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    Heritage Open Days, Fri 12 Sep 2014, free entry


    This year marks the bicentennial of the formation of the Sturry to Herne Bay Turnpike Trust, a body with responsibility for maintaining the surface of the pre-existing road linking the city of Canterbury with the newly developed seaside resort.

    By the end of the eighteenth century visiting the seaside had become a fashionable pursuit, particularly among the upper classes who were turning away from the inland spas. Increasingly those of more modest means were starting to make journeys to coastal resorts, particularly those looking to benefit from reputed health giving properties of sea water. Herne Bay had its first bathing machine as early as 1770, but during the years that followed, the resort did not really develop with any momentum, arguably due to its remote location.

    This illustrated talk will explore how improved transport links developed modern Herne Bay.

    Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Fri 12 Sep 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    Partial wheelchair access.


    Free entry



    See location of Herne Bay Little Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 170678  Lat: 51.36807 Long: 1.11668

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Herne Bay station


    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
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