Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: May 8, 2018

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Upcoming Events

- 18th May: WW2 Tunnels at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls.

A visit that follows-up the fascinating presentation of art and stories of pupils and art teacher that we enjoyed last year.
Members Free; Non-Members (£3 per person).
Contact Debbie Taylor by email -

Events that may be of interest to our Members

-Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May:
V2 Rocket Excavation returns

You will recall that brothers Sean and Colin Welch partially excavated this site in the Lyn Valley field just below the Amethyst Nursery site. Sean and Colin are very happy to have visits from interested people while they dig. This time they hope to open up the entire hole created by the impact of the V2 rocket.
You can park in Lynsted Village and walk to the site using the public path (Granny Stiles Path) opposite the Church.

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

May 1918

There were two casualties across the Creekside Cluster.

- 5th May 1918 - Frank BUTLER(Newnham)

- 22th May 1918 - Thomas KNIGHT (Luddenham)

- 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"