Welcome to the Kent (North West) branch of the Western Front Association.
We operate two programmes of talks: one taking place at in-person meetings at Petts Wood; the other online via zoom.
Online meetings via zoom: Jan - Apr 2023
Online talks: Zoom meetings normally take place on the second Tuesday of each month (except August), going online at 19:20 for a 19:30 start and ending about 75 minutes later. Participating is quick and easy. All you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email us - firstname.lastname@example.org - and we'll send the links and passcodes needed to attend. You will also be automatically added to the NW Kent mailing list to keep you updated about future zoom events.
|Jan 10||'The Myths of Audregnies' by Phil Watson|
|Feb 14||'Peril in Paradise: Asia and the Pacific during the Great War' by Rob Fleming|
|Mar 14||'Germans on the Run: From Tsingtao to Skipton' by Anne Buckley|
|Apr 11||'Contacting the Dead: Spiritualism and the Great War' by Suzie Grogan|
In-Person meetings at Petts Wood: Jan - Apr 2023
Where we meet: We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH. Normally, meetings are held on the on the last Thursday of each month (except August and December). They start at 19:30, with the doors (and the bar) opening at 18:30. We do not charge entrance fees but do welcome donations of £5 or more towards our costs.
Getting there: The club is next to Morrison's supermarket and Petts Wood railway station. Parking at the rear of the club is free but you need to type your car registration into the machine (on the left as you enter the club). Failure to enter your registration can lead to a £50 fine. There's easy free parking in adjacent side streets.
|Mar 30||'Riding the Zone Rouge' by Tom Isitt|
|Apr 27||'Gallipoli chaplains crossing the divide' by Carole Hope|
|May 25||'Children in the Great War: what was done to us was wrong’ by Viv Newman|
|Jun 29||'Verdun, August 1917: The French hit back' by Christine Holstein|
|Jul 27||'Valour or Myth? Great War Air VCs' by John Gilder|
|Aug 31||Summer break|
|Sep 28||'Shell Shock: understanding psychological casualties from the battlefield' by Edgar Jones|
|Oct 26||'Filling in the gaps - the London Ambulance Column' by Dr Emily Mayhew|
|Nov 30||'Laugh or Fly: Chocks away with the Royal Flying Corps 1914-18' by Peter Hart / Gary Bain|
|Dec 28||Winter break|
Upcoming Branch Events
See Bulletin, or the Branch Facebook Page or website for forthcoming event details.