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Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone, As we enter the autumn season Christmas is already on the menu and the decorative holly is already being splashed around (in the magazine of course, not at home!) Christmas menus are now available at many of our local restaurants and pubs, so don’t leave your Christmas party bookings to the last minute. Firewood and chimney sweeping is on the agenda to prepare us for those cosey nights by the fire. I’m particularly looking forward to this winter, as I hope to save loads of money on my heating bills, I’ve just had a wood burner installed that links up to my central heating. It was installed in June (thanks to Bruce from Bensko), and with all that horrible weather we had I actually lit the fire to give it a good test. I can’t believe we had an evening in front of the fire in June. It worked brilliantly, I was beginning to think my gas bill would require a second mortgage, it’s becoming ridiculous. My new challenge for the winter is to tame my electricity bill, but to do this I must educate my teenage son with the help of a newly aquired power monitor. He could do with his own wind tubine just to power his bedroom, it closely resembles the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise. This month I have instroduced new content for “Kid’s Corner”, courtesy of Pheonix comics, I hope our junior readers enjoy it. Anyway enough of my ramblings, make the most of this month, get out there and enjoy the outdoors while you can, the clocks go back on Sunday 28th October and the nights will soon be closing in.


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The Garden Shed October By Jo Arnell


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don’t make good gardeners. If you put off ‘til tomorrow what you should have done today in the garden, then you may have to wait until next year (a procrastinator’s dream, that, because there’s always next year…). Unlike indoor tasks (which can happily build up and then be tackled whatever the weather), gardens, like time and the tide, wait for no man. This time last year I procrastinated – remember how gloriously hot it was last October? I think we skipped autumn and went straight from summer to winter last year; which meant I didn’t have that final tidy up in the garden. I glibly said things like - nature benefits if you don’t cut things back and tidy up - which is true, but there’s a difference between leaving a few seedheads and small piles of sticks for wildlife to shelter in - and leaving a huge tangled mess of last year’s growth

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So this October I will: •

Clear all debris from the veg patch and mulch with manure


Sort out the compost heap

Scarify, weed and feed the lawn with an autumn treatment

Sow broad beans, onion sets, sweet peas and other hardy annuals to save time in spring

Plant all my bulbs and not leave the tulips until January

Prune climbing roses

Weed the borders

Collapse in a heap at the end of the month with a smug smile on my face, having done all the above.

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Winter Wardrobe Blues 8

Well, the last flickers of the Indian summer have finally faded, and bright October days can be chilly, so it’s time to put the shorts and sandals and old tour t-shirts away for a few months and dig out the winter clothes. Shouldn’t need to buy anything new: I have plenty of stuff left over from previous years. Which is handy as times are tight, and the more I waste on clothes means the less I can waste on beer. But anyway, who needs to spend a fortune on a new wardrobe every season? Let’s start by testing that ancient proposition: the cat sat on the mat. No it didn’t. The cat sat on my hat, actually. In fact it’s nested in it. It’s now a dense rug of cat-hair and utterly irredeemable, so I shall start collating the season’s wardrobe by binning the beanie and putting a new one on the shopping list. Next, gloves. I don’t wear gloves often these days. I only ever used them for snowballing, and at my advanced age I don’t have to do that anymore. Still, you need a pair against the unlikely eventuality of, say, having to dig the car out of a snowdrift. So it’s now that I discover that I have many gloves, but none of them match. So, add new gloves to the list. Now obviously you need a nice woolly jumper for the winter, and as it happens I have one. I hate it. I hate all jumpers. They’re cumbersome things, make it impossible to move freely, and the moment you make the transition from freezing street to overheated department store or pub or library you start sweating like an overworked horse. So no new jumper this year. On the other hand, I don’t want to freeze every time I nip out

for a paper. I know I haven’t worn a vest for, oh, 40 years. I gave them up when I was a teenager as an act of unobtrusive rebellion. But they do keep you warm. OK, some vests, then. I shouldn’t need a new coat, though. I’ve had the same coat for years and years. It’s lovely and toastie and in excellent nick. Cost me a few bob, but it’s been worth it. Rather an odd assortment of buttons by now, mind, but nobody’s ever commented on it. Hang on, though: if I’m going to be wearing a vest from now on, my warm old coat might be a bit too warm. Lots of thin layers, that’s what they recommend nowadays. Better look for a slightly lighter one, then. I’m definitely all right for dog-walking shoes, though, with a choice of hiking boots or wellies for seasonal snow, slush, or mud. Uh-oh... the boots are fine, but there’s a deficit in the sock department. I like my boots roomy, so I can wear nice thick socks to cuddle my toes. But looking at my rather sad assortment of thermals, I see they’ve all mysteriously developed holes. In olden days my mum would have darned these, but I haven’t seen a darning mushroom in years and even if I had, I wouldn’t know what to do with it. So it’s out with the old, and off to Edinburgh Woollen Mills for the new. Hang on – that’s new beanie, gloves, vests, coat, and walking socks. This October’s clothes-shop is beginning to look expensive. Think I’ll stay indoors until the January sales...

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Seasonal Recipe Try this variation on summer pudding making the most of the early Autumn fruits, such as plums, blackberries and delicious English apples. Serve with softly whipped double cream flavoured with a splash of Calvados for a really indulgent dessert. Place the sugar and 200ml of cold water in a large pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the sliced apples and simmer for 5-10 minutes until just tender. Add the rest of the fruit and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes. Leave to cool.


Remove the crusts from the bread slices. Use a round cookie cutter to stamp out a circle from one slice of bread to fit the base of a 1.2 litre pudding basin. Cut the remaining slices of bread in half. Carefully strain half of the fruit syrup from the cooled fruit into a shallow dish. Lightly dip most of the slices of bread into the syrup and arrange around the side of the pudding basin, overlapping them slightly to completely line the basin. Dip the bread circle into the syrup and press into the bottom of the basin. Spoon the fruit into the lined basin, pressing down gently with the back of a spoon. Use the remaining slices of bread to cover the fruit filling completely and spoon over any remaining syrup. Place a saucer on top of the basin and weigh it down with 2-3 food cans. Chill in the fridge overnight. To serve, carefully turn the pudding out onto a plate and decorate with extra sliced fruit.

Autumn Pudding • 175g caster sugar • 3 small English eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced • 4 red plums, halved, stones removed and sliced • 100g raspberries • 100g strawberries, hulled and sliced • 100g blackcurrants or blueberries • 100g blackberries • 10 slices thick-sliced white bread • Extra fruit, to decorate

Serves 6 Ready in 1 hour (plus overnight chilling)

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OUR OWN HOME GROWN WORCESTERS, COX BRAMLEYS, PEARS AND PLUMS FREE TASTINGS OF OUR APPLE AND PEAR JUICES, a variety of apples and pears, pressed fresh from our own orchards. PLUS: Fresh Bread Daily (Absolutely delicious!) Locally Produced Free Range Eggs Full Range of Korkers Sausage Products Locally prepared Ham & Bacon n Local Handmade Pies A Wide Range Of Cheeses BRAMLEY APPLES Locally grown Potatoes 2K BAG £1.80 Fruit & Vegetables Wide Range of Ready Prepared Frozen Fruit & Vegetables bl Cakes, Jams and Marmalades and lots more Oven-Ready Pheasant, Duck & Wild Rabbit. Local Free Range Lamb Ready jointed & frozen.

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Beans Broccoli (celebrase) Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Chard Chillis Courgettes Carrots Garlic Kale Kohirabi Leeks Mangetout

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Marrow Onions Parsnips Peas Potatoes Pumpkin Shallots Spinach Squash Swede Turnips Salad Celery Cucumber

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CHARING FARMER’S MARKET Charing Church Barn 9 -11.30 every Thurs morning Contact 01233 740176

EGERTON Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall

ROLVENDEN - 01580 240763 Every Thursday 10am -12 noon St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall RYE FARMERS MARKET


Sudoku How to Play: Fill in the grid so that every row,

every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! That’s all there is to it. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic - there’s no maths involved and no adding up. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive!

Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (12pm Oct - April)

RYE MARKET Every Thursday at the Cattle Market Car Park. Early till around 3pm (depending on the weather)

RYE COUNTRY MARKET Formerly WI Market Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. Every Friday 10am -11.30am

TENTERDEN COUNTRY MARKET Every Friday 9.30am -11.30am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road.

WITTERSHAM MARKET Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01797 270757

WYE - 07804 652156 First and third Saturday of every month on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156


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Take The Floor Katherine Sorrell offers a guide to fabulous flooring, from the traditional to the unconventional 14

Oak Palazzo Rovere – a Dutch pattern design oak floor with a satin lacquer prefinish, from £50.15 per m², Kährs, 023 9245 3045;

Timber Timber boards are a fabulous choice: available in a range of colours and patterns, they just get more attractive as they age. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to recondition an existing wood floor; otherwise, choose new hardwood from an environmentally friendly source, or perhaps seek out recycled boards in architectural salvage yards. Solid wood floors can be sanded, painted, limed, stained, waxed or varnished. Cheaper, but less longlasting, are either a multi-layered or veneered wood floor, where the surface is a thin layer of hardwood attached to a base of cheaper wood, MDF, cork or plywood; or a wood-effect floor, in which a photograph of wood is bonded to a chipboard base and protected with a highpressure laminate surface. Carpet Carpet is another great choice: soft, warm and quiet underfoot. There are two main types: woven, which is harder-wearing and more expensive, and tufted, the durability of which is related to its pile height and density (short, dense pile is the toughest). Natural wool looks beautiful and is long-lasting and fire-resistant, but expensive; while cheaper, man-made fibres may look unattractive or not wear well. A popular solution is a combination of the two (perhaps 80% wool and 20% nylon). Finally, remember that a good quality underlay

is essential. Natural fibres In a wide range of colours and weaves, sisal, coir, seagrass, rush and jute are warm and soundproof and, often, good value for money. As you’d expect, the rougher the surface, the more hard-wearing it will be – so you may find sisal and coir uncomfortable underfoot at first. Jute has the softest feel, but is the least durable. As with carpet, a stain inhibitor is advisable for natural fibre flooring. Hard surfaces Sandstone, limestone, granite, marble and terrazzo are expensive floorings that last a lifetime, though they are hard, noisy and cold underfoot. In areas that might get wet, such as kitchens or bathrooms, choose a version that is matt or slightly textured – sanded for a rough finish, or riven for an attractive, hand-split effect. Terracotta and ceramic tiles have similar qualities but are cheaper and offer less of a luxury look. Ceramic tiles are heat- and water-resistant, hard-wearing and low maintenance. They vary widely in price and come in a vast array of shapes, sizes and designs, but all are liable to crack if something is dropped on them. Sheet flooring Softer and warmer than stone or timber, sheet floorcoverings – vinyl, linoleum and cork –

are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to lay (even on slightly uneven floors), and are easy to clean. Lino is a traditional material made from natural ingredients, and has its own lovely patina, while vinyl is a PVC-based man-made material, which comes in a huge range of textures and patterns, many of them good imitations of stone, wood or ceramic tiles. Cork, often under-rated, is hard-wearing, resilient to water and offers an interesting, natural look. Rugs With any flooring other than carpet, you will probably want to put down one or more rugs, adding softness, colour and extra interest. A rug can disguise poor flooring – and can be taken with you when you move. Often a good starting point for a decorative scheme, rugs come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, textures and colours, patterns and prices. There’s a wonderful range of hand-made rugs from around the world, including Indian dhurries, Greek flokatis, Middle Eastern kelims and French aubussons. Modern machinemade rugs can be very attractive, and you can even have a rug woven to your own design.

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A leather floor (tiles or sheets) is warm, soft and quiet underfoot, and requires little more than regular buffing and waxing. It wears well, too – scuffs and marks acquired over the years are part of its attraction.

Concrete floors, though cold and hard, can be dyed in innumerable colours and given an interesting variety of finishes, from polished to painted.

Rubber floors have a cool, stylish look and are great for waterproofing bathrooms. They come in tile or sheet form, and can be solid-coloured or patterned, smooth or studded.

Bamboo is thoroughly environmentally friendly, being fastgrowing and ever-regenerating. The stems are laminated together to form boards as strong as wood, then coated with lacquer for a durable surface.

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Events October

6th October Barn Dance at the Village Hall, Jefferstone Lane, St Mary’s Bay at 7.30 11.00pm. Dancing to the live band The Isle of Oxney, tickets are available from me at Lamppost Pet Supplies, Hythe or telephone me on 07917418967 or 01303 265982. There will be soft drinks and snacks to purchase, tickets are £10 for adults and concessions (under 13 and over 65) £8. All this is in aid of the Pilgrims hospices. Sunday 21st October The Bilsington Art Group present their 2012 Exhibition and Sale of Paintings on Sat 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012 Between 10.00 and 16.00 Hrs on each day, at The Village Hall, Post Code: TN25 7JU. EXHIBITION TO BE OPENED BY : BBC/s South Easts Chrissie Reidy”

Swish... presents:

Saturday 20th October Dymchurch Village Hall (doors open 7.00pm fashion show starts 7.30pm)

(please note we are unable to sell alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own)

23rd October ETVOS Clairvoyant Evening:

Keara Hanson, Dymchurch Village Hall, Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch TN29 0NX. Entrance £5, doors open 7pm for 7.30 start.


Fri 2nd Nov Free Charity Firework Display.

Waltnut Tree, Aldington. With Hog Roast and BBQ from 5.30pm. Karaoke Disco from 8.30 till close. In aid of Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. Argentine Tango is about sharing – space, motion, music and sentiments. It requires work and consideration for your partner that enables them to maximise what they can achieve from the dance. The fun and pleasure you give is returned by the harmony you both attain through the music and body communication. Not only is it physically beneficial but also spiritually rewarding. To learn how to dance Argentinean Tango no partner is necessary. Both male and female require to understand the lead and follower roles for the various moves. Pilatango runs courses and events in demand driven venues along Kent’s South coast – Dover to Rye – anybody interested in Argentinean Tango in its various forms, please contact us by email at or text 07720383176 – Weekly programs, venues and supportive information can be found on the website –

Promote your community events FREE OF CHARGE, send them via email to or call 01233 720488.

Tickets £5 on the door or £3 if brought in advance from Swish 57 High st Dymchurch 0130387 2606

Welcome to Our Old Smuggler’s Inn Home of the Sizzling Grillstone

 Scores on the Doors second year in succession.

Aldington TN25 7DT Tel: 01233 720298 For Booking Enquiries Please Call Karen or Steve

Pre-Christmas Lunchtime & Evening Menus Served from 15th November to 23rd December Menu 1: Served Mon - Friday 12 - 5pm Lighter portions for a lunchtime appetite Main Course £4.95 • 2 Courses £6.95 • 3 Courses £7.95

Starters - Choose from

Homemade Vegetable Soup (V) Smoked Trout Fillet with salad garnish Farmhouse Paté & Toast Melon Boat

Mains - Choose from:

Roast Turkey or Roast Gammon served with roast potatoes, pigs in blanket, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Gluten free option available. Homemade Salmon Pasta Florentine served with fresh salad &n garlic bread Homemade Bacon & Onion Roly-Poly served with fresh mashed potato, peas & gravy Roasted Vegetable Tart (V) Homemade Mushroom & Pepper Stroganoff served with rice & seasonal salad (V) Homemade Cottage Pie topped with cheddar mash

Desserts - Choose from: Christmas Pudding Mince Pies Chocolate Fudge Cake Cherry Pie Apple & Walnut Sponge Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

Menu 2: Served all day every day • 2 Courses £11.95 • 3 Courses £12.95

Starters - Choose from

Smoked Salmon & King Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose sauce Homemade Stilton & Brocolli Soup (V) Asian Snax with Thai Chilli sauce (V) Brussels Paté with sweet tomato relish & toast

Mains - Choose from:

Roast Turkey or Roast Gammon served with roast potatoes, pigs in blanket, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Home cooked chicken breast filled with boursin, wrapped in bacon with a peppercorn sauce. Salmon Supreme in a King Prawn and white wine sauce. Homemade Shortcrust Vegetable Pie (V) Mushroom Risotto with salad & garlic bread (V) Homemade Shortcrust Steak & Ale Pie Gluten free options available.


Swordfish Steak • Rump Steak Surf & Turf (Rump Steak & King Prawn Skewer) Served with chips or Salad or Baked Potato All served with seasonal vegetables & roast potatoes

Desserts - Choose from:

Christmas Pudding • Mince Pies Sticky Toffee Pudding • Apple Pie Homemade Chocolate & Amaretto Sponge Ice Cream • Cheese & Biscuits


Kids Corner


Munn Academy of Dance is a friendly and caring dance school offering pupils from age two onwards training in all aspects of dance

Principal Lesley Munn Fellow & Examiner IDTA

Classes in: Ballet Tap Street Freestyle Gymnastic Dance Modern Jazz Musical Theatre

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The Rotary Club We hear a lot these days about business in the community. Superstores have community liaison officers under various guises as well as a host of community action schemes ranging from Tesco’s vouchers for schools and Waitrose’s green tokens right down to people rattling collecting tins at passing customers. Local firms sponsor the planting and mowing of verges and roundabouts. It’s all good stuff. It means that a lot of work is done that wouldn’t have been done otherwise. It’s nothing to be cynical about.


But it’s nothing new, either. A century ago, many local businesspeople and professionals took a very broad view of their social role in their towns and cities. In an era of great poverty, poor housing, and high crime they saw themselves not only as commercial and political leaders but also (although we might wince at the term nowadays) as moral leaders. They regarded immorality both as the cause and effect of poverty, and all over the Western world groups of them formed to lobby and to take direct action on diverse social concerns such as public health, education, housing, drunkenness, prostitution, animal cruelty, and crime. One such was founded in February 1905 by four Chicago businessmen – lawyer Paul Harris, coal merchant Sylvester Schiele, mining engineer Gustave Loehr, and tailor Hiram Shorey. Together they formed a rotation club, so called because (like many other social and professional groups at the time) members took it in turns to host meetings. Unlike many other such groups, though, the “Rotary Club”, as they called it, did not confine itself to any particular cause but instead sought to promote an ideal: that of public service, integrity, and moral worth within the business community. And the business community liked it. The original group grew so rapidly that within a year it was

too big to “rotate” and had to find a permanent base. In 1906 Rotary Clubs were founded in San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Los Angeles and the idea spread throughout North America. In 1912, Dublin and London became the first two overseas Rotary Clubs. By 1922 there were so many Rotary Clubs that Rotary International had to be founded. But what did they do, this legion of Rotarians worldwide? The simple answer is that they raised funds to support good causes – hospitals, social amenities, and so forth – as indeed they still do. Which is, in itself, no bad thing: but there has always been much more to Rotary than that. Chicago a century ago was a cosmopolitan city with many firstand second-generation immigrants, and the founders of Rotary had an internationalist outlook. Fostering global understanding was always a rather grand but, as it turned out, very achievable objective: as a result, Rotary Clubs were banned by the Nazis first in Germany and then throughout occupied Europe. The Communists didn’t much like Rotary, either: once the Iron Curtain fell, Rotary was suppressed in Eastern Europe too. But worldwide, the ideal of community leadership and public service has spread and there are now more than 1.2 million Rotarians in 35,000 clubs in 200 countries. You’ll find them doing everything from mentoring troubled youngsters to raising money for hospital equipment to funding international scholarships and exchanges for school and university students and postgraduates – more than 40,000 of them so far. Together, they have also donated more than $500 million in a 10year campaign to eradicate polio from the world. Rotarians might no longer talk in terms of moral leadership; but if the language has changed, the vision hasn’t. The Rotarian ideal undoubtedly underpins more modern concepts such as the Big Society; and even if you’re cynical about that on party political grounds, you can’t be cynical about so many people with so much potential influence choosing to see beyond the business of simply making money and using their positions as a power for good. By Ted Bruning

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Thu October 4th TONY KOFI & THE ORGANISATION PETE WHITTAKER PETE CATER SIMON FERNSBY Top class modern quartet - loaded with world class musicians

Clubs & Societies Ivychurch Croquet Club meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1.00 p.m.during the months April to October. We are a small but friendly group playing social as well as League Croquet. Our lawns are on Milbank Farm near Ivychurch, on the Marsh. No experience is necessary, just a desire to play and a “GSOH”. For more details please phone Vera Phipps on 01797344670

Walk and Talk Would you like to get more active in the company of others? Then meet David at the Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney at 10am for a 1 hour walk every Tuesday. More info at uk/healthwalks

The New Romney History Society meets at the Old School in New Romney, forth Monday of the month, (except Aug and Dec), most meetings involve a guest speaker and time for discussion and research.

Take the Green! Well not literally as we are talking about New Romney Bowls Club with two of the counties best bowling greens. Equipment loaned so no excuses! Call Ann on 01797 364753.

Dymchurch Active Retirement Association (Synara) Meet first Tuesday of every month at the Bowery Hall Dymchurch Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) 01303 873542.

St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club Meet on Wednesday evenings at: Committee Room, St. Mary’s Bay Village Hall. Contact 01303 873984. Yearly subscription £30 plus 50p per meeting attended to help with hall hire costs and tea with biscuits.

St Marys Bay Short Mat Bowls Club Plays At The Village Hall Jefferstone Lane Sundays Morning 10:30/13:00 Tuesdays Afternoon 2:00/5:00 Wednesday Evening 7:30/10:30.


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Angelic Light Therapies & Melissa Ednie Offering: Aromatherpy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy, Hopi Ear Candles Angelic Healing, Crystal Healing & Meditation

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Angelic Light Therapies & Melissa Ednie I am a Holistic Therapist based in Greatstone, New Romney. I offer traditional holistic therapies - Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Hot Stone Therapy and Hopi Ear Candles. I have recently been working with my spiritual side and can now offer:- Angelic Healing, Crystal Healing, Meditation and Relaxation, Tarot & Oracle Card Readings. I am currently working on a new therapy which will include some healing and also some sound therapy - excellent for blissful relaxation and deep clearing. I can still be found at the Romney Marsh Osteopaths on Wednesdays and Fridays 2-8pm, please contact reception on 01797 361111. I can only offer traditional Holistic Therapies there, at home I can offer all of the holistics and also the spiritual therapies. For therapies in my therapy room at home please call 07769 155 898. Looking forward to meeting you

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Derek Hales MASTER TILER Specialist in all Forms of Wall and Floor Tiling

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Industrial • Commercial • Domestic • Showers/extractor fans Installations Security and fire alarms • Inspection and PAT testing • Full and part rewires Emergency Lighting • General electrical repairs CCTV • Under floor heating Garden Lighting

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Oil Heating & Oil Cookers R-OAK Services M. Oakley & O.Stanley - Oil-fired Specialists Breakdowns & Servicing • Boiler Installation • Power Flushing AGA, Rayburn, Alpha, Stanley, Worcester, Tel: 01233 770138 Grant, Boulter, Potterton, Trianco and more... 26

Your Kitchen or Bedroom! We have over 30 years experience in spray finishing existing Kitchen and Bedroom doors, panels and accessories. Why not have your kitchen furniture matched to your kitchen. You can choose any colour, we will have it professionally mixed in a hard-wearing twopack polyurethane paint, which is the finish we use when spraying Bespoke Kitchens for several kitchen suppliers in and around the Kent and London area.

F. A . B Fast Affordable Builders A Multi-trade Company

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the home Ken Dixon has over 30 years experience in the construction industry and his company has developed a reputation for high quality workmanship across many sectors working alongside architects, regional conservation officers and handling projects for organisations such as English Heritage and the National Trust.

Building the Future / Preserving the Past

Ken says ‘As our reputation for high quality work and attention to detail has grown the demand for specialist, high end, one off projects has increased considerably to the point where we decided to set up a new, dedicated division to focus on the opportunity and maintain the high standards we set for ourselves.’

During a period of such economic uncertainty a good new story in the construction industry can be hard to find. Jacques Court Design and Build, based in Lydd, is a brand new division of Ken Dixon Brickwork providing high quality construction solutions across the south east and they have their eyes firmly set on building for Jacques Court Design and Build employ some of the most skilled craftsmen in the south east the future. and have a dedication to quality work and Jacques Court Design and Build specialise client satisfaction and this ethos is clearly the in the sympathetic restoration, renovation foundation of their success and confidence. and development of traditional and historic buildings and the creation of exclusive, new For further information or to discuss any forthbuild, ‘dream homes’ from concept through to coming projects please call Ken Dixon on 01797 320777 or visit completion.


JACQUES COURT construction Our services include • Design • Restoration • Conversion • Extensions • Building Regulations and planning permission • Groundwork • Complete new builds • Landscaping

• Building the future / Preserving the past • Building , extending and restoring homes Our commitment to conservation and restoration. that blend in with their surroundings • • Use of quality craftsmen and materials • Turning aspirations into reality Jacques Court Farmhouse, Romney Road, Lydd, Kent TN29 9LW T 01797 320777 E F 01797 322306 W

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Share the Scare This Halloween why not settle down for some good old-fashioned ghost stories with the youngest members of your family. We’re not suggesting you curl up with the latest Stephen King; our selection of children’s favourites will deliver just the right amount of spooky. From toddlers to teenagers, these tales will ensure Halloween is less of a trick and more of a treat.


Funnybones Janet and Allan Ahlberg What could be more fitting for Halloween than three skeletons on a night out? This classic tale of a somewhat unusual family unit will ease the youngest of readers into Halloween. Setting out on a walk, ready to scare someone and then settling for frightening themselves, it’s a humorous (or should that be humerus?) story with the best laughs coming when they try to reassemble Dog Skeleton. A definite bone-rattler for your littlies, it’s certain to have you humming ‘Dem bones, dem bones’ up until bedtime. The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman Nobody Owens or ‘Bod’ is no ordinary boy. It’s not surprising really given that he’s been raised by ghosts and ghouls after his own family was murdered. Will Bod survive to adulthood given his unusual adopted family? Will his parents’ killers catch up to him? And how do you learn about life, from the dead? This is a strange and compelling tale for older children. Heavily influenced by Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’, it’s easy to see why Gaiman

has earned himself an army of devoted fans… among the living. Pure Dead Magic Debi Gliori Move over Mary Poppins, there’s a new nanny in town. Mrs McLachlan’s hired to sort out the strange and mysterious Strega-Borgia family. She has her work cut out dealing with both the children and the parents, not to mention beasts in the basement. This is a Scottish clan in crisis and only a super nanny can come to their rescue. It’s a strange tale that mixes tradition and new technology into a bizarre brew that could have come straight from a Scottish cauldron. Little Shop of Hamsters (Goosebumps Horrorland) R.L. Stine The Goosebumps series does exactly what it says on the tin. Here’s one of our favourite titles in which Sam, who’s desperate to have a pet, starts work in a pet shop. He soon discovers that hamsters may be small, but they’re not always cute. For anyone who enjoyed

‘Bunnicula’, the vampire bunny has nothing on these evil fur-balls. Be careful what you wish for…and don’t forget to check the hamster cage before you go to sleep. Kiss of Death Malcolm Rose A school trip goes very wrong when twins Kim and Seth and their friend Wes visit Eyam: a community that was wiped out by the Black Death. Kim and Wes decide to take coins (one of which happens to be cursed) from the bottom of a well in the village only to have the theft come back to haunt them. When the boys are struck down with what looks like the plague, it’s Seth to the rescue. It brings new meaning to the phrase ‘take nothing but photographs’. The Boy Who Haunted Himself Terry Deary A bizarre story of an experiment that goes somewhat awry, the shy and retiring Peter Stone becomes possessed by a spirit from the past. He faces an epic internal struggle to regain his body and mind. This is a chilling tale, with a sting at the end. Paul McKenna fans: be warned.






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Simon Eden Skilled lead worker with portfolio of past work will undertake all aspects of lead work from flashings to dormers, and lead welding.

Lead work / roof repairs No job too small including gutters and general roof repairs. For a free estimate phone 07711837446 email:

Plumbing & Heating Services All plumbing work undertaken no job too small! Burst pipes, Blockages, Taps, Pumps, Radiators & Drainage work. Bathroom & Shower Installation

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Emergency Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden Crimestoppers


Out of Hours Doctor William Harvey Hospital

0845 4349655 01233 633331

Samaritans Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

Cesspool Emptying Service

01622 690690 0800 555 111

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0845 770 8090 0800 783 8866 0800 111 999 Details on tank

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High Pressure Jetting Service and Repair to Sewage Treatment Plants

01233 840624 Ashford Volunteer Centre Age Concern

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Macmillan Cancer Support

New Romney Oak Hall Surgery Church Lane Surgery

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Orgarswick Surgery Martello Medical Practice

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Veterinary Surgeons Cinque Ports Veterinary Associates Sambrook & Partners

National Train Enquiries 01797 321771

Bus Enquiries 01797 363177

Parish Councils: Brenzett Brookland Burmarsh Dymchurch Ivychurch Lydd Town Council Newchurch New Romney Town Council Old Romney St Mary in the Marsh Snargate

Shepway District Council Citizens Advice Bureau Alcoholics Anonymous

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Arriva Bus Enquiries Stage Coach East Kent

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