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.
Report: Dick Bolton spoke authoritatively on Sir Edward Lutyens and his hand in some inspirational architecture and garden designs. This celebration of Lutyens will inform our visit to "The Salutation" Garden.
Report: Details have been given to Members, who have first refusal on available places for themselves and (if places become available) their guests. A magnificent Lutyens designed Garden set around "The Salutation" (now a boutique hotel).
With the Fete Theme this year of "1940s", the Society will display a few examples of archive materials that reflect our communities for this period. We will share a marquee with the Park Farm Traditional Cherry Orchard Group. Plenty else to do and see in this important and fun local event. Venue: Lynsted Lodge Park
Speaker: Mary Smith, past headmistress of Maidstone School who has collected stories from children, art-work by the Art Teacher during the War, and recollections of their childhood by past pupils. Mary paints a unique, lively and creative picture of life at a time of great drama to local families and their children. You may have seen Mary on the BBC South East news recently broadcast from the air raid shelter that still exists at the school.
Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Hall
Admission: Members free; non-members £3.
There will be an exhibition and presentation by Colin and Sean Welch on the Archaeology of World War Two in Kent to bring to life the archeaology of War experienced in Kent. This includes findings from the recent excavation of the V2 Rocket crater in the Lyn Valley below Lynsted village near Amethyst Nursery.
Venue: Norton Village Hall
Admission: Free to all
Details will be sent to Members only. Carols, festive fayre, punch (including non-alcolic) and celebration of another year of activities from the Society.
8.00 p.m.: Presentation from Sheerness RNLI Station, which helps protect and save lives on the waters around The Swale and Medway.
Venue: Lynsted Church
Member Bookings of tables take precedence. Details will be sent to Members closer to the time.