St Margaret’s Art Club (SMAC)
We meet on Wednesday evenings in the Conservation Room at the village hall.
There are ten of us and unfortunatley we fill the little room and so we
have no space for new artists at the moment, even though we are in other respects a
very friendly lot!! We have visiting teachers from time to time to inspire us and
exhibit sometimes in the Landmark Centre, Deal or the Wild Bean Cafe in Dover.
We like to paint outside in the summer when we can. We usually have an open air
exhibition in a garden each summer. Watch out for our advert in the village mag
if you want to drop in and meet us at our ‘Art in the Garden' weekend.
Tel Lorraine Wilkie on 01304 853232 for any other information
Baby and Toddler Group
Meets every Tuesday in the main hall (excluding school summer holidays) 9.30am - 11.30am. All ages welcome.
For more information please contact Sally Wiltsher on 07891219559
Founded over 40 years ago, this popular local society organizes a programme of monthly talks, including new research on the history of the village.
Recent subjects have included the Village in WW1, Rolls-Royce in St Margaret’s and the village’s WW2 Cross Channel Guns.
We have over 100 members. The History Society also cares for over 12,000 historic photos, documents and maps of the village in the village archive
which are being scanned onto our website. We also hold an annual exhibition in the hall.
Membership is only £12.50 a year or you can attend our talks as a non-member for £3. All are welcome.
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the main hall at 7.30pm.
For further details please contact our Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Village Archive website with over 3000 images at catalogue.stmargaretshistory.org.uk or our Facebook site at Facebook.com/StMargaretsVillageArchive
St Margaret’s Woman’s Institute
The WI provides opportunities for all women to enjoy friendship, to learn and be entertained,
to widen their horizons and collectively to influence national and international affairs.
St Margaret’s at Cliffe WI offers a programme of interesting and inspirational speakers,
together with a wide range of outings and extra activities – book groups,
French conversation, philosophy, art, textiles, canasta, scrabble, walks,
card making, darts, play reading – something for everyone.
We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm.
Contact: Secretary Alison Kearon (01304 852249)
The popular weekly lunch club is open to residents of St Margaret’s who have reached pensionable age.
For £4.50 we provide a lovely two course meal all prepared by our wonderful volunteers who do a fantastic job.
It’s a great place to meet up with new and old friends.
The Lunch club meets in the main hall on most Wednesdays at 12.30pm, broadly during school term times.
Ring to check we are on. If you would like to join us please ring the organizer, George Sutcliffe 0n 01304 852272 or
email him on email@example.com
(Please note we are nearly at capacity and you may be asked to join a waiting list)
Rock and Roll Club
Jive 50’s style at St. Margaret’s Hall with the Dover Rock & Roll club.
The Club was founded in 1992 and we dance at St Margaret’s Hall on pretty much every Wednesday evening throughout the year. Anyone can come. Our youngest dancers are in their teens and, well, we just don’t ask how old some are. Let’s just say they’re “over 21”.
Singles are just as welcome as couples and you’ll always find a partner. It’s a great way to make new friends and enjoy real Rock & Roll music. If you’ve never danced before, come to the beginner’s lesson on Wednesdays at 7.30 with Andy our resident DJ.
If Live Music is your thing, send us your email and we’ll let you know when we have a Band, or look out for our flyers in the Hall Foyer and at other gigs.
Times & prices:
Wednesday 7.30pm - 8ish lesson then dancing till 11pm with our fab DJ’s £5 Saturday band nights 7.30 - midnight £10
Andrew Stevenson 07979 685517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete & Anne Richards 07810517662 or email email@example.com
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Royal British Legion (Woman’s Section)
Our branch was formed in 1934 and we currently have over 50 members. The Woman’s Section of the British Legion provides care and support for the serving and ex-service community by fundraising for the Legion’s Benevolent Schemes and the annual Poppy appeal. We have regular speakers at our monthly meetings and also have lunches, outings and fun! We meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except January and August) at 2pm in the Channel Room. We also organize two annual fundraising coffee mornings and a special annual fundraising event. Annual Membership fee is £14.
New members are always welcome and do not have to have any connection with HM Forces past or present.
Contact the Secretary, Mrs Pam Sheward, if you would like to know more.
Tel: 01304 852571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(The Men’s Section of the British Legion meet in the Bowls Club in Kingsdown Rd on the 4th Tuesday of the month (except January and August) contact the Hon Sec, John Pidoux (01304 853853) for more info.).
St Margaret's Players
We are a lively amateur dramatic society regularly performing popular plays, musicals, pantomimes and workshops in the hall. New members always welcome.
See our website for details of the latest productions and up to date news about rehearsals and how to join us. Or ring Viv Howlett on 01304 852975
St Margaret's and District Gardeners Association
St Margaret’s and District Gardeners’ Association (SMADGA), founded in 1912, is a friendly, sociable village organisation open to everyone, whether you're an active gardener or not. We organise traditional competitive horticultural shows twice a year (spring and summer), with classes for arts and crafts and home produce, as well as flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables. We have a thriving Green Buddies section and particularly encourage entries from children and young adults. We also arrange a series of talks in the autumn and winter, an annual summer garden visit and a Christmas dinner. Annual membership is £5 per person (which includes children and grandchildren of members, up to the age of 16). Horticultural Shows are in the main hall on Saturdays twice a year (7 April 2018; 1 September 2018; 6 April 2019): members’ entries are delivered 8.30–10am; shows open to the public 2–4pm. Five or six monthly talks on Friday afternoons at 2pm in the Channel Room run from October to March.
A small informal group which meets in the small Conservation Room on the first floor of the hall on Thursday nights from 5-7pm. Bats and balls and table provided! Contact: Please ring the organizer Roy Bird on 01304 852226 before you come to make sure we are playing that week.
Tea Dances with Chris Housley
This is an afternoon social tea dance with a nice friendly atmosphere meeting every Monday from 2-4.30pm.
We dance Ballroom/Latin and Popular Sequence Dancing with superb music provided by Chris Housley.
Admission price is £4-00 including refreshments i.e. tea/coffee biscuits.
We are listed on 'Are you Dancing' webpage.
Contact: Chris Housley 01304 361273 Mobile 07889 302217 Email: Chousley105@gmail.com
• Dimensions 6.6m x 3.8m (22' x 12.5')
• Two large catering ovens
• Double sinks
• Crockery and cutlery provided
• Accessible from both ground floor venues
• Large range of alcoholic and soft drinks at good prices
• Trained staff
• Happy to provide additional named wines and beers if required
We have a range of equipment for use by hirers. This includes:
• Microphones and sound system in Main Hall
• Projector and screen in Main Hall
• Projector and screen in Channel Room
• Fairy lights in Main Hall
• New Lighting System.
Our recently installed DMX LED PAR Cans will add a Wow factor to your event. These discreet light fittings throw pools of changing coloured light onto the main dance floor. They can work independently via our controller, or you can link to your own system. Our technical team will be pleased to advise and assist
Please ask for details