Herne Bay, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Herne Bay and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

My Herne Bay Memories

I first got to know Herne Bay in the Second World War as my parents used to send me there from where we lived in Feltham to stay with my grandparents on my mum's side to give me a rest from the bombing. In later years both my parents moved there and Dad opened an electrical shop in the High Street where I lived over ...Read full memory

A memory of Herne Bay by Ralph Burton

The Beauty Of Herne Bay In A Hectic World

I lived in Herne Bay for my teen years. I remember the Pier burning down and the sea freezing over. The winds could be so strong my mother and I had to hold on to the lamposts for fear of blowing into the sea. Some summers though the sea was like a mill pond and there were small rafts that you could dive from. Beautiful memories.

The Cliffs

I HAVE LIVED IN HERNE BAY ALL MY LIFE, 70 YEARS AND WOULD NOT LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE. I HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF MY LIFE IN THE TOWN, THE ONE I MENTION TODAY IS JUST ONE OF MANY ! CLIMBING THE CLIFFS BETWEEN THE DOWNS AND BISHOPSTONE GLEN, I SPENT YEARS AS A LAD OCCUPYING MY TIME EVEN PLAYING TRUANT TO SPEND TIME CLIMBING BOTH ...Read full memory