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Can you tower above all the others in baking competition?

Bakers will have the chance to put their skills to the test as part of a competition organised by the Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower. The group is inviting people to take part in their bake-off competition on Saturday, May 2, to be held in the plaza by the seafront landmark. There are three age categories to allow the …

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Artwork helps brighten up derelict pub

HOPES are high that The Bun Penny pub will soon be restored to a venue of which Herne Bay can be proud. Destroyed by fire in September 2011, it was bought last summer by Ernie Tefvik, owner of Ernie’s Plaice fish-and-chip shop in Whitstable, reportedly with a view to creating a family restaurant and luxury flats. In the meantime, however, …

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CLOCK TOWER IS BACK WITH A BANG

THEY came in their thousands for one of Herne Bay’s most special nights in years. A lights show and fireworks display on Saturday evening heralded the refurbishment of the clock tower on the seafront — and the people of the town showed how much it meant to them with a fantastic turnout. “We estimated that about 3,000 people came to …

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3,000 turn out for reopening of clock tower

Fireworks display and light show to welcome back iconic Herne Bay building FIREWORKS, a light show and a huge crowd of 3,000 people made it a night to remember on Herne Bay seafront on Saturday. The event was held to mark the refurbishment of the town’s clock tower and proved predictably moving for those who had been involved in a …

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PARTY TO WELCOME BACK CLOCK TOWER

Seafront landmark restored after £380,000 restoration project THE late-winter blues will lift on Herne Bay seafront this weekend as the town celebrates the extensive refurbishment of its clock tower. Some £380,000 has been spent on bringing this iconic building back to its former glory and on Saturday the results of a tremendous effort by so many in the Herne Bay …

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Children’s author inspired by tower

HERNE Bay children’s author Faye Beerling visited a primary school in Canterbury last week. Ms Beerling spent the day at St Stephen’s Infant School on Thursday, where she held book readings and workshops before signing copies of Tales From The Clock Tower. The book was published in October after Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower commissioned Faye to write a …

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Clock Tower turns back time and creates confusion

Ever wanted to turn back time? Well it seems that Herne Bay has – after hands on the Clock Tower were seen going backwards. A mechanical problem has struck the seafront icon and caused confusion with residents and visitors who have wondered if the town has been heading into the past. Canterbury resident Bec Tul was taking advantage of the …

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A timely boost for our Bay landmark

Town clock tower project receives £250k Lottery grant PLANS to restore Herne Bay’s historic seafront clock tower have been given the green light with the approval of a £250,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant. The project, which Is being led by the city council in partnership with the Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower will mean major refurbishment of the …

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in brief

Design a logo for clock tower SEAFRONT: Could you design a logo for Herne Bay clock tower? The BayPromoTeam, who are supporting the Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower, have launched a competition to choose a logo to use on the shopfront, promotional material and even t-shirts. The winner will receive a bottle of champagne or a £20 Love2Shop voucher …

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IN BRIEF

Young and old unite for mural SEAFRONT: Teenagers and older people are invited to work together on a new mural for the seafront. The mural on the former nuns’ huts below the promenade will feature images of local sea life and wildlife and is open to people aged between 11 and 18, and people aged 50 and above. To book …

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