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Found amongst the effects of Mr David Andrew Bage, Newsletter editor from 1987 to 2010.

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Kingsdown, Lynsted and Norton Newsletters (1977 to date)

The Newsletter Collection

Kingsdown Lynsted and Norton Newsletters since 1977Many of the early Parish newsletters for Kingsdown, Lynsted and Norton are in a poor state, making their transcription difficult to do using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software - relying instead on manual interpretation. This is a labour of love that will take a considerable time to complete because of the scale of the task - there are more than three hundred issues in total.

The idea for a Newsletter serving three Parishes came from the fondly remembered late Reverend William (Bill) Hill. He was very clear that this publication should serve everyone in our communities, not the Church alone.

The first issue (June 1977) included this, now very familiar, triangle logo that was designed by Lorna Gambell. It features panels of sheep, apples, cherries and hops. We understand that drumming up advertisers in the early years was down to Jenny Bage. The importance then, as now, of the advertising revenue is that the Newsletter is delivered free to every household in the communities of Kingsdown, Lynsted and Norton.

From Issue No.3 onwards, the Newsletter introduced a Directory feature that remains central to the Newsletter's value today. This long list is not transcribed from all issues.

Society Discretion: In more recent editions, we have applied some discretion in transcribing personal pieces that clearly were not intended for consumption outside the Parish. Telephone numbers and email addresses are also removed in the later electronic version. Adverts are also removed as these are the 'life blood' of the Parish Newsletter.

Using the table below, your can browse each newsletter as it is made ready. Should you wish to, you can also download a PDF copy of each issue.

Parish Newsletter PDFs with embedded Transcriptions
  January February March April May June July August September October November December Inserts
1977           No.001 No.002 No.003 No.004 No.005 No.006 No.007 "Keep Kent Clean" (PDF)
1978 No.008 No.009 No.010 No.011 No.012 No.013 No.014 No.015 No.016 No.017 No.018 No.019  
1979 No.020 No.021 No.022 No.023 No.024 No.025 No.026 No.027 No.028 No.029 No.030 No.031  
1980 No.032 No.033                      
1981                          
1982                          
1983                          
1984                          
1985                          
1986                          
1987                          
1988                          
1989                          
1990                          
1991                          
1992                          
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2000                          
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2002                          
2003                          
2004                          
2005                          
2006       No.347             No.354    
2007                     No.366    
2008                          
2009                          
2010                          
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2012                          
2013