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Decision day is looming for Museum Trust

Are the people of Herne Bay able to run their own museum? What might have seemed a protracted process to many will be resolved this spring when Canterbury City Council passes over control of the museum to an external organisation on April 1st. The move has not been supported by everyone in the town, but the change is nevertheless about to …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

The next meeting of the society will be on Thursday, February 5 at the Lower Hall United Reform Church, High Street, Herne Bay. Jane Priston will be giving a talk based on her extensive and original researches including the Herne Bay connections of Amy Johnson and the Mystery of her last Flight. Doors are open at 6.30pm for 7pm start. …

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Council bosses to consider community bid to run museums

Community campaigners will set out their arguments for taking over Herne Bay and Whitstable museums next week. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and Whitstable Chamber of Commerce have both submitted formal expressions of interest to run the museums in each town under national ‘community right to challenge’ legislation introduced by the Localism Act. Both groups worked with council officials …

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Herne Bay Museum Trust – be part of it

Can you join the Herne Bay Museum Trust? People power is needed to form a new trust to run the Herne Bay Museum. The Friends of Herne Bay Museum and the Herne Bay Historical Records Society have teamed up to lead the bid to create a charitable incorporated organisation to take charge of the William Street site. The aim is …

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180 years of Herne Bay at Beach House

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Inspirational Herne Bay

How Herne Bay reinvigorated a famous French artist When influential French artist Marcel Duchamp arrived in Herne Bay, he was considering giving up art, but after four weeks in the town he returned to Europe full of new ideas. His time in Herne Bay will be celebrated with a three-week festival starting at the end of July, featuring exhibitions, talks, …

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Marvellous Movie of Vintage Views

The opening of the film, which pensioner Mary Harris found among her mother’s belongingsPensioner Mary Harris’s find of a 90-year-old film showing the Herne Bay festival has aroused a lot of interest, and now bosses at the Little Theatre in Bullers Avenue are planning to show the clip, which vividly brings back to life the town as it was in …

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Historical Records Society: new season

HBHRS Programme 2011/2012


OCT 6

A.G.M. followed by:

Images of Herne Bay from the Air: from the Collection, and refreshments


OCT 20

Frank Turner

Harold Gough Memorial Lecture: The Dambuster Trials at Reculver and Lady Stardust

NOV 3

Bob & Neil Lawrence

Antiques in your Garden Shed

NOV 17

James Brazier

Women At War 1914-1918

DEC 1

Helen Allinson

Life in England 1900-1918

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Competitions

The local gardening competition is organised by our Herne Bay in Bloom Committee with assistance from the council in producing promotional matter and the Street Scene Team in identifying suitable gardens and containers for entry. This year the committee have worked very hard to secure the sponsorship of local businesses for each class of competition. Judging takes place towards the …

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