The Association of Men of Kent & Kentish Men
Welcome to an 'Association of Friends of Kent'
And Welcome to our New Website.
Founded in 1897 our Association was born with the aim of creating an association
that would further the good name of Kent and its people and we now have branches
throughout Kent and a membership in excess of 2000 'friends of Kent'.
The best way to describe our membership is as 'Friends of Kent', since it is all things 'Kentish'
that unites us all. Throughout our existence, as well as looking to our future, it is a sense of
loyalty, protectiveness, duty, culture, history and community that inspires us to serve this great
county of ours by being an active member of the Kent County Society.
The Society is extremely proud to be referenced as (currently) the only fully working
Society in the country. Also, we are hugely grateful to have Kent's' famed Shepherd Neame
as our Sponsor
and honored to have His Royal Highness Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent,
as our Patron
- who continues to actively support our objectives at both County and Branch level.
At County level we seek to involve
ourselves in and influence decisions on matters of
concern to the county.
At branch level we offer members a programme of meetings and events
which reflect life
and activities taking place in Kent. Walks,
illustrated talks, excursions, guided tours, dinners,
visits to places of interest, competitive bat & trap and golf days and famed
'Acorn Trophy' event,
quizz nights, not to mention the duck races..
... Yes, you did read that correctly... 'duck races!!' - and there's so much more.
In fact you name it and one of our branches is probably doing it!
strive to help to protect and preserve all that is best in the
countryside, villages, towns
and cities of Kent. To bring people of like mind together from all parts of the county.
Our News & Events
page shows you our current plans for the year and you will find out what each branch is planning via Our Branches
and their associated pages.
Please feel free to contact us
for more information
This is a new website parts of which are still under construction. The site will grow and develop
over the next few weeks to include, galleries, videos, downloads, and a library so do please bear with us whilst we get all the links, images, downloads, text, 'techy stuff' and other content in the correct place - and in good working order!
Once again, welcome to our website and our thank you for your visit.