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    Herne Bay was founded in the early nineteen hundreds and was a popular holiday destination for Londoners. It was during this period that a wealthy London lady gave the town its distinctive 80ft Clock Tower. The first pier was erected in 1832, followed by steamboats in 1834. In World War II the bouncing bomb, was tested off the shore near here. One of the prototype bombs may be seen in the Herne Bay Museum today.
    Herne Bay is a seaside town in Kent, South East England, on the south coast of the Thames Estuary. It is 7 miles (11 km) north of Canterbury and 1 mile (2 km) east of Whitstable. It neighbours the ancient villages of Herne and Reculver and is part of the City of Canterbury local government district.
  • Reculver

    Reculver, 1 mile East of Herne Bay, just off the A299 Thanet Way, was once Kent's most north-easterly point - when Romans built a fort here in AD 43 the sea was nearly a mile away. By 1809 the cliff was so close that the villagers panicked and moved over a mile inland, building a new church there. The two 12th century towers at Reculver are the remains of the original church. When the villagers too were forced to leave by the approaching sea, they left the two towers as landmarks for shipping.

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