Welcome to the Preston & Central Lancashire branch of the Western Front Association. 

The Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DD

 

The venue is in the centre of town. On the opposite side of the road is Preston Town Hall and a little further up the road is the Guild Hall. There is some on street parking but the bus station and car park are very close and in easy walking distance. The meetings take place in the upstairs room.

We meet here on the fourth Monday of each month - there are no meetings however in August or December.

Meetings, unless otherwise stated, are at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start.

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Upcoming Branch Events

The Little Digger: Billy Hughes - The Enfant Terrible at the Versailles Negotiations with Dr Chris Payne OBE
24 Feb

The Little Digger: Billy Hughes - The Enfant Terrible at the Versailles Negotiations with Dr Chris Payne OBE

The Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DD
24 Feb 2020 19:30
07474 370698

Background to the career of Billy Hughes; his emigration from the UK and early years in Australia; Prime Ministerial career 1915-23 including his attitudes to German internment and industry, the White Australia Policy, his wartime visits to the UK in 1916 and 1918, the Australian Conscription plebiscites and his participation (as the enfant terribl…

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Loos 1915 with Niall Cherry
23 Mar

Loos 1915 with Niall Cherry

The Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DD
23 Mar 2020 19:30
07474 370698

The culmination of several attacks by the BEF in 1915 was the attack in the Loos sector in September where in a mining area north of Arras, the largest British offensive of the war thus far took place. Forced into an offensive in an area which as one senior commander put it was on 'most unfavorable ground', the BEF suffered heavy casualties and lit…

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War memorials: Fighting for survival with Mike Coyle
27 Apr

War memorials: Fighting for survival with Mike Coyle

The Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DD
27 Apr 2020 19:30
07474 370698

A look at the meaning, significance and fate of War Memorials in the 21st century and at current efforts to rescue, recover and relocate those in danger. Image: The Much Hoole Wesleyan Roll of Honour by Charles O'Donnell

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