Latest news from the Lees Court Estate
20 Jul 2018
Kent Archaeological Society Bimble
The first of the Society 'Bimbles' around Lees Court Estate takes place this coming Saturday, 21st July. Starting at 11am from the Estate Yard Barn on Sheldwich Lees, this 8-mile walk will help members and non-members of KAS become familiar with the Estate. The walk will encompass St James' Church, moving to on to Badlesmere Church and the possible location of Der Badlesmere Castle. During the walk, there will be the opportunity to look at lynchetts and sites of ring ditches, as well as see the spectacular chalkland valley with pyramid orchids and the sites of some of the recently discovered Bronze Aged hoards
17 Jun 2018
Another successful Charity Clay Shoot
There was a record attendance at the fourth Annual Charity Clay Shoot took place at Lees Court Estate. The event raised just over £2800 for the two charities nominated charities, The National Gamekeepers Organisation Educational Trust and Bowel Cancer UK.
The winner of the raffle, a Walk Up Day for Two at Lees Court was Mick Leeds from Faversham.
The results of the Clay Shoot:
Juniors: 1st Georgie Smith (54), 2nd Lawrence Tester (50) 3rd Tom Hales and William Kenneth (48)
Ladies: 1st Faye Wells (60) 2nd Steph Harvey (55) 3rd Emma Hogben (50)
Father and Child: 1st Dan and Lawrence Tester (112)
Highest: 1st Bradley Ballentyne (73) 2nd John Webb and Ben Marsh, 3ed Phil Ham and Daniel Kemsley
The event will be taking place again next year, on Fathers'Day Sunday, 16th June 2019 - we look forward to seeing you all again.
10 Jun 2018
Annual Charity Clay Shoot
In aid of The National Game Keepers Organisation Educational Trust and Bowel Cancer UK
75 Bird Sporting shoot £25
Individual Pool Shoot
Start 10am - Last entry 3.30pm
See diary entry for more information
01 Aug 2017
How to run a successful shoot
The Estate is featured in the CLA Magazine "How to run a shoot".
11 Sep 2016
Mills Hand Grenade found during Metal Detecting Rally
An unexploded Mills hand grenade was found by a metal detectorist during the three day rally organised by Medway History Finders and held on the Estate on the 9th, 10th and 11th September 2016.
The grenade was found in a grass field close to the Lees Court Mansion. It was "gently" placed beside a tree and the police were called.
The Estate arranged for the cattle, which were grazing in the field, to be moved and the police cordoned off the area until the Bomb Disposal Team arrived from Folkestone Barracks.
The hand grenade was x-rayed but it was not clear as to whether of not it still contained explosives and was therefore not safe to be transported. A 500m area of was cordoned off to allow the Bomb Disposal Team to safely detonate the grenade in the field. The shrapnel confirmed that the grenade did contain explosives.
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