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Lynsted with Kingsdown Project -

There were FOUR deaths from Kingsdown and Creekside Parishes in November & December 1918.

You can also learn what our Communities may have read in their newspapers through the WW1 Project.

11th May 7.00 for 7.30pm: Quiz Night at Norton Village Hall. Hosted by Friends of St.Mary Church. Tablesup to 8 @ £5 per person. Light refreshments supplied, but please bring your own drink.

18th May

Jazz Night in Lynsted Church

Jazz Night with thw Lynsted with Kingsdown Society7.30: Lynsted with Kingsdown Society are hosting a JAZZ NIGHT in Lynsted Church. An evening of Jazz including tunes from the Cole Porter era, together with the popular jazz standards. Relaxed, cafe-style seating - bring your own drinks and nibbles.
Entry by ticket only - bookings either by emailing or calling 01795 886387
Members free; non-Members £3 and retiring collection for the band.
20th May 7.30pm: Norton Village Hall Annual General Meeting. Taking place in the Village Hall. Please come - your contributions will help shape the future of what happens in the Hall.
2nd June Newnham Open Gardens1pm - 6pm: Newnham Open Gardens. Come and enjoy an afternoon at one of Kent's favourite Open Garden days. Ploughman lunches and plant stall at Tawnyhill Kennels from Noon - in 2017, Gardener's World runner up for best wildlife garden.
Afternoon teas from 2pm, NGS gardens included. Pimms and local beers.
Entrance by programme obtainable at any of the open gardens - Adults £5, accompanied children free. Limited Parking at Sharsted Playing Field - ME9 0LQ. Proceeds to Newnham Church. View Poster (PDF)
5th June

Lynsted with Kingsdown Society Event - M258.00pm: M25 - Linking the Country or Giant Car Park. Lynsted with Kingsdown Society. Illustrated talk by Louise Haining, the Asset and Project Delivery Director at Connect Plus Services (who maintain the M25 for Highways England). Whether you love or loathe the M25, our lives here in Kent are very much dependent on the smooth running of the Motorways.
Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Hall. Entrance: Members are free; non-Members £3.

9th June Norton Open Gardens12 midday to 4.30 pm: Norton Open Gardens, including Norton Court. Adults £5.00, children under 16 free. Organised by the Friends of St. Mary, Norton.
9th June Check in 8 am to 11 am at Harrietsham Village Hall: The Cancer Research UK North Downs Walk. Non-sponsored walkers welcome too - suggested donation of £15. Optional walks: 1, 3, 6 or 9 mile walks.
Free ploughman's, strawberries and jazz band on return. Dogs welcome. You can donate 50% of your sponsorship money to a cause of your choice.
To register or more info: or call 07519320919; Facebook - search for 'North Downs Walk'
22nd June 7 pm: Quiz Night in support of the Lynsted Fete Committee. Tables up to 8 people - £6 per head (includes bread, cheese and nibbles).
Bookings: Clare on 521201

29th June


10 a.m.: Peace Day Celebration. Hosted by the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS). The First World War Armistice took place on 11th November 1918 and hostilities ended. It wasn't until 28th June 1919 that the Peace Treaty signed and crowds emerged onto the streets in celebration. HRGS are organising a short Parade on 29th June in Sittingbourne, starting from St Michael's Church Car Park and ending in Central Avenue. The Casualty List for Sittingbourne and surrounding villages amounted to 1,150 men and one woman (Teynham's Alice Post). There will there will be many stalls in the High Street and you are invited to contact HRGS if you want to take part. Visit the Registration Site or contact Richard Emmett by email. You can also visit the HRGS website for this and many more events -
13th July 1-5pm: Cherry Day in Lynsted Traditional Orchard
16th October Lynsted with Kingsdown Society8pm: "Pasture for Life" a talk by Fidelity Weston, farmer, about initiatives around grazing of bio-diverse habitats, and ways Pasture Meat can be available for everyone. Hosted by Lynsted with Kingsdown Society.
Venue: Greenstreet Methodist Hall. Entrance: Members free; Non-Members £3.00
26th October 4-6.30 pm: Hallowe'en in Lynsted Traditional Orchard
18th November Lynsted with Kingsdown Society7.30pm: Lynsted with Kingsdown Society AGM, followed by a talk from Alvin Shaw, J.P., "Magistrates in the Community". Free, followed by light refreshment.


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Other Sources of Local Events and Interest

Lynsted with Kingsdown Society
Community Orchard Group
Creekside Cluster Church Community Website and Pew News
Teynham Library also runs events for silver surfers, new mothers, knitters, etc.
Norton and Lynsted Primary school and, more generally, visit the Primary Times web site.
The Faversham Society supports many enticing links and directions to explore
Faversham Music Club - regular programme
Visit Swale Events Page
Turner Contemporary Exhibitions - Margate

World War 1 Events:-
- Lynsted with Kingsdown Society WW1 Project.
- Imperial War Museum event listings
- "1418 Now" - events and resources
- "" - events and resources




Available for hire throughout the week at an hourly rate of £15. The chapel is an open flexible space with moveable seating, it has a well equipped kitchen and disabled toilet facilities. No alcohol to be consumed on the premises. Please contact Roger Berryman if you are interested in hiring,

Location: At the North end of Lynsted Lane. This Chapel/Hall is central to the Communities along the A2/Greenstreet (Lynsted and Teynham Parishes), Lynsted Lane, Cellar Hill and Frognal Lane.



Lynsted with Kingsdown Parish Council
Teynham Parish Council (Events navigation on left side of screen)
Norton, Buckland and Stone Parish Council
Oare Parish Council

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