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Contents

- Jubilee at Norton
- Norton Jubilee Party Accounts
- Clay Pigeon Shoot
- Congratulations: Ken Kinsella
- Church Service - Jubilee
- Jubilee Collection
- Found - Plate
- Kingsdown
-- Clara Ottaway
-- Maurice Hamlyn
-- Kingsdown Church Graveyard
-- Childrens Service
- Jumble Sale
- Norton Village Hall
- Norton School
- Lynsted School
- Lynsted Church Tower Repair
- 100 Club
- July Dates
- Lynsted Fete
- Advertisers List

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Kingsdown, Lynsted and Norton Newsletters
July 1977 - No.2

The Vicarage Lynsted Sittingbourne, Kent Teynham 371.

We hope that this edition of the Newsletter will contain the four pages of extra material which we promised last time. There are additional advertisements and we hope that people will not only patronise the shops concerned but will also say they saw the advert in the Newsletter. The rest of the new material will, we hope, be useful to our readers containing as it does information which is usually scattered in the telephone book and other places. We hope also that the details of other church services will be helpful to other Christians. We do not intend that this should be a magazine confined to the Church of England-News of other churches in the area will always be welcome. Please let us have any items that you would like published. We usually go to press during the week preceding the last Sunday in the month and if material reaches the editor on the Monday it can usually be included. As the editorial staff consists of the Vicar and David Bage we will have to rely on people to feed us with news and information for, unfortunately, we cannot afford to employ reporters to sniff out news and gossip.


JUBILEE AT NORTON

Norton did somewhat better than Lynsted for weather. Perhaps they were wiser by postponing their festivities to the weekend'. The event of the afternoon was a party for the children on the recreation ground. A large marquee had been erected and this was set out with tables and chairs. The tables were covered with food and on a table at the end stood a magnificent cake made by Princess Andrew. We are not sure how many tiers were involved, but it reached to the roof of the tent. Unfortunately, the ground was not really suitable as a foundation for such an edifice which rather resembled the Leaning Towers In the interests of safety it was re-erected in several portions. It certainly was a magnificent cake and the thanks of everyone who sampled it go to the Princess for the hard work involved. Outside the children enjoyed games, races, pony aid donkey rides until a shower forced a premature tee. Not that the children minded for like the Lynsted breed they proved fine trencher men (and women). After they had cleared the tables of food they were amused by a Punch and. Judy show. Again like Lynsted many people were involved; too many to -single out for individual thanks but to all of them well done and thankyou.

In the evening it was the turn of the adults although there were a good number of younger people around mainly listening to the disco. The hall. was turned into a bar; there was plenty of liquid refreshment of all kinds and hot dogs and hamburgers in abundance. Your reporter left before the end but he gathers that the festivities went on until midnight.
CHURCH SERVICE. The Norton Jubilee Service took place after Lynsted and a good number were present to offer thanksgiving for the Jubilee.

NORTON JUBILEE PARTY ACCOUNTS

Income
Donations - £102.80
Raffle - - - - - £8.38
Sale of Rolls - £1.00
Total - - - - £112.18
Expenses
Food - - - - - - -£40.93
Punch & Judy - £10.00
Disco - - - - - - -£5.00
Hire of Hall - - -£2.50
Total - - - - - -£58.43
Balance in hand - £53.75

This is only an interim balance for there is still some money in hand to cover amounts still to be paid. This is in excess of what is needed so the final profit will be larger than the sum mentioned above. Please see the note about this under Norton Village Hall.


CLAY PIGEON SHOOT

Last year's Norton Clay shoot was a popular event. We are hoping to arrange another during August. Final details are being worked out and a notice will appear in the Newsletter as soon as the date and time are fixed.


CONGRATULATIONS

Our congratulations to Ken Kinsella on the award of a Silver Jubilee Medal. Ken lives in Teynham but we know him this side of the road as Farm Foreman at Batteries Farm what the army used to call "the unexpired portion of the days rations" went toward the evening party.
This party started around eight and apart from an odd shower the weather was dry if a little cold. Brant Screeton's hot dogs and hamburgers were a warming feature as was Elaine Braham's hot soup. There was a good crowd and I think that everyone enjoyed themselves.
One of the best things about the whole day was the way in which the village celebrated together. People from all parts joined in and hitherto strangers (who in fact live only yards apart) became acquainted. In a village like Lynsted, which is really a series of separate units, it is very easy for each particular bit to think of themselves as the village and to look upon the others as outsiders. After June 7th this should be no longer the case. We came together to celebrate together; we can go on being together; we can go on being a community and not individual bits of a village.
Anyone who was present at either of the two functions will realise what a tremendous amount of work went into it. The original committee expanded as it went along, many people vol¬unteered to help, many people made contributions of cash and kind aid by the day there was a small army engaged. Normally we would not pick out individuals for praise but we feel that no-one will begrudge a special mention to John Martin who masterminded the whole thing and who took a great load of work on to his own back. Looking after the catering was Elaine Braham and her organisation of the supply and demand was wonderful. We wonder how-many trips John (together with his aids, Fred and Arthur) made backwards and forwards from house to school, school to green during the day: To all who helped a very warm round of applause and our grateful thanks.
Lynsted Jubilee Balance Sheet to be printed in next Newsletter.


THE CHURCH SERVICE

The official Jubilee service was on Sunday June 5th. The Parish Council were present to mark the occasion and about sixty people joined in the service. The lessons were read by David Bage (of Lynsted) and Bill Washington (of Kingsdown). The Church had been decorated beforehand with flowers. The Horticultural Society took over much of the responsibility for this and everyone appreciated their efforts. We were surprised in the morning to find a new arrangement had appeared overnight. This was the work of "The Screetons" who had slipped in without saying anything and produced an arrangement which was the subject of envy and admiration to all flower arrangers. Thank you all for making the church look beautiful. Thanks also to the labour gang who spent Saturday morning sweeping and polishing so that the floor and pews gleamed.


JUBILEE COLLECTION

We apologise to Peggy Dixon for leaving out an interim total of the amount so far collected for the National Jubilee Fund. Owing to several pages having to be re-typed this item was unfortunately missed out. We are pleased to rectify our error and to say that the total now stands at £206.81. We hope that more will be coming in and meanwhile our thanks to the collectors for their very worthwhile efforts.


FOUND

Someone has lost a brown and white plate. It appeared during the clearing up after the Lynsted Jubilee party. At the moment Mrs. Braham, Medlar House is taking care of it and will pass it on to whoever owns it.


KINGSDOWN

We are all saddened by the sudden death of Clara Ottaway. Apparently she collapsed and died in her garden while picking flowers. Many of the flowers that decorate Kingsdown Church came from her garden and she load to see them arranged around the church. With, great courage she over-came her visual disability and enjoyed life to the full. The breath of her circle of friends was seen by the numbers attending her funeral. We will all miss her Sunday by Sunday in Kingsdown Church.

We also offer our sympathy to Maurice Hamlyn on the death of his grandmother. May they both rest in peace.

THE CHURCHYARD Is anyone willing to help. George Washington used to keep the churchyard tidy. This really consists in keeping the grass down to a reasonable length. For one man to have to do it all the time is something of a burden. Will someone in the Kingsdown area lend George a hand. He is not complaining but would not say no to a volunteer.

CHILDREN'S SERVICE. Kingsdown have a service on the second Sunday in every month at 3 p.m.
which is designed for children and their parents We try to make it lively and friendly, and you do not have to be a regular Kingsdownite to come along. A volunteer to play the American organ would be especially welcome,' It will save the vicar trying to do two jobs at the same time, often with not too happy results!


JUMBLE SALE

The date of the Jumble Sale in aid of Lynsted Church is October 22nd. The place the Labour Hall at Teynham. Time to be announced. We are collecting jumble from now. Please contact the vicarage - Teynham 371.


NORTON VILLAGE HALL

The Annual Meeting of the Village Hall took place on June 16th, Unfortunately the numbers present were very small. This was a great pity because the Committee had some good ideas which needed discussion. However a further meeting is planned and we hope that a few more people will come along. We all know that the hall is not particularly beautiful but it is a valuable asset as other hall-less villages know too well. The Committee want to improve it and this is one of the reasons for the next meeting. Please make an effort to come to the Hall on July 12th at 8 p.m. We propose to discuss the following things:-
(1) What to do with the profit from the Jubilee parties. This at the moment is over £50 and it is felt that as the village subscribed it the village should decide what to do with any profit.
(2) Various fund-raising activities and social events. Several ideas will be on the table for people to talk over.
(3) Improvements in the Hall. As people will know the Committee produced an improvement scheme last year. The amount of money needed was far in excess of what could be raised and so nothing was done. It is now proposed to start a do-it-ourselves campaign. The two things first on the agenda are the kitchen and the walls. It is felt that for a small amount of money the kitchen could be renovated and made attractive. What we will need is a small quantity of paint, a couple of yards or so of vinyl floorcovering, some plastic for table tops and labour to apply the various materials. One other point. If anyone in the near future is disposing of an electric cooker and/or kitchen units the Committee would be very pleased to hear from them. Volunteers to help paint are needed. Any offers of, help, ideas etc to Jim Wood(Teynham 327) Vernon Dale(Teynham 478) or Bill Hill (Teynham 371)


NORTON SCHOOL

The children had a very successful Jubilee Party and are looking forward to their annual trip to London on June 21st. They will be visiting the area around Greenwich among other things and we hope that they enjoy themselves. The school sports have had to be postponed twice because of the weather but we hope to be able to report on it in our next issue.


LYNSTED SCHOOL

The Friends of Lynsted School continue their programme of events to which all are invited. Among the events taking place are:-
July 6th Conservation in Kent. An illustrated talk by Mrs. Valerie Hewitt. This will be in the school at 7.30 p.m. Come and hear about the wild life, nature reserves and what is happen¬ing about conservation in Kent.
July 19th A fashion show in the school at 7.30p.m. Come, look and buy:
SPONSORED WALK ON JULY 2nd This walk is in aid of a special school fund to buy a much needed microscope. Please support the walkers. Help is needed to man check points, pick up the stragglers, provide refreshments, etc. Offers of help to Ron Harwood at the School.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY A FRIEND OF LYNSTED SCHOOL WHY NOT?

LYNSTED SCHOOL FETE SATURDAY, JULY 16TH. 2 P.M.


LYNSTED CHURCH TOWER

As people will know, we were enabled to pay for the cost of renovating the tower roof without having to borrow money from the bank with the present high rates of interest. This was done through the generosity of a group of people who made interest-free loans to cover a good deal of the cost. We promised that we would return the money to them within five years. Thanks to the success of the 100 Club and other fund-raising activities we are in a position to re-pay several of the loans and this will be done in the near future. We have to keep a certain amount in the Restoration Fund to cover any emergencies that may arise and we are not sure of the final cost of the rebuilding of the wall otherwise we might have been able to add to the repayments. Once the wail has been paid for we think that we might be able to repay tie next loans towards the end of the year. We hope that the kind donors will not have to wait too long. Certainly we should repay ail the loans within the five years.


LYNSTED 100 CLUB

All subscribers should have received a list-of previous winners and notice of the final draw. This will be held in the Black Lion, Lynsted on Wednesday 6th July at 9 p.m. We hope that as many people as possible will turn up on this occasion. If you wish to join for the next year please let Laurence Easton know in good time, preferably before July 6th.


DATES FOR JULY

2nd. Lynsted School Sponsored Walk.
3rd. Holy Communion Kingsdown 9 a.m.

SUNDAY SERVICES

Sung Eucharist Lynsted 10 a.m.
Mattins Norton 11.30 a.m.
Teynham Church. Patronal Festival 3 p.m.
6th. Norton P.C.C. 8 p.m.
Lynsted 100 Club final draw 9 p.m. Black Lion.
Friends of Lynsted School. Lecture 7.30p.m
10th. Holy Communion Norton 9 a.m.
Sung Eucharist Lynsted 10 a.m.
Family Service. Kingsdown 3 p.m.
12th. Norton Village Hall Meeting 8 p.m.
16th. Lynsted School Fete 2 p.m.
17th. Holy Communion Lynsted 8 a.m.
Sung Eucharist Lynsted 10 a.m.
Holy Communion Norton 11.30 a.m.
Evensong Kingsdown 3 p.m.
19th. Friends of Lynsted School. Fashion Show 7.30p.m.
20th. Entertainments and Fete Committee, Lynsted 8 p.m.
24th. Holy Communion Norton
Sung Eucharist Lynsted 10 a.m.
Evensong Kingsdown 3 p.m.
Evensong Norton 3 p.m.
31st. Sung Eucharist Lynsted 10 a.m.
Holy Communion. Norton 11.30 a.m.
Evensong Kingsdown 3 p.m.


LYNSTED FETE

Meeting of all interested on 20th in the vicarage If you can spare a small amount of tea, sugar, etc a box is now in church on Sundays to take any of your offerings. Space does not permit the repeating of the list of stallholders but see last month's issue for their names and requirements.


ADVERTISERS

Maurice G. Hamlyn - Antiques
Good prices given for Silver, Victorian Jewellery, Pottery, Porcelain, Furniture, Curios
KINGSDOWN HOUSE
Telephone : DODDINGTON 234
Telephone or call any evening
R. HIGH & SONS
Funeral & Cremation Directors
Our Chapels of Rest are at Your Service
1 BAYFORD ROAD
SITTINGBOURNE
Tel. 72958
The 'Black Lion' Inn
Lynsted Kent
Tel: Teynham 229
HOT & COLD FOOD ALWAYS AVAILABLE
CLUB ROOM for Hire
Tim and Susan Mathews
Weston Model Centre (Teynham)
Largest Selection of Model Equipment for beginner and expert
Cars, Boats, Planes, R/C Gear and Free Expert Advice
'Phone : Greenstreet 620
84-86 London Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9QH
L. F. READ - FAMILY BUTCHER
Best Quality Home Killed English Meat
Licensed Slaughterhouse
42 LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM
Phone : 309
JOY'S
(G. F. Goatham and Y. B. Tatton)
Ladies' Dresses, Baby Linen - Haberdashery, Hosiery - Knitting Wools, Lee Target, Robin, P. & B.
121 LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM. Nr. Sittingbourne, Kent
T. CRISPIN
Fish Bar and Restaurant
LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM
Teynham 212
Licensed
TEYNHAM AUCTION SALES
I33 London Road, Teynham
Auction Sales held every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Secondhand and Antique Furniture, Clocks - Brassware - Paintings
Anything unusual always wanted, Probate Valuations and House Clearance Service
All enquiries 'phone Teynham 415 or Sittingbourne 70238

R. F. & L. M. BRISTOW, M.P.S.
The Greenstreet Pharmacy
TEYNHAM, Kent, Telephone: 224
R. WILLIS
Fruiterer and Greengrocer
LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM
Tel.: Teynham 403
Vegetables Fresh Daily
John Peters & Sons
15 - 19 HIGH STREET
SITTINGBOURNE
for Quality Furniture and Carpets
Sittingbourne 70926
A. SALES & SONS
AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERS
Garage, TEYNHAM, Kent
Tel: Teynham 209
Any make of Cycle supplied
CAR HIRE
HIGH PRESSURE GREASING
KAYS
DELIVERIES TO ALL PARTS
Newsagent - Tobacconist - Confectioner
28 LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM Telephone : Teynham 322
Telephone - Faversham 2319 - Selling 222

Hogben & Partis Ltd.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS MONUMENTAL MASONS
PRIVATE CHAPELS OF REST - DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE
Solomon's Lane - Faversham
WICKS
For . . . BREAD, CAKES & GROCERIES
89 London Road, Teynham
Tel.: Teynham 349

S. C. WOOD
Gentlemen's Hairdresser
LONDON ROAD TEYNHAM
Toilet Requisites
LAND AND PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ESTABLISHED 1955
139 LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM
V. J. COLEMAN LTD.
REGISTERED F.M.B. & N.H.B.C.
BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Teynham 448 Greenstreet 616
GENERAL REPAIRS AND BUILDING
Johnstone Carpets
Quality Carpets and Floorings from the Specialists
FOR THE HOME or COMMERCIAL CONTRACT
Free Estimates - Free Fitting
Up to 20% Discount Marked on All Carpets
Roman Square, Sittingbourne 24632 TEYNHAM 370
C. F. & E. M. Chattel Antiques,
90 London Road, Teynham
WE BUY CHESTS OF DRAWERS, CLOCKS, DRESSING TABLES, GRAMOPHONES, BUREAUX, BOOKCASES, WASH BOWLS & GROCERIES, PROVISIONS JUGS, WASHSTANDS, GREENGROCERIES and ANYTHING OLD OR INTERESTING, PART OR COMPLETE HOUSES CLEARED
Telephone : Teynham 258 PHONE
FERRELL & BAKER LTD.
(Established 1929)
LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM, SITTINGBOURNE
CHRYSLER SALES - SIMCA SPARES - DODGE SERVICE - CHRYSLER. AUTHORISED DEALER
Tel.: Teynham 286/7 UNITED KINGDOM
PRINTS - PICTURES - OLD MAPS - VIEWS - FLOWERS - BIRDS - SPORTING SCENES - ETC.
Studio open Mondays - Fridays 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Saturdays 9.00 a.m. - 12 noon
Mounts cut and picture frames made to order—wide selection of mouldings
PERIWINKLE PRESS
(Audrey and Eric Swain)
: : CHEQUERS HILL - DODDINGTON : :
TELEPHONE 246
Blundells of Sittingbourne
Departmental
Complete House Furnishers service at 35/37 High Street
Tel. Sitt. 23482, 23933, 70031
Departmental
Ladies Fashions, Toys at 27 High Street
Tel.: Sitt. 23933 Ex.1/70031 Ex.1
Departmental
Nursery perambulators, Clothing at
31 High Street
Tel.: Sitt. 23933 Ex.2/70031 Ex.2
Bill and Norma
invite you to enjoy your drinks and snacks at the bar in a homely atmosphere at the PRINCE ALBERT Faversham Tel.: Faversham 3303
Top Discount House for Clubs and Schools
TOMMY COULTER SPORTS
Sports Consultant - Football Specialist
114 WEST STREET, FAVERSHAM
Telephone: 5458
Your Hosts Ken and Eileen welcome you to THE GEORGE INN
Enjoy fine Whitbread's beers in a comfortable atmosphere. Freshly cut Sandwiches always available
Tel.: TEYNHAM 280
HATTON & TUCKER LTD.
SPORTS CENTRE
for all Sports Equipment
99/101 East Street, Sittingbourne
Telephone - Sittingbourne - 23025
EVENING WEAR HIRE SERVICE
We stock on the prehappy to Men's Dinner Suits, Evening Dress, Shirts, Bow Ties, Cummerbunds, for all etc., also
Ladies' Evening Gowns
Richard Gordon
5 MARKET STREET, FAVERSHAM
Tel.: Faversham 2405
Telephone: Teynham 237 and 645
G.A.Blythe & Son Ltd
Motor Engineers
Vauxhall and BMW Main Dealers
NORTON GARAGE, NORTON CROSS, TEYNHAM, KENT
INSURANCE - All types of Insurance
transacted - Motor, Hollidays, Household, Liability, Life, Etc.
J. WYLES
114 WEST STREET, FAVERSHAM
Competitive rates, immediate cover, cash or terms, first class recommended service. Rear of Tommy Coulter Sports Shop
Entrance and car park via rear of West Street
Faversham 6831 9-5 p.m.
TREES - SHRUBS - ROSES - FRUIT - TREES - POT PLANTS - BEDDING - PLANTS
Plus a full range of Garden Sundries
NORTON ASH NURSERY
NORTON CROSSROADS, NORTON
NR. SITTINGBOURNE
KENT - TEYNHAM 549
Teynham 416 after office hours
B. M. HOWARD
BUILDING CONTRACTOR
26 CELLAR HILL, LYNSTED,
Sittingbourne, Kent
Tel.: Teynham 672 or
Sittingbourne 25352
LAND AND PROPERTY DEVELOPERS
ESTABLISHED 1955
139 LONDON ROAD, TEYNHAM
V. J. COLEMAN LTD.
REGISTERED - F.M.B. - N.H.B.C.
BUILDING CONTRACTORS
Teynham 448 Greenstreet 616
GENERAL REPAIRS AND BUILDING