Welcome to the Herne Bay Historical Records Society
The HBHRS is flourishing and maintains contact with its members by means of talks during the winter months and excursions to places of interest during the summer. All enquiries should be addressed to either the Secretary or the Curator/Archivist. Interested parties are invited to get in touch with an officer or member of the Committee.

News and forthcoming events

John Fishpool : "What's in a Name?" :
Thursday 15th February 2018
A talk by HBHRS President, John Fishpool.
• Where did your surname originate? • How did your town get its name? • Why are local street names significant to local historians?
These are some of the questions that will be covered and explained further in this interesting talk at the Lower Hall United Church, High Street, Herne Bay.
Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.
Members free, Visitors £2.
More information : Whats in a Name


The Heritage Centre has now reopened for the New Year on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 11am- 3pm. We have plans for new displays inside soon which will highlight the various brewing and mineral water manufacturers that were operating in the town in 19thC.
At present there is a small window display featuring the model of the clocktower that was kindly made and donated to us by Peter Over.