Please note membership renewal is due from 1st January. The Committee have held the price for another year. £12 single membership; £20 for joint membership. Membership gives free entrance to talks throughout the year (including our popular Christmas Party) and supports our researches.
REPORT: History Movie by Colin Harvey, expertly using Photo-Animation to illustrate “Wings over Sheppy” and “S.S. Richard Montgomery”. Colin is well known in this part of Kent for his DVDs.
Last weekend in January
RSPB invites participation in a country-wide survey of garden birds. Each contribution is based on one hour of observation. A report can be found here.
REPORT: “Archeaology on your doorstep”. An illustrated talk by Paul Smith about recent excavations at Perry Wood.
REPORT: The Thomas Clark Quire group presented an evening of musical performancefrom the Georgian period composed in Kent or associated with Kent church or chapel performance. We heard about the history behind the performance and the instruments played. Appropriately, this concert took place in Lynsted Church. Included Georgian period refreshments and nibbles during the interval. By popular request, here is a link to the Recipes for the evening’s entertainment.
1st and 15th May
LOCAL HISTORY MORNINGS: Society Archiving Mornings: Lynsted Church Community Room (Centre of Lynsted Village) and Methodist Church Hall on Lynsted Lane near the A2. We hosted two Open Mornings for anyone with photos, slides, newspaper clippings and other documents of the Parish and surrounding area to help create a permanent record of recent history for future generations to enjoy. We enjoyed the company of a very large number of people who dug out some fascinating collections to kick off our important project. We have collected together material from near and far. To keep in touch with the project visit our ‘History Project News Page’ - but please bear with us as we digest more than 1200 items (and that number grows daily as people find more material and offer it up for us to scan, photograph or keep)! This is an on-going project, so we are happy to continue to receiving more material if you are willing to share it with us. Thank you to everyone who has or will help us with this project. If you wish to know more or ask questions, email us using email@example.com. Our Chairman’s letter and invitation gives you more information
30th May Members Only
ILLUSTRATED REPORT: Several Members shared cars to drive to a local managed coppiced woodland. We were shown the distribution of dormouse boxes and how successful the project had been with the active support of Wildwood advisers. We were then joined by local gamekeeper, Jeff Handy, who explained his role as gamekeeper for 23 years. Followed by the ever-popular tea and cakes at our Chairman’s home.
REPORT: Deal and Walmer Castle bus trip, made all the more enjoyable by David Powell who takes the group on his vintage double-decker bus.
AGM and guest speaker, Mary Bruce from Churchmans Farm, and expert on keeping hens in your garden. REPORT
REPORT: 'The Work of a Gamekeeper' with Jeff Handy in Greenstreet Methodist Hall, Lynsted Lane. Admission £3 (members free) including light refreshments.
Members’ Event: Christmas Carol Singing. Another highly popular event with nearly 50 people taking part. The 2010 Carol Singing with seasonal nibbles took place in a family home in the northern part of our Parish.