Welcome to the Yorkshire Branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet on Saturdays at 2.30pm

Venue

The branch venue for our monthly meetings is easy to find, being the main hall of Manor Academy, Millfield Lane at Nether Poppleton. The postcode (for Sat Nav purposes) is YO26 6PA. 

Millfield Lane can be accessed off the A1237 (York's northern ring road).

 

Above: A street view of the venue, showing the ample (free) car parking that is available.

 

See map in the lower left area of this page for the location of our venue. 

We don't make any charge but request a donation on the door of a modest £4 which includes refreshments.

 

Car Parking

There is a large free car park on site. In the unlikely event that the car park is full, there is plenty of free off-street parking immediately opposite the school. 

 

Buses

The number 10 bus (out of York City Centre) runs every half hour and stops directly outside the school.

 

Refreshments

After the presentation, but before the Q&A session with the speaker, we have a break with refreshments available. 

 

Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome.

Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.

The 2022 speaker programme is shown below. 

No apology is made for the emphasis on operational history in the BEF in France and Flanders, which is the most popular type of talk. However, we do have a good selection of other presentations as well, covering social history, life 'off duty' and naval operations.

As ever we have managed to book some highly respected and well known speakers as well as some speakers who are new to the branch.  

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch meetings. 

Upcoming Branch Events

All Arms Warfare - a West Yorkshire Brigade at Cambrai by Fraser Skirrow
08 Oct

All Arms Warfare - a West Yorkshire Brigade at Cambrai by Fraser Skirrow

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
08 Oct 2022 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

On 20th November 1917 the West Yorkshire Battalions of 185th Brigade assaulted the fortified village of Havrincourt as part of the Cambrai offensive. This talk looks at how that attack was conducted on the day. Using animations based on the orders and war diaries and a set of little known letters and maps from an officer of 2/8th West Yorks the pre…

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Naval 8: The Great War History of a Scout Squadron	by Colin Buxton
12 Nov

Naval 8: The Great War History of a Scout Squadron by Colin Buxton

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
12 Nov 2022 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

This talk looks at Scout operations through the eyes of Naval 8 / 208 Squadron RAF. It will examine their experience through the aircraft and airfields that they served with in France. This was a period of rapid change and the talk will look at details of challenges experienced by flying in scouts and their living environment. Also included will be…

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It’s All a Bit Heath Robinson by Luci Gosling
10 Dec

It’s All a Bit Heath Robinson by Luci Gosling

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
10 Dec 2022 14:30
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

This talk will discuss the life and career of one of Britain's best loved humorous artists with particular emphasis on his cartoons during the First World War, a period that inspired him to finely hone the convoluted contraptions and absurd inventions with which he forever after became associated. Members and non-members of The Western Front As…

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