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

‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since’ with Emily Mayhew
21 Feb

‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since’ with Emily Mayhew

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
21 Feb 2019 19:15

Emily Mayhew will be giving a talk on ‘Nursing and medical care during the First World War and developments since.'  Dr Emily Mayhew is a military medical historian specialising in the study of severe casualty, its infliction, treatment and long-term outcomes in 20th and 21st century warfare. She is historian in residence in the Department of Bioe…

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A Local Artist in War and Peace, Walter Spradbery (1889 – 1969) with Catherine Hammond
21 Mar

A Local Artist in War and Peace, Walter Spradbery (1889 – 1969) with Catherine Hammond

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
21 Mar 2019 19:30

This talk is given by Catherine Hammond, who curated the Walter Spradbery exhibition at Epping Forest District Museum in 2018, and it explores the story of this local artist’s life.  From his early years growing up in Walthamstow where he went on to study and teach at the School of Art and Adult Educational Settlement in Greenleaf Road, to his marr…

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'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918' with Mark Connelly
18 Jul

'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918' with Mark Connelly

Walthamstow Cricket Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Ave, London. E17 3QN
18 Jul 2019 19:30

Mark Connelly will be giving a talk on 'Notes and Swearies: The Use of Blasphemy and Swearing in the BEF 1914-1918'. Soldiers were renowned for their use of obscenities, and to a lesser extent, blasphemies, during the First World War. As well as peppering their spoken language, it also played a crucial role in many songs which were then adopted by…

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