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

Racing Through the Ruins: Bikes, Battlefields and Zone Rouge - Tom Isitt

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

We welcome Tom Isitt to our Hornchurch venue on Wednesday 12th of April to present his talk about an extremely strenuous 1919 bicycle race following the Great War battlefields. “It was across this brutalised land that the riders raced. Gale-force winds, freezing temperatures, and driving sleet greeted them as they turned south from Diksmuide and he…

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"Poor cogs in the machinery of War". A day in the life of a munitions factory - Dr Vivien Newman

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

On Wednesday 10th of May we welcome the return of Dr Vivien Newman to our Hatfield Peverel venue, who will present her talk about the Kynoch munitions factory in south Essex. Like many factories this was a massive complex with accommodation and its own railway station. Little remains today. The meeting will have an 8pm start. We meet in the Bar ar…

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Thousands of Heroes Have Arisen - Sukwinderr Singh Bassi

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

On Wednesday 14th of June we welcome Sukwinder Singh Bassi to our Hornchurch venue to present his talk about the service and sacrifices of Sikh soldiers during the Great War. The talk is based on letters send to and from Sikh soldiers on the Western Front and those convalescing  in England. These letters describe their wartime experiences in Europe…

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