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 always 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
'A Century of Emergency Legislation: The Defence of the Realm Act to Civil Contingencies Act' - Jonathan Swan
The Defence of the Realm Act (DORA) during the War was a major over-reaction to combat perceived security concerns and was thoroughly disliked by the UK population. In this talk Jonathon will look at the lessons learned from DORA and how its legacy influenced subsequent emergency powers legislation in 1920, 1939, and 2004. Meet at the Village Hal…Event Details
This talk is about a WW1 Chaplain, related to our speaker, who was a pre-war missionary in Africa, and who was closely involved with the formation of the South African Native Labour Corps. This talk tells their story, and Robert’s, in Europe during the War. The story will also move post war period when Robert wrote a best-selling war-related book w…Event Details
Viv Newman presents an overview of how three crises impacted on written culture. The First World War led to an outpouring of literature, with professional and amateur writers and poets wielding their pens as they sought to make sense of a world that was irrevocably changing lives. Just over a century later, the Covid-19 pandemic had a similar effe…Event Details