Heritage Centre WWI Display

Here we see some images of the First World War display currently at the Herne Bay Heritage Centre.

The window display, (shown below), features a Memorial Plaque for Private Harry Gammon 6th Btn The Buffs East Kent Regiment who died 9th April 1917 aged 19 years These were issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques were made of bronze, and hence popularly known as the "Dead Man’s Penny", because of the similarity in appearance to the somewhat smaller penny coin. 1,355,000 plaques were issued, which used a total of 450 tonnes of bronze,and continued to be issued into the 1930s to commemorate people who died as a consequence of the war.

WWI window display

The displays inside the centre illustrate many features of places and faces of Herne Bay during the Great War including some detailed histories of some of the men commemorated of Herne Bay's First World War memorial.

WWI heritage centre display

Heritage Centre Christmas Display

Shown below are some pictures of the Heritage Centre Christmas display. The window contains vintage toys and games of 1930's kindly loaned to us by member Jenny Dilnot. Inside we have a display showing adverts of Christmas shopping in Herne Bay from 1912.

Christmas window display

Christmas window display