Herne Bay Improvement and Conservation Trust aim to increase awareness of the town’s history and enhance it’s attractions through improvement and conservation.
Illustrated heritage boards
The trust’s first project was to commission the series of illustrated heritage boards which can be seen on the sea front, marking points of interest from the Pier to the Downs. They include the Diver’s Arms, the clock tower and the bouncing bomb of the Dambusters. The board is close to the statue of the bomb’s inventor, Dr Barnes Wallis, on Beacon Hill.
The King’s Hall gallery
This came together with the help of Canterbury College students and a £50,000 grant was awarded from People’s Millions Lottery Fund. The gallery was officially opened on 19 August 2011 by Sandi Toksvig in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Canterbury.