Herne Bay, The Punch And Judy Show c.1955
Memories of Herne Bay, the Punch and Judy Show c1955
I am interested about a children's convalescent home called, 'Birds Nest and Grange House, 41 Brunswick Square, Herne Bay, Kent. In about 1958/59 as an 8 or 9 year old, my 10 year old sister, (May) and I were sent from London to a seaside convalescent home after recovering from an (...Read full memory)
I was born in Herne Bay in 1941 and the punch and judy man was uncle colin and he lived a few doors down from us in Victoria Park. He made me a Mr Punch puppet.
I remember being taken to see a clown here. I think his name might have been Coco. It is lovely that there are still children's entertainments in exactly the same spot! It's a roundabout and trampolines now though.
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.