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

'Eclectic Mix of WW1 Photographs' with Roy Larkin
15 Aug

'Eclectic Mix of WW1 Photographs' with Roy Larkin

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
15 Aug 2020 14:00

A diverse mix of some 150 WW1 related photographs and postcards from my own collection. Mostly, but not exclusively with a road transport theme and most with a story to tell. All provide ample opportunity for the audience to participate.

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'Gallipol, A Foot Soldier's First Battle' with Phil Sutcliffe
19 Sep

'Gallipol, A Foot Soldier's First Battle' with Phil Sutcliffe

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
19 Sep 2020 14:00

I'll read excerpts from my father's experiences – touching on the poor London childhood that 'made' the Tommy, then Summer 1914 and the enlistment fever that saw him join up in September, his terrible and even sometimes terribly funny experiences of the trenches at Gallipoli (Suvla Bay, V Beach with the 2/1 Royal Fusiliers), the Somme (including Ju…

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'The Killing of the Iron Twelve' with Hedley Malloch
17 Oct

'The Killing of the Iron Twelve' with Hedley Malloch

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
17 Oct 2020 14:00

Between October 1914 and February 1915, the village of Iron, Aisne, France, sheltered eleven members of the BEF left behind during the retreat to the Marne. Eventually they were betrayed, and shot by the Germans in Guise Château before being buried in graves they had been forced to dig for themselves. In this talk I will tell of the soldiers’ arri…

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