Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: March 18, 2018

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Upcoming Events

- 24th March: 8 p.m.: Stained Glass Windows - Illustrated presentation by Dick Bolton, featuring local churches. Free to Members; £3 non-Members.

Events that may be of interest to our Members

1st March: 6-7pm: Milton Union Workhouse. An illustrated talk from local historian and author Helen Allinson about the design, work, conditions, and diseases associated with workhouses like the one in Milton-next-Sittingbourne.
Venue: Sittingbourne Library
To book tickets, contact Sittinbourne Library either by calling in or through the Library hub on 030000 413131 or email

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

March 1918

There were eight casualties across the Creekside Cluster, all falling on or after the German Spring Offensive of 21st March.

- 21st March 1918 Herbert David GAMBELL M.M. (Lynsted)
- 22nd March 1918 Charles Henry BACK (Newnham)
- 23rd March 1918 Herbert Edward KADWILL (Lynsted)
- 26th March 1918 Albert Edward HADLOW (Teynham)
- 27th March 1918 Thomas WIGG R.N. (Teynham)
- 28th March 1918 Elvey Thomas SIMS (Lynsted)
- 28th March 1918 Albert Edward PILES (Newnham)

- United States Centenial Website: from 6th April 1917 , US Declaration of War against Germany. While they arrived, the German Army prepared for a preemptive 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"