Apr 04

Herne Bay Historical Records Society

The Herne Bay Historical Records Society celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.  The Society was formed in 1932 as the Herne Bay Records Society and now it is the principal custodian of the most important archive of papers and photographs relating to the history of Herne Bay, Herne, Hampton and the surrounding area.

The Historical Records Society provides a forum for people interested in the history of the town and holds regular meetings and talks throughout the year as well as ‘Walks Back In Time’.

This important collection consists of material and records donated or loaned to the Society. The late Dr. T. Armstrong Bowes MA, MD, FSA was President from the inception until 1951.

The Society’s Museum and its archives were originally accommodated in a hall in Mortimer Street before moving to the Public Library in the High Street in 1939 and subsequently in 1996 to its current home in the Herne Bay Museum in William Street.

The Society is holding a fundraising Wine and Wisdom evening on Saturday 28th April at Christ Church.  For more information about this event or to purchase tickets please contact HBHRS.org@gmail.com or send a message to them by contacting us at Bayguide.

The Historical Records SoTciety has published seven books on Herne Bay, which are available to purchase directly from them. The titles are shown here and there is an additional book (not illustrated) about the history of Mills and Milling.  All publications cost £7.50.  Within the UK postage is an additional £1.25 and outside the UK it is £2.50.

If you would like to buy one of these titles, please click on the link below or contact bayguide direct.