Welcome to the Kent (North West) branch of the Western Front Association.

We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH on the last Thursday of each month. The meeting begins at 19:30, with the doors/bar opening from 18:30.

The Royal British Legion Club is next to Morrison's supermarket and Petts Wood railway station.

 

Winter 2019 - Spring 2020 programme:

Nov 28 

'The Biggest Single Piece of Work since the Pharaohs - the Imperial War Graves Commission 1917-39' by Prof Mark Connelly

Dec 26 

Winter break - no meeting. Our next meeting is on Thursday, 30 Jan 2020. 

Jan 30 

'It's All a Bit Heath Robinson' by Luci Gosling

Feb 27 

'The Bravest Little Street in England' by Carole Evans

Mar 26 

' Foot Soldier Sam's Great War - In His Own Words' by Phil Sutcliffe

Apr 30 

' Fighting Spirit - Patrolling and Raiding with the West Yorks 1917-18' by Fraser Skirrow

 

Past programmes - 2019 Meetings:

Jan 31 

 

'The Americans at Meuse Argonne 1918' by Christina Holstein

Feb 28 

 

'Wartime Cartoons: Introducing the Artists and Their Work' by Dr Pip Gregory

Mar 28 

 

'The Last Battle - Endgame on the Western Front 1918' by Peter Hart

Apr 25 

 

'Naval Matters 1919' by Robin Brodhurst

May 30 

 

'Battlefield Success – Achieving Tactical Excellence in an Infantry Battalion 1916-18' by Fraser Skirrow

Jun 27 

 

'Clearing the Dead 1919-39' by Peter Hodkinson

Jul 25 

 

'The Zeebrugge Raid 23rd April 1918' by Clive Harris

Aug 29 

 

'The First World War - The Aftermath' by Prof John Derry

Sep 26 

 

'British Military Music During the Great War' by Dr Emma Hanna

Oct 31 

 

'From the Good Soldier to the Emperor - The Austro-Hungarian Army 1914-18' by Alan Wakefield

Nov 28 

 

'The Biggest Single Piece of Work since the Pharaohs - the Imperial War Graves Commission 1917-39' by Prof Mark Connelly

Dec 26 

 

Winter break - no meeting. Next meeting is on Thursday, 30 Jan 2020. 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'It's All a Bit Heath Robinson' by Luci Gosling
30 Jan

'It's All a Bit Heath Robinson' by Luci Gosling

Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH
30 Jan 2020 19:30

This talk examines the life and career of one of Britain's best-loved humorous artists with particular emphasis on his cartoons during the First World War. The war inspired him to finely hone the convoluted contraptions and absurd inventions with which he forever after became associated. The talk is on my book, It's All a Bit Heath Robinson – Re-In…

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