POSTCARDS - THE COLLECTION
With the evolution of photography and the postal service, it was a short step to the creation and use of postcards to show the places lived in or visited. Early photography had to be 'staged' because photographic plates required long exposures - making postcards of "place" a logical choice. We do see individuals on postcards (both family and military) for sentimental reasons. Cameras, processing and printing were entirely beyond most families, so photographs taken (e.g. of soldiers about to leave for war) would be duplicated on postcards for retention by family members and sweethearts.
Taken together, postcards do give us insights into the society and the fabric of our communities - many buildings have been lost to us, with postcards being the only visual record remaining to us.
LYNSTED CHURCH FLOWER FESTIVALS
Lynsted Church hosted a series of popular bi-annual Flower Festivals (begun in 1984 but sadly discontinued in 2004). Other churches in the Creekside Cluster have kept the tradition going.
Acknowledgements: Our principal contributors of images and programmes include Marlene King, Jennifer Bones, Ann Diamond, Jean Waters, Ray and Marion Clark, and Nigel and Lis Heriz-Smith. We should like more if you have them!
Programmes: Often these include diagrams of the church layout, commentaries by the resident priests and historical notes for the church. Each flower festival was given a theme to inspire the many floral designs.
GREENSTREET MONTAGE INSPIRED BY PETER SALMON (ex-Mayor of Faversham)
Peter Salmon donated a photographic record he made one day in 1973 when he stopped in Greenstreet and walked 'end-to-end' with his camera. Nigel Heriz-Smith repeated the images in 2010. Taken together, these images tell a story of transition of this ancient and important community on London Road.
Visit the Montage.
OTHER COLLECTED IMAGES
Collections of images shared by families, found in book publications, newspapers and internet sites and resources.