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44 Bullers Avenue,
|Thu 11 Sep||Beaney Best Bits Highlight Tour at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge|
|Thu 11 - Sun 14 Sep||Fordwich Town Hall at Fordwich Town Hall|
|Thu 11 - Sun 14 Sep||St Martin's Church, Canterbury at St Martin's Church|
|Fri 12 Sep||Behing the scenes at the Cathedral Library at Canterbury Cathedral|
|Fri 12 Sep||Huguenot and Walloon Chapel at Canterbury Cathedral|
|Fri 12 Sep||The Romans Beneath Your Feet at Canterbury Roman Museum|
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.
|Fri 12 Sep 2014||19:30 to 21:00|