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Site last updated: October 12, 2018

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Upcoming Events

17th October: Photo-animation - "Wings over Sheppey" and film about the 'Medway Aircraft Preservation Society' (MAPS) who restore historic aircraft.

Venue: Lynsted Church.
Free to Members; non-Members £3

10th November: 10am to 1pm: Armistice Display. Learn about those who died during WW1 from Lynsted (documented in a new book, available from this event) and more material about casualties from the other Creekside Cluster Parishes.

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: Remembrance Service for Lynsted, Teynham and Norton at Lynsted Church.

Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group
- 27th October: Halloween at Lynsted Cherry Orchard. 4.30pm to 6.30pm: Halloween in the Orchard. This is a very popular event, full of fun.


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

October 1918

There were six casualties across the Creekside Cluster.

- 16th October 1918 - Charles Peter BOOKER (Lynsted and Norton)
- 22nd October- James Frederick LAKER (Teynham)
- 23rd October 1918 - William Frank BACK (Teynham)
- 23rd October 1918 - Bertie Charles DOWNS (Teynham)
- 23rd October 1918 - Thomas James LAVENDER (Luddenham)
- 24th October 1918 - George RAINES (Newnham)

- 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"