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

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

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Battlefield Success' – How the British Army became a war winning weapon with Fraser Skirrow
20 Feb

'Battlefield Success' – How the British Army became a war winning weapon with Fraser Skirrow

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

In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France – a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements were disastrous. By 1918 it was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and aggressive units in the army. This talk looks in great detail at how one battalion of the 62nd changed…

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TBC with Jonathan Swan

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

Jonathan Swan has been a magistrate in East London for eighteen years, serving as chairman in the adult and youth courts. He is the author of Chelmsford in the Great War, published by Pen & Sword, and has written a number of articles on the history of the magistracy.

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

'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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