Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: July 14, 2015

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Upcoming Events

17th June: 6.30pm: Visit to the Commercial Cherry Orchards of A.R.Neeves in Little Sharsted Farm. To learn about a local commercial cherry grower; to include the packing operation sheds. Open to all: non-members £3; Members free.

23rd June: Follow-up visit to Eastling Pedigree Farm: 6.30pm: Following our highly successful visit to lambing and calving of pedigree stock, we have been invited to visit when the sheep and cattle have improved on isolated pastures (transport will be on a farm trailer! So, be aware!). We are promised a visit to an isolated downland valley you won't have seen before. Open to all - please contact Neil Anderson (07950036555) to let us know you are coming.

Events that may be of interest to our Members

Cherry Day - 18th July: 1300-17.00pm: Cherry Orchard Group in Park Farm Cherry Orchard. Visit their web site to learn more. PYO, heritage tour, entertainment including morris dancing, maypole dancing, beer tent, W.I. teas and cakes.



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 (with narrative on those from Creekside Cluster).
- Latest Lynsted with Kingsdown Casualty: Frederick Percy Carlton. Killed in Action. Ypres Salient.
- Diary of news, snippets and events from the Home Front ... read on...

Requests and Additions

New: The sometimes "on" mostly "off" on-line weather station in Lynsted seems to be back on-stream for live forecasts!

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)

New: Faversham and Milton Workhouse census - data completed. (added January 2015)