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Site last updated: July 26, 2014

Upcoming Events

3rd August - 5pm Evensong Commemoration Service for the 100th Anniversary of the start of WW1

May be of interest to our Membership and visitors
WW1 Commemoration Service in Kingsdown and Creekside Cluster.
Venue: St Peter's at OARE.
Everyone is welcome.

4th August - 10-11pm: "Lights Out" - WW1 Commemoration

May be of interest to our Membership and visitors. National commemoration of the declaration of war in 1914. Keep in touch with more about the Society WW1 Project as it unfolds through 2014 to 2020 (3 men died from wounds after the end of WW1).

25th August - Society stand at Lynsted Village Fete

2.00 - 5.00pm: August Bank Holiday Fete at the centre of Lynsted Village.
We shall be displaying examples drawn from the Society World War 1 Project including individual biopics of some of those who fell. We also plan to feature images from Greenstreet over the years. Plenty more to entertain and refresh you at this highly popular Traditional Village Fete.

11 September - Artisan brewery visit ("Mad Cat" Brewery)

8.00pm start: Members Only - First come first served. Max.25 people. Peter Heany will give our group a tour, presentation and opportunity to taste (and buy) bottles of their excellent ales. See More.

8 October - Romney Marsh Wools

8.00pm start: Presentation and samples. Speaker: Kristina Boulden. See 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

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 of how the new web-site is organised - use the menu bar above or see Site Map.

Reference material is grouped under "Library" (see above). Worth visiting from time to time to check on 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 ... 1914
Tragic death of Fanny Judges (added April 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

New: Ferrell and Baker family album and newspaper cuttings

New: Directories
- Kellys 1882 Directory
- Kellys 1891 Directory