Lynsted with Kingsdown Society

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Site last updated: September 1, 2017

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Upcoming Events

- 28th August: Lynsted Fete: 1940s theme. Society presence.

- 13th September: 8 p.m., Second World War interpreted and experienced by staff and children of Maidstone School.

Events that may be of interest to our Members
Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group

- 15th July: 1-5pm: Cherry Day. In Lynsted Park Farm Cherry Orchard. PYO Cherries, Live Music & Morris Dancing. Dance-Theatre Performance TBC, W.I. Refreshments, Icecream vendor and more.... Location: Park Farm, The Street, Lynsted, Kent

- 28th October: 4.30-6.30pm: Halloween

Romney Marsh

15th July: Sound Mirrors at Greatstone are to have an open day. A rare opportunity to visit these particular sound mirrors.


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

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

- Lance Corporal, Frederick George CHAMP (of Teynham) aged 34
- Private, Charles William PRIEST (of Luddenham) aged 22
- Private, Leonard Charles JARVIS (of Doddington) aged 19
- Private, Albert E SLINGSBY (of Newnham) aged 21
- Lance Corporal, Reuben READER (of Teynham) aged 22

- United States Centenial Website: from 6th April 1917 , US Declaration of War against Germany

- 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 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