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That girl in the photo is me!

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Josephine Weller (nee Grant) second from left in the 1947 photo

Josephine Weller was surprised and delighted to find that she was one of the smiling girls on Herne Bay pier chosen for a poster for the exhibition Not The End Of The Pier Show, at the town’s museum.

Mrs Weller, 81, who lives in St Anne’s Drive, Herne Bay, with her daughter Gale Lawrence and her three sons, visited the museum on Thursday, met family groups and shared her memories with Margaret Burns of Herne Bay Community Memories Group. The photo was taken in 1947 when Mrs Weller and her friends went for a walk along the pier.

HAPPY DAYS: Josephine Weller points to herself in a photo taken in 1947 on Herne Bay pier
HAPPY DAYS: Josephine Weller points to herself in a photo taken in 1947 on Herne Bay pier

“While we were strolling along Bob Scrivens, a local photographer, took this shot. I haven’t really thought of it since but my sister walked past the museum, recognised me on the poster and rang me. We used to use the pier so much in those days – it was a real pleasure to do so and there was always such a lot going on.”

Mrs Weller is pictured pointing to herself on the exhibition poster, second from left.

• The exhibition is a celebration of activities in and around Herne Bay pier and the people involved in them, including personal memories, objects and images. It is at the museum in William Street from now until September 11 and is included in the entry charge. Entry is free to Canterbury district residents’ card holders and their children, it is open from 10am to 4pm.

Herne Bay Gazette, August 25th 2011

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