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

Outing to Westgate : Friday 9 June 1 to 4pm
to include a gentle walk and a tour of the Westgate Heritage Centre. Booking is required for this afternoon event. Please contact Colleen by phone on 01227 365014 or by email via this link.


Grand opening of our NEW Heritage Centre : Saturday 1 July 12 noon
Our NEW Heritage Centre on the seafront will be officially opened at 12 noon by the newly appointed Lord Mayor of Canterbury, Councillor Rosemary Doyle. You will be able to look at interesting and factual history of the town and purchase a few items in the centre to go away with. Also watch out for the dressed ladies and gentlemen wandering down Herne Bay prom.


Book launch : Saturday 1 July 12 noon
At the grand opening of the new heritage centre, you will be able to buy a signed copy of Mike Bundock's new book "An illustrated chronology 1760-2009", which takes you through a journey of major things that occurred in Herne Bay over 250 years. The cost of the book is £12.


David Birch Memorial event : Friday 7 July 7pm for 7.30pm start
Mike Bundock will take you on an illustrated talk "David Birch's Herne Bay", presented to celebrate the life of David, a society stalwart, saying it how Herne Bay was during David's lifetime. To be held at Herne Bay Junior School, King's Road, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Open to all, but tickets are required. £7 per person. Price includes light refreshments. Tickets available via this link, or pop into Bundle of Books on Bank Street. For further details call 07540 392916 or follow this link.