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Supporting Documents (PDFs)

PDF Download of "Royal Celebrations" Booklet Downloads

- "Royal Celebrations" Book (9Mb file)

- "Royal Celebrations" Book (2.5Mb file)

- Programme of Festivities in connection with Coronation Day, Wednesday, 12th May, 1937 at "Newlands"

- The Chequered history of the Jubilee Commemoration Pump on Greenstreet Hill (1897 to 1898) - PDF

- Coronation Handmade Order of Service - 2 June 1953 (from Rev Gordon Sherwood’s affects) -

- Lynsted "Royal" Fete Programme (2002) - PDF

Parish Council Documents (PDFs)

1937 Coronation Invoices
-- Batch 1 Children's Tea Bills
-- Batch 2 Public Tea Bills
-- Batch 3 Old Age Pensioners Florin Payments and Misc loose items
-- Batch 4 Sports and Bran-tub
-- Batch 5 Public Teas

1937 Fund raising
-- Collection Book 1
-- Collection Book 2
-- Collection Book 3
-- Collection Book 4

-- Misc Reports and Award records (1937)

Jubilee & Coronation Committee Minutes

-- Book 1 - 4th April 1935 to 29th April 1937
-- Book 2 - 29th April 1937 to 3rd June 1937

-- Coronation Public Liability Insurance (1937)

-- Souvenir Programme Annotated (May 1937)

-- Sports Committee Minutes (1937)

"Royal Celebrations" - a view from our Parish

Find the Documents This booklet describes aspects of our Parish as it responded to Royal events from the time of Queen Victoria's Coronation to 2012.

In planning this publication, the Lynsted with Kingsdown Society Committee took as their inspiration the many national and local celebrations of ‘royal events’ in 2012. As we dug more deeply, we discovered how such events have touched on the lives of local people in and around the Parish.

The sub-group added some research, to help the reader understand what the conditions were like in our Parish at the time of each of our ‘royal celebrations’.

Additional Notes

  1. Where our references are historical, we have kept in the text the older Imperial measures and currency styles. So, 2l.2s.2d. reads as 2 pounds, 2 shillings, 2 pennies. Areas of land before 1965 can be expressed as 2a.2p.2r. (acres, perches, rods).
  2. The book also contains an introduction to the social context in which these events took place.
  3. For local family historians, we have inserted end-notes that include the names of many of those who organised events for 1935/7 (found in Parish Council documents).
  4. Printed copies of this book can be ordered from the Society: (£7.50 if local hand-delivery or £10.00 including post and packaging). Contact us through the link at the top-right of this page.



The Society Committee wishes to acknowledge the generous contribution of photographs and other material used in this project, the transcribers, the author for bringing it all together, the proof-readers, alongside the countless more who have helped us identify people in the photographs used in the publication. This has been very much a collaborative effort.

In alphabetical order:

David Bage (In Memoriam, for the many Parish Newsletters he kept!) Marlene King
Pip Baron Alec & Pam Lewis
Kevin Barrett Lynsted Church
Jennifer Bones Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish Council
The Church of England (on-line resources) The National Newspaper Archive
Barbara Coulter Emlyn Morgan & Linda Morgan
Elaine Egalton Norton & Lynsted Primary School
Tom English Lillian Ongley & Ellen Olney
Mary Fielding Park Farm Community Orchard Group
Joyce Gates Residents of Cellar Hill
Maggie Goodwin Residents of Ludgate Lane
Greenstreet Methodist Church Ann Sefton
John & Sheila Hepburn Stella Sherwood
Nigel & Lis Heriz-Smith Stepping Stones Pre-School
Barbara Hodges Clare Stewart
Fiona Jones Teynham Parish Council
  Roy Woodward

Add to this list all the makers of cakes and refreshments at our various Society events in support of this Project and the many unsung heroes of the public celebrations in the Parish - they know who they are and we thank them all for their generosity.

PDF copies of the completed book can be downloaded without charge. If you use this material please acknowledge our Society as your source. Links are top left of this page.