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


                                                                     2018 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               Tim Lynch



David Humberston


Upcoming Branch Events

"Running Out of Road. Supplying the BEF During the 100 Days Offensives. 1918". - By Rob Thompson
05 Jun

"Running Out of Road. Supplying the BEF During the 100 Days Offensives. 1918". - By Rob Thompson

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1NF
05 Jun 2018 19:30

Rob Thompson, an “accidental” military historian who prior to becoming an independent military historian taught at the “War Studies Group” (Birmingham University). Finding himself in a Twentieth Century Military History class as part of his undergraduate degree, he elected to present a paper on “Lions Led by Donkeys”, only to be surprised by wha…

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The AEF 1917 -1918 - By Graham Kemp
03 Jul

The AEF 1917 -1918 - By Graham Kemp

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1NF
03 Jul 2018 19:30

Dr. Graham Kemp. "American Expeditionary Force" – the story and experiences of the AEF, 1917-18. Talk covers the training of the new Army from the States to France – taking in the experience, the hardship and the humour. It looks at the their first action at Belleville wood, and then turns to the success and tragedy of ‘Argonne Wood.’ It reveals…

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Historically Accurate Research Presentation by Peter Dennis
07 Aug

Historically Accurate Research Presentation by Peter Dennis

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate Chesterfield S40 1NF
07 Aug 2018 19:30

This months talk will be by Peter Dennis Peter Dennis -Peter Dennis is an artist who lives in Mansfield but he has made a name for himself as an illustrator for the Osprey series of monographs on The Great War (as well as other conflicts from ancient times to the present) Peter will explain how he carries out his researches for technical accuracy.…

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