Welcome to the Wessex branch of The Western Front Association.

Due to the coronavirus, the meetings in April, May and June have been cancelled.

We meet at 2.00pm for a 2.30pm start.

There are no meetings in July or August. 

Meetings are held at Pimperne Village Hall in the heart of rural Dorset. Pimperne village lies two miles north-east of the Georgian Town of Blandford Forum with Blandford Camp, currently home of the Royal Signals, less than a mile away. 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

Alan Wakefield: Mountains, Mules & Malaria - Soldiering with the British Salonika Force 1915-18
07 Nov

Alan Wakefield: Mountains, Mules & Malaria - Soldiering with the British Salonika Force 1915-18

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
07 Nov 2020 14:30

Alan Wakefield is chairman of the Salonika Campaign Society and a member of the British Commission for Military History, the Western Front Association and the Gallipoli Association.   IMAGE: A convoy of lorries from 689 Motor Transport Company (ASC) halted on the Seres Road whilst the drivers have a tea break, ca.1917. (C) IWM (Q 32741).

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Julian Walker: Languages and the War
05 Dec

Julian Walker: Languages and the War

Pimperne Village Hall, Newfield Road, Pimperne, Dorset, DT11 8UZ, UK
05 Dec 2020 14:30

Julian Walker is an educator at the British Library, an artist and writer. His books on language include Discovering Words, Team Talk: Sporting Words and their Origins and Trench Talk: Words of the First World War. IMAGE: Soldiers washing clothes. Ypres-Comines Canal, 25 September 1917. (C) IWM (Q 6013)

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