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Site last updated: October 25, 2014

Upcoming Events

25th October - Halloween in Lynsted Traditional cherry orchard.

May be of interest to our Membership and visitors
5pm - 7pm
: The Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group will host this popular family evening (weather permitting). Parking - £2; Entrance - Free.

5th November - AGM and Bricks and Brickwork, an illustrated History

7.30pm: Short AGM followed by a presentation from Richard Filmer. Much of our local industrial past is tied up with brickmaking stretching from Faversham to Rainham, based on the rich deposits of local brickearth. Entrance is Free and open to all.
Venue: Norton Village Hall
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28th November: Macknade Foodfare

From 6pm: Their shop will be staffed for this event for people to look at and/or purchase goods should they wish.
7.30pm: Start of a talk about their business together with tastings of a range of goods at their shop - off the A2 (ME13 8XF) - opposite the Shell Petrol Station. Learn more....


Lynsted with Kingsdown Society was set up in 2003 to promote our Parish through speakers, visits, research projects and social events that reflect the interests of our Members and our communities. We continue to explore these themes - sharing our research, findings and contributions through this web site, at local events, and through occasional publications.

This web-site acts as our public archive and an important channel of communication with anyone who shares our interest in the communities in and around Lynsted and Kingsdown, past and present. There is a "search" box at the bottom of this page.

As you browse the stories, snapshots and events, if you have any questions, personal recollections or other contributions and suggestions please do contact us (you will find the link at the top-right of every page you visit). We are keen to include anything, small or large, single items or collections/albums that shed light on how today's community has developed and changed over the years.

Our records contain a wide range of material from:

Our on-line images are generally reduced versions of the original. Copies of originals can be requested.


Latest Additions

World War 1 Project

One hundred years ago today.....

- Casualties (from 6th September 1914)
- Diary of news, snippets and events from the Home Front ... read on...

New: Browsable index of Postcards as an alternative to the rolling slide shows already on this site. This addition was requested by a Member. Click here....

The new web-site

For an "At A Glance" overview use menu bar above or see Site Map.

Reference material is grouped under "Library" (see above). Worth visiting from time to time to check for updates.

Society Activities are grouped under "Events" and "Projects" (for longer-term activities).

For a random browse, have a look at past "eNewsletter" topics.

News from ... 1907 & 1912 - The Mystery of the Lynsted Lodge Aviator, playboys, glamorous actresses and tragedy (with a WW1 Postscript). (added July 2014)

New: Tales from Teynham by Doug Stubbings (covering the 1930s onwards) (added August 2014)

New: Lynsted Memorial Service for King George the Fifth, 26th January 1936 (added March 2014)

New: Milton Workhouse Census Data for 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901

New: Auction of Lynsted Lodge Estate (1919)

New: Macey and Hudson Families and Stedlyn Farm.

New: Windmills of Lynsted Parish

New: The skull of Sir Thomas More (his daughter was Margeret Roper)

New: Allan Fea - "Old English Houses" - extracts and pictures

New: Forge Cottage and old Forge adjacent, Lynsted Street

New: 1973 and 2010 photomontage of Greenstreet