25 Years ago in Tenterden - January 1999

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - January 1999
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • The TIME Team investigation of archaeological mysteries on Channel Four on Sunday afternoons will feature the former shipyard at Smallhythe
  • Tenterden St John Ambulance has gone from strength to strength in the last two years following a successful recruitment campaign
  • Tenterden Golf Club have appointed their youngest ever captain in 28-year-old Andrew Curd from Shadoxhurst
  • Performers are invited to join Tenterden Troubadours old time music hall team, which presents free shows for nursing homes and pensioner groups
  • A unique £4 million partnership project is being put together for the West View community hospital site in Tenterden
  • The Lions Club of Tenterden collected a grand total of £3,338 during 14 outings around the town and villages with its Christmas float
  • A letter has been received from Clarence House on behalf of the Queen Mother to thank Tenterden for the Christmas and New Year greetings sent by the Mayor and Town Council
  • Tenterden’s High Street greens have become a muddy mess during mains work by Mid-Kent Water
  • Tenterden town councillor, Anne Thomas, has flown to Ontario to attend a family celebration for her mother’s 100th birthday
  • Tenterden Leisure Centre is one of 525 places nationwide that are taking part in the BT Swimathon ’99 to raise money for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • The town council highways committee has approved proposals by the county council to provide passing bays in Oaks Road and double yellow lines at the junction of Beacon Oak Road with Woodchurch Road
  • Tenterden and District Local History Society met at Tenterden Junior School in Recreation Ground road for a talk on Hothfield Common by Neil Morris  
  • Tenterden Residents’ Association has recently recruited 92 extra members from St Michaels after commenting on several planning issues in the area, notably the phase three plan to build 95 houses at Henley Fields
  • The Unitarian Church once again lent its premises on the Ashford Road to the charity Cards for Good Causes shop before Christmas, when it grossed a record £19.000
  • The cricket crazy girls of Homewood School are on the Lord’s trail once again after becoming Kent’s indoor six-a-side champions for the fourth successive year
  • Householders in the Tenterden area have been warned to be ready for rogue doorstep salesmen aiming to persuade them that the electricity supply from Seeboard is not the cheapest option
  • A rumour that Tesco has “indefinitely postponed” the building of a supermarket in Tenterden has been firmly ruled out by the company   
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