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Covid-19 Notice

ALL Society Events are cancelled until September at the earliest

Events and items that may be of interest to our Members and visitors
Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group

Sat 31st October, 4:00pm till 6:00pm - Halloween Party



In the light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, the committee has decided to postpone Society events until at least September.

Government advice, and that of the Chief Medical Medical Officer and Scientific Advisor, is now that we do not hold events which might exacerbate spread of the Coronavirus and naturally we hold the health of our members above all else.

The committee will continue to work in the background (by email and phone) to be sure that when we return to normal we are able to restart events as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. As soon as restrictions are lifted I will let you know, and information regarding the scheduling of future events will be maintained on this website.
I hope you keep well. Best wishes, Debbie Taylor, Chair, Lynsted with Kingsdown Society


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


- see the Cluster Casualties list here.

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

23rd April 1919 (the previous date of 20th May 1920 was wrong - apologies)

There was one casualty from Wychling.

- 27th June 1920 - Wilfred John Gambell/Gamble - died from Nephritis in Orpington Hospital (Lynsted)

Next casualty 7th August 1920

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

- 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"

New: "Home Front" in the WW1 years - Nigel Heriz-Smith's Collection, reproduced as the "Lynsted Times"