Welcome to the Yorkshire Branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet on Saturdays at 2.30pm

For 2018 we are not asking for any entry donation 'on the door' - the meetings are totally free for WFA members and non-members alike. 

 

Venue

The branch venue for our monthly meetings is easy to find, being in "The Hive" block of Manor Academy, Millfield Lane at Nether Poppleton.

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

See map below for the location of our venue. 

From the school car park go to the service road on the right hand side of the complex and follow the footpath past the cycle shed. The entrance to the Hive is directly in front of you. Go through the automatic doors and turn immediately left up the stairs (a lift is available for anyone with mobility problems).

 

Car Parking

There is a large free car park on site.

 

Buses

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

 

Refreshments

After the presentation, but before the Q&A session with the speaker, we have a break with refreshments available. We ask for a nominal donation at this point. 

 

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.

 

Upcoming Branch Events

'Brothers in Arms: Breaking the Hindenburg Line' a talk by Clive Harris
08 Dec

'Brothers in Arms: Breaking the Hindenburg Line' a talk by Clive Harris

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
08 Dec 2018 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

On 29 September 1918 a force of British, Australian and US Troops attempted to break the Hindenburg Line between Bellicourt and Bony. Despite sharing doctrine and fighting over similar ground against the same enemy, each of allied armies experienced very different days. Clive will examine the reasons behind such polar opposite battles by consideri…

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'Operation Michael' a talk by Rob Thompson
12 Jan

'Operation Michael' a talk by Rob Thompson

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
12 Jan 2019 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

The German Spring offensive which commenced on 21 March 1918 has long been regarded as a master-stroke by General Ludendorff - and one that nearly won the war for the Germans. In this talk the very popular Rob Thompson will take a highly critical look at this famous battle and discuss its planning, preparation and execution. Rob will explain why it…

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'Shout at the Devil': The hunt for SMS Königsberg. A talk by Kevin Patience
16 Feb

'Shout at the Devil': The hunt for SMS Königsberg. A talk by Kevin Patience

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
16 Feb 2019 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

The Königsberg was the first of a new class of 3,000 ton light cruisers named after famous cities in Germany. Built at Kiel and commissioned in 1907, she was a fast well armed vessel designed to protect Germany’s interests in foreign parts. She was sent to German East Africa  under the command of Fregattenkapitän Max Looff and arrived in Dar es Sal…

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