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.
28th June: Bread and Breadmaking. Report.
***July/August - Summer Break/School Holidays***
27th August Bank Holiday: Society presence at Lynsted's Annual Traditional Fete. See you there!
Saturday, 29th September: Members and their Guests only.
Coach Trip - including Tenterden, Dymchurch and the Dungeness area. We are again planning a Society trip/visit this year. For a change, we are using a 33-seat coach as David's vintage bus has developed a serious engine fault requiring that removal of the engine! The trip will take you to Tenterden as a popular stopping place before continuing to the Martello Tower at Dymchurch. David will be our driver for the day.
17th October: 8.00 pm: Wings Over Sheppey - The birth of British aviation and a sequel - M.A.P.S. This photoanimation offers a fascinating insight into the importance of the Isle of Sheppey in the history of pioneering flying. Followed up by a sequel - 'Medway Aircraft Preservation Society' (MAPS) to commemorate the opening of a new reception centre at Rochester Airport. MAPS are a unique group of retired ex Short Brothers aircraft engineers who restore old wartime aircraft in workshops at the airport. The film deals with the history of Rochester airport, MAPS and the hundreds of aircraft that have and are still being restored there.
Venue: Lynsted Church
The running time for both films is 50 minutes. Entrance: free to Members; non-Members £3.
Saturday, 10th November: 10am - 1pm: Society Armistice Remembrance Exhibition at Lynsted Church - "They Shall Grow Not Old."
Marking the end of the Society’s 8 year project to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
The event will include:
The films will be shown as a rolling programme in the Church Community Room so people can come and go as they please.
Refreshments will be available and will include cakes and biscuits from recipes popular during WW1.
This event also sees the publication of the Society’s book:-
"They Shall Grow Not Old: The stories of the men of Lynsted with Kingsdown who gave their lives in the First World War." On sale from 10th November 2018 at £15 (not for profit). This book also includes some additions not appearing on the Church Memorial.
The Society’s World War One Commemoration Project is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by IWM (Imperial War Museums.). Free and Open to All.
The Project has also received support from Swale Borough Council's "WW1 Centenary Project" - this and other local events can be found at Visit Swale website.
Sunday, 11th November: Lynsted Church Remembrance Service for the Parishes of Lynsted with Kingsdown, Teynham and Norton. Time to be confirmed.
Monday, 12th November: 7.30: AGM; followed by expert Speaker, Alison Marsden, from Gardening by Design who will give a talk on "Gardening for wildlife and people too". Alison focuses on purposeful design in the choice and placement of planting to enhance enjoyment of a garden, whatever the size. Gardening is also recognised widely as being valuable to our sense of well-being - so this talk encompasses the importance of gardens to people and to our enjoyment of wildlife.
Wednesday, 19th December: Members Only Christmas Party. Details will go to Members closer to the date.