Herne & Broomfield Local History Group was formed in 2003. The purpose of the group is to encourage an active interest in the local history of Herne, Broomfield and the immediate surrounding area; this will be achieved by means of research, recording data, publications, as well as lectures on a variety of subjects, walks and excursions. All members are encouraged to participate in the group’ activities and contribute to the aims of the group in an attempt to build a more comprehensive understanding of the area and expand upon the existing known history. Membership is open to everyone as a single member, a couple or a family subscription.
The History group usually meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except January and August) usually at Herne Institute Hall, Canterbury Road, opposite Strode Park. For more details phone Alan Dilnot on 01227 373695, or Sylvia McKean on 01227 281257
Book – Historic Herne & Broomfield
An excellent book complied by Herne & Broomfield Local History Group
This title is a collaborative work by members of the Herne & Broomfield Local History Group, edited by Mike Bundock.
The book covers the history of the area from the very earliest times right through to the present day. Individual chapters cover subjects including; farming & agriculture, buildings, education, trade & industry, the workhouse, sports & leisure, world conflicts and notable local people.
The book has received very favourable reviews in Archaeologia Cantiana and the Journal of Kent History and is recommended to anyone with an interest in the district. The book is extensively illustrated throughout with a mix of maps, engravings and photographs.
Herne & Broomfield Remembered compiled by Mike Bundock
This book compiled by Mike Bundock is A4 with glossy card covers with 32 pages overall. The inner pages are printed on glossy art paper. The book contains 84 images of the area and most of these are from photographic postcards. The majority of the pictures are pre WWII with a couple from the 19th century as well as a couple of recent shots included for completeness. Each picture is accompanied by an explanatory text. Overall, this book presents a delightful addition to the limited amount of published material available on the area as well as serving as a reminder of days gone by. The book costs £7.50.
April 2011 Development of Policing in Kent.pdf
April 2006 Romance of Pub & Inn signs.pdf 13kb
May 2005 History group visit to Herne Church.pdf 114 kb