Issue 19 – 6 January 2022, Celebrating Our 1st Anniversary

Happy New Year, everybody, and Happy Birthday, KBL! It’s our first anniversary. And to celebrate we’ve decided to hold an Anniversary Quiz,
and a cartoon for each month in which we published during 2021 (see below),
and three satirical carols (see foot of page).

From 10 January we shall be resuming our normal practice of publishing an article a day.

We’re always interested in book reviews, Kent politics or heritage. Please send in your contributions to us in January.

The editorial team of Kent Bylines is: Charlotte Mbali, Magdalena Williams, Nicholas Kerr and Chris Hammond

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Join the Kent & Medway Recovery & Wellbeing College for a FREE opportunity to learn about and enjoy the great outdoors on January 17th from 10am – 12pm. Text or call Lee on 07825 859412 or email him on for more information about the six week programme at Hothfield Heathland.

Join Sevenoaks Climate Action Network on a 2 hour ancient tree walk on Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Knole Park, Sevenoaks. Meeting in front of Knole house at 10am. The aim of the walk is to look at ancient trees and discuss some of the issues with their management and their long-term sustainability.

As soon as we hear of any events of interest to our readers, especially those taking place in Kent, they’ll appear here.

If you have any events which you’d like us to publicise, send details to Charlotte Mbali ( or Nico Kerr (, and we’ll include them.