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.
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).
There is a large free car park on site.
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. 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
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 …Event Details
The Royal Naval Air Service, the air arm of the Royal Navy, came into existence in July 1914. The early RNAS pioneers first flew off ships, they developed the first proper bombers, shot down the first Zeppelin, hunted German cruisers in East Africa and flew fighters over the trenches alongside the Royal Flying Corps. The two were merged as the RAF…Event Details
Lucinda Gosling considers the role of the cartoon during the First World War and how this most light-hearted of illustration genres boosted morale and made sense of events during the years of conflict. Looking at the careers of various artists including Bruce Bairnsfather and William Heath Robinson, she will also discuss how they found fame throug…Event Details