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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 BAY HISTORICAL RECORDS SOCIETY

MIKE BUNDOCK, chairman, 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 very popular with an excellent attendance of members.The quiz with questions based …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

Society chairman Mike Bundock welcomed six new visitors to the meeting and called on committee member Ian Tittley, who is also a trustee of the Herne Bay Museum Trust, to update members on the position of the negotiations with Canterbury City Council. He explained that things have moved on quite quickly since the January Newsletter and that the plans submitted …

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Buildings’ hidden history captured on early camera

IN HIS book, Herne Bay Historical Records Society curator and archivist Mike Bundock take a look at some of the more interesting stories behind famous buildings in town. The first picture is taken from the top of the clock tower, looking east. The allotment gardens featuring in the pictures are now occupied by one of Herne Bay’s former cinemas and …

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Turnpike Trust puts seaside town on a fast track to development

HERNE Bay’s coastal location and proximity to Canterbury contributed to its development as a resort and town that was relatively recent compared with some of its neighbours. Charles Seymour writing in 1776 mentions sea-bathing at Herne Bay as well as the availability of accommodation for families. Regular visits of coastal trading vessels and colliers from Sunderland and Newcastle had long …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

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 …

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Woman hurt as scooter is hit An elderly woman on a mobility scooter was hit by a car as she crossed the road in Herne Bay. Police and ambulance crews were called to Kings Road, Herne Bay, after the accident at 2.20pm on Friday. The air ambulance was also called and landed in nearby Memorial Park. The woman suffered an …

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Rare photos of 1924 motor speed trials held in town

Ninety years ago, the sound of roaring racing car engines echoed along Herne Bay seafront as the town geared up for motor speed trials. Now the spirit of those thrilling days of automotive daring will be rekindled at the town’s classic motor show on Sunday when it is hoped racing cars from the era will be on display. Up to …

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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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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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