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 and forthcoming events. All newsletters can be browsed on the Society’s web site.
The next event in the Parish that may be of interest to many of our Members is being hosted by the Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group:
We have transcribed records from The Times that have mentioned Lynsted since 1824 to 1985. This narrative makes interesting reading as it shows how this community has changed in the way it has presented itself and its people and celebrated events over the years. Many of these records will be elaborated through contributions to our on-going Social History Project.
Recording and Archiving of Local History
The Society hosted a stand at the 11th July Cherry Day event. We had on display folders depicting over one hundred postcards, some school images, and our growing collection of photographs which show people of the past - some of whom we still need to identify. Some visitors to Cherry Day were able to fill in quite a few gaps.
The Society will host another stand at the Lynsted Fete on August Bank Holiday Monday (30th August). As you know, this hugely popular traditional fete attracts many people (1,000 last year!) for a gentle afternoon’s entertainment. Our display will, in addition, include feature images and records of past fetes. We do have quite a few old fete programmes and corresponding photographs, but there are still some gaps. Folders of photos will be available for visitors to browse and comment on.
22nd October: 7.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Greenstreet: AGM and guest speaker on keeping hens - Mary Bruce from Churchmans Farm.
INFORMATION REQUESTS RECEIVED BY THE SOCIETY
1) You may recall in our last eNewsletter, a request for information on the history of Hartshorn and connections with Colyers Farm Cottage and the Gertrude Rose Judges connection with Judges. During the Cherry Day (11 July), we were able to introduce that researcher to the family currently living in Judges. If you have anything, please let Lis know.
NEW WEB LINKS THAT YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING
If you have an interest in learning about war memorials in Kent, you might like this site - The Roll of Honour (this link goes straight to Kent, but the coverage is national).
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