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Revival of seaside holiday destination

Herne Bay was one of the first traditional seaside resorts of its kind in the country as the Victorians came to appreciate the health benefits of the sea air and bathing. Like many though, it suffered a decline, largely due to the boom in foreign travel, but is back on track and reviving its glory days as a place to …

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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 AND BROOMFIELD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

MANY MEMBERS and friends attended the group’s first meeting of 2015 to learn about the history of Beltinge. Using images of the village’s early beginnings, kindly made available by member Pauline Turner, Margaret Burns illustrated her talk with modern photos taken from the same viewpoint as the early scenes — a then and now approach. From around the turn of …

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Herne and Broomfield Local History Group

Many members and friends attended the group’s first meeting of 2015 to learn about the history of Beltinge. Using images of the village’s early beginnings, kindly made available by member Pauline Turner, Margaret Burns illustrated her talk with modern photos taken from the same viewpoint as the early scenes – a then and now approach. From around the turn of …

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Herne and Broomfield Local History Group

At the May meeting Mark Bateson, KCC community history officer, gave an informative presentation on The Kent History and Library Centre at Maidstone. Mark began by introducing the new History Centre – formerly the KCC Archives, which opened in 2012. He explained how to access the collections in person from the public search room. The index to the centre’s collections …

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Graveyard reveals a tale of smugglers and shoot-outs

Way we were Liz Crudgington, l.crudgington@KRNmedia.co.uk 01843 578169 A NAVY patrolman whose pistol failed to go off in a showdown with a smuggler is among those buried in the area’s oldest churchyard. Sydenham Snow was killed in front of the Ship Inn in Herne Bay on April 21, 1821, when about 60 members of the notorious North Kent Gang were …

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