Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: April 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

10 May - Society Vintage Bus trip to Great Dixter

Members Only: Leaving the Parish at about 9.30am, stop-off for coffee (e.g. Tenterden), then onwards to Great Dixter to enjoy the house and spectacular gardens. Society travelling in a Vintage double-decker Bus. please contact Elaine Egalton for the last few places.

Recent Event Reports

18th January: Society Quiz Night (our first) led by Don Bunting (quizmaster) supporting two charities that had presented to us in the past. Report.



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 occasionl 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

Root-and-branch redesign of this web-site

"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 menu bar above) and contains print sources, images (e.g. postcards, family albums, fetes and festivals), property documents and records, fragments, expanded Society event reports and newspaper cuttings.

Society Activities are grouped under "Events" and "Projects".

We hope this new structure will prove helpful.

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