Herne Bay Memorial Park

Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5DA

Protection Type Centenary Fields

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February 2017 Protected since

Herne Bay Memorial Park is located centrally within the town and includes facilities for football, tennis and bowls as well as a play area, formal gardens and a large boati...

Herne Bay Memorial Park is located centrally within the town and includes facilities for football, tennis and bowls as well as a play area, formal gardens and a large boating lake.

The park was established following the end of World War I on land which was marshy and undeveloped. Following the armistice in 1918 a local committee met and proposed a new park for Herne Bay to commemorate the men that had lost their lives in World War I. A front page announcement in the local press at the time stated: "It is proposed that the War Memorial at Herne Bay should take the form of a public park in which will be erected a cenotaph recording the names of the men of the town who gave their lives for their country in the Great War".

The memorial is a red sandstone pillar on a three-stepped base and was unveiled by General Sir Charles Warren on 11th November 1922, listing names of 211 people who fell in World War I plus those from subsequent conflicts.

FACILITIES at: Herne Bay Memorial Park

  • Play Area
  • Football
  • Bowling Green
  • Multi Use Games Area
  • Tennis
  • Pavilion

For enquiries about this site, any issues, pitch bookings or maintenance please contact the managing organisation:

Managing organisation Canterbury City Council

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