Lynsted with Kingsdown Society
Welcome to our Newsletter that goes to Society Members as well as visitors who ask to receive it because of their interest in the Parish, its people and events. Through this service, we will alert you to recent additions to the records of the Society. All newsletters can be browsed on the Society’s web site. We hope you like the new look of our newsletters.
24th April: 7 pm (Please note the earlier than usual start): The Thomas Clark Quire - a “West Gallery” music performance by singers and musicians dressed in Georgian costume. You will hear music by Kentish composers and music associated with Kent churches from the Georgian period interspersed with anecdotes and readings. This event takes place in ideal setting of Lynsted Church.
Food and drink of the period will be served during the interval.
Tickets - £3 for Members; £5 for non-Members.
Recording and Archiving of Local History
The Society is about to start its next project, to build an archive of the physical records of our Parish, its people, past events, buildings and agricultural traditions. We are kicking off with two local history mornings in May, when we would love to see your photographs, illustrations or documents from around the Parish, even in its most recent past. We plan to record and archive them for others to enjoy and for future generations. If you would like to know more or have records that you think might be of interest, or questions about people, places and events that you would like answered, please contact us using email@example.com.
1st May: 10am - 12 noon: First Society Local History Day
15th May: 10am - 12 noon: Second Society Local History Day
The Society will provide PC, scanner and printer to help capture your records and to allow us to display them so others can enjoy them or help identify those elusive people in older photographs. All copies of your records will be archived by the Society. We plan to make those records available through our web site, the Library and as a teaching resource for our local primary school.
Please do drop in and join us for a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits.
30th May: 2 pm: Walk in locally managed coppice woodland to learn about game bird management with a local gamekeeper.
Late June/Early July (tbc): Visit to unspoilt chalk-land flower meadow near Battle. Numbers will be limited due to the sensitivity of the meadow.
18th September: Society bus trip thanks again to David Powell, who has again agreed to make available his magnificent vintage double-decker bus. Timing and destination to be confirmed.
22nd October (tbc): AGM and guest speaker - we hope to attract a fascinating speaker for this event - watch this space.
INFORMATION REQUESTS RECEIVED BY THE SOCIETY
You may recall a question about the Goldsmith Family resident at Laundress Farm - which we believed referred to a Suffolk namesake. We have now been given the Census data and were able to identify the Farm as “Saundre’s Farm” - now known as Sunderland Farm. We would welcome any records or knowledge you have of Sunderland Farm and its past occupants! - please let us know.
NEW WEB LINKS THAT YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING
Borden Heritage web site - just starting out but a very good web site and some real success in attracting people to record their photos and records to an archive. www.bordenheritage.org.uk/
Following on from the talk last month from our own local Community Orchard, we have hear that a national survey of all traditional orchards is being undertaken by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species - there is an informative guide and form to be completed (PDF).
Thank you for your continued support and interest.
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