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 capacity he has contributed to BBC Radio Sheffield’s Centenary program and presented talks to many external groups on First World War subjects.
He has completed an MA in British First Word War History at the University of Birmingham from where he graduated in December 2014 with Distinction.
Tony lives in Cromford with his wife Marian and has three grown up children and four Grandchildren.
The Mesopotamia Campaign was a major defeat for the Imperial Forces – Branch Chairman Tony Bolton will explain why and the outcome of the subsequent inquiry.
Speaker this Month, Branch Chair Tony Bplton
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 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 fulfill 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
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