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Site last updated: January 23, 2017

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Lynsted with Kingsdown Society was set up in 2003 to promote 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 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. There is a "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.

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Latest Additions

World War 1 Project

WW1 Partnership

Link to Report on "The Somme (1916)" Screening

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 Creekside Casualties - Lynsted with Kingsdown:

- William Thomas MANN of Newnham (Killed in Action).
23rd January 1917

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

Requests and Additions

Lynsted Times Link
"Horrible Histories of Lynsted" (October 2016) - Nigel Heriz-Smith Collection, "Lynsted Times"

Request: Roper Family Portraits (August 2016) - Family researcher enquiry.

The death (1916) and return of the body (1919) of Captain Fryatt, merchant navy. (July 2016) PDF download

Home Forces Despatch about the Irish Rebelion during 1916, WW1 (April 2016)

Transcription of whole list for airship and aeroplane attacks on the UK. WW1. (February 2016)