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

‘Impressive in Futility' the German High Seas Fleet - by Prof John Derry
14 Apr

‘Impressive in Futility' the German High Seas Fleet - by Prof John Derry

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

One of the reasons for growing Anglo-German antagonism before 1914 was the German decision to build a modern battlefleet, with the consequent Anglo-German naval race. Though the German High Seas Fleet was an excellent navy – well-trained officers and men, superbly designed capital ships and outstanding gunnery – it was never able to break the Royal…

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'The ones who went first: the officers of the BEF in 1914’ by Andrew Duncan
12 May

'The ones who went first: the officers of the BEF in 1914’ by Andrew Duncan

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

In this talk Andrew will look at the military training and education of the pre-war junior officers and how this applied to their experience ‘at the sharp end’ during the early months of the war. He will examine the initial war of movement to the ‘siege-like’ trench offensive which had developed by the end of 1914. The survivors of these first mon…

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'The Aisne Again: May 1918, the Essence of the Blitzkrieg' by David Blanchard
09 Jun

'The Aisne Again: May 1918, the Essence of the Blitzkrieg' by David Blanchard

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane Nether Poppleton York YO26 6PA
09 Jun 2018 14:00
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

This year marks the centenary of the Battle of the Aisne which opened on 27 May which resulted in the greatest one-day advance on the Western Front since trench warfare began in September 1914. This was a significant battle that also marked the turning point on the Western Front; according to Sidney Rogerson it was the 'Last of the Ebb'. After this…

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