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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 1922.

Historian and curator of the Herne Bay Historical Records Society Mike Bundock will be giving a talk before the screening. He said:

"I'm planning to give a  talk about the town from 1899 - when the third pier was built — to the early 1920 and finish with the film, which I have yet to see and am eagerly awaiting a look at."

Mike Bundock’s talk is titled Herne Bay - The Edwardian Era To The 1920s and will take place at the Herne Bay Little Theatre, Bullers Avenue, Herne Bay, on Saturday, March 3, at 7.30pm.

Admission for the event is £3 and booking is recommended via the box office on 01227 366004.


Programme 2010/2011

Here's this season's programme at the Herne Bay Historical Records Society:


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 from Iron Age to Cold War"



3rd February: Anthea Bryant: "Canterbury, the Hidden City - Saints and Pilgrims"

17th February: Mike Bundock: "Beltinge and the East Cliff"

3rd March: Dr. Rebecca Oakes: "Kent Medieval Church Leaders"

17th March: Mr. lan Tittley: "History of the Natural History of North Kent"

26th March: HBHRS Wine & Wisdom Evening at Christ Church: Entry by ticket, details TBA.

7th April: End of Season Social 

Dates TBA: Walks Back in Time

Teas and Coffees are available after the lecture meetings


Programme 2009/2010

Here's the 2009/2010 programme, to give you an idea of the range of topics covered:


1st October: A.G.M. Followed by: "Images from the archives"

5th November: J & S Wagner: "Phantasmagoria" Magic Lantern Slides

19th November: Mrs. Ann Winter: "People & Lives of the Railway"

3rd December: Miss Jennie Burgess: "Smuggling in & around Birchington"


7th January: Mr. Ian Tittley: "History of the Natural History of North Kent"

21st January: Lt. Col. M. Martin: "Britain on the Home Front in WW2"

4th February: Mr. Mike Bundock: "Herne Bay fires floods & freezes"

18th February: Mrs. Margaret Burns: "The History of Studd Hill"

4th March: HAROLD GOUGH MEMORIAL LECTURE: Mr. Frank Turner: "The Maunsell Sea Forts of the Thames Estuary"

18th March: Mrs. Irene Pellett: "Tiles & the Time Team"

15th April: End of Season Social

To end the season, about 50 members enjoyed a social evening of fun, food and fellowship. John Fishpool and Valerie Millo arranged some quizzes to test our knowledge of history in general and Herne Bay in particular. For example, did you know that the Bun Penny was once the Royal Hotel, and the Herne Bay Windmill was situated on the sea front from 1825-1878 on the site of Sea View Square?

The buffet meal was enjoyed by all, and a vote of thanks was given to all who prepared it or helped in any way to make it a happy occasion. The society's latest publications were on sale: Herne Bay's Hotels and Public Houses and Mills and Milling in the Herne Bay Area. These can be bought at Herne Bay Museum.

Members now look forward to two coach outings during the summer.

Teas and Coffees are available after the lecture meetings