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

Pete Watson : "Proceed to Check-Out" :
Thursday 1st March 2018
A talk by Pete Watson.
“A light-hearted look back at the cost of dying", from ancient to modern rituals, past to present ceremonies, horses to hearses for transport, parsons to priests conducting services, traditions of dress, memorials and music. Some revealing revelations which are sure to keep you entertained. Lower Hall United Church, High Street, Herne Bay.
Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.
Members free, Visitors £2.
More information : The Cost of Dying


Herne Bay Guided Walks :
Sat 24th & Sun 25th February 2018
Saturday 24th Feb 12 noon from Heritage Centre, 81 Central Parade, Herne Bay
Sunday 25th Feb 12 noon from Herne Bay Station.
The Kent in WW1 100 Miles for 100 Years is an HLF funded project. Over the last 18 months they have been developing; with the assistance of local communities; 30 self-guided, First World War themed walking trails for Kent. See our Walks Page for further details.
More information : Herne Bay WW1 trail


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.