Welcome to the Essex branch of the Western Front Association. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All meetings will now be on the second Wednesday of each month and alternate between the above venues.

We meet at two venues, one every other month:

Hatfield Peverel, Room 2., The Village Hall, Maldon Rd, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2HP on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July September and November.

7:30pm - 8:00pm start.

Hornchurch - 'The Poppy Lounge', 1st Floor, Legion House (RBL Hornchurch Branch), 205 High Street, Hornchurch, Esses, RM11 3XT, on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December


2019 Meetings:


Talk and Speaker


9 January

"Notes And Swearies : Blasphemy & Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918"  by Mark Connelly.

Hatfield Peverel

13 February

"The Last Battle" by Peter Hart


13 March

AGM & "Doing Their Bit: Suffragettes, Suffragists and the Great War" by Dr. Viv Newman

Hatfield Peverel

10 April

"Prime Ministers At The Front"  by Graham Adams: A Bill Fulton Memorial Talk


 8 May "Generals Who Died In The Great War" by Brett Goodyear: A Bill Fulton Memorial Talk Hatfield Peverel
12 June "Mons 1914-18" by Jonathan Steer Hornchurch
10 July "Out East; The German POWs of Tsing Tao" by John Chester Hatfield Peverel
14 August "The American Army in the First World War" by Tony Taylor-Neale Hornchurch
11 September "Away With Fairies" by Kevin Varty Hatfield Peverel
9 October "Disaster in 1914 to Victory in 1918" by Tim Gale Hornchurch
13 November "Fighting-fit - Preparing a Tommy For War" by Adam Culling Hatfield Peverel
11 December

Christmas Social & Members' Evening with two short talks; "Memorials" by Chris Weekes and "NPB: The Nighthawk" by Ken Wisdom



Car parking available onsite at Hatfield Peverel with limited parking at the actual venue in Hornchurch but ample nearby. 

We request an entrance donation £3 with an optional buffet for £1.50.

Contact Phil Robey 


Upcoming Branch Events

Mons 1914-1918 - A Talk By Jonathan Steer

Th Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, Hornchurch, RM11 3XT
12 Jun 2019 08:00
01245 361864

Branch member Jonathan Steer will present a talk about  Mons covering 1914-18. The suggested entrance donation is £3.00 and there is an optional buffet for £1.50 As always, those who are not members of the Association are very welcome to attend

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Out East: The German POWs of Tsing Tao by John Chester

Village Hall, Maldon Road, Hatfield Peverel CM3 2HP
10 Jul 2019 20:00
01245 361864

We welcome John Chester to the Village Hall in Hatfield Peverel to give his talk about an aspect of the Great War that many probably are not too aware of. Meet 7:30 for an 8pm start. The suggested entry donation is £3 and there is an optional buffet for £1.50. Non-members of the Association are always welcome to attend the meeting

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The American Army In The First World War - A Talk by Tony Taylor-Neale

The Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, Hornchurch, Rm11 3Xt
14 Aug 2019 20:00
01245 361864

We welcome Tony Taylor-Neale to the Poppy Lounge at the Royal British Legion, Hornchurch to present hos talk about America forces. There is a suggested entrance donation of £3 and there is also an optional buffet for £1.50   None members of the Assocation are always welcome

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