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Recent Reports (2017)

* Bees and Beekeeping
* Double-helping of Lutyens

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Walks in and near to the Parish and neighbourhood

Society Events

We host a varied and regular flow of events throughout the year. These events are a mixture of evening presentations and social events, local outdoor projects, walks and visits further afield to places of interest. If you know of new topics or fresh approaches to events, visits and projects, the Committee would like to hear from you. Reports on those events can be found using this link.

2017 Season

13th September: 8 p.m., Second World War interpreted and experienced by staff and children of Maidstone School.

Perhaps one of the most enjoyable and interesting presentations we have received this year. Mary Smith, past headmistress of Maidstone School who has collected stories from children, art-work by the Art Teacher during the War, and recollections of their childhood by past pupils. Mary painted a unique, lively and creative picture of life at a time of great drama to local families and their children. Report.

6th October: Chilham Castle

Members and their guests: Visit to Chilham Castle. Places booked on a first come first served basis. We are limited in numbers for this conducted tour.

13th November: 7.30 a short A.G.M. followed by guest speakers on WW2 Archaeology

There will be an exhibition and presentation by Colin and Sean Welch on the Archaeology of World War Two - "The Dig" to bring to life the archaeology of War as illustrated by the V2 rocket that landed in our Parish. The presentation will includes findings from the recent excavation of the V2 Rocket crater in the Lyn Valley, below Lynsted village, near Amethyst Nursery. Colin and Sean will display an exhibition of artefacts from V2 rockets for you to enjoy at your leisure with a glass of wine after the AGM and presentation. This promises to be a very enlightening presentation to bring to life the story of our V2, from two experts in the field.
Venue: Norton Village Hall.
Admission: Free to all. Please join us for a glass of wine after the presentation.
Booklets etc: Colin and Sean will also have a number of booklets, etc, for sale. Any money received goes towards meeting the costs involved in this and future archaeological digs.

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20th December: Members Only Christmas Party

Details will be sent to Members only. Carols, festive fayre, punch (including non-alcoholic) and celebration of another year of activities from the Society.


24th January: R.N.L.I. then and now.

8.00 p.m.: Presentation from members of Sheerness R.NL.I. Station, which helps protect and save lives on the waters around The Swale, Medway and Thames Estuary.
Venue: Lynsted Church

24th February: Society Fun Quiz Night

Member Bookings of tables take precedence. All proceeds will go to the R.N.L.I. Further details will be sent to Members closer to the time.

21st March: Stained Glass of Kent

8pm: Presentation by Dick Bolton, who will aim also to focus on our local stained glass alongside other examples in Kent.