Event Reports

These reports are for the record, interest and information of Members (and those thinking of Membership). We vary our events to meet the wide interests of our membership. To browse our Reports, click on the relevant year-headings (below or right).

2003 Topics

  • Steering Group established
  • Public Meetings to explore demand for a Society
  • Parish Boundary Marking
  • Buildings of Doddington
  • Founding the Society

2004 Topics

  • Beating the Bounds (Holly Planting)
  • Researching your family history
  • Portable Antiquities
  • Exploring the world of bats
  • Kingsdown, Heritage Day talk on Pugin
  • Candle-lit concert in Kingsdown Church (The Galliard Trio)
  • Local Historic Buildings
  • Rustic Revels (Quartet, "Serenata", in Lynsted Church)
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre

Letter to Prescott about Entertainment Licences

2005 Topics

  • Gardening for Wildlife
  • Reading a Church (KHF Event)
  • Understanding Place Names
  • Tour of Kingsdown Farm
  • Tenterden Vineyard Visit
  • Early Aviation on Sheerness
  • Fungus Foray
  • Lord Nelson
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2006 Topics

  • Brogdale National Fruit Collection
  • Kent Bat Group in Lynsted Church
  • Kent's Historic Barns
  • Guided Walk on Doddington meadow
  • Historic Bus run (Pugin and Ramsgate)
  • Lichens in Lynsted Churchyard
  • Deneholes and nuclear bunkers
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2007 Topics

  • Kent Village life in the 1880s
  • Bridges of Kent
  • Jane Austen's Kent
  • Workshop on recording Memorials and Inscriptions
  • Farm walk and talk on conservation
  • Historic bus run (Rye and Northiam, East Sussex Steam Railway)
  • Course on hedge laying
  • Kent Wildlife in the Thames Gateway
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2008 Topics

  • Kent Churches
  • Noble Chafer Beetle
  • Gems of Kent (Ancient Monuments Society)
  • Workshop on reading and recording church monuments
  • Early Morning Birdsong , walk in Kingsdown
  • Historic Bus trip to Hastings and Battle
  • At Home" for end of first Chairman's tenure
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2009 Topics

  • Historic Buildings of Kent;
  • Tea Tasting; 
  • Bats and local deneholes; 
  • Visit to Torry Hill Chalk Meadow
  • Historic Bus run to Sandwich
  • Dormice
  • Kent Downs
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2010 Topics

  • "Wings over Sheppey" and "SS Richard Montgomery Wreck"; 
  • Traditional Orchards
  • Perry Wood Excavations
  • Thomas Quire Concert and Georgian Food
  • Local History Open Morning - archiving family records; 
  • Visit to local dormouse project
  • Visit to Battle hay meadow
  • Historic bus run to Deal and Walmer Castle
  • Keeping Hens
  • Work of a Gamekeeper
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2011 Topics

  • History of Milton Regis and Sheerness HM Dockyard
  • Presentation and dinner on the "Edith May" sailing barge
  • Calving day on Kingsdown Farm
  • Second Local History Open Day
  • Visit to Battle hay meadow
  • Tour of a Tudor Yeoman's House
  • Historic bus run to Quex Park
  • Bumble Bee Conservation Trust
  • Our marine environment
  • Society Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre.

2012 Topics

  • Building Queen Mary 2
  • Wildlife Photography
  • Screening of "Red Sails: The Thames sailing barge"
  • Sussex hay meadow
  • Bumble bee identification at Dungeness Reserve
  • Morgan cars; 
  • Garden bird identification and calls
  • Shepherd Neame Brewery visit
  • Report on the Heritage Project
  • Christmas Carols and Festive Fayre

2013 Topics

  • Kentish village life through the ages
  • Wildlife Heritage Foundation, big cat conservation
  • Sittingbourne History
  • Guided walk in Oare Marshes
  • Raptors and Hawking
  • Traditional flower meadow near Battle
  • Wildlife and Farm open day
  • Godmersham Park visit
  • Visit to Dargate "Cheesemakers of Canterbury"
  • Local archaeological sites
  • Christmas carols and festive fayre

2014 Topics

  • Fun Quiz Night 
  • UK response to international aid crises
  • Vintage Bus Trip to Tenterden and Great Dixter house and gardens
  • Visit to a Traditional Hay Meadow in Sussex
  • Local Cider Maker in Doddington Parish
  • Norton and Lynsted School - Society "Eco prize"
  • Bricks and Brickwork
  • Macknade Foodfare
  • Christmas carol and festive fayre

2015 Topics

  • Astronomy Presentation
  • Charity Fun Quiz Night
  • Healthcare in Ethiopia
  • Pedigree calves and lambs at Wingfield Farm 
  • Faversham Magna Carta 
  • Sheppey Crossings - film 
  • Commercial Cherry Orchards Visit
  • Batemans - trip in a Titan Vintage Bus 
  • The Craft of the Cooper
  • Pop-Up Restaurant of Corinne Goodman
  • AGM and Coppice Woodland talk
  • Christmas Party.

2016 Topics

  • Water Aid Charity
  • Charity Fun Quiz Night 
  • Traditional Boatbuilding - Alan Staley
  • RMS "Titanic" - Construction and Archaeology
  • Visit to Belmont House Clock Collection and Gardens
  • Water Voles (Wildwood Trust)
  • Kingsdown Farm Open Day 
  • "The Battle of the Somme" (1916) - screened in Lynsted Church, Greenstreet Methodist Hall and Faversham Society.
  • Crime in Victorian Kent (part of the Lynsted Festival Weekend)
  • Visit: Shipwright workshop in Faversham
  • AGM and the capture of James II and the role of Faversham
  • Christmas Party

2017 Topics

  • Life in Kentish Workhouses
  • Charity Fun Quiz Night
  • The Extraordinary Life of John Oliver
  • Bees and bee-keeping 
  • Double-helping of Lutyens (talk followed by a visit to The Salutation)
  • Maidstone Grammar School in WW2
  • V2 Rocket impact in Lynsted Parish - Lyn Valley (presentation and exhibition)
  • Christmas Party

2018 Topics

  • RNLI Presentation by Sheerness Station supporters
  • Fun Quiz Night - supporting RNLI
  • Kent Stained Glass 
  • Wine Tasting - Bordeaux
  • Visit: WW2 Tunnels at Maidstone Girls Grammar School
  • Bread and Breadmaking
  • Wings over Sheppey and Restoration Group at Rochester Airport (MAPS)
  • Armistice Display, concluding the 8-year research project and publication of a book on Lynsted with Kingsdown casualties
  • AGM & Gardening for Wildlife 
  • Christmas Party

2019 Topics

  • Richard II and the Peasants Revolt
  • Fun Quiz Night - supporting the Kent Wildlife Trust
  • AGM and The Role of Magistrates in the Community
  • 60 Years of the Kent Wildlife Trust
  • Visit to Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway
  • Jazz Night
  • Asset and Project delivery on M25
  • Farm Walk at Kingsdown Farm
  • Lynsted V2 Rocket - since the first excavation
  • Visited The Old Dairy Brewery in Tenterden
  • 'Pasture for Life' - by Fidelity Weston

2020 Topics

  • Were there Vikings in Lynsted?
  • The Lives of Hares

-- COVID-19 --

  • Pole-lathe wood turning
    [2021 planned]
  • VE Day 75th Anniversary
  • A musical evening with Lucy Kitt.
    [2022 planned]
  • Kingsdown Farm Walk - "Virtual Event", a photographic exploration.
  • Battle Of Britain - the battle against the odds.
    [2021 planned]
  • VIC 56 - historic steam coasting craft
  • AGM + Head of Artifacts at the British Museum.
    [2021 planned]
  • Christmas Party


2021 Reports

-- COVID-19 --
(events return)

  • Pole Lathe wood-turning demonstration
  • Farm Walk at Kingsdown Farm
  • Battle of Britain with Guy Bartlett
  • British Museum Collection Care
  • "Gardening the World - Architecture and Conservation" - Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Christmas Party - cancelled - Covid

2022 Reports

  • Firefly - Dunkirk Small Boat
  • Quiz Night in support of the St Vincent de Paul Charity (Faversham Branch)
  • Calving Day at Kingsdown Farm
  • Stephen and Matilda. One woman's quest for the throne of England in the 12th century
  • Visit to the Lynsted Community Kitchen Garden
  • Lullingstone Castle World Gardens (Eynsford) - Bus Trip
  • Bat Rescue talk from Wildwood
  • AGM & "Seals, Seascape and Coastal Widlife"
  • Dressing a medieval woman
  • Carols, Songs, Mulled Wine & Festive Fare

2023 Reports

  • Apothecary and the doctrine of Signatures
  • Chagall: The Dark and the Light by John Blackford
  • Quiz Night for Faversham Food Bank
  • Calving Day at Kingsdown Farm
  • Ottor and the Graveney boat.
  • Blean Bison and Wildwood

2024 Reports

  • The Rise and Fall of Industrial Faversham
  • The Barber/Surgeon of the Medieval and Post-Medieval Period
  • Quiz Night





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