25 Years ago in Tenterden - October 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - October 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • The sixth Tenterden Folk Festival boasted a packed three-day programme of events
  • Homewood School and Sixth Form College, Tenterden, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a day of thanksgiving, rededication and reunion
  • Fascinating scrapbooks of life in Tenterden were available for viewing at the Local History Society’s latest coffee social in St Mildred’s Church Hall
  • A Tenterden traffic warden and town councillor wants to know what civilian volunteers on the police station’s front counter would make of a live bomb being brought in
  • The Kent and East Sussex steam railway has raised two-thirds of its £500,000 target to extend the line to Bodiam since the issue of bearer bonds only two years ago
  • A building society manager from Tenterden says a wartime spirit helped keep people going as Hurricane Georges lashed his holiday destination in the Dominican Republic
  • How to catch the Speaker’s eye and how to respond to the division bell in time, were just two of the hints given to members of Tenterden WI when Damian Green described his Life as an MP at their meeting in St Mildred’s Church Hall
  • Tenterden Football Club celebrated their first home game of the season with a splendid 7-0 win over Woodnesborough in the British Energy Kent County League
  • A business chief has stepped in with an 11th-hour cash pledge to boost hopes of radically improved arts facilities at Homewood School
  • Youngsters from High Halden triumphed in a five-a-side soccer tournament organised by the Rotary Club of Tenterden
  • Tenterden has supplanted Rye as the antiques capital of the south east, according to local dealer
  • The rollercoaster fate of the threatened West View community hospital in Tenterden has taken a positive twist, with a new rescue plan for a proposed 50-bed shared unit on the site
  • Millennium Garden plans are moving forward behind the library, with the town council inviting tenders for the creation of a low maintenance garden with a budget of £5,000
  • Families in Henley Meadows, St Michaels, say proposals for the final phase of a housing development do not include sufficient space for a game of five-a-side football
  • Tenterden’s bid for a closed circuit television security system has cleared an important hurdle
  • An appeal to open a sandwich bar at the Shop Around the Clock store in St Michaels has failed
  • Tenterden Golf Club hosted the Lady Captain’s charity Texas Scramble raising a magnificent £2,500 for the NSPCC
  • All creatures greatly loved, but mainly small, came to the first thanksgiving service for pets held in the churchyard at St Mildred’s Church in Tenterden
Jack Gillett
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