Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: March 18, 2019

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Upcoming Events

The Remembrance book can be obtained from Nigel Heriz-Smith - call 522842 or email

27th March: 60 Years of the Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT) - an illustrated presentation in Lynsted Church.

Saturday 13th April: Group Visit to Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway.

Events and items that may be of interest to our Members and visitors

Kent, East and West Sussex. Consultation on "South East Historic Environment Research Framework (Resource Assessment and Research Agenda)." Deadline for comments: 7th March 2019.

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

- 13th October 2018 - Reported Award to Sean and Colin Welch from the Council of Kentish Archaeology. This was recognising their contribution to war-time archaeology including the V2 Rocket in the Lyn Valley, Lynsted. 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

December 1918

There were two casualties from Teynham.

- 8th December - Benjamin Dan BLACK (Teynham)
- 13th December - John DALTON (Teynham)

Next casualty 4th September 1919

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"

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