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.

In-Person meetings at Petts Wood

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 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 enter 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.

Covid-19: The January 2022 meeting was postponed but talks will resume as normal from 24th February. Our parallel zoom programme is of course unaffected by this. To join our mailing list to receive the latest updates, please email wfa.nwkent@gmail.com

2022 upcoming live events at Petts Wood

 Apr 28  'The Post Office in the Great War' by Chris Taft
 May 26  'The Fall of Fort Douaumont and the Battle of Verdun 1916' by Christina Holstein
 Jun 30  'Regina Diana: Seductress, Singer, Spy' by Dr Viv Newman
 Jul 28  'Haig in 1916' by Peter Hart and Gary Bain

Online meetings via zoom

Online talks: Zoom meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month, though exceptionally the 13th April talk takes place on a Wednesday. They go online at 19:20 for a 19:30 start and end about an hour later. Participating is quick and easy. All you need is a computer, or a tablet, or a smart phone. Simply email us - wfa.nwkent@gmail.com - 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.

2022 upcoming online (zoom) talks

 Apr 13 'Harwich Submarines in the Great War' by Mark Harris [zn]
 May 10 'Bluebirds: Three Canadian Great War Nurses' by Andrea McKenzie
 Jun 14 'The Air War in Africa 1914-18' by Dr Anne Samson
 Jul 12 'Lt-Col Charles Doughty-Wylie VC' by Anne Pedley


Upcoming Branch Events

See Bulletin, or the Branch Facebook Page or website for forthcoming event details.