Welcome to the Yorkshire Branch of The Western Front Association. 

We meet on Saturdays at 2.00pm Please note this is a new start time for 2024

Venue

The branch venue for our monthly meetings is easy to find, being 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 £5 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 2024 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, other theatres 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

British Widows of WW1  by Andrea Hetherington
09 Mar

British Widows of WW1 by Andrea Hetherington

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
09 Mar 2024 14:00
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

This talk will cover the problems experienced by women widowed by the war and the battles that had to be fought in order for them to be given an adequate pension. 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 enthusi…

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The First Air War with Grant Cullen
13 Apr

The First Air War with Grant Cullen

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
13 Apr 2024 14:00
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

This talk originated with a number of black and white photos found at a yard sale in Hazlewood, Missouri, in the 1990s. This talk covers a rather neglected topic and discusses the main protagonists of WW1 – aeroplanes and people. The talk uses extensive illustrations and includes one short animation and one brief example of the workings of the rota…

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A Tower of Strength: Brig-Gen Edward Bulfin and the 1914 Campaign with Michael LoCicero
11 May

A Tower of Strength: Brig-Gen Edward Bulfin and the 1914 Campaign with Michael LoCicero

Manor Academy, Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton, York, YO26 6PA
11 May 2024 14:00
(Peter Palmer) 01274 642907

This presentation is a biographical overview of a little-known mid-level commander from Mons to Ypres, Edward Bulfin, who was GOC 2 Brigade, 1st Division BEF. He served in France and Flanders becoming one of Haig’s ‘Fire Brigade’ which ensured ‘puttying up’ when Haig used his brigade in emergencies. Members and non-members of The Western Front A…

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