GMS Notes No.54 January 2013


January Meeting

We celebrate our first meeting of the year on the 17th January with a bit of a party. Wine will be provided from Society funds, so could everyone bring along something to add to the buffet?

The Deal Hoodeners will be with us again this year to provide the entertainment. They are always good value. Proceedings will start at 7.30 in the Village Hall.












Carols on the Village Green 

















At half past six on Friday 21st December a large crowd gathered around the Christmas tree on the village green.






Musical accompaniment was provided by the same magic box as last year 










The Mongeham Singers again helped add volume and rose to the occasion when Peter challenged them to provide the descant when needed.

Although it was not as cold as it had been earlier in the week—






we were still pleased to go into the hall where Brian and Diana served us with mulled wine and Patricia heated up the mince pies.

















Once again the St. Martin’s Handbell Ringers gave us a recital —














The children made sure they had a front row seat when they (unprompted) brought chairs from the back of the hall.











A Document Returns Home

The Quay at Newcastle on Tyne 1820

The Quay at Newcastle on Tyne 1820 



When we bought the Crayford document outlining the House of Lords judgement we were given two other documents. Neither of the documents were relevant to our local area. One related to the sale of land at the Quay in Newcastle on Tyne.

After getting the go ahead from our committee I contacted the the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne to find out if they were interested. The response was very positive and so on a damp, dark and miserable evening in early December I waited at Canterbury West station for a train to arrive from London. The train was late, but at last Lindsay Allason-Jones, President of the Newcastle Society alighted from the train. She seemed delighted to accept the document on behalf of her society and that it would be used as part of their bicentenary celebrations.

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