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A walk back in time along town’s Western Esplanade

THIS week we continue our walk back in time along Herne Bay’s seafront thanks to the latest book from Herne Bay Historical Records Society. Last time we delved into the pages of Herne Bay Then and Now to see how Hampton and the area now known as Sea View Square had developed over the years. This week, our focus turns …

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Celebrating the King’s Hall’s 100th birthday

At 6pm on 10th July, the Centenary Exhibition in the King’s Hall foyer will open, and it will run until 22nd July. It will feature an illustrated history of the King’s Hall and a special section devoted to residents’ memories of the Hall through the years. To coincide with the exhibition, there will also be two book launches. Mike Bundock …

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180 years of Herne Bay at the Little Theatre

On Friday 28th June at 7:30pm at the Herne Bay Little Theatre, Mike Bundock will present: “Celebrating 180 years of official existence” to mark the 180th Anniversary of the Act of Parliament that provided for “paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, repairing and improving a certain Portion of the Parish of Herne in the County of Kent”. Tickets are £3, from Herne …

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Herne Bay’s birthday!

As part of the town’s 180th Anniversary season of events, Mike Bundock will be giving a presentation on 28th June at 7pm at the Herne Bay Little Theatre – book your tickets now!

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Lottery money for our Clocktower

Exciting proposals to bring new life to Herne Bay’s historic seafront clocktower have received initial financial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The city council submitted a phase one funding bid to the HLF in autumn 2012 and has just been awarded a development grant of £16,100. This allows further detailed planning work to take place ahead of a …

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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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Margate Clock Tower

Margate Clock Tower is an iconic and well-loved feature of Margate. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee, it was officially opened on 24th May 1889, the Queen’s 70th birthday. The Clock Tower boasts a time ball, used to allow ships at sea and onlookers on shore to set their clocks accurately. The time ball is a large copper ball …

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Report: 7th Feb 2013 – Wish You Were Here!

Mike Bundock, Society’s Curator and Archivist, gave the Annual Harold Gough Memorial lecture at our last meeting entitled “Wish You Were Here” which illustrated how holidays to Herne Bay were publicised in the past. He traced the history back to the first recorded picture bearing the name of Herne Bay drawn in 1780 by a local vicar’s wife to the …

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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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Programme 2010/2011

Here’s this season’s programme at the Herne Bay Historical Records Society: 2010 7th October: A.G.M. Followed by some more: “Images from the archives” 21st October: Peter Ewart: “The Swing Riots” 4th November: HAROLD GOUGH MEMORIAL LECTURE: Brian Philp: “Excavations of the Roman Fort at Reculver” 18th November: Richard Filmer: “Hops and Hop Picking” 2nd December: John Fishpool: “Raiders & Invaders – The Defence of Kent …

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