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Lynsted with Kingsdown Project

Post WW1 Deaths until 1920 will appear here at the Centenary of their deaths.

31st October 1919 - Edward JORDAN - Lynsted. Died from Heart Failure brought on by war experiences

BELL RINGERS Lynsted Church Bell Tower Lynsted Parish Church Bell-ringers welcome anyone who wants to learn the art of Bell Ringing. The tradition of bell-ringing is long-standing and reinforces the sense of village life. Along with gaining new skills, you enjoy a mental and physical workout in good company ... no gym membership! If you want to give it a go, contact the tower captain, Bryan Tunber on 520997.
4th March 8pm: "The Lives of Hares". Russell Miles of the Hare Preservation Trust has been photographing hares in Kent (with some from elsewhere). Illustrated Presentation brought to you by the Lynsted with Kingsdown Society.
Venue: Lynsted Church.
Entrance: free to Members; £3 non-members.
6th-30th March Wychling, Doddington and Newnham Historical Research Group will be staging an exhibit in the Fleur de Lis Gallery Faversham, on "Doddington History".
20th March 7.30pm. Doddington Quiz Night.
Teams of 6-8, £5 per person. Bring your own drinks and nibbles to share with friends. Don't leave it too late! Tables sold out early for our last quiz and some are already booked for this one. Book your places: Elaine on 886378 or email
21st March 7.30pm: Newnham 'Spring' Quiz. Chris and Val are holding an Easter flavoured quiz, hopefully the first of two during 2020. Cost: £6 per head includes a ploughman's platter, but please bring your own drink. Table entry will go to the church building fund and raffle proceeds will be sent to charities.
Venue:: Newnham Village Hall.
To reserve your places, call ... Val on 89024O or email
27th & 28th March 7.30pm: Two one-act comedy plays. The Valley Players present "Hit or Miss" by Barry Lambert and "Flaming Liberty" by David Titchener.
By arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts.
Cafe style seating, bring drinks and nibbles to share with friends. Seats can be pre-booked.
Tickets £8, available from The Chequers and Doddington Service Station.
Some swearing, my be unsuitable for young children.
30th March 7.30pm: Practical talk and demonstration of the craft of wood-turning by expert and reknown woodsman and woodturner - John Burbage. He will explore and demonstrate this traditional craft. John is an expert pole-lathe turner.
: Norton Village Hall, where audience members may have an opportunity to have a go too!. Brought to you by the Lynsted with Kingsdown Society.
Entrance: free to Members; £3 non-members.
1st-4th April Red Riding Hood, by Peter Long and Keith Rawnsley, presented by Avenue Theatre Productions. Box Office: O1795 47114O. Central Avenue, Sittingbourne.
1st April: 7.30pm
2nd April: 5.30pm "Relaxed Performance"
3rd April: 7.30pm
4th April: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
4th April 10.00: Great British Spring Clean. Join in to help collect rubbish away from around Teynham. Meet up in the car-park of Teynham Community Centre. Light refreshment for those taking part. With enough people joining in, we can make a real difference on top of what others are doing on their own as they walk dogs or simply enjoy a stroll.
18th April 2.00pm - 4.00pm: Blossom Day. Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group.
9th May 10.00am to 1pm: "V.E. Day 75th Anniversary"
The Lynsted with Kingsdown Society are participating in the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. This will be a celebration of the parish of Lynsted with Kingsdown on the home front and a commemoration of the men and women who went to war.
Entrance: free. Any donations made will go to a Forces Charity.
Everyone is welcome when you will be able to enjoy "VE Day" refreshments laid on by Committee Members.
Venue: Lynsted Church.
16th May Lucy Kitt, modern Folk Singer. Following on from her very successful appearance at the Faversham Hop Festival and the release of her first album, "Stand By".
Like last year's successful jazz concert, Lynsted with Kingsdown Society will provide cafe stle seating and the audience are wlecome to bring their own food and drink to enjoy while they listen to Lucy's wonderful songs.
Entrance: details to be confirmed nearer the date.
Venue: Lynsted Church.
7th June 1pm: Newnham Fete in the garden of The George public house.
14th June Doddington Open Gardens.
4th July 1pm - 5pm: Cherry Day. Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group.
4th July 7.30pm: Cantiana Summer Concert. Doddington Church.
11th July 12.30-6.00pm: Doddington Ukulele Movement - 5th Festival at The Chequers Inn. Three new bands booked for this year. Visit this link for more information closer to the date.
12th July Doddington Open Gardens.
19th July Farm Walk with Richard Moyse at Kingsdown Farm Richard is a Member of Plantlife (the wild-plant Conservation Society). The walk will be followed by tea and cake in the garden, weather permitting. Lynsted with Kingsdown Society event.
5th September Doddington Village Show.
23rd September "Battle of Britain - The Battle against the Odds". Guy Bartlett (aka the Guy in the Sky) will talk about this pivotal period of the Second World War. To remember the Battle of Britain, 80 years ago. More information to follow.
14th October The VIC 56 (Victualling Inshore Craft or "puffer") was built in Faversham in 1945, during the Second World War. Unusually, these were steam-powered craft that relied on existing skills in making steam engines when the war demanded diesel engines for military use. More details nearer the time. Lynsted with Kingsdown Society event.
31st October 4pm - 6pm: Hallowe'en Party. Park Farm Community Cherry Orchard Group.
16th November Lynsted with Kingsdown Society AGM followed by Sandra Whittaker, Head of Artifacts at the British Museum. A rare opportunity to learn about the work of this national institution.
4th/5th/6th December Dick Whittington - Doddington Panto.
"December to June 2020" South-East Water Programme of water-main replacement along the main A2 (Greenstreet).Always assuming the Lower Road project completes on schedule.


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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

- Lynsted with Kingsdown Society WW1 Project - legacy for our communities




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.



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