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

 

                                                                     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       Jonathan Steer             Peter Dennis          Bryn Hammond               Grant Cullen

              

 Stephen Barker             John Beckett              Jonathan D'Hooghe          Rod Arnold

Upcoming Branch Events

J.R.R. Tolkien and the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers on the Somme -- By John Bourne
02 Jul

J.R.R. Tolkien and the 11th Lancashire Fusiliers on the Somme -- By John Bourne

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
02 Jul 2019 19:30

John Bourne has been doing some work on J.R.R. Tolkien and the Great War with his friend Tom Shippey, a world authority on Tolkien.  John's talk will go through this work.                                                                       The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial                         J. R. R. Tolkien in 1916, wearing his Briti…

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Manpowe Crisis in WW1--- By Carol Henderson
06 Aug

Manpowe Crisis in WW1--- By Carol Henderson

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
06 Aug 2019 19:30

Carol Henderson is in her second year of a full-time PhD and using the Middlesex Appeal Tribunal records: looking at men who lived in Acton.   Manpowe Crisis   In this presentation Carol  will be talking about the manpower crisis through the lens of the Military Service Tribunals. – The talk will focus on men who claimed to be doing work of natio…

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`Impact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice -- By Graham Kemp
03 Sep

`Impact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice -- By Graham Kemp

Chesterfield Labour Club, 113 Saltergate, Chesterfield, S40 1NF
03 Sep 2019 19:30

mpact of the economic blockade on Germany AFTER the armistice and how it led  to WW2 (More Information to Follow)

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