The Western Front Association

Wolverhampton Branch 

Do you know anyone from Aldridge who served in the First World War? 

If so, the Aldridge Great War Project would like to hear from you. 

Click the link below and find out how you could help the community of Aldridge record their Great War past.


On Saturday 16th July, 83 delegates made up of branch members, WFA members and interested individuals met at the Sir Jack Hayward suite of the Molineux, home of Wolves for the Wolverhampton Branch's 1st Conference. The conference was an overwhelming success, the company was pleasant and the speakers captured our interest in all matters to do with the Battle of the Somme - all with a local twist.


The conference raised lots of money for worthy causes and it was a pleasure to host Big Centre TV and Doorstep History to film the event.


It was a pleasure to host Mark McCartney from the Western Front Association National to sell WFA branded goods.


To see more images from the day - see our conference page!

VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE BRANCH IS A GUEST AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY FOR THE SOMME SERVICE

A BRANCH MEETING FEATURES ON BIG CENTRE TV - SOMME100 

Branch member - John talks about local Airmen 

Courtesy of Big Centre TV - watch from 16.52 mins in.

@WFAwolvo


The Branch are now on Twitter - Follow to be kept up to date with news and events


AUGUST 2015


CANNOCK CHASE MILITARY HISTORY WEEKEND


This popular, free event returns for a fifth year to explore the area's military connections.  Re-enactment groups, experts and veterans, are all on hand to provide information and put on displays, from Anglo-Saxon to current armed forces, plenty to experience and lots of hands on activities, including air rockets, pike drill and great war recruiting. Picnic sites, cafe and kids play area, all on site.  Raising funds for Help for Heroes.


For more information

http://cannockchasemilitaryhistory.weebly.com/

August 2015

July 2015

Our friends at the Wolverhampton Archives are publishing a blog about Wolverhampton's contribution to the Great War.

Stories, images and details of local men and women who were involved both at home and abroad.

We will put links up from time to time of articles etc. that you may find interest.

The Wolverhampton Archives is such as fantastic resource in Wolverhampton that we encourage more people to use their fantastic facilities.

April 2015 NEW Mobile Web


Wolverhampton WFA launches its new Mobile version of the website. 


You can now keep up to date with whats going on in Wolverhampton and the Great War.



We return to Wolverhampton History Fair Nov 2014


We return to Wolverhampton History Fair Nov 2014 November saw the branch return to the ever popular Wolverhampton History Fair - as we have seen at other events, there were lots of interest in what we had to offer..

WFA ON TOUR - Pedmore Remembers - Community Event - 13th July

An excellent event, a well attended day by the residents of Stourbridge.


Thank you to all those that stopped at the stand.


We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Walsall Local History Fair - Saturday 25th October 2014


Another super year at Walsall History Fair, lots of visitors to the stand, plenty of interest in the Great War this year.

Picture is the Mayor of Walsall opening the fair.

We will return next year!


Shrewsbury Family History Society Day - Sat 7th June


Our first year in Shrewsbury, and what a day it was.  Busy from 10:00am till 3pm. A steady flow of visitors to our stand, showcasing WFA resources and information.  The events team worked well, good preparation for future events.  Thank you to all our visitors.

Do you want a unique copy of a WW1 Map?

The WFA have for sale contemporary maps of WW1 of the Ypres / Lille and also Arras / Somme areas. 

 

To find out more visit the national WFA website for further details.    WFA Website

Week long Exhibition - August 2014


The branch opened a temporary exhibition in the Wulfrun Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton to mark the beginning of the centenary.

The exhibition showcased the WFA and the Great War.  Over 600 visitors came through the door to speak to our branch members.

Local school marks FWW Centenary - Wood Green Academy

9th April /8th May- Wood Green Academy - First World War Roadshow


4:40pm - 6:00pm (Hughes Block)  The branch will be supporting the Academy in their event - if you have any documents / items relating to the war, the school want to meet you.  The school want to scan / photograph your items to record the history of the war of Wednesbury and the local area.  This information will be preserved for future generations.

NEW WFA Centenary Website
Keeping you up to date!

New WFA Centenary Website


To keep up to date with Centenary events nationally, visit the following website for information.

www.firstworldwarcentenary.co.uk


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The WFA now have a Youtube channel which will help you keep up to date with WFA events. Click the link below.

Below are links to good stockists of all things military.

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