Welcome to the London (East) branch of The Western Front Association. 

Our meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 

 

13 March 2020: Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, and the age of some of our lovely members, we have decided to cancel our next meeting, which was due to take place on Thursday 19th March.

The speaker has been rebooked for October.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, and hope that you are keeping safe and well.

Regards

Neil and Sally Pearce  

Upcoming Branch Events

CANCELLED: 'Elsie And Mairi Go to  War' with Diane Atkinson
16 Apr

CANCELLED: 'Elsie And Mairi Go to War' with Diane Atkinson

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
16 Apr 2020 19:30

From the cover of Diane Atkinson's book, "Elsie and Mairi Go to War: Two Extraordinary Women on the Western Front": Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisolm were the two most famous women of the First World War. They met at a motorcycle club in Bournemouth and when war broke out they roared off to London to 'do their bit'. Within a month they were on the …

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'The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of The Great War' with Rachel Duffett
21 May

'The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of The Great War' with Rachel Duffett

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
21 May 2020 19:30

From the cover of Rachel Duffett's book, "The Stomach for Fighting: Food and the Soldiers of the Great War": Food is critical to military performance, but it's also central to social interaction and fundamental to our sense of identity. The soldiers of the Great War didn't shed their eating preferences with their civilian clothes and the army rati…

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'Everything Bar the Shouting' with Rob Thompson
19 Nov

'Everything Bar the Shouting' with Rob Thompson

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
19 Nov 2020 19:30

Rob is an expert on BEF logistics and engineering on the Western Front, and gives an overview on these essential tasks.  Image: This is photograph Q8829 from the collections of the Imperial War Museum. Q8829 IWM

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