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Clock Tower, Bandstand, Victorian Gardens & Central Parade 1950's

59. Clock Tower, Bandstand, Victorian Gardens & Central Parade in the 1950's

Clock Tower (Undated)

60. Clock Tower (Undated)

Central Promenade 1957

61. Central Promenade 1957

New Clock Face

62. The 'new' Clock face

Clock repairs 1980

63. Clock refurbishment in 1980 (Canterbury Times)

Bandstand & Tower Gardens

64. Described as Bandstand & Tower Gardens (Undated)

Bandstand & Pier 1900's

65. The Bandstand & Pier in the 1900's

Bandstand 1920's

66. The Bandstand in the 1920's

Bandstand 1940's

67. The Bandstand from the Richmond Street junction with Central Parade in the 1940's

Clock Tower & Tower Gardens 1946

68. Clock Tower & Gardens in 1946

Memories of Herne Bay from Pauline Turner (Bygone Kent)

Alternative Victorian Gardens, Bandstand & Pier 1940's

69. The Victorian Gardens, Bandstand & Pier from the Clock Tower in the 1940's

Central Parade & bandstand early 1950's

70. Central Parade & Bandstand in the early 1950's

Victorian Gardens, Bandstand & Pier 1950's

71. The Victorian Gardens, Bandstand & Pier from the Clock Tower in the 1950's

Seafront in 1950's

72. The seafront in the late 1950's

Bandstand late 1950's

73. Bandstand in the late 1950's

Clock Tower 1959

74. Clock Tower 1959

Beach, Central Parade & Clock Tower in 1960's

75. Central Parade, Bandstand & Clock Tower in the early 1960's

Rough Seas in 1960's

76. Rough Seas pound the promenade in the 1960's

Tower Gardens 1969

77. Tower Gardens in 1969

Sunset over Herne Bay

78. Sunset over Herne Bay (Undated)

Pier, Neptunes Arm & Pier 2014

79. The Pier, Neptune's Arm Breakwater & Victorian Pier Head

The Pier was severed beyond economical repair in 1978 & subsequently demolished leaving the stub shore end & isolated Head

Victorian Pier Head 2014

80. Victorian Pier Head

Pier Stub 2014

81. The Pier Shore Stub in 2014

Central Parade & the Victorian Gardens 2014 Saxon Shoreway Pub & Pier Trust Shop 2014

82. Central Parade & the Victorian Gardens 83. Saxon Shoreway Pub & the Pier Trust Shop

Central Pade 2014 Neptune's Car Park 2014

84. Central Parade 85. Neptune Car Park

Heron Centre & St Margrets Court Tower Block 2014

86. Heron Centre with St Margaret's Court Tower Block beyond

Beach Street Car Park 2014

87. Beach Street Car Park

Kings Road & Memorial Park 2014

88. Kings Road & Memorial Park

Kentish Flats Windfarm 2014

89. The Kentish Flats Windfarm

Shivering Sands Fort Towers 2014

90. Shivering Sands Fort Towers

(Lens blemish)

Central Parade & East Cliff 1940's

91. Central Parade, East Cliff towards Reculver from the Clock Tower in the 1940's

Central Parade & East Cliff 2014

92. Same view from the Clock Tower in 2014

Neptune's Car Park 2014

93. Neptune's Car Park

Looking Eastwards along Central Parade 2014

94. Central Parade towards East Cliff & Reculver 1

Looking Eastwards along Central Parade 2014

95. Central Parade towards East Cliff & Reculver 2

East Cliff 1900's

96. View towards Reculver from East Cliff in the 1900's

Cannon 2012

97. The Cannon September 2012 (Coastal Paths)

Cloaked Clock Tower 2014

98. Restoration work underway (20th October 2014)

Engineer & Gideon Scott 2014

99. Engineer & Gideon Scott

Rear of Clock 2014 Ornate Pillar 2014

100. Rear of the Clock 101. Ornate Pillar

Ornate Pillar detail 2014 Dedication stone 2014

102. Ornate Pillar Detail 103. Dedication Stone to Ann Thwaytes

Ornate Pillar weathering 2014 Ornate Pillar close up of deterioration 2014

104. Ornate Pillar showing weathering 105. Ornate Pillar close up of deterioration

Clock hands removed 2014 The 12 cwt Bell 2014

106. Hands removed from Clock face 107. 12 cwt Bell

Top of the Clock Tower 2014

108. Top of the Tower

Gideon Scott

109. Gideon Scott

Gideon is a Solicitor for the local practice of  Hadfield & Co & runs the Herne Bay Business Breakfast Club

Clock Tower 24th November 2014

110. Pictured on 24th November 2014

Herne Bay Westrern Esplanade from Clock Tower

111. Western Esplanade from the Clock Tower (Canterbury City Council)

Central Bandstand & Clock Tower on 30the Decem

112. Central Bandstand & the Clock Tower from the Pier on 30th December 2014

Jubilee Fountain 1

113. Jubilee Fountain looking inland

Jubilee Fountain 2

114. Jubilee Fountain looking seaward

Jubilee Fountain inscription

115. Granite inscription

The Jubilee Fountain was moved to a new site within Waltrop Gardens on the site of the Victorian Gardens, named after Herne Bay's Twin Town in Germany opened in 1993

Clock Tower 3rd February 2016

115. The completed Clock Tower pictured at sunset on 3rd February 2016

Takes from the Clock Tower by Faye Beerling

117. Tales from the Clock Tower

Faye Beerling's written an amusing illustrated book on the story of Herne Bay Clock Tower

Takes from the Clock Tower by Faye Beerling ISBN

118. Available throughout Herne Bay

With grateful thanks to Gideon Scott for providing the images of ongoing work (2014) & Jerry Pitcher for images from his comprehensive historic photograph & postcard collection

Wherever possible we've credited origin, as & when more information becomes available we'll add

More Reading on Herne Bay pdf

Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower

For fun why not Email an old Herne Bay Clock Tower Postcard

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