Research Projects

CHURCHYARD MONUMENTS & INSCRIPTIONS

Between May 2007 and August 2009, a survey of gravestones and inscriptions surrounding the Church of Sts Peter and Paul. Led principally by Bob and Norma Baxter who saw the urgency and importance of making a permanent record before further damage is done by weathering. [Excludes the Extension Graveyard.]
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MILLENNIUM HEDGE LAYING PROJECT

The Millennium Hedge Project predated the Society as a joint project between Lynsted Parish Council and Lynsted and Norton Primary School. The hedge was planted in December 1997. Length 170m (184yd). The project ran from 2007 when we received training in the art. That page includes an illustrated plant list with identification features.
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ROYAL EVENTS

From Queen Victoria to recent royal weddings marked in the Parish. Particularly in Cellar Hill and Ludgate Lane. A PDF Booklet was also produced for free download.
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WORLD WAR ONE PROJECT

Part of the Imperial War Museum Partnership Project. Commemorating the sacrifices made through 1914 to Armistice Day. The Project included those who died after Armistice Day from wounds received during The Great War to 1922. The Society published a book covering the Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish - authored by Lis Heriz-Smith. Additional web pages were provided by Nigel Heriz-Smith for all other casualties in the Creekside Cluster (seven parishes).
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WORLD WAR TWO PROJECT

Our Society worked with theĀ Imperial War Museum War and Conflict - Subject Specialist Network. Our research was posted on-line on 8th May 2020 - the 75th Anniversary of "Victory in Europe" celebrations. Public events fell victim to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings.
The records of individuals include some names absent from Parish Memorials.
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"LYNSTED TIMES" NEWSPAPER COLLECTIONS

Created to support the "Lynsted Festival Weekend" of 2016 and the "Armistice Commemoration" of November 2018. Drawing on the newspaper collection of Nigel Heriz-Smith. Each Edition addressed a different theme of interest.
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GREENSTREET PROJECT

A project being research on the commercial centre serving local communities through history. Under development.

Research Projects