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Entertainment in Herne Bay

Jones & Barnard are among hundreds of variety acts performing at Herne Bay and other Kent resorts over the summer.

Free performances were a feature of the seaside experience for many years up to the 1980s.

Herne Bay's 80-year old bandstand was refurbished in the late 1990s, giving them a new lease of life.

"There are a lot of local musicians and brass bands," says Tony Payne, Herne Bay events manager, of its 20-strong line-up.

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