REPORT. Norton Village Hall: This talk will be an explanation of the ‘certification scheme’ organised by Sallie and David Shaw, who talked about the scheme together with one of the garden assessors, Liz Care was trained by Kent Wildlife Trust to assess gardens for their value for wildlife.
Reading a Church
REPORT. Kent History Federation Events are open to our Members. Amanda Strevens attended and reported on this fascinating topic. An all-day event at St Helen’s Church Cliffe at Hoo. Professor Nigel Saul, distinguished medievalist at The Royal Holloway College.
Derivation of Place Names
REPORT: This talk and slide presentation was given by Dr. Paul Cullen, of the University of Nottingham, who told us about the derivation of place names in general with particular reference to Kent and the area around Lynsted.
Tour of Kingsdown Farm (was part of Hole Street Farm)
REPORTS and IMAGES: By kind invitation of Neil Anderson. A guided tour of the farm, to consider environmental management and changing government farm policy.
Tenterden Vineyard Visit
REPORT and GALLERY: The Taste of Kentish Wines: A talk and tasting from Tenterden Vineyard. Travelling on a green Leyland Titan P.D.2. Double Decker bus of 1948 vintage - this model was first launched in 1927. Driven by the owner, David Powell
Early Aviation on Sheerness
REPORT - an illustrated talk (“Early Birds”) by Bill Croydon about the role of Sheerness in the early development of aviation to challenge even the stories of Orvill and Wright!
REPORT & SPECIES LIST:Starting in the Community Orchard, Park Farm and then Toll Wood: Jo Weightman, a leading expert on this topic, organised a day of searching and identifying mushrooms and toadstools around Lynsted. Also look at the Toll Wood Survey of 2000-2001.
AGM and Speaker on Lord Nelson
“Episodes from a Crowded Life” and AGM. Guest speaker Mrs Anthea Bryant. 2005 is the two hundreth anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.