Welcome to the Yorkshire (West Riding) branch of the Western Front Association. 

We meet on Saturdays 1.30pm in St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road, Allerton Bywater WF10 2DH

We ask for a donation of £3 to cover costs. 

Forthcoming Meetings in 2019:

11 May   

Boy Scouts at War by Colin Walker

1 June

Speaker to be confirmed

6 July

Dear Billie - Killed on Flying Duty by Chris John

For individual event details see below.  

Upcoming Branch Events

'Joseph Dines: Teacher, Footballer and Temporary Gentleman' with Dr. Barry Blades
01 Jun

'Joseph Dines: Teacher, Footballer and Temporary Gentleman' with Dr. Barry Blades

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH
01 Jun 2019 13:30
0113 250 2165

The story of the 'Smiling Footballer' from King's Lynn, an elementary schoolteacher who played football for England and later became a commissioned officer in the King's Liverpool Regiment. Barry Blades is a former teacher, trainer, headteacher, visiting lecturer and education consultant.  Find us at St. Mary's Church, Station Road, Allerton Bywa…

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Dear Billie - killed on flying duty a talk  by Chris John
06 Jul

Dear Billie - killed on flying duty a talk by Chris John

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH
06 Jul 2019 13:30
0113 250 2165

This talk looks at the changing role of Castle Bromwich (Birmingham) airfield in the Great War - from a basic training airfield using "canary cages" in 1915 to an operational centre in 1918 for giant Handley Page 0/400 bombers to carry the war deep into enemy territory. This talk also looks at the stories of many local pilots buried in cemeteries …

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The Great War at Sea by Colin Hatton
03 Aug

The Great War at Sea by Colin Hatton

St Mary's Church Annexe, Station Road, Allerton Bywater, WF10 2DH
03 Aug 2019 13:30
0113 250 2165

In the Great War the Royal Navy protected our sea-lanes along which a large proportion of food and raw materials reached us, maintained overseas colonies and ferried troops and equipment wherever they were needed. But great sea battles, despite the expectations of them before hostilities began, were few and far between. Despite having great firepo…

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