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.
If there are any outstanding renewals our Membership Secretary (Elaine) would love to hear from you! We are grateful for your continued support of our Society and hope that you will continue to find our events and publications (web and printed) of interest. For the first time, our membership numbers have grown above 100!
If you have ideas about potential talks or visits for our Members’ enjoyment, please do let our Events Secretary (Fiona) know.
Recording and Archiving of Local History
Report on 2011 Open Day now available on the web site. Some important and surprising discoveries. If you missed the Open Day display material, we shall be displaying at the Lynsted Traditional Village Fete on 29th August (Bank Holiday).
The subgroup are continuing to captioned scanned material - more recently moving on to the collection of documents from early Parish Council records - including some fascinating records for the royal celebrations that we are also collecting together with the intention of publishing a document toward the end of this year at the AGM.
Transcription Volunteers Update
Thank you’s go to those who responded to our cry for help in copy-typing to help us transcribe documents that cannot all be done automatically on a PC. If you can spare a bit of time, there is always more to be done!
Documents posted onto the web site as they are transcribed.
If you would like to add your name to our transcribers, we should be very grateful - please do contact us. We can cope with typewritten or computer transcriptions of the wide selection of small and large documents. This is the kind of task that does not have fixed deadlines and can be fitted into your own timetables. Any help in this direction would be very gratefully received by the project sub-group. With your help, these fascinating documents can then be publish and shared through the web site and Society publications in due course.
To learn more about this project or contribute material or stories, please contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org. Latest news and published documents can be found on the dedicated pages for this Society project.
INFORMATION REQUESTS RECEIVED BY THE SOCIETY
UPDATE: DID YOU KNOW MARIA REES (nee COURT)?
History of Champion’s Mill and its Champion family connections (also Osborne connections) - question from a visitor. Please let us know if you know more about this fascinating remnant (or the Union Mill along Claxfield Lane).
NEW WEB LINKS THAT YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING
If you have found interesting web sites covering subjects we try to cover, please do let us know.
Thank you for your continued support and interest.
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