25 Years ago in Tenterden - September 1998

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25 Years ago in Tenterden - September 1998
From the Tenterden Archives
Researched by Jack Gillett
  • Work is well under way for a 14,000 sq ft clubhouse at the new London Beach golf club at Tenterden
  • Swinging sixties dress was worn by many passengers who gave an authentic look to an event held on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway to mark the 30th anniversary of the end of regular steam trains on British Railways
  • Tenterden Vineyard Park, which produces Chapel Down Wines, is launching a competition to find someone to design a label for 2000 magnums of its Epoch Brut NV
  • People wanting to report crime to Tenterden police were turned away as staff shortages in Ashford forced the front counter to close
  • Tenterden Town Council has given the Lions Club permission to plant daffodil bulbs in areas near the junction of Oaks Road and the A28 Ashford Road
  • Tenterden has given a cautious welcome to Ashford council’s plan to employ its own traffic wardens in the borough
  • Town Mayor Jill Kirk will be at Tenterden Leisure Centre on Saturday to announce the winner of a free competition to win a mountain bike
  • At the last meeting of Tenterden and District Horticultural Society a well attended talk with slides was given by Mr Manser on Perennials in Your Garden
  • The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, will join the Pilgrimage to Chapel Bank, Ebony, to celebrate the moving of Ebony Church to Reading Street in1858
  • The former pop star, Kevin Godley, owner of the historic Heronden Hall gatehouse in Tenterden is to be served with a notice to undertake repairs within two months or risk losing the landmark
  • The choir of St Mildred’s Church in Tenterden will be in full voice when they present A Musical Time Machine, an evening of music through the ages up to the present day
  • Tenterden Town Council’s amenities committee has been told that steps and paths at east Cross Gardens, Tenterden, should be re-set to make them safe
  • Territorial Army soldiers swapped rifles for paint brushes at the Glebe Hall to help get a new youth group in Tenterden up and running
  • A plan has been draw up by a Tenterden family to rescue and relocate to Smallhythe Road a 17th century thatched barn that stands in the path of the Channel Tunnel rail link at Charing Heath
  • Traders in Tenterden are counting the days to Christmas and making preparations for a late shopping night on Friday 4 December
  • The Tenterden Town Millennium Group wants to share ideas for a diary of events with everyone who will be celebrating
  • Tenterden Bowls Club completed a triumphant 90th anniversary year with a finals weekend in perfect weather
  • The clock on the tower of St Mildred’s Church is once again in place and ticking after repainting and gilding
Jack Gillett
September 2023
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