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Preparations in full bloom for contest

AS SPRING now seems to be in the air I am writing in order to update readers on some of the activities of the Herne Bay in Bloom team for the forthcoming year. We have recently been involved in starting the process in Mortimer Street prior to the moving and installation of the Saturday market stalls from the King’s Road …

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Graveyard reveals a tale of smugglers and shoot-outs

Way we were Liz Crudgington, l.crudgington@KRNmedia.co.uk 01843 578169 A NAVY patrolman whose pistol failed to go off in a showdown with a smuggler is among those buried in the area’s oldest churchyard. Sydenham Snow was killed in front of the Ship Inn in Herne Bay on April 21, 1821, when about 60 members of the notorious North Kent Gang were …

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Report: Telling Your Own Story

At our last meeting Margaret Burns gave a presentation on the introduction and benefits of Oral History to local historians which she called “Telling Your Own Story”. As well as being a Society member, she explained that she was also a member of Herne Bay Community Memories Group which had been involved over the past ten years in recording people’s …

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Herne Horticultural & Rose Society

THE first meeting of 2014 took place on January 21. The guest speakers, Tim and Gillian Ingram, gave a talk with slide show on Seeds and Methods of Propagation. They grow alpine and woodland plants in their garden in Faversham. The alpines, from all around the world were breathtakingly beautiful. Helpful hints were given, for instance the correct mixture for …

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Beltinge Ladies Choir

I love the way clubs, groups and societies seem to spring up in Herne Bay, and I’m delighted to be able to tell the world about them. If you want the billion or so internet users around the globe to know about your group, just let me know, and I’ll spread the word! /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; …

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Hopes and plans for the New Year

Terry Gore manages homelessness charity Catching Lives, a self-funding day centre in Canterbury’s Station Road East. The service is running on empty and needs to find around £100,000 to fund each year. For more information on Catching Lives or to donate, visit www.catchinglives.org What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Dropping four stone and giving up smoking. What are you looking …

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Herne Bay triumphs in Britain in Bloom coastal town category

Gardeners were growing for gold in a national competition to find the best blooming places around the country. Herne Bay was the overall winner of the coastal town category in the Britain in Bloom awards, and also harvested a silver gilt medal in the competition. It follows their success in the South and South East in Bloom awards, and they …

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That girl in the photo is me!

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 …

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In Bloom outfit’s confidence grows

Blooming lovely: From left, Margaret Burns (HBIB publicity officer), Andrew Babbage (RHS judge), Jean Law (KCC councillor) Colleen Ashwin-Kean (HBIB secretary) Jim Buttress (RHS judge), Derek Sidaway (HBIB chairman) and Chris Sears (Serco representative)It's going to be a long summer for the Herne Bay in Bloom (HBIB) team as they wait to see what judges thought of their colourful campaign. Organisers must keep everything crossed until September, after the judges visited on Thursday. Spokeswoman Margaret Burns said she was cautiously optimistic:

"It's always hard to say, but we got some very good vibes. We all felt very positive about everything. Even if we don't get a gold, I think everyone felt very good about what we'd managed to achieve this year, and we feel the town has been looking really nice."

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