Welcome to the Yorkshire Branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet on Saturdays at 2.30pm


The branch venue for our monthly meetings is easy to find, being the main hall of Manor Academy, Millfield Lane at Nether Poppleton. The postcode (for Sat Nav purposes) is YO26 6PA. 

Millfield Lane can be accessed off the A1237 (York's northern ring road).


Above: A street view of the venue, showing the ample (free) car parking that is available.


See map in the lower left area of this page for the location of our venue. 

We don't make any charge but request a donation on the door of a modest £4 which includes refreshments.


Car Parking

There is a large free car park on site. In the unlikely event that the car park is full, there is plenty of free off-street parking immediately opposite the school. 



The number 10 bus (out of York City Centre) runs every half hour and stops directly outside the school.



After the presentation, but before the Q&A session with the speaker, we have a break with refreshments available. 


Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome.

Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

The 2022 speaker programme is coming soon.

No apology is made for the emphasis on operational history in the BEF in France and Flanders, which is the most popular type of talk. However, we do have a good selection of other presentations as well, covering social history, life 'off duty' and naval operations.

As ever we have managed to book some highly respected and well known speakers as well as some speakers who are new to the branch.  

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch meetings. 

Upcoming Branch Events

Developing a Meritocracy in the BEF by Peter Hodgkinson
11 Dec

Developing a Meritocracy in the BEF by Peter Hodgkinson

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
11 Dec 2021 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

The British Army went to war with a cadre of officers who had been promoted largely on the basis of seniority but with the rapid promotion of junior officers and the influx of civilians, did a meritocracy establish itself?  This presentation will address the question of whether the BEF developed a meritocracy in its appointment to key regimental p…

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