July 2019 – Visit to Reculver Beacon WI

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The Alexandra WI member Jacque with Herne Bay local hero aviatrix Amy Johnson.

In early July, six members of The Alexandra WI travelled by train to Herne Bay in Kent to spend the day with our twin WI Reculver Beacon. We were met at the station by Claire, the Secretary, who drove us to her house for a delicious buffet lunch, where we spent some time sitting in the garden and catching up with the lovely ladies of Reculver Beacon WI. We were then transported to the seafront where we had a walking tour of many of the historic attractions of Herne Bay. To accompany the tour, RB WI provided us with an illustrated booklet describing all the attractions on the tour in some detail. These included the Pier, the Bandstand, the Clocktower and the bronze statue of the famous aviator Amy Johnson and many more.

Herne Bay has a very interesting history, especially as a coastal town constantly under threat during the wars. We also saw a large circular flower display organised by the Herne Bay WI to commemorate the WI Centenary. It was a wonderful day out and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone… in fact, three of our group stayed on for a meal in the evening.

Thank you so much to our friends at Reculver Beacon WI for such a warm welcome and a lovely day.

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All the fun of the pier, Herne Bay