25 Years ago in Tenterden - February 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - February 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • The manager of the Tenterden branch of Waitrose met shoppers campaigning for a fair deal for Third Worldworkers
  • Tenterden infants has been marked out as a Beacon School
  • Father Edgar Dunn, 69, was inducted as a new parish priest at St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church at a service conducted by Bishop John Jukes of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark
  • Dr G R Sivior gave an illustrated talk to Tenterden WI on a journey through Australia
  • Southern Counties Fuels Ltd, which has a depot on the Leigh Green industrial estate, has been fined £3,500 after pleading guilty to polluting a local stream with oil
  • Tenterden Junior School has donated £345 to the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, thanks to collections made after two carol services
  • Tributes have been paid to Brian Duncan, 66, a former headmaster of Homewood School, Tenterden, who died at home
  • Financial consultant Michael Annett has resigned from Tenterden Town Council after three years
  • The South East Kent Healthcare NHS Trust has drawn up a business case to justify building a new community hospital at West View in Tenterden
  • Two Hearts on Fire is just one of the romantic dishes to be set before diners travelling aboard the sell-out Valentine’s Wealden Bell from Town Tenterden Station on Saturday
  • At a special meeting, Tenterden councillors pulled back from launching a campaign to badger the county into taking more responsibility for the greens
  • Tenterden St Michaels football club finally got it together to register their first Nuclear Electric Kent County League Premier Division victory of the season when they beat Thames Poly 4-1
  • Tenterden Vineyard has announced it is to exhibit at London’s Country Living Spring Fair next month
  • Donald McCormick, the author, who has died aged 86, will be recalled by older people in Tenterden as a journalist whose ambition to give the town its own newspaper was frustrated by the outbreak of war in 1939
  • A former Mayor of Tenterden, Stuart Brown, underwent an operation for a fractured hip after an accident in the High Street
  • The Salvation Army citadel in Coombe Lane, Tenterden, closed after a farewell service on Sunday
  • St Michaels Church of England Primary School governors say they will back a new campaign to lower the speed limit in St Michaels
  • The new manager of the Tenterden Volunteer Bureau, Brian Young, will try to contact all the rural communities in the area
Jack Gillett
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