John Fishpool, president, gave an excellent presentation to members on Herne Bay in the Great War 1914-18 at the last meeting. It was based on his researches undertaken for the book of the same name which he has recently written for the society. He outlined the main historical reasons which contributed to the outbreak of the war and he went on to illustrate how it had affected the town and its residents throughout the duration. From the setting up of military hospitals to accommodate the influx of wounded soldiers and refugees to the introduction of food rationing and the entertainment and fundraising events that were held, he painted a graphic picture of how life went on and was changed forever for everyone during these four years. Mike Bundock, chairman, gave all members an invitation to the Armistice Day evening to be held on the final day of the society’s display of Herne Bay and the Great War at the King’s Hall Foyer Gallery on November 11.
The next meeting of the society will be on Thursday, November 20 at the Lower Hall United Reform Church High Street, Herne Bay. Carol Bosworth will be giving a talk entitled Life is a Carnival. Doors are open at 6.30pm for 7pm start. Visitors are welcome at £2; members free. For information including how to obtain copies of Herne Bay in the Great War 1914-18 by John Fishpool, phone 01227
366863 or email HBHRS.org@gmail. com
Herne Bay Gazette, November 20th 2014