REPORT: John Vigar gave a talk to the Lynsted Society on 'Kent Churches'. John is a highly regarded professional historian, specialising in church history and architecture. He has a particular interest in the alterations carried out by the Victorians. John has been referred to as ‘one of today’s most popular commentators on English history’Venue.
Noble Chafer Beetles
REPORT: Anita Burroughs. Presentation on locally sighted and rare chafer beetles found in damaged fruit trees, especially plums. The talk, Traditional Orchards and the Noble Chafer Beetle, was held at the Greenstreet Methodist Church.
Gems of Kent
REPORT: A talk by B.R. Fagg (from the Ancient Monuments Society) Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Church.
WORKSHOP - Community Room, Lynsted Church: With the warmer weather, the group of Society Members who are recording the Gravestonesof Lynsted Church started their work again. If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic group, please contact Bob or Norma Baxter - 521515
Early Morning Birdsong
Members enjoyed a 7am start for bird spotting and woodland walk near Kingsdown Farm.
Saturday 30th August
Vintage Bus Trip
The 'members’ ‘day out’ to historic Battle and seaside Hastings. David Powell again kindly made available his 1947 vintage Leyland Titan double-decker bus for a nostalgic owner-driven spin through the countryside of Kent and Sussex.
Society Booklet, AGM and “at Home”
The Committee celebrated the careful and popular Chairmanship of Bob Baxter who stepped down in accordance with the Constitution after five years. We also celebrated the kind support of our thriving membership, by publishing a small booklet to coincide this year’s AGM (available on-line as a downloaded PDF file). As with previous years, the AGM was pretty short, with new Chairman, Neil Anderson, elected with some changes in Committee membership followed by an enjoyable “at home” with presentations, illustrations and reflections. Norton Village Hall
From Mansion to Public Park
Helen Allinson spoke about King George’s Playing Field, Sittingbourne. Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Church. REPORT