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Herne Horticultural and Rose Society

The first meeting of 2015 was held on January 20. The chairman, Margaret Burns, opened the meeting with notices for members and to confirm that the treasurer has again negotiated a 10% discount with a local nursery. Forthcoming events were confirmed. February 24, a joint meeting between this society and the Herne and Broomfield Allotment Society; April 21, An Evening …

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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 Horticultural and Rose Society

THE first meeting of 2015 was held on January 20. The chairman, Margaret Burns, opened the meeting with notices for members and to confirm that our treasurer has again negotiated a 10 per cent discount with a local nursery. Forthcoming events were confirmed, February 24 we will be holding a joint meeting between our society and the Herne and Broomfield …

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Festive cheer was thanks to helpers

I am writing to thank the volunteers who have helped to bring back the Christmas spirit to Sea Street roundabout this year. After several disastrous accidents during the year it was restored to its former glory ready for the festive season. We would like to thank John Quinney who has replaced the mini beach huts which he originally built for …

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Home Horticultural and Rose Society

THIS year the socety themed their Christmas party with pantomime characters. Members brought a delicious selection of festive food to share and Jenny Larkin supplied some quizzes to entertain. Sue Forrester and Brenda Bailey organised a Secret Santa rattle and Margaret Burns finished the evening with the traditional pass-the-parcel game. The new years programme starts on Tuesday, January 20 at …

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Herne Bay Historical Records Society

At the last meeting, members enjoyed a colourful and descriptive presentation by Carol Bosworth which she entitled Life is a Carnival. Based on her lifelong connections and appearances with Herne Bay carnival, she explained that her very first appearance was in 1945 when she wasone of the fairies on the Muriel Hasiand Ballet School of Dancing float. Some of the …

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Beltinge Ladies Choir

We have just held a very successful joint concert with Aylesham Ladies Choir at St Finbarr’s Church Aylesham entitled “Singing in the Summer”. The programme was very varied with Beltinge contributing items as diverse as A Gaelic Blessing by John Putter to extracts from Jonah man Jazz by Michael Hurd and The Entertainer by Scott Joplin and Aylesham singing medleys …

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Herne Horticulture & Rose Society

At the June 17 meeting Margaret Burns opened the evening with Society news and information on future events. Our speaker, Kevin Tooher, was to give a presentation and talk on the Work of Hadlow College but, unfortunately, his laptop had other ideas! Instead Kevin gave a talk on the college’s beginnings to the present day and how it has diversified …

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Herne Horticultural and Rose Society

Contact: Margaret Burns 01227 369365 Following a late cancellation by the speaker Dan Pretlove, chairman Margaret Burns took the floor, firstly with an explanation regarding the speaker, then taking the opportunity to speak about items that were of concern and those that were coming up in the near future such as the visit to Quex Park, plant sale and what …

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Help keep your Bay blooming beautiful

More volunteers needed as floral group’s funding is cut STAND by your spades – it’s time to get the Bay blooming. The team behind Herne Bay in Bloom have issued a call to action to make sure the town continues to flourish, as Mortimer Street’s planters are ripped out and funding for replacements is pruned. At a meeting on Wednesday …

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