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Events from like-minded organisations that may be of interest to Members....

- Kent Archives Afternoon Talks: this PDF lists several interesting talks held in Maidstone - open to the public. For example:
* 24 June - Deborah Collins (Freelance historian): From Workhouse to Hospital - The Changing Role of the Workhouse

Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group

- Cherry Day: Saturday 13th July, 1300-1700

Recent Reports (2019)

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Walks in and near to the Parish and neighbourhood

Society Events

We host a varied and regular flow of events throughout the year. These events are a mixture of evening presentations and social events, local outdoor projects, walks and visits further afield to places of interest. If you know of new topics or fresh approaches to events, visits and projects, the Committee would like to hear from you. Reports on those events can be found using this link.

2019 Season

Wednesday 5th June: 8.00 pm: M25 - Linking the Country or Giant Car park?".

Well attended and fascinating walk-through of the decision-making and management behind keeping the M25 open and working. M25 talkOur speaker, Louise Haining, the Asset and Project Delivery Director at Connect Plus Services, who are the operators and maintainers of the M25 for Highways England. Louise explored the challenge behind the cones of the complex and amazing M25.

Sunday 23rd June - Farm Walk at Kingsdown Farm

Members, Family and Friends Event.

2019 Farm  Walk at Kingsdown Farm Neil explains his approaches to farmingNeil Anderson and Jenny Hudson invited members of the Lynsted with Kingsdown Society and their families and friends to join a Farm Walk. The good weather encouraged an excellent turnout, and we explored the farm while Neil explained his conservation methods of farming (no plough), crops (companion planting and rotation) and animal husbandry. John Puckett and Hazel Ryan of the Wildwood Trust helped identify the flora and fauna during the walk, and brought two species of bat and some harvest mice. The walk was followed by tea and delicious cakes in the garden, and a collection of donations raised £110 for the Wildwood Trust.

Wednesday 11th September - 8.00pm: Lynsted V2 Rocket - "What has happened since the first excavation?"

A return visit from Sean and Colin Welch who visited the Society on 13th November 2017 to give a fascinating presentation about V1 and V2 rockets during the WW2, and in particular about their work in uncovering the remains of a V2 rocket which exploded in the Lyn Valley on the 17th February 1945. Since that time, Sean and Colin have carried out further excavations at the site and have also received an Award from the Council for Kentish Archaeology for their ongoing research. We have invited them back to update the Society on their findings.
Entrance: Members free; non-Members £3.
Venue: Lynsted Church.

Thursday 19th September: Visit to The Old Dairy Brewery in Tenterden

Members and friends only event - details went to Members on 28th June.

This is a micro brewery which produces a range of hand crafted beers.  The Society has arranged a tour of the brewery for a maximum 25 people - first come first served! Some tasting will take place. There are opportunities to buy your favourites from the Shop. Cost of £10 per Member or friend. To whet your appetite, visit their website.
Booking: please contact Ed Duncombe by email -

Wednesday 16th October - 8.00pm: Pasture for Life.

A talk by Fidelity Weston about initiatives around grazing of bio-diverse habitats, and ways Pasture Meat can be made available. Fidelity has managed her family's 70ha farm outside Sevenoaks in Kent on pasture-fed principles, and her presentation has been arranged to show the similarities and differences between her style of farming and that of Neil Anderson at Kingsdown Farm. Visit the "Pasture for Life" website.
Entrance: Members free; non-Members £3.
Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Hall.

Monday 18th November - 7.30pm: AGM and "The Role of Magistrates in the Community"

After a short AGM, we shall hear from Alvin Shaw who is a serving J.P. who is well placed to explain this important role. Followed by wine and soft drinks light refreshment.
Entrance: Free
Venue: Norton Village Hall