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Site last updated: May 15, 2017

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Upcoming Events

- 10th May: Lutyens, architect
- 24th June: Vintage Double Decker Bus to The Salutation. Members' Priority Booking

Events that may be of interest to our Members
Wychling Church Archaeology

22nd May: 7.30pm: The Wychling Treasure. Venue: Doddington Village Hall. A talk by Paula Jardine-Rose on recent important Saxon and Roman discoveries made whilst researching the Font.
Admission: £2. Refreshments available. More information on

Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group

- 21st May: ''Dragons in Your Orchard - An Introduction to the Reptiles of Kent"
10.00 a.m. start at Lynsted Church. Informal talk & walk led by ecology expert, Mike Phillips. Slow-worms in their natural habitat (fingers crossed).

- 15th July: 1-5pm: Cherry Day

- 28th October: 4.30-6.30pm: Halloween

Romney Marsh

15th July: Sound Mirrors at Greatstone are to have an open day. A rare opportunity to visit these particular sound mirrors.


Lynsted with Kingsdown Society was set up in 2003 to promote our Parish through speakers, visits, research projects and social events that reflect the interests of our Members and our communities. We continue to explore these themes - sharing our research, findings and contributions through this web site, at local events, and through occasional publications.

This web-site acts as our public archive and an important channel of communication with anyone who shares our interest in the communities in and around Lynsted and Kingsdown, past and present. There is a "search" box at the bottom of this page.

As you browse the stories, snapshots and events, if you have any questions, personal recollections or other contributions and suggestions please do contact us (you will find the link at the top-right of every page you visit). We are keen to include anything, small or large, single items or collections/albums that shed light on how today's community has developed and changed over the years.

Our records contain a wide range of material from:

Our on-line images are generally reduced versions of the original. Copies of originals can be requested.

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Latest Additions

World War 1 Project

WW1 Partnership

One hundred years ago today.....

- Casualties (from 6th September 1914) - added on the Centenary Dates for each of our Fallen (with additional texts on all those lost across the whole Creekside Cluster).

Latest Casualties
Latest Creekside Casualties

- Ernest Walter ABBOTT of Luddenham (Died of Wounds) 1 May
- William Albert EVANS of Oare (Killed in Action) 2 May
- Amos John BROWN of Lynsted (Killed in Action) 3 May
- William GAMBRILL of Lynsted (Killed in Action) 3 May
- Stanley Monkton CLEAVER of Lynsted (Died of Wounds) 3 May
- MacDonald DIXON of Lynsted (Killed in Action) 3 May
- Reginald Douglas WEAVER of Lynsted (Killed in Action) 3 May
- Harry FILMER of Newnham (Killed in Action) 3 May
- William Henry LAKER of Teynham (Killed in Action) 3 May
- George POTTS of Teynham (Killed in Action) 3 May
- Harry KING of Doddington (Died in Wounds) 8 May
- Henry Thomas CARRIER of Lynsted (Killed in Action) 11 May

- United States Centenial Website: from 6th April 1917 , US Declaration of War against Germany

- Diary of news, snippets and events as seen from the Home Front ... read on...

- Despatches from the Front - Society Transcriptions

Requests and Additions

Lynsted Times Link
"Horrible Histories of Lynsted" (October 2016) - Nigel Heriz-Smith Collection, "Lynsted Times"

Request: Roper Family Portraits (August 2016) - Family researcher enquiry.

The death (1916) and return of the body (1919) of Captain Fryatt, merchant navy. (July 2016) PDF download