Welcome to the Birmingham branch.

We meet at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB on the third Saturday of every month at 2.00pm.

We have our own website: The Western Front Association (Birmingham Branch) where you will find the programme of events, contacts, newsletter and branch business. 

Upcoming Branch Events

'The Schools of King Edward VI, Birmingham, in the Great War' with Alison Wheatley
19 May

'The Schools of King Edward VI, Birmingham, in the Great War' with Alison Wheatley

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
19 May 2018 14:00

Approximately 1,400 former pupils served in the war and 17% were killed. The most famous of the alumni was JRR Tolkien. Tolkien lost a number of friends including poet Geoffrey Smith. There is a school of thought that Tolkien’s epic Lord of the Rings was influenced by Smith. Another classmate of Tolkien’s was Harold Bache who played cricket for …

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'British Forces in Italy 1917-1918' with Dale Hjort
16 Jun

'British Forces in Italy 1917-1918' with Dale Hjort

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
16 Jun 2018 14:00

This talk by Dale Hjort examine how Italy's war with Austro-Hungary led to British deployment and the challenging conditions of Alpine front. Dale will detail the defensive action of Asiago on 15th June 1918, the crossing of the Piave River and final victory at Battle of Vittorio Veneto.

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'The Boys Brigade 1914-1918' with Rob Bolton
21 Jul

'The Boys Brigade 1914-1918' with Rob Bolton

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
21 Jul 2018 14:00

Rob Bolton Rob is a retired teacher. He has always been passionate about the brigade movement of today, as well as appreciating and promoting the movement’s history and heritage. His book Boys of the Brigade at War is clearly a labour of love. During World War One there were many cartoons produced mocking young brigade lads as the 'last line of d…

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