Welcome to the Essex branch of the Western Front Association. 

We meet at two venues, one every other month, meet from 7:30 for an 8pm start.

Please note that our meetings are open to both members and non-members of the WFA. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that on our Events page the map published relates only to our Hatfield Peverel venue, please take care in respect of our Hornchurch events..

Hatfield Peverel: The Bar Area, The Village Hall, Maldon Rd, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2HP on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July September and November.

Hornchurch: 'The Poppy Lounge', 1st Floor, Legion House (RBL Hornchurch Branch), 205 High Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3XT, on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December 

Car parking available onsite at Hatfield Peverel, but there is limited parking at the actual venue in Hornchurch but ample nearby in public car park in Fentiman Way. This car park now charges for evening / overnight parking. Both venues allow use of the bar.

We request an entrance donation £3.50. 

There is a book raffle at each meeting which supports our Memorial Fund, allowing us to assist in memorial development, principally in Essex.


Contact Jim Kevany





Upcoming Branch Events

"From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter - The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter" - Greg Baughan

Poppy Lounge, Royal British Legion, 205 High Street, Hornchurch, RM11 3XT
11 Oct 2023 20:00
07912 791708

On Wednesday 11th of October we welcome Greg Baughan to our Hornchurch venue, to present his first talk to the Essex Branch. This talk destroys many myths about WW1 fighter development. Part talk, part detective story, it explains how the importance of air superiority was understood long before the Great War began, explores how naval influence dela…

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Nobody of Any Importance. A Footsoldier's Memoir of WW1 - Sam Sutcliffe: A talk by Philip Sutcliffe

Village Hall, Hatfield Peverell, Maldon Road, CM3 2HP.
08 Nov 2023 20:00
07912 791708

We welcome Phil Sutcliffe to our Hatfield Peverel venue on November the 8th, to present his father's wartime story. Phil edited and published his father's memoires and tells his story of underage enlistment, Gallipoli, The Somme, The German Offensive in 1918 and time as a POW. This is an amazing story and by giving that detail I have not given away…

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