25 Years ago in Tenterden - June 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - June 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • A pavement artist competition will be held outside Tenterden library in the High Street
  • Freeman of Tenterden Robert Cruttenden is honoured in a new display at the town museum
  • Leaders and collectors from Churches Together in Tenterden thank everyone who contributed to an overall total of £2,270 for Christian Aid Week
  • St Michaels Primary School pupils impressed Ofsted inspectors as “confident, enthusiastic, co-operative and hard-working” but there was some concern about some boys under achieving
  • Subsidence in Ashford Road close to the junction with Oaks Road is being investigated and temporary traffic lights will be in operation
  • The Mayor, Cllr Jill Kirk, will head the town council bowls team in a match against Tenterden Bowls club at the recreation ground
  • The mothers with children at St Michaels pre-school play group took a long sponsored walk to do their shopping and raised £311 for equipment
  • Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society doesn’t just dream about winning the Kent Full Length Play Festival, it has done it for the second time in three years
  • The Time Team has been at Tenterden Vineyard Park making a programme for screening early next year into the history of Smallhythe
  • Alan Burgess and neighbours in Henley Meadows, St Michaels, have been drinking bottled water for the last fortnight because they don’t like what is coming out of their taps.
  • Tenterden Town Council is excluding the public from preliminary talks on the Tesco traffic lights and road widening despite a second attempt to make it an open meeting for campaigners against the scheme
  • Parents have been accused of putting schoolchildren’s lives at risk by parking illegally outside two Tenterden schools
  • Ashford Council was being recommenced by its development director to give planning permission for 42a High Street, Tenterden, to be converted from a shop with living quarters above to a new police station for the town
  • Summer yoga classes with Margot Dixon will be held at the Methodist hall in Tenterden High Street on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings
  • Tenterden Tigers football club invites all players aged from six to 16 to recruit for a summer coaching course by the West ham community team at St Michaels
  • Robin Coombs, Ashford Constituency Conservative Association agent for 31 years, will retire in September
  • Tenterden Choral Society is celebrating the bi-centenary of Franz Joseph Haydn’s inspirational composition of The Creation with a special performance in St Mildred’s Church
Jack Gillett
June 2023 
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