25 Years ago in Tenterden - July 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - July 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • Sir Donald Sinden presented the prizes at Homewood School and Sixth Form College in Tenterden
  • Pat Nielsen won the Rita Young Trophy at Tenterden Golf Club with a net 72
  • The Tudor Rose building in Tenterden High Street, one of the most photographed timber framed buildings in the Weald, has been sold to a county property company
  • The telephone line to BT has been buzzing over the removal of the old style red telephone kiosk from Smallhythe
  • Scores of children from Tenterden Junior and Infants Schools paraded in fancy dress in Tenterden High Street as they set off from Station Road to a combined fete in Recreation Ground Road
  • Kent Police wants to open an office in Tenterden High Street and close the station in Oaks Road
  • An Open afternoon for past and present staff members will be held at West View Community Hospital in Tenterden as part of the NHS 50th anniversary celebrations
  • Steeplejacks climbed up the four pinnacles at the top of the 130ft tower on St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden, to remove the wind indicators for re-gilding and also lower the clock face for re-painting
  • Tenterden Town Council highways committee wants a push-button control for pedestrians at the traffic lights proposed for West Cross
  • A new era for adult education in Tenterden is expected this autumn, according to staff at the town’s Adult Education Centre at Homewood School
  • Hopes were raised this week of an end to the saga of the crumbling Heronden Hall gatehouse, one of Tenterden’s most historical landmarks
  • Happy 43rd birthday to St Michaels WI which is to celebrate with a talk on The History of Food, Drink and Manners
  • Tenterden Town Council is hoping stuffy atmospheres will be a thing of the past after members voted to ban smoking in the town hall
  • Sylvia Jeffery, one of Tenterden’s longest serving councillors died at the age of 69
  • Tenterden Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ian Mowatt, will be flying off to sunnier climes next month after being awarded an Earthwatch Millennium Fellowship
  • If the rain has left any plants standing then make sure your garden is tidy for the Tenterden in Bloom judging
  • Everything was in place for the biggest outdoor gala concert and summer evening picnic at Homewood School and Sixth Form College in its 50-year history when it rained
  • The Kent and East Sussex steam railway launched a £500,000 issue of bearer bonds to help fund the three-and-a-half mile Millennium extension to the line
  • The Tenterden and District Branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution raised £862.54 during a flag day held last month
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