Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: February 9, 2016

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Upcoming Events

20th February - Charity Quiz Night

All tables have been booked. A few places available. All profits to nominated charities. Donation of prizes would be very welcome to help.

16th March - Traditional boatbuilding and Sailing Barge restoration

8pm, an illustrated talk by shipwright, boat builder and spar-maker, Alan Staley. With 35-years of experience restoring and building boats, Alan also supports apprenticeships in Faversham for which he has been recognised through a recent Craft Skills Award. Members Free; non-Members £3.

Events that may be of interest to our Members
24th February: Orchard Group AGM and Guest Speaker - Lynsted Church

- 7.30pm: Short AGM followed by Guest speaker, Simon Ginnow, at Lynsted Church. The subject is "The Wildlife & Changing Seasons of a Kent Woodland (PDF Poster)"

16th April: Orchard Group Blossom Day

- 1-4pm: subject to cherry blossom. Venue: Park Farm Cherry Orchard.

Welcome

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) - added on Centenary Dates for our Fallen (including narratives on those lost from the whole Creekside Cluster).
- Latest Creekside Casualty - Teynham/Greenstreet: Alice Post. Died from TNT poisoning from Faversham Cotton Powder Mills.
- Diary of news, snippets and events from the Home Front ... read on...


Requests and Additions

New: Subscription List for Lynsted Church Organ (January 2016)

New: Demand for school children as farm workers in WW1 (added March 2015 - a growing colection of sources)

New: Wanted - Wanstalls (added Feb. 2015)

New: Henneker & Millen images around Claxfield House and the Parish of Lynsted (also Sharsted) (added Feb. 2015)