25 Years ago in Tenterden - May 1999

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - May1999
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • Homewood School is on course to introduce a five-term year from autumn 2000, even though only 89 out of 1,650 people favoured the scheme
  • The Tenterden Operatic and Dramatic Society entry of Lessons and Lovers by Olwen Wymark for this year’s Kent Full Length Play Festival has failed to make the finals
  • Tenterden Golf Club veterans and women joined forces for a Texas Scramble with the honours going to this year’s Captain/Vice-captain squad of Roy Page, John Bloor with Deidre Knott and Pat Nielsen with 41 points
  • Nearly 6,000 visitors went to meet the Friends of Thomas the Tank Engine on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway during the Bank Holiday weekend
  • The final phase of the five-year Project 2000 programme of Tenterden Parish Church begins this week and is due to be finished for the Millennium Party
  • The Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men plans a meeting at Tenterden Town Hall to form a new Weald of Kent branch
  • Plans for a 36 bedroom building beside the A28 entrance to London Beach Golf Course, Ashford Road, Tenterden were rejected by Ashford Council
  • A security scare was sparked when a lorry was seen parked over night in Tenterden High Street with a box marked ‘nitro-glycerine’ loaded on the back
  • Six mountain bikers are appealing to the town council to give them somewhere to practise skills trials after their sport was described by a businessman as a menace
  • Homewood School Year 9 squad reached their first county cup final for more than 20 years, and although beaten 3-1 by St John Rigby, from Bromley, could look back with pride in their achievement
  • Allotment holders in Tenterden are mystified by a vegetable thief who is stealing the pick of their crops
  • Boots’ staff at Tenterden is celebrating winning the Store of the Year award for the Kent and South Coast region
  • The retained fire station at Tenterden gets a new fire engine
  • More than £700 has been raised in a series of events organised by the Tenterden branch of the Macmillan Nurse Fund
  • A giant chocolate Easter egg fund-raiser run by Tenterden Lions in 11 pubs raised more than £600
  • A Civic Service in English and French has been held at St Mildred’s Church, Tenterden, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the twinning with the French town of Avallon
  • Tenterden Rotary Club Golf Day has raised about £1,000 for the Hospice on the Hill
  • A dozen sunflowers have been planted by Brownies at The Fairings for Tenterden in Bloom
  • The Tenterden library is now connected to the internet, where it can be freely accessed by the public
  • An appeal has been made for a footpath to be provided on the Appledore Road between Collison Place and Shrubcote, Tenterden, to go hand in hand with the nationwide promotion for schoolchildren to walk rather than ride to school
Jack Gillett
May 2024
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