISSED APPOINTMENTS - MORE BAD NEWS! These have INCREASED YET AGAIN ! WHY??? 76 DID NOT attend to see their DOCTOR! (an Increase of 20 !!) 103 DID NOT attend to see the NURSE! 179 PATIENTS WASTING VALUABLE APPOINTMENTS and TIME! Normally during the summer holiday period we would expect these figures to be low, especially during August, so this is very concerning, so we must therefore remind patients, that in accordance with NHS policy, action may be considered against repeat offenders. If you need to cancel an appointment it is very easy to do so via our automatic system: Call the normal surgery number 821333 - Press 1 and just leave your details. SO PLEASE - DON’T NEED IT - CANCEL IT ! - KEEP FORGETTING - REGISTER ! SURGERY CLOSURES/STAFF TRAINING DAYS Please note that the surgery will close from 12.00noon on the following days: Wednesday 10th September, 22nd October, 19th 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 meeting in September, or require further information on any of the above, then please contact either Ken Self on 821 200 or Jeanne Lawrence on 821 049.

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The Defence of Thanet and East Kent (1939-1945) The Defence of Thanet and East Kent (1939-1945) concentrates on an area from Herne Bay and Canterbury, through the towns and villages of Thanet, then down to the south, past Sandwich, Deal, Dover, finishing off in the Hythe and Romney Marsh area. There are chapters on Minster, Sarre, St. Nicholas and Pegwell Bay. The author lists many of the coastal defences, including pillboxes, gun batteries and flame defence installations, the defended villages and the ‘Stop Lines’, which were a second line of defence further inland. A chapter about the Auxiliary Units describes the ‘Secret Army’ patrols, mainly in and around Thanet, listing the men involved and the location of the underground hideouts. Full details are also given about the Fifth Columnists, the British Union of Fascists, and the German spies that operated in the area before the war and those that attempted to land in Kent in 1940. The important work of Home Defence is well covered, utilizing interviews with a number of local residents and previously unpublished extracts from diaries and day books. The activities of the W.V.S., A.R.P., Heavy Rescue, and A.F.S. units are described and especially the Home Guard, an organisation very different to that portrayed in the comedy T.V. series, ‘Dad’s Army. At the end of the book, the plans for the German Invasion of the south coast in September, 1940 are examined, and with the aid of statements made after the war by officers of the Allied and Axis forces, the author attempts to predict the outcome of that projected invasion of the British Isles. The book contains around 200 pages, is spiral bound and fully indexed. There are approximately 50 glossy photographs, many in colour, over 75 illustrations in the text, 14 diagrams and 19 maps. Cost per copy is £12.99. More details from Ron Stilwell, 01843 825 545,, or you can call at 1 Kenton Gardens, Minster, for a copy. P&P if required is £2.90.

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Temporary Road Closures – Cottington Road, Minster 26 August - 14 September These closures are to enable works to install cabling for a forthcoming Solar Farm Cottington Road will be closed in 2 phases between St Augustine’s Golf Club and the junction with Thorne Hill. – Cottington Road closed between the Railway Bridge and Cottington Link (to and from Richborough Way / Hengist Way) Closure from 26 August for up to 10 days The alternative route is via Foads Lane, Cliffs End Road, Meverall Avenue, Sandwich Road, A299 Hengist Way and Cottington Link – Cottington Road closed between Cottington Link and the junction with Thorne Hill. Closure from approximately 6 to 14 September at the latest. The alternative route is via Cottington Link, A299 Hengist Way, Tothill Street, Foxborough Lane, The Lanes and Grinsell Hill The exact dates of the phases depend on progress with the work and ground conditions. Due to the nature of these works, it will not be possible to re-open the road outside of the working hours.


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There is an evil man in this village. He likes to set animal snares. He says they are to catch foxes in his garden. How is he going to dispose of a dead fox? He says they are legal and only set in his own garden. The cat that he snared was found two feet from his perimeter fence in the farm behind him, still ensnared. He does not have the farmer’s permission to set snares on his land. He says the cat must have crawled through his fence to escape. Yet the cat would have had to get through a hole of four inches with a snare around its body. He knows that cats occasionally visit his garden so he knows the likelihood of snaring one. He shows no remorse. He owns a gun and a gun dog. The dog howls incessantly at times. He blames his neighbour’s pet dog. We know who he is. So now do the RSPCA and the police. Sheer evil! Name supplied

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Minster Playhouse Prompt Corner In September, in the Village Hall, Minster Playhouse will be performing Steel Magnolias, the highly acclaimed play about the lives of a group of women centred around a local hairdressing salon in the south of the USA. The stage play has been deemed to be better and more entertaining than the film, and is directed by Niki Kelly, who has recently produced two excellent plays, Stepping Out and Calendar Girls, for the Playhouse, to great audience acclaim. The show runs from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 September at 7.30pm. There will be a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm which will be a table matinee with tea supplied by the Minster Women’s Institute. This will be limited to ten tables of eight people. This format proved very popular with our Calendar Girls audience, and early booking is advised. The box office is on 01843 220 208. Future Playhouse events include a Halloween Spooktacular at the Village Hall on Saturday 1 November at 7.30. This event features the amazing and ever-popular Jeff Barker Band. Tickets are £10, bring your own food and drink. Ticket details to follow. Finally, this year’s Pantomime will be Dick Whittington, directed by Dominique Vaughan, and will run at the Village Hall from Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 of December, with TWO matinees on the Saturday! Do keep up with the Playhouse on

Friday 12th September at 7.30pm “Belly Dance Night - East Meets West” Seats: £8.00 paid in advance/Friends, £10.00 on the doors Unreserved table seating ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 13th September at 2.30pm More Tea Vicar? with Dad’s Army vicar Frank Williams Seats: £12.00 paid in advance/Friends, £14.00 on the doors ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 20th September at 7.45pm Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? A celebration of female songwriters Seats: £12.00 paid in advance/Friends, £14 on the doors Unreserved table seating ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Saturday 27th September at 7.30pm Katapult Productions (Kent Equity Members) presents It’s a long, long way to Tipperary from Flanders Fields An evening of words and song for the 1914 -18 Centenary Commemorations. Seats: £10.00 paid in advance/Friends, £12.00 on the doors. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday 28th September at 7.30pm “Call Mr. Robeson” Seats: £11.00 paid in advance/Friends, £13.00 on the doors ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Book by calling the Box Office 01843 863701 (Mon to Fri 10am to 2pm and one hour before each show) Also e-mail to arrange payment. The theatre is open for all but Membership at £18 year offers good discounts on the majority of shows. THERE ARE NO BOOKING FEES AT THIS THEATRE THE TICKET IS THE PRICE!

VILLAGE CALENDAR A timely reminder to all event organisers and venues in and around the village just to say please, if you book an event or you have taken a booking for an event in the village then do remember to add it to the village calendar online. Lots of you started out with good intentions but it seems of late as though everyone’s forgotten about it. So the only additions it is getting at present are those that filter through to this magazine. That is ok but it doesn’t take into account events that are booked months in advance. Adding events etc as soon as they are booked would help everyone else to ensure, as much as possible, that dates are booked that don’t clash. It’s in everyone’s interest that you get a good attendance but if there are 2 or 3 things on at the same time people have to make a choice. Remember we will add them for you if you aren’t happy about doing it yourself, just let us know. For those who’ve forgotten here is the web address and we can reset any forgotten passwords, just ask. To our readers we say please use it and let us know if you notice anything is missing.

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How would you deal with offenders? Have your say. Consultation has begun in Kent about how offenders should be dealt with for low-level crime and anti-social behaviour. The public consultation is being run by the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner after recent legislation placed a statutory duty on all Commissioners to develop a Community Remedy Document by October. Community Remedy is contained in Part 6 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act which became law in March this year. The aim is to settle matters out of court and assist in the rehabilitation of offenders by helping them to understand the impact of their offending. As part of Community Remedy victims will be able to have their say on how an offender should be dealt with by choosing from a list of options. These range from offenders writing a letter of apology, paying for damage to be repaired or carrying out some work to benefit the local community. From October, the menu of out-of-court punishments will be offered to a victim following a police investigation and the offender will also have to agree to the option chosen by the victim. Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes said: ‘The needs of victims are the golden thread running through the work of my office and my absolute personal focus. I want to make sure victims are supported throughout their experience with the police and feel that the appropriate and proportionate level of justice has been delivered. ‘To that end I want to hear from as many people as possible in Kent to find out whether the remedies we and other Commissioners are looking at are the ones that would work for victims. Or perhaps there are other resolutions that could work? If that is the case then please let us know.’ Members of the public can have their say by filling in the online survey at by 31 August. Printed copies of the survey can also by requested from the Commissioner’s office by calling 01622 677055 or by writing to the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, South Block, Kent Police Headquarters, Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9BZ.

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CANDLELIT VIGIL Minster and Monkton Ladies Section and friends held a candle light vigil at Minster Cemetery on Monday 4 August 2014, in memory of the lost and fallen of WW1. Also present was Mrs Flo Fright born in 1916 and still active in the village. C Bowles, Branch Sec

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When I Awoke This Morning When I awoke this morning these words came into my head. I found a sheet of paper and scribbled them down, whilst I was still in bed. Did you know Minster means church, this fits very truly, as it is like Heaven living here. We have such beautiful countryside around us and so near. The residents are friendly people, and we have a most attractive church steeple. Seen from miles around and when the bells chime, oh! what a wonderful sound. I could go on and on, we have so much to be grateful for, When we look from our windows and step from our front or rear doors. We must be grateful to Saint Mildred and her famous hind; For somehow she left her touch on Minster village, blessed and kind. Yvonne


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All the staff and children at Minster Day Nursery would like to say a huge big thank you to the 15 employees of Cummins Power Generation who came to the nursery on Friday 25 July and completely cleared one of our gardens. They all worked like Trojans in the sweltering heat getting rid of all the overgrown pots, weeds etc. giving us a blank canvas to work with - a new beautiful themed garden in which our children can play and learn. We cannot thank Cummins enough for allowing this garden clearance to take place as without their help we would have been struggling for months to achieve what they did in a few hours. Thank you from everyone at the Nursery

BRIAN McMAHON 5th July 1937 - 14th July 2013 Sylvia, Tracey and Paul would like to thank everyone who sent cards and condolences. Also thanks to Dr. Elliott, the nurses and staff at Minster Surgery for their help over the years. Thanks also to Canon Peter Gausden for the lovely Service at Thanet Crematorium. Many thanks to Jonathan Cole and staff for all their help. Thank you also to Julie and Sue at the Royal British Legion who laid on a lovely spread.

FREE TO GOOD HOME Technics Electronic Organ In good working order Complete with matching stool We are offering this on a reader’s behalf For further details contact Minster Matters Editor Ray Owen 07914 623 287 FOR SALE 2003 Citroen Berlingo 1.9lt Diesel Camper van, Metallic sea blue. Cooker, Sink, Portable loo, Hook up, New awning. Taxed and MOT'd. Immaculate condition, 48.5mpg, 40,600mls. Can be used as a car on a daily basis, £6,750 ovno Contact 07988 641 798 Only reason for sale is I need a bigger camper with fixed beds




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A fabulous ground floor apartment in a seafront facing block at Westgate 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, Entrance hall with study recess, garage and parking EPC - C

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COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT Please come and join Debbie, Carrie and Lynn at Colebrook Sturrock, High Street, Minster for Coffee, Tea and Homemade Cakes Friday 26th September 10am -12noon

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We are open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm

When feelings of anxiety, loneliness, worry, depression, fatigue or irritability start to feel overwhelming, or you are feeling stuck, therapy can be a valuable resource in supporting you as you make changes in your life that will allow you to experience more joy, pleasure and stability. Warm and easy to open up to, I am an experienced registered *MBACP fully qualified Counsellor and I practise with the goal of helping you find a way in life that works for you to feel more stable, calm and grounded. I work with Individuals & Couples and am based in Herne & Broomfield Contact me, Kate, in confidence on Tel: 01227 206 290 / 07984 025 024 or visit *Member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapists


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MINSTER ARMBOUTS CAPPEL TWINNING ASSOCIATION There are no further past events to report this month, but future dates for your diary are as follows: 6 September sees the Association holding a race night, which has a rather unique flavour to it. Come along to the Royal British Legion Hall for an 8 pm start, and place your bets. There will be a raffle as always, but this time with a twist. All welcome. Ÿ 11 October there will be one of our quizzes, same venue, with scrummy food, a super raffle and brilliant fun. Tables of 6-8 people are welcome, so to be sure of a place, please reserve a table now with Carol, 07745 683 466. It’s not too early. Thanks as always for your ongoing support.

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The Pet Room Professional Dog & Cat grooming in a homely environment.

Simon Pickering & Stuart Lamb would like to say a massive thank-you to everyone that sponsored us for our London to Paris cycle ride. We have so far managed to raise over £3000 thanks to your amazing generosity. All donations will be going to Action Medical Research and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Two very deserving charities. Our ride took us over 300 miles through the rolling hillsides of Kent and down through some spectacular countryside in Northern France where we also passed through the Somme and paid silent tribute to the fallen of the Great War. We finished with a ride down the Champs Elysees, round the Arc de Triomphe and on to the Eiffel Tower where we met up with hundreds of other riders for an amazing (and euphoric) end to an incredible and exhausting few days.

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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:

Zac’s Musings If you’ve already read ‘his’ editorial you’ll know we’ve been away on a narrowboat ‘again’ (see my pic on page 8). However this time I was determined to enjoy it and things were going along reasonably smoothly until someone crashed into the bank, well that did it for me, I was on tenterhooks for the rest of the week. We had more problems this time than we’ve ever had at one time before. It all started the day ‘he’ had us up really early to negotiate the locks through Birmingham. We’d been underway for about an hour when we broke a fan belt, 2 hours wasted in Solihull waiting for a repair, negotiated Spagehetti Junction then at the second lock ‘no water’, another 2 hours wasted here flushing water down from further up the canal, but eventually we made it to our preplanned mooring. Next day a broken lift bridge, lots more time lost here with the crew directing the early morning traffic and getting abused by the ‘lady’ drivers. Then the following day one member of the crew fell ill and needed to see a doctor, but we had a very belligerent member of the ‘shiny boat brigade’ in front who wouldn’t share locks with us, which would have made our journey much quicker, however a very kind lock volunteer took Mum, Dad and Granddaughter to Warwick Hospital in his shiny new Range Rover where she was treated and released very quickly. So lots of trials and tribulations this time but I think they all enjoyed it even though I for one was glad to come home.


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




6pm to 9pm

Tues 2nd

7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm

Wed 10th

7pm to 10pm


No Bowling

Tues 16th

7pm to 10pm


6pm to 9pm

Tues 23rd

No Bowling

Tues 30th

7pm to 10pm

Phoenix Cup 14th September start 6.00pm Pay as you play - no membership fees

The Friendly Bowls Club Contact: 826 060

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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morning for the committee getting things ready so when I go to help at the gate I don't expect to have to argue with people about paying. Apart from one lady (who unfortunately got the brunt of my stress) who had been told by a committee member they would be allowed in, I couldn't believe how many people thought they should not have to pay. If we let in everybody for nothing who had anything to do with Minster that would be 3/4 of our gate takings gone. People come up with excuses why they shouldn't be charged - they belong to a certain group, their spouse has their wristband, they help on a stall etc. etc. We keep Adults prices the same as the children to make things easier and get people in as quickly as possible, £3 is not expensive when you consider the prices other events charge and we try to keep it at a minimum. We get so much support from so many different sources and yet it still costs around £6000 to put the show on (I wish the show only cost me £3, over the year it costs all committee members much more than that). We have to raise this £6000 to provide a show the following year. I thank the people who couldn't make the show and gave donations and bought Raffle tickets to support. The ones I don't thank and the ones who annoy me the most are those who struggle to squeeze through the fencing and hedges, those who jump onto or tag on a float, those who squeeze into the back of vehicles pulling floats, those who wave a ticket which they have got off someone who has already paid and those that just drive or walk straight through with attitude. Minster Show is not a fete or a small event it's a cracking show that people come from miles around to attend. The majority of people in the village do so much for this show and they are proud that Minster can put on such a good event so why do some people continue to work against us and not with us?? It makes me feel like ‘why should I bother’ any more. To cap it off finally our promised litter pickers failed to materialise which added to the committee workload. This year the gate takings were down £700 on previous year’s so will we cover our expenses? We don't know yet. This Show has been the most stressful since the Millennium and our committee had a rough time of it before, during and after. We fell out with each other, tempers flared and things were said in the heat of many moments. We have many new members who have been a godsend to those of us who aren't getting any younger, as every year it was getting harder. I would like to say well done to my Chairman and all my fellow committee members you should be proud of yourselves. Karen Brazil Vice Chairman

Well after months of preparing for show day everything was in hand what could possibly go wrong?? Just about everything is the answer!! On Thurs 10th July I received a phone call from a panicking clown telling me that her free local paper stated that the Minster Show was on that Saturday meaning the 12th!! This article which was brilliant, 2 photos big headlines and nearly half a page had been delivered to every door in Herne Bay, Canterbury and Whitstable and also featured in the Isle of Thanet Gazette. Frantic phone calls to the paper resulted in them promising to put it in again the following week. Phew!! Friday 18th we were given just a 2 inch square featuring the time and place!! For the first time the snails took a liking to our roadside posters and ate the ones that didn't come unstuck, so these had to be quickly renewed. Friday morning we were informed ‘No Toilets’ were coming, this was sorted and they arrived late on Saturday morning. The Marquee didn't arrive at the Rec until 4pm which is normally the time the electrics are being installed. We started setting up the inside of the marquee about 7.30pm some 3 hours late! Around 9pm the storm hit and the wind ravaged the inside of the marquee, it blew in the 2 doors and ripped up the stakes holding down the opposite side, the paper on the tables was ripped off, cables came tumbling down and the poles holding the marquee up were moving. Quick thinking by those people left and a frantic phone call for backup saved the whole thing from blowing away. We were so lucky to have our new committee members there who were able to hammer in longer stakes. Saturday started with repairs in the marquee and then everyone got on with their jobs. A phone call at 11am to say our mascots Woody, Kitty and Spongebob were unable to make it sent us into panic mode. Phone calls trying to find replacements including a call for help to our great friend and show supporter Howard Evans from Academy FM, who has since sadly passed away. Then came time for the parade to get organised this didn't go to plan and tempers were getting frayed but after the leader of the band had sorted out his nose bleed the parade was off. I went up to the main gate to help with the ticket sales and arrival of the parade. Wristbands are given out to the stall holders etc., so that the people on the gate know who is entitled to come in without paying admission. The stories and abuse the girls on the gate had to put up with this year was atrocious, they were virtually bullied by some people who just barged through. I had been at the Rec since 7am and it is always a stressful



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AFTER DARK TALES (Formerly SCANDALNIGHTS) Scandalnights at the Tom Thumb, hosted by the highly talented Emily Parrish, has been re-born as After Dark Tales, hosted by Roisin Murray, no mean tale-weaver herself. Leaving Kent for wedded bliss in the Lake District, Emily knew she could safely pass on the baton to Roisin, and entrust her with keeping aflame the beacon of exciting and high quality story performance in East Kent. So, gladly does After Dark Tales open the new season on 12 September at 7.30pm by welcoming Dave Tong, the renowned Yarnsmith a rollicking fusion of Norwich, with of factual stories taken from all ‘classes’ of society with fictional stories about beggars, thieves & pedlars, merchants, lords & kings. ( In 1561 Agnes Leaman was ducked in the river Wensum in Norwich. She was one of many men and women punished for 'ill rule' and 'evil behaviour'. Theirs were the petty crimes of drunkenness, theft and other misbehaviour. They were real people whose deeds are revealed from court records and the folk stories of long ago!) Continuing the practice of Scandalnights, tickets can be pre-booked through the Tom Thumb Box Office ( on 01843 221 791, or on the door at 2 Eastern Parade, Cliftonville. £7.00 in advance or £8 on the door. Do help spread the word by bringing friends, or “liking” our new Facebook page

We provide personal and reliable treatment “Thank You” in the comfort of your own home, nursing On Saturday 19th July I accidentally stumbled off the pavement in or residential care home or hospital Tothill Street. Day, evening, weekend appointments I would sincerely like to thank the gentleman who went around the available by arrangement top roundabout and back down Tothill in his car to see if I was alright. I

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did thank him but did not get his name. We hope he reads this “thank you” for being able to swerve without hitting me. (Name withheld on request)

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Sports Pavilion

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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Holiday Inn Express on your Forthcoming marriage The Holiday Inn Express, Minster, would like to offer all the guests, of local weddings, accommodation on the days surrounding your reception. To make the big day run as smoothly as possible, we will offer all your friends and family a discount on our best flexible room rate when they make a booking with us. To qualify your wedding for this very special promotion, please contact Anne, our booking co-ordinator, on 01843 820 250 This offer is subject to availability, and will qualify only on production of this advert. We also reserve the right to withdraw the offer at any time prior to booking (not available in conjunction with any other special offers)

AMBER’S ADVICE That pleasure is of all most bountiful and kind, that fades not straight, but leaves a living joy behind. (Campian)

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WELL DONE - ‘THE BELL INN’ Behind the car park wall hides a real gem Ken and Fiona, landlords of The Bell have recently become the Enterprise Inns Regional Winners 2014 for the ‘Best Pub Garden’ and they now go forward to ‘The Nationals’. Added to this the ongoing refurbishment of the pub could really put both The Bell and Minster ‘back on the map’ Congratulations from us all at MM.

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Free WiFi

Upcoming Events Friday 19 September - Elton Towers Friday 26 September - Paul Cornwall Friday 3 October - Quiz Night in aid of the Church Bells

Enterprise Inns Regional Winner 2014 “Best Pub Garden” 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

Senior Citizens up to 20% off on a THURSDAY 01843 826391 - 2 High St., Minster CT12 4BU


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SATURDAY 13 SEPTEMBER You may have noticed that our church of St Mary is swathed in scaffolding - this is so that essential repairs can be done to both the roof and the tower. This is only part of the necessary work and we really need to raise funds to enable us to complete all urgent repairs Please do support this event by riding, striding or sponsoring Forms are available in St Mary’s Church Thank you

MINSTER-IN-THANET WI NEXT MEETING Tuesday 9 September 7.30pm Village Hall Speaker - Rosemary Crippen ‘Beads, Bangles and Embroidery Books’ All Welcome

Minster & Monkton Royal British Legion Women’s Section HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW Wednesday 17 September 7.30pm Village Hall THANET FARMERS’ MARKET Second Sunday of each Month 9.30am - 1.00pm Marlowe Academy Marlowe Way, Ramsgate SANDWICH FARMERS’ MKT Last Saturday of each Month Guildhall, Cattle Market Further information from Melanie Clarkson 01304 617 197 CLIFTONVILLE FARMERS’ MKT Last Sunday of each Month Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade for further information Phone: 226033

NEXT MEETING (AGM) Monday 8 September 7.30pm A Photograph of Autumn taken by you or from a magazine Raffle prizes needed for all meetings For further information please contact Miriam Smith on 822589

St. Nicholas-at-Wade Church Saturday 13 September 7.30pm Christine Hubbard International Soprano £10 (£8 in advance from St. Nicholas Post Office) Children Free


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

Saturday 25 October 10.00am to 3.00pm CHARITY DAY Local and National Charities will be selling Christmas Cards and Gifts Ploughman’s Lunches and Refreshments available Entrance Free

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Leavers Service at St Mary’s Church

Minster CEP School Class of 2014 Year 6 had a fantastic last term starting with winning all three of the traditional leavers versus stayers matches of rugby, football and netball. Resuts: Rugby Football Netball

Leavers 6 2 3

Stayers 2 0 0

Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies The last few weeks of term saw the whole of Year 6 working extremely hard on rehearsing their end of year production. The hard work definitely paid off as, over the course of the week, they delivered brilliant performances to family and friends plus the whole school. Everyone was so impressed with how the children made the characters their own and the jokes and one-liners were delivered perfectly. The smooth performances ran without a hitch thanks to the children responsible for backstage, lighting and music. Thank you Year 6 for a fantastic and memorable performance.

In keeping with tradition, family and friends of the Year 6 pupils were invited to St. Mary’s Church for a leavers service. The service is an opportunity for the children to remember and celebrate their time at Minster School. Awards were given for individual contribution in maths, literacy, science, sport, drama, music, ICT and overall outstanding contribution to the school. The children chose their favourite songs and hymns to sing, including, “Proud”. They had each chosen something which they felt they were particularly proud of and wanted to share with everyone else. As always, it was a wonderful service.

Party in the Park To finish off their day, Year 6 were treated to a very special “party in the park” thanks to the hard work and effort of the PFA.


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

St. Mary the Virgin, Minster

St Mary Magdalene Monkton

Reverend Richard Braddy Tel: 821 250 Sunday Services In SEPTEMBER

Sunday Services in SEPTEMBER

Reverend Marcus Holden 592 071

Parish Office Saints Ethelbert & Gertrude Church 72 Hereson Road Ramsgate CT11 7DS 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 For other Catholic Services please see the Minster Abbey entry below


10.15am Holy Communion (CW) 7th


10.15am Holy Communion (BCP)


10.15am Holy Communion (CW)


10.15am Harvest Family Service

09:00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Praise 6.30pm Evensong


Wednesday Mornings at St Mary’s Minster

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


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Family Morning Worship

10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

Minster Abbey The Abbey Chapel is open for prayer throughout the day Lauds: 8.30am Mass 9.00am, Sunday 10.00am Midday 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, Holy Communion at home is available for anyone who is unable to access Minster or Monkton church Telephone 821 250 or 822 428

(CW = contemporary language BCP = traditional language)

Followed by refreshments


9.00am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00am Harvest Celebration

Weddings at St Mary’s Minster Baptisms at St Mary’s Minster

5th July Sandra Knight and John Wood

13th July Lois Clair Barnes (age 8 years)

13th July Carol Stratton and Ricky Joyce

27th July Leo Peter Whitehead (age 7 weeks) 16th August Evie Florence Buckby (age 5 months)

26th July Sharon Smith and Stuart Thompson

17th August Flavius James Potlog (age 6 weeks)


August Daniel Collins and Jamie-Lee Ling

24th August Maisie Amanda Emily Fish (age 8 months)

9th August Joanne Taylor and Keith Holland

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

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

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9.30am Bumps & Babies (Term time only) 2.00pm Friendship Club

9.30am Parent & Toddler 4.00pm Messy Church (1st Tues of month) (Both Term time only)

10.15am Keep Fit 2.00pm Home League

Thursday 9.15am Prayer group

No Messy Church in September as it is the first day of a new school term Sunday - 10.30am Family Worship - - - 6.00pm Worship and Bible Study

September 2014

Minster Matters


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

Ring: 01843 848588 (a.m. from l0.00) Fax: 01843 844856 (24-hour) Page: 07623 978479 (24-hour) Web: Email: 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


Est 1980





Free Quotations Tel 01843 821147 including Answerphone

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

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

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


St Nicholas Village Hall, The Length, St Nicholas EVERY THURSDAY from 10.30am until 1.00pm Come along and Paint or Draw with Creative Artists All Abilities Welcomed Help and Ideas offered if required Bring something to Paint or Draw Just £3.50 per session inc tea/coffee For further details please ring 294829

BS7671 Qualified Electrical Engineer

Part 'P' Registration No EPP2390

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

Call Nic Morling 825 094 36 Tothill Street, Minster


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September 2014

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

The Grass Master


* Landscaping * Lawn Treatment Service * Turfing *


* Driveways * Fencing * Patios * Decking * * Artificial Grass * Grass Cutting * Turf Suppliers and Installers

Call for a FREE QUOTE or visit


Property Maintenance Ltd

01843 822 082 07505 531 585/07505 532 726

01843 823 320 or 07973 817 540

KENS BIKES Want your bike repaired or serviced? We collect and return - FREE in your area 24hr Turn-round A Professional Service

26/28 Eaton Road, Margate 01843 221 422 inc Evenings and Sundays

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

CPS Heating & Plumbing 01843 589 076

32 Ozengell Place Eurokent Business Park Ramsgate CT12 6PB

Boilers & Gas Appliances Annual Servicing & Repairs Central Heating Design & Installation Complete Bathroom Design & Installation All work Guaranteed Fully Insured & Qualified Gas Safety Register No 203531

September 2014

Minster Matters 35 Trutek SIMON STAIT Computers Ltd 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, Flat-packs 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

Reliable qualified Electricians All aspects of wiring undertaken BURGLAR ALARMS TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS TV AERIALS - SKY SATELLITE * Reasonable rates * Free estimates * * Discount for OAP’S * Julie Beaney, Minster 01843 823 466 Gary Hake, Canterbury 01227 472 612 01304 626364

Richborough Hall , Ramsgate Rd., Sandwich CT13 9NW

01843 590 111

695 sq ft office space available in converted 19th Century Farm Barn


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

For All Your Computer Requirements: Repairs - Servicing & Accessories Computers Built To Specification Laptop Sales

For Further Advice & Help Please Contact Us On:

01227 375088 Visit us at 147 High St, Herne Bay

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

07, 2007 Citreon C2 SX HDi,

05 2005 Ford Focus Flight,

04 2004 Hyundai Getz GSi,

60, 2010, Mitsubishi Warrior,

1.4lt diesel, 3 door hatch, met blue paint, 2 owners from new, 68,000 mls, only £30 year road tax & fuel consumption of 74.3mpg All for ……..

1.6lt petrol, 5 spd manual, 3 door hatch, met ice blue, cloth int, elec windows, A/C, PAS, CD player, r/c/l, 64,000mls, 1 owner from new All for …

1.1lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatch, cloth interior, PAS, met silver, CD player, central locking, 2 owners from new, cheap insurance All for only……..

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






N reg, 1975, VW Beetle,

16v Life model, turbo diesel up to 68.9 mpg, 5 door hatch, 2 previous owners, 79,000mls, lots of service hist, RCL, A/C, elec windows & mirrors, PAS, CD players All for … £4895

1.6lt, classic, lovingly cared for, restored, finished to a good condition, always been garaged, new full length sliding roof, alternator conv, will give new owner a great deal of fun for …… £5395

08, 2008 Ford Mondeo Edge,

08, 2008 Nissan Note Accenta

08, 2008 Toyota Yaris VVT-I TR,

08, 2008 Audi A4 Avant Estate

1.6lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, met black paint, cloth interior, A/C, PAS, 62,00mls with service history

1.5lt Dci MPV, manual, met black, 2 owners from new, 73,000 mls, electric windows and mirrors, A/C, CD player, cloth interior, integrated bluetooth, only £100 annual road tax £4995 All for ...

1.0lt petrol, manual, 3 door hatchback, 2 owners from new, low mileage only 14,000mls from new with service history

2.0lt tdi s-line turbo diesel, full service history, 60,000 mls, cloth interior, alloy wheels, climate control, Audi bluetooth hands free phone kit and lots more All for ... £10,995


59, 2009, Nissan Pixo N-Tec 1.0lt petrol, manual, 5 door hatch, cloth int, CD player, A/C, PAS, 52k mls, 74.3mpg (extra urban), £30 road tax, serv hist, All for …




All for ...


07 2007 Vauxhall Astra 1.3 CDTi


56, 2006 Vauxhall Zafira Life, MPV 7-seater, 2.2lt petrol, automatic, 67,000 mls, 2 owners from new, met paint, cloth interior, electric windows, CD player, A/C, RCL, ideal family car All for ...


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

TEL: 01843 869600 EMAIL:

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

TEL: 01843 862491

Full body repairs

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Car resprays

Vehicle restoration

4 wheel alignment

Aluminium repairs

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Minster Matters Issue 162 September 14  

Village Magazine

Minster Matters Issue 162 September 14  

Village Magazine