Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: November 12, 2018

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Upcoming Events

10th November: 10am to 1pm: Armistice Display.

Learn about those who died during WW1 from Lynsted and the Creekside Cluster (Lynsted Remembrance has been documented in a new book, available at this event - £15 + £3.50pp) and more material about casualties from the other Creekside Cluster Parishes.

The Remembrance book has had a limited print-run. You can preorder if you want to be sure to obtain your own copy. Contact Nigel Heriz-Smith - call 522842 or email

Venue: Lynsted Church

12th November: 7.30 Society AGM and guest speaker.

Venue: Norton Village Hall.

Events that may be of interest to our Members

- 11th November 2018: 10.40am: Armistice Remembrance Service for Lynsted, Teynham and Norton at Lynsted Church.

Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group


Lynsted with Kingsdown Society was set up in 2003 to promote and engage with our Parish through speakers, visits, research projects and social events that reflect the interests of our Members and our communities. We continue to explore these themes - sharing our research, findings, narratives and contributions through this web site, at local events, and through occasional publications.

This web-site acts as our public archive and an important channel of communication with anyone who shares our interest in the communities in and around Lynsted and Kingsdown, past and present. If your interest is very specific, you may like the "search" box at the bottom of this page.

As you browse the stories, snapshots and events, if you have any questions, personal recollections or other contributions and suggestions please do contact us (you will find the link at the top-right of every page you visit). We are keen to include anything, small or large, single items or collections/albums that shed light on how today's community has developed and changed over the years.

Our records contain a wide range of material from:

Our on-line images are generally reduced versions of the original. Copies of originals can be requested.

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Latest Additions

- 28th November 2017 - Restoration of the Parish Boundary hollies opposite Sandown Cottages. With our thanks to Fiona Boucher. Read the story of our Beating of the Bounds - as updated in November 2017. Author is Bob Baxter.

World War 1 Project

WW1 Partnership

One hundred years ago today.....

- Casualties (from 6th September 1914) - added on the Centenary Dates for each of our Fallen (with additional texts on all those lost across the whole Creekside Cluster).

Latest Casualties
Latest Creekside Casualties

November 1918

There were four casualties across the Creekside Cluster.

- 4th November - Leslie Jack FIELD (Newnham)
- 6th November - Ernest BLACK - (Teynham)
- 6th November - Frederick George BOORMAN (Oare)
- 23rd November - Charles Robert COLE (Oare)

WW1 Recipes used on 10th November 2018 Exhibition (by popular request)(PDF)

- United States Centenial Website: from 6th April 1917 , US Declaration of War against Germany. While they arrived, the German Army prepared for a pre-emptive Spring Offensive in 1918.

- Diary of news, snippets and events as seen from the Home Front ... read on...

- Despatches from the Front - Society Transcriptions

Requests and Additions

Lynsted Times Link
"Horrible Histories of Lynsted" (October 2016) - Nigel Heriz-Smith's Collection, reproduced as the "Lynsted Times"