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

'An invisible foe: The 62nd (West Riding) Division' - a talk by Tim Lynch
13 Jan

'An invisible foe: The 62nd (West Riding) Division' - a talk by Tim Lynch

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

In this talk, Tim Lynch will describe one of the 'unknown' battles of the First World War which arguably paved the way for the successful attack on 8th August, which is well remembered as 'The Black Day of the German Army'. The battlefields of the Western Front are usually remembered as desolate moonscapes but in the summer of 1918 troops of the 62…

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'All Pretty Well Fed Up and Worn Out' a presentation by Prof Gary Sheffield
10 Feb

'All Pretty Well Fed Up and Worn Out' a presentation by Prof Gary Sheffield

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

In this presentation, entitled 'All Pretty Well Fed Up and Worn Out'? Morale, Command, and Military Effectiveness of British Empire Forces at Gallipoli Prof Gary Sheffield will examine morale among the British troops at Gallipoli in 1915. In spite of the number of books and articles written about the campaign, we know surprisingly little about som…

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'Stabbed in the Back' a talk by Peter Edwards
10 Mar

'Stabbed in the Back' a talk by Peter Edwards

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

In this presentation, about the German General Staff and economic mismanagement during the Great War, Peter will make the case that the OHL (the Supreme Army Command of the German Army) failed manifestly to organise a war economy. He will explain how the Germans failed to exploit occupied territories, thus making the pursuit of either Vernichtungs…

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