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

'The British Army in Mesopotamia 1914-1918': a talk by Paul Knight
10 Aug

'The British Army in Mesopotamia 1914-1918': a talk by Paul Knight

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

The campaign in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) was one of the great sideshows of the Great War, reaching a ration strength of 440,000 men. It is also one of the least well known, except for the Siege of Kut. Yet either side of Kut was a remarkably well fought campaign in the worst in the worst of environmental conditions. General Townsend’s 1915 adv…

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'Mountains Mules & Malaria: the Salonika Force 1915-18' by Alan Wakefield
14 Sep

'Mountains Mules & Malaria: the Salonika Force 1915-18' by Alan Wakefield

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

The Salonika Campaign is very much one of the forgotten episodes of the First World War. Regarded as an unwanted sideshow the British still committed 228,000 soldiers to a multi-national Allied force in the Balkans fighting the Bulgarians. This talk sheds light on the experiences of British soldiers serving in Macedonia between 1915 and 1918. Much …

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'An Ambulance at Arras' a talk by Alistair Hollington
12 Oct

'An Ambulance at Arras' a talk by Alistair Hollington

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

The Royal Army Medical Corps' field ambulances were vital for the survival of wounded soldiers, and were exceptionally busy at the Battle of Arras in 1917. The flow of casualties down the evacuation chain from the Regimental Aid Post to the Casualty Clearing Station can gauge the effectiveness of the various field ambulances, as can the ability of …

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