Welcome to the Chesterfield branch. The Chesterfield Branch was set up iin January 2010 .

The first meeting  took place on 26th January 2010 at Chesterfield Labour Club.

Despite the football match, the evening was a great success with 26 people attending (15 apologies).

It was decided that the Branch would be known as the Chesterfield Branch. 

A little about what led up to the formation of the Branch, The first Chairman was the guiding light behind the formation of the branch. He called a meeting using the WFA members database, of those who lived in the area Sheffield/Doncaster/North Notts/North Derbyshire. A group  met at the Chesterfield labour club, about end of 2009/start 2010. There  was interest in setting up a Sheffield/South Yorkshire branch and a Mansfield Branch, but it was decided at that meeting mentioned above  that Chesterfield was central geographically to both country and city. so the two interested parties  joined forces and set it up in Chesterfield, and has never looked back since with attendance blooming.

 The objectives of the Branch is to :promote good fellowship and to further interest in the Great War (the War to end all Wars)We meet at Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, 1st Tuesday of the Month.

(Entrance to Club 'free' car park is on Tennyson Ave reached via St Margaret's Drive from Saltergate direction (one way system)

Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome to attend. We ask for a modest £3 donation on the door to assist in covering room charges and speaker expenses, The Club licensed bar is available for use by all attending our meetings.

Please note: as we use a private club's premises on your first visit we will ask you to complete a temporary club membership form at our Welcome desk. This is required to fulfil the Club's Licensing Regulations and is  regardless of whether or not you will use the bar. The annual one-off cost is covered by the branch out  of your donation. 

(After the speakers talk there is a Q&A session with the speaker, followed by a raffle, raffle tickets can be purchased at the door for £1 per ticket.)

Any new visitors will be assured of a welcoming and friendly atmosphere among a group of like-minded enthusiasts

 

 

                                                                                  

Please check the following links,

Chesterfield Western Front Association Facebook Page

 

                                                                     2017 Committee

                            

        (Chair)                      (Vice Chair)              (Secretary)                 (Treasurer)                   (Committee)

    Tony Bolton            Mark Macartney    Grant Cullen                Jane Lovatt            Jon-Paul Harding                                         

                 

                                                            Gallery Of Speakers

                                

        Tony Bolton                Niall Cherry                          Peter Hart               John Derry            Richard Pullin  

                                         

 Rob Thompson        Alan Atkinson                     Malcolm Sime           Murray MsVey    Charles Beresford

                                               

    Arthur Lacey                David Tattersfield     Stephen Badsey      Peter Hodgkinson          Sean Godfrey

                                  

   Andy Lonergan              John Sneddon            Bill MacCormick          Spencer Jones         Jerry Murland

 

                                        

Phylomena Badsey       Steve Warburton          Simon Peaple              John Beech

   

 

   

Upcoming Branch Events

Haig Reconsidered by Professor John Derry
05 Dec

Haig Reconsidered by Professor John Derry

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1NF
05 Dec 2017 19:30

Professor Derry , was an Emeritus Professor of Modern British History at the University of Newcastle and author of numerous books and biographies. John is a widely admired speaker to The Western Front Association and local history groups   Sir Douglas Haig was the victorious commander of the BEF, but still divides opinion. Prof Derry will look at…

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AGM followed by '1918-an Overview of the Year' by Tony Bolton
09 Jan

AGM followed by '1918-an Overview of the Year' by Tony Bolton

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1NF
09 Jan 2018 19:30

Born in Moss Side, Manchester in 1951. Tony Joined Holst and Company as a trainee design draughtsman in 1967, retiring after nearly 43 years as Regional Director of Civil Engineering Division of Vinci UK.  A member of the Western Front Association almost from its inception in 1980. Tony is currently Chair of the Chesterfield Branch, in which capaci…

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'The Unknown Soldiers - the BEF of 1918 - By Tim Lynch
06 Feb

'The Unknown Soldiers - the BEF of 1918 - By Tim Lynch

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1NF
06 Feb 2018 19:30

"The Unknown Soldiers – Tim will cover the BEF of 1918" Virtually forgotten by history, what can the study of one conscript group tell us about the war winning army of 1918?     Location: Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.  (Entrance to Club 'free' car park is on Tennyson Ave reached via St Margaret's Drive from Saltergate dir…

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