The plaza was transformed

The plaza was transformed

A big congratulations should go out to one of our volunteers, Johanna for organising and setting up the fashion show event that took place on the Clock Tower plaza on the 20 August.

The sun was out and everyone was in high spirits, waiting for Method to the Madness to perform their usual fantastic choreographed dances. Many dress makers and clothes designers displayed their wares on the catwalk, situated just next to the Clock Tower.

YMCA was a popular song, sung and actioned out by everyone in the audience.

Here are a few photos of the day, taken by the lovely Julie Blackmer, local photographer. To see more photos, look at The Clock Tower Facebook page.

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Wasn’t the carnival good fun?!

The summer isn’t over yet, but hasn’t it been great so far?

The carnival went smoothly, as always. The carnival queens and princesses were a big part of the parade as usual. The Friends of the Clock Tower’s stand consisted of characters in various costumes depicting time travel, so we had a couple in sixties gear and others with futuristic outfits that they’d made and created the week before.

As always there were a lot of people lining Central Parade, throwing their copper coins into buckets.

All in all it was an enjoyable evening.

Well done to the organisers for putting on another great carnival.


Are you coming to Herne Bay’s air show this August?

Come to Herne Bay seafront on Sunday 14 (time tbc) and be dazzled and amazed at the delights and displays in the air.

The Red Arrows have agreed to return to the Herne Bay Air Show this year – meaning the hugely popular event will definitely go ahead.

Last year, 70,000 people lined the seafront as the team headlined an event thought to be the town’s biggest ever.

In a statement, the Bay Promo Team said: “We’ve only gone and got them!

“Courtesy of the Friends of Herne Bay Clock Tower, we’ve got the country’s top Queen tribute, Queen II lined up for the evening entertainment for a mini Wembley-style stage performance on the Clock Tower Plaza which will go down a real treat too!”

Organisers are now stepping up their fundraising campaign, by asking supporters to donate via their Facebook page, or by emailing

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What a way to spend Good Friday

Residents from Herne Bay and the surrounding areas were greeted by a roaming mischievous minion, beautiful Disney princesses and of course the Easter Bunny. Music was played on the plaza and Pip the Clown was always entertaining a large group of followers.

Fun was had by all and the weather certainly did it’s job, by shining down on Herne Bay that day!

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It’s back for 2016

Do you have what it takes to bake a cake or biscuits?

If the answer is yes, then why not enter into our cake and biscuit baking competition?

There are three categories:

  • over 18s (must be homemade)
  • 11 to 17 years (must be homemade)
  • 10 and under (either decorated pre-made cake or biscuit or homemade)

As always, we are giving away excellent prizes for all categories, so fill in an application form (you will find in the Clock Tower Information Centre) or email the following details:

  1. Which category (over 18s (must be homemade, 11 to 17 years (must be homemade), 10 and under (either decorated pre-made cake or biscuit) or 10 and under (homemade).
  2. Your contact details (name, email address and phone number.

Please see our calendar event for the terms and conditions.

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Fancy a piece of Paul Hollywood?

The Clock Tower has a recipe in a recently published free cookbook, created by Canterbury City Council for the community to use.

The book features fun and friendly recipes to keep the children happy or to make really quickly, using ingredients you’d find in your store cupboard.

Also local bakers, Paul Hollywood and his wife, Alex donated a recipe as well as other VIPs from the district.

Do you think you can create the Clock Tower’s seagull pie (page 29)? If so, take a photo of your creation and post it on the council’s facebook page .

Find out more.