25 Years ago in Tenterden - November 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - November 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • Tenterden and District branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution raised £1,124 during its recent house-to-house collection
  • The end of British Summer Time leaves many motorists who are not confident about their sight in the dark, warns a local company of opticians
  • Pupils from Homewood School and Sixth Form College aged 13 and over visited the concentration camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau during a trip to Poland
  • Fabergé style decorated eggs were among more than a dozen handicrafts displayed at a demonstration day by Tenterden and District Women’s Institutes
  • Kevin Godley, the former pop star owner of historic Heronden Hall gatehouse in Tenterden, has come up with a last-ditch proposal for its restoration and future use
  • A combined charities Christmas card centre sold cards for good causes at the Unitarian Church in Ashford Road, Tenterden
  • For the second year running Tenterden’s Remembrance Day service was held in the parish church of St Mildred rather than the war memorial because of bad weather
  • Judges always study the label before sampling a fine wine and Tenterden Vineyard is certain that it has an eye-catching winner for its special Millennium vintage
  • A fun casino evening organised by Tenterden and District Chamber of Commerce made a £340 profit which will be donated to a young jobseeker’s charity
  • Godspell the musical has been performed by pupils at Homewood School and Sixth Form College in Tenterden to celebrate their 50th anniversary
  • Tenterden Lions have promised a brighter and more eye-catching float and costumes for their annual Father Christmas tours of the town and villages
  • Children at Tenterden have pledged themselves to support three new Rs at school – reducing, reusing and recycling
  • Sheila Homewood and Gilly Pepper took the honours in the Daily Mail Foursomes competition at Tenterden Golf Club with a net 80 score
  • Members of Ashford Conservative Constituency Association met to mark the retirement of their agent, Robin Coombs, after 31 years
  • The Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr Jill Kirk, is appealing for witnesses to an arson attack in the town centre children’s playground
  • The final plan for the Tenterden Millennium Garden will be chosen by the town council next month
  • A Tenterden resident was very surprised to arrive home to find the garden lawn had been mown in their absence
  • The latest plans for 95 houses at Henley Fields, St Michaels, is worse than the previous scheme, claim objectors living on the estate
  • Suggestions for dealing with Tenterden’s traffic problems were pushed all around the houses at a lively public meeting in the town hall
Jack GIllett
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