REPORT and GALLERY on the Planting of Holly Trees as Parish Boundary Markers and the . The historyof boundary marking goes into the mists of time.
LETTER. We wrote to complain about public entertainment licensing stopping voluntary and community groups hosting musical events.
Researchin g your family history
How to start - Brian and Karen Tayler spoke about find out more about your own family history and the places you live. “By Voice, Page and Screen: A Beginners Guide to Researching Family History”. Not everyone is as well known as the Roper Family but all our families have their own stories. Brian and Karen’s website has a wealth of links to on-line resources - this is an excellent place to start.
REPORT An illustrated talk on the “What to do with ‘small finds’: The Portable Antiquities Scheme” - by Dr Andrew Richardson, Kent Finds Liaison Officer. Learn about the artefacts that lie beneath our feet in our gardens and in our attics!
Exploring the world of bats
Starting in Lynsted Church and moving to the Community Orchard, Park Farm, to listen for bats with specialised equipment. “Exploring the world of bats”. An illustrated talk by Shirley Thompson from the Kent Bat Group.
Kingsdown, Heritage Day talk on Pugin
In partnership with the National Heritage Open Weekend, a talk in Kingsdown Church on the Pugins in Kent. Examples of Gothic-style are very rare in the fine condition found in this church. Edward Welby Pugin was responsible for the design of Kingsdown Church. His father was the famous architect, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, a practitioner of the Gothic style, responsible for the design of the intricate facade and interior of the Houses of Parliament. The Pugin dynasty of A W N Pugin, Edward Welby Pugin and, his younger brother, Peter Paul Pugin, all worked on a number of Catholic churches throughout the 19th Century.
The Galliard Trio
A candle-lit concert in Kingsdown Church to support the Trust that looks after this historically important Church. LEARN MORE.
AGM and Talk on local historic buildings
REPORT. The Society AGM followed by Peter Bell, Conservation Officer for Swale Borough Council talking about “Understanding Local Historic Buildings”. Peter Bell is very highly regarded in his profession and greatly in demand for speaking engagements. Whet your appetite with recent articles by our members on Lynsted Court, or Tudor Cottage? Extracts from “A Saunter Through Kent” give many insights into our parish buildings.
A quartet, “Serenata”, plays for the Society in Lynsted Church. A rural theme will join music and poetry for a fascinating evening’s entertainment in a tranquil setting. More than 40 people attended this fascinating celebration. More.....
Society Christmas Carols
REPORT AND GALLERY. A very popular event this year with more than fifty members joining together to celebrated with song, mulled wine and mince pies. Again we benefited from the kindness of our hosts Mr and Mrs P Strevens.