Drone flying – the legalities

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Drone flying has become enormously popular at areas within the Coastal Park and elsewhere.  Mostly they cause no harm whatsoever and mostly their pilots are sensible and considerate but we wanted to make people aware that pilots of drones have … Read More

Simply better!

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Simplified adding of events and listings Following feedback from some of our followers, we have dramatically simplified the method for adding your local events and links to your local community groups.  Previously, and due to the need for quite rigorous protection … Read More

It’s a picnic!

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If you’re out and about in our Coastal Park, all the way from Hampton through to Reculver, you can’t help but notice quite subtle but important changes taking place.  You may, for example, have noticed the George & Mary bench … Read More

An earth moving story

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The Memorial Park was the major new feature in Herne Bay, recorded here on a 1938 OS map. It replaced what was a mix of allotments and rubbish tips around the course of the Plenty Brook. In 1923 it was recorded that earth from road widening … Read More

A rare Coastal Park aerial photo

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This aerial photo is a bit of a rarity … as it not only shows the ‘new’ sports pavilion but also the pier at its full length.  This would have been taken sometime between 1976 and 1978.

It may be cold now but …

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It’s nothing compared to the ‘big freeze’ of 1962/63! I remember the winter of 62/63 quitly vividly.  I had just turned 8 years old and living in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.  I remember the snow on Boxing day ’62 as me … Read More

The George & Mary Bench

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The George & Mary Bench on The Lees, Herne Bay Delighted to report that as part of the Coastal Park project, access to the George & Mary bench on the Lees has been improved.  This bench dates back to 1935, … Read More