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 have a look at the following links (which you may find of interest)

Western Front Association Facebook Page 

Chesterfield Western Front Association Facebook Page

 

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

       Tony Bolton                           Mark Macartney              Grant Cullen                                 Jane Lovatt            

           

             (Committee Members)           

           

      Jon-Paul Harding             Peter Harris         Andrew Kenning 

                                           

  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       Jonathan Steer             Peter Dennis          Bryn Hammond               Grant Cullen

                       

 Stephen Barker             John Beckett              Jonathan D'Hooghe          Rod Arnold                 Chris Corker   

 

                                 
      John Bourne              Graham Kemp            Beth Griffiths             Andrew Rawson               Nick Baker 

 

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    Paul Handford       Peter Harris 

Upcoming Branch Events

Tea Pots to Tin Lids:- By Andy Rawson
07 Apr

Tea Pots to Tin Lids:- By Andy Rawson

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
07 Apr 2020 19:30

Sheffield’s smaller industries turned their hand to war work. The city is well know for its cutlery but it made many other things small steel items and components. The factories expanded and changed production to meet military needs; involving over 100,000 workers by the end of the war. The Speaker  will also give an insight into the…

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Secret Victory :- by Nick Baker
05 May

Secret Victory :- by Nick Baker

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
05 May 2020 19:30

Secret Victory. An overview of the British Army’s battle against venereal disease with a particular focus on the First World War. The problem of sexually transmitted disease in the army is considered from the point where records began in the 1860’s, and the various generally successful countermeasures which had reduced the problem dramatically by…

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The Gun Machine:- by Rob Thompson
02 Jun

The Gun Machine:- by Rob Thompson

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
02 Jun 2020 19:30

'The Gun Machine: A Case Study of the Industrialisation of Battle during the Flanders Campaign, 1917. (More info to follow: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Rob Thompson,---  an “accidental” military historian who prior to becoming an…

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