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
The hall has a small car park behind the building. It has a one-way system, entrance from Marlowe Avenue, exit on to Watling Street. 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 Sarah Nathaniel, Commonwealth War Graves South East ' The CWGC: A deeper look'
Sarah Nathaniel is the Public Engagement Coordinator for the CWGC in the South East Region. Her role covers Kent, East and West Sussex. She is one of eleven, covering the whole country. Sarah's introduction to the Western Front was on a tour in 2004 with a group of other young people. The cemeteries made a particular impact in the visitors and …Event Details
A talk by Steve Roberts 'Analysing the 1916 film 'The Battle of the Somme'
In 1916 Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell filmed the preparation for and early days of the Battle of the Somme. The film was released in British cinemas in August 1916 and in the following weeks it was seen by millions of people. In Canterbury it was screened at the St Georges Theatre in Lower Bridge Street. Running for 77 minutes, the film was …Event Details
A talk by Christina Holstein 'Verdun: The Left Bank'
Christina Holstein is a leading authority on the Battle of Verdun. For many years she lived close to the battlefield and has explored it in great detail. She regularly conducts tours of the battlefield for individuals or groups and, with her specialized knowledge of the terrain, has acted as consultant to a number of other historians, TV producer…Event Details