Welcome to the Kent (East) branch of the Western Front Association.
Everyone is welcome to come along to our meetings. You do not have to be a WFA member.
WFA branches are self-supporting so we welcome a donation from those attending. Our main costs are speakers and the hall.
We do encourage people to join the WFA because the benefits are many and valuable to anyone interested in, studying or researching, the First World War.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month (except for August - and in January 2023 there is a date change), 7.00 for 7.30 start at
The Hall at St Andrews United Reformed Church, Watling Street, Canterbury CT1 2UA
There is a small car park behind the hall, entrance from Marlowe Avenue. Other car parks are nearby but charge. See https://www.canterbury.gov.uk/parking-and-roads/find-car-park/
The car park next to Canterbury East Station is the best value at £1.50, a flat rate after 6 p.m. It can be prebooked at https://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking-in/canterbury/canterbury-east-station/ so then you just drive in.
Canterbury bus station is over the road and both train stations are a reasonable walk.
Do come and find us. We will be delighted to see you.
Upcoming Branch Events
A talk by Professor Mark Connelly 'The game of ghosts: visiting the battlefields of the Western Front, 1919-1939'
Mark Connelly is Professor of Modern British History at the University of Kent. His main research interests are the memory of war, the image of the armed forces in popular culture and aspects of operational military history. During the centenary he was director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded, ‘Gateways to the First World War’,…Event Details
Comparatively little is known about the musical cultures of the British armed forces during the Great War. This talk will look at the vital presence of music in a range of military contexts, including military camps, ships, aerodromes and battlefields, canteen huts, hospitals and PoW camps. Emma Hanna argues that music was omn…Event Details
Bertram Mitford (1863-1936), like many in authority, attracted wildly different opinions: Kitchener, and 'The Wipers Times' thought highly of him: Sir John French and Hubert Gough did not. With distinguished service in the Sudan and South Africa, but some failures in peacetime, he was 'dug out' of early retirement in 1914. Mitford trained…Event Details