The Society was set up on 26th November 2003 after a Steering Group sounded out parishioners' views. Public meetings showed there was an appetite for a non-political, non-campaigning Society that could capture a wide range of interests within the newly enlarged (April 2003) Parish that combined Lynsted with Kingsdown. Kingsdown brings part of our Parish into the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
In 2003 and 2005, we surveyed our Membership to check what they wanted from the Society. Of course, if you have ideas on future talks, events or projects, please do contact us.
Membership Forms: Ours is a Membership-based Society. Members enjoy access to many 'Members-only' events, discounts on more costly events, and free access to our programme of regular evening presentations. Membership fees also provide essential income to enable our projects. Link
Our Constitution enabled us to apply for grants to purchase presentation and archiving equipment together with a marquee so we can attend other events to promote our work.
Annual General Meetings take place around October/November each year when we review our Constitution and elect our Committee. The Committee meets throughout the year, roughly every six weeks or so.
Access to our archives is made mainly through this web-site. Although, we can print documents (paid for).
We hope you enjoy browsing the Society's web site, which has been redesigned to reflect the growth and diversity of material collected and generously shared with us by our Members, residents, families with local links and those from further afield who are interested in the Communities in and around Lynsted and Kingsdown.
As you explore our communities through the stories and material you find in this archive, if you have any questions, contributions or suggestions please do contact us. We are keen to include anything, small or large, that sheds a bit of light on how today's community has evolved and changed over the years.