Welcome to the Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch

 

The branch meet at 7:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at The Ed Shed, The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG.

Entrance is via the rear on Quay Street  opposite the Council Carpark barrier.

There is ample free parking  here after 7:00 pm when the barrier is raised. 

Location via "What3Words" is "hooked.stage.mass"  

All are welcome

The Cheltenham and Gloucester Branch is very active with regular attendance of over 40 people at our monthly meeting meetings.

As well as regular speakers we have film and documentary showings and organised trips both in this country and to the Western Front. 

A donation of £3.50 (£1.50 for students) would be greatly appreciated

 

Forthcoming Meetings 

Tues 14th June 2022 - Ypres: Holy Ground of the British Empire - Professor Mark Connelly

Tues 12th July 2022 - Not quite fitting the mould: A fresh look at some brigade and battalion commanders on the Western Front 1916-1918 - Professor Peter Simkins

Tues 9th August 2022 - Ernst Jünger  - Mike McCarthy

Tues 13th September 2022 -  The 10 decisions that decided the Battle of the Marne - Ross Beadle

Tues  11th October 2022The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-1919Dr Jane Orr

Tues 8th November 2022 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915James White

 Tues 13th December 2022 - Member's Evening 

 

Find out more from our website: The Western Front Association Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch 

Facebook: Cheltenham & Gloucestershire Branch of the Western Front Association.

Twitter: @CGWFA

 

 

Upcoming Branch Events

The 'Spanish' Flu Pandemic 1917-1919 - Dr Jane Orr

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
11 Oct 2022 19:30

An explanation of the epidemiology of the pandemic and a discussion of its effect on the progress of the war effort in 1918, especially from the German point of view.

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The Empire Strikes Back: The Battles of Trekkopjes and Gibeon 1915 - James White

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
08 Nov 2022 19:30

For most of the campaign in South West Africa the German Schutztruppe spent their time retreating but on two notable occasions they took to the offensive. With modern day battlefield photographs this is the tale of the two battles one of which saw Rolls-Royce armoured cars going into action.

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Member's Evening

'The Ed Shed', The Folk of Gloucester Centre, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2PG. (Enter via rear on Quay Street)
13 Dec 2022 19:30

For our December meeting, we draw on the wide and varied expertise and knowledge of our Branch members. We will have a small selection of ten-minute length presentations on a Great War related subject of their choice.

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