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Blaze in Stanley Gardens

An “out-of-control” blaze at a house in Herne Bay yesterday evening (April 2) has left a family homeless. Five fire engines arrived at the house in Stanley Gardens at around 5.50pm to find the ground and first floor “severely damaged”. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reel jets and a ventilation fan to extinguish the blaze and clear smoke from the property. …

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‘Severe’ Herne Bay house fire in Stanley Gardens leaves occupants…

Google The fire happened in Stanley Gardens Comments (0) A group of householders has been left homeless after a fire broke out at a house in Herne Bay. Kent Fire and Rescue crews arrived at the property in Stanley Gardens at around 5.50pm yesterday (April 2) to find the ground and first floor “severely damaged”. Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reel …

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Firefighters tackle blaze at Herne Bay home

A family’s home is on fire this evening in Herne Bay. Five fire engines are currently at the house in Stanley Gardens where crews are working to douse the flames with water jets. The fire is believed to have started just after 5.30pm. Four fire engines were called to the scene An eyewitness said crews smashed the top windows of …

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Herne Bay Catamavan creator Peter Thurston wanted to challenge Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team to a race

It’s been the talk of the town after photos surfaced of a caravan fixed to a catamaran being towed along the Swale. Now, KentOnline can reveal the man behind the bizarre contraption is pensioner Peter Thurston. And before the BBC announced its decision not to renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract, the 81-year-old hoped to challenge the former Top Gear presenter and …

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Reculver Beacon WI

The institute met on March 26 when members and visitors were provided with an evening of card making by fellow member Karen Kendall. It was great fun and some great cards were made. Members look forward to next month’s meeting where there will be a talk by the dog trust. Meetings are held at the Beacon church centre, Sea Street, …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

Chairman Mike Bundock welcomed members to the evening which he said was in a slightly different format this time, one which he hoped they would enjoy. The display of all the project work that members have been undertaking on shops, cinemas and war memorials in Herne Bay proved popular with an excellent attendance of members. The quiz with questions based …

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Herne and Broomfield Local History Group

At the March meeting, long-time Medway industrial archaeology expert James Preston gave an interesting presentation on some of the remaining sites of Kent’s industrial past. He began with examples of buildings associated with the medieval cloth industry in West Kent notably at Biddenden, Cranbrook and Smarden, including examples of cloth halls, jettied timber framed houses and Wealden cottages in which …

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Herne Bay literary festival will keep the children busy over…

Comments (0) HERNE BAY Children’s Literary Festival has one of its busiest spells of the spring this week. The event, which finishes at the end of May, includes plenty for youngsters to do during the holidays. On Wednesday, April 8, Bank Street bookshop A Bundle Of Books hosts Jenny Samuels and her craft workshop called Making The Queen’s Knickers. It starts …

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The Coffee Lab: Herne Bay has a new place to drop by

Comments (0) HERNE BAY has a new coffee shop. The Coffee Lab, in Mortimer Street, opened to customers at the end of last month and aims to “deliver aspects of modern coffee culture whilst portraying an industrial theme”. It is owned by Ben Bennett and his father, who look to support local businesses by selling locally-produced cakes alongside reasonably priced food …

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Herne Bay Museum: a new look to end the ‘moribund’ image

Herne Bay Museum is changing its image and its name in a bid to change its “moribund” image. Almost 50 people went to a meeting of the Herne Bay Museum Trust at the town’s Retreat Hall on Friday and learnt how the museum will be brought into the future once the trust takes on its management. The need for volunteers was …

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