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Avon The First World War: join the Western Front Association, the premier organisation for study, learning and research into all aspects of The Great War 1914-18, and to understanding more about the phenomenon which shaped the 20th century http://www.westernfrontassociation.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:45:28 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Members presentations http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3185.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3185.html Venue: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall / Sutton Coldfield
Category: Birmingham Branch
Date: Sat, 20 December 2014 - Sat, 20 December 2014
Time: 02:00PM - 04:30PM
Description: Members presentations and Artifacts]]>
Birmingham Branch Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:05:41 +0000
No formal meeting in December 2014 http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2833.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/2833.html Venue: Alnmouth Ex-Services Club / Alnmouth
Category: Northumberland Branch
Date: Mon, 22 December 2014
Time: 02:00PM - 04:30PM
Description: There will be no formal meeting this month (December 2014)]]>
Northumberland Branch Wed, 15 May 2013 17:01:58 +0000
THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3314.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3314.html Venue: Meeting Room 2, The Village Hall / Hatfield Peverel
Category: Essex Branch
Date: Fri, 26 December 2014
Time: 07:30PM - 10:00PM
Description: THERE IS NO DECEMBER MEETING
TALK PROGRAMME RESUMES IN JANUARY 2015]]>
Essex Branch Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:33:20 +0000
Members' Afternoon http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3505.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3505.html Venue: Highworth Community Centre / Highworth
Category: Wiltshire Branch
Date: Sun, 04 January 2015
Time: 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Description: In this season's programme we have moved our traditional Members’ Afternoon to January just in case inclement weather presents travel difficulties for a guest speaker. Members are invited to make short presentations on some aspect of the Great War. This is an opportunity to share knowledge of artefacts, events, people, medals etc with other members and perhaps make your public speaking debut.

The branch can provide slide projector, digital projector, laptop, screen, ohp or you could just 'show and tell' with items from a collection. In recent years we have seen fascinating material such as parts of Zeppelins, lead model battleships, a bayonet found in a second hand campervan, Divisional signs, German SW Africa, battleship guns still in situ in East Africa, German A7Vs plus a variety of other subjects.

The branch will also be rapidly approaching our May 2015 'Highworth Remembers' project so that will be a further reason to drop in at Highworth Community Centre.]]>
Wiltshire Branch Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:57:15 +0000
The Art of Dazzle Painting http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3527.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3527.html Venue: The Sports Hall - St George's School / Harpenden
Category: Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Branch
Date: Fri, 09 January 2015
Time: 08:00PM - 10:00PM
Description: Cultural historian Robert Hewison explores the history of World War I naval camouflage, and its connection to avant-garde art.]]>
Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Branch Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:10:06 +0000
AGM/ Members talks http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3515.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3515.html Venue: Newcastle Methodist Church / Newcastle-under-Lyme
Category: North Staffordshire and South Cheshire
Date: Mon, 12 January 2015
Time: 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Description: Annual General Meeting]]>
North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:04:47 +0000
Trench War 1914 - Peter Hart http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3554.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3554.html Venue: The Poppy Lounge 1st Floor RBL, Legion House / Hornchurch
Category: Essex Branch
Date: Wed, 14 January 2015 - Wed, 14 January 2015
Time: 07:30PM - 10:00PM
Description: Always a popular speaker, Peter who is head historian of the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum and a prolific writer of The Somme, Jutland and Passchendaele to name just a few, tonight gives his view of the events in 1914.

Attendees are invited to make a donation of £3 for entrance plus £1.50 for an optional buffet.

Contact Bill Fulton (Chairman) on 01245 361864 for further details.

essexwfa@googlemail.com]]>
Essex Branch Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:29:13 +0000
The Battle of Nonnebosschen, 1914 by Vern Littley http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3243.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3243.html Venue: Warwick Arms Hotel / Warwick
Category: Heart of England Branch
Date: Wed, 14 January 2015
Time: 07:45PM
Description: The Battle of Nonnebosschen, 1914 – How XLI Brigade RFA stopped the Prussian Guards.
In this talk, Vern Littley who served with the British Army in Iraq, looks at one of the key actions of the First Battle of Ypres: the Battle of Nonnebosschen on 11th November 1914. He will describe the battlefield today, how best to view the course of the battle, and retells the story of how XLI Brigade Royal Field Artillery stopped the advance of the Prussian Guard in Nonne Bosschen (Nun’s Wood). Had the Germans broken through the British lines there literally was nothing between them and the Channel ports.]]>
Heart of England Branch Wed, 01 Jan 2014 18:41:39 +0000
Members Get together http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3466.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3466.html Venue: The Guide Centre / Chalfont St. Giles
Category: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Branch
Date: Sat, 17 January 2015
Time: 02:30PM - 04:45PM
Description: There will be a speaker (or two) but the idea is for members to bring along items to discuss, talk about or seek assistance with research projects especially during the Centenary period]]>
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Branch Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:10:45 +0000
Haig's Enemy: Rupprecht of Bavaria by Dr Jonathan Boff http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3537.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3537.html Venue: Manor School / York
Category: Yorkshire Branch
Date: Sat, 17 January 2015
Time: 02:30PM - 05:00PM
Description: Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, throughout most of the First World War, was the German general in command directly opposite the BEF and the closest counterpart there was to, particularly, Sir Douglas Haig. Jonathan Boff will discuss his life and military career to shed fresh light on the war on the Western Front from the other side of the wire.]]>
Yorkshire Branch Fri, 07 Nov 2014 09:13:29 +0000
John Derry - Some Problems of Coalition Warfare http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3538.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3538.html Venue: Allotment Social Club / Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Tyneside Branch
Date: Mon, 19 January 2015
Time: 08:00PM
Description: ]]>
Tyneside Branch Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:09:16 +0000
Man and Boy-Two Colcestrians 100 years ago - Doug Rowe http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3555.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3555.html Venue: Meeting Room 2, The Village Hall / Hatfield Peverel
Category: Essex Branch
Date: Fri, 30 January 2015 - Fri, 30 January 2015
Time: 07:30PM - 10:00PM
Description: Essex WFA member Doug Rowe tonight gives his presentation of 'Man and Boy Remembered-Stories of Two Colcestrians from 100 Years Ago'.

Attendees are invited to make a donation of £3 for entrance plus £1.50 for an optional buffet.

Contact Bill Fulton (Chairman) on 01245 361864 for further details.
essexwfa@googlemail.com]]>
Essex Branch Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:48:41 +0000
The Coronel and the Falklands 1914 http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3506.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3506.html Venue: Highworth Community Centre / Highworth
Category: Wiltshire Branch
Date: Sun, 01 February 2015
Time: 02:00PM - 04:00PM
Description: The Wiltshire branch often has turned its attention to parts of the world well away from the Western Front - Palestine, Gallipoli, Italy, Mesopotamia, Dublin and other parts. This month local member George Cattermole will provide a presentation on 'The Coronel and the Falklands 1914', a very early naval engagement off South America.

Do join us at Highworth Community Centre at 14.00 to hear George's talk. Members and guest are always most welcome.]]>
Wiltshire Branch Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:07:57 +0000
Fallen Railwaymen of the Great War - Barry Kitchener http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3556.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3556.html Venue: The Poppy Lounge 1st Floor RBL, Legion House / Hornchurch
Category: Essex Branch
Date: Wed, 11 February 2015
Time: 07:30PM - 10:00PM
Description: Tonight we welcome Barry Kitchener who has collated extensive details of the fallen who were employed in the railway industry.

Attendees are invited to make a donation of £3 for entrance plus £1.50 for an optional buffet.

Contact Bill Fulton (Chairman) on 01245 361864 for further details.
essexwfa@googlemail.com]]>
Essex Branch Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:07:46 +0000
Branch AGM plus Ian Davison - Aspects of WWI Medals http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3539.html http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/avon/details/3539.html Venue: Allotment Social Club / Newcastle upon Tyne
Category: Tyneside Branch
Date: Mon, 16 February 2015
Time: 08:00PM
Description: ]]>
Tyneside Branch Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:14:08 +0000