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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

Kent Wildlife TrustWednesday 27th March: 60 Years of the Kent Wildlife Trust (KWT)

8.00pm. An illustrated talk by Vicky Golding of the KWT.
Admission: Members free, non-members £3;
Venue: Lynsted Church - Includes light refreshments

Saturday 13th April: Group Visit to Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway.

On Saturday 13th April, the Society was given the opportunity to explore this wonderful local attraction before the season started on Easter weekend. We were met by David and Bill, who set up and still help to run this astonishing private collection, Bill gave us a brief history and background to the railway.

We had a good turnout of both members and non-members, who all enjoyed riding on the old diesel train, in particular a very excited group of children who, accompanied by their families, made many trips up and down the track. We were also shown around the engine shed containing many old steam engines, carriages and traction engines.

Donations were taken for the refreshments and non-member adults paid £3 each, so we were able to make a donation of £50 as well as the usual speaker fee to Macmillan Cancer Care which is both David and Bill’s chosen charity.
Bredgar and Wormshill Railway opens once a month in Summer.

Jazz Night on 18th May 2019Saturday 18th May: 7.30pm: Jazz Night.

There will be relaxed, cafe style seating and you are invited to bring your own drinks and nibbles. The jazz is best described as "straight ahead jazz including tunes from the Cole Porter era, together with the popular jazz standards.
Entry by ticket only, purchased ahead of the event - Book your tickets now! Tel: 01795 886387. Email:
Admission: Free to members, £3 for non-members. There will be a retiring collection for the band.
Venue: Lynsted Church.

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

8.00pm: Our speaker, Louise Haining, is the Asset and Project Delivery Director at Connect Plus Services, who are the operators and maintainers of the M25 for Highways England. Louise will look at the challenge behind the cones of the complex and amazing M25. Whether you love or loathe the M25, this talk will explore the many facets of its maintenance, influence and contributions.
Entrance: Members free; non-Members £3.
Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Hall.

Sunday 23rd June - Farm Day - Members Only

There will be a walk, a talk about farming techniques involved in Conservation Agriculture, the reasoning behind it, and the advantages of it for everyone. Members will be sent details ahead of this extremly popular event.

Wednesday 11th September - 8.00pm: Lynsted V2 Rocket Excavation - What Happened Next?

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.

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 available for everyone. 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.
Entrance: Members free; non-Members £3.
Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Hall.

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

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