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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 festival 2015 dates announced

Comments (0) THE organisers of the Herne Bay festival have announced the dates of this year’s celebrations. The announcement comes days after they revealed the theme of this year’s festival – Victorian Herne Bay. In a statement on Facebook, the management said: “We can officially announce the festival dates will be Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th August! Only 201 days to go.” The …

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Herne Bay festival announces 2015 theme

Guess what’s this year’s Herne Bay Festival’s theme… Comments (0) THE organisers of the Herne Bay Festival have announced the exciting news on this year’s theme after closing their vote. The vote officially closed on Thursday 29 January bringing the long anticipation to an end this morning. Victorian Herne Bay will be this year’s theme after receiving 43% of votes.  It was …

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