Welcome to the Staffs (North) & Cheshire (South) branch of The Western Front Association.
We meet at The Meeting Rooms, 3 Merrial St, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 2AD on the second Monday of each month at 6.30pm for 7.00pm until 9pm.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In the light of the latest Government advice and also from the WFA nationally the Branch Management Team have decided to postpone the APRIL and MAY meetings of the Branch. We will review the situation in the middle of May.
We would appreciate it if you could advise any friends or acquaintances that are not members of the WFA or do not use email.
If you get lonely and withdrawn without your monthly WFA fix I am willing to TRY and start an electronic discussion and question and answer blog although you may do better to click on the WFA web site that is full of interesting articles, book reviews and podcasts. My recommendation is to peruse GUNFIRE a now defunct magazine mostly written by the late Alf Peacock that is full of fascinating tidbits that you will not find elsewhere. I will also send out links to YouTube lectures and talks on WW1.
Take care of yourselves and keep in contact.
John M Sneddon,
Chair, North Staffs & South Cheshire Branch. Western Front Association.
Upcoming Branch Events
In 2004, Dr Viv Newman was awarded a PhD for her thesis "Songs of Wartime Lives: Women's Poetry of the First World War" at Essex University. She was selected by the BBC for their "Expert Women" training and speaks widely about women in WW1 on local radio and at national and international conferences. Her talk "They Shoot Spies - the untold story o…Event Details
We welcome back Peter Hart who has recently retired as an oral historian at the Imperial War Museum. He is the author of many successful books on the First World War, his recent The Last Battle - Endgame on the Western Front 1918 has been particularly well received. Peter also conducts battlefields tours to Gallipoli and First World War and Second…Event Details
The Third Anglo-Afghan War is a conflict very closely tied to the First World War. Firstly, it occurred less than six months after the end of the Great War, as Britain and her Empire were still in a state of high mobilisation but distributed across the globe. The origins of the conflict are closely tied to the First World War as the Afghans felt th…Event Details