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

'Germany in 2 World Wars (or why the Germans are bad at war)' by John Bourne
09 Jun

'Germany in 2 World Wars (or why the Germans are bad at war)' by John Bourne

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane Nether Poppleton York YO26 6PA
09 Jun 2018 15:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

In the second of the afternoon's presentations, we are delighted to welcome back to the branch Prof John Bourne. John will describe how Germany’s armed forces proved to be formidable adversaries in two world wars, inflicting defeats on two major military powers, Russia (in 1918) and France (in 1940), before succumbing to the combined strength of t…

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'The 1914 experience of Lancashire regiments' by Terry Dean
11 Aug

'The 1914 experience of Lancashire regiments' by Terry Dean

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

The talk covers the major events from declaration of war on 4 August to the end of the First Battle of Ypres in November 1914. Included are reports on the experiences of Lancashire's infantry and cavalry regiments that helped shape the course of history. The Lancashire units were spread through the five cavalry and infantry divisions which initial…

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'The 21st Division at Loos, 1915' a presentation by Dr Derek Clayton
08 Sep

'The 21st Division at Loos, 1915' a presentation by Dr Derek Clayton

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

With no battlefield experience, the 21st Division was thrown into action at Loos, on the second day of what was at that time the biggest battle ever fought by the British Army. The widely accepted story is that the men of 21st Division advanced against the German Second Defensive Line and were routed by enemy machine gun fire. The true picture is …

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