APRIL
01 Apr  Apsley House re-opens.   020 7499 5676

08+09 Apr 0800-1600  Ickworth House, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5Q
Training days with the Royal Horse Artillery + 95th re-enactors.
http://www.95thrifles.com/

08+09 Apr  1000-1600  International Living History Fair
Cressing Temple Barns, Cressing, Braintree CM77 8     01305 831720
https://livinghistoryfestival.wordpress.com   www.pikeandshot.com  £8

13-17 Apr and 04-29 Aug  Stratfield Saye Open Days.
info@wellingtonestates.co.uk    01256 882694

20 Apr  1015-1630  Ghurka Museum, Winchester
Defence Surveyors Ass mini-seminar, including talk by
Nick Lipscombe 'Waterloo:magnificent victory or inglorious blunder'
contact Col Mike Nolan for last remaining places.  01635 253167
maptnolan@gmail.com   £25 including a curry lunch.
see www.nick-lipscombe.net    for more talks and events.

20 Apr  1830-2030  Waterloo Uncovered Lecture
Cavalry and Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly W1J 7PX
Major Gen James Cowan talks ''Is Waterloo relevant today?''
£25 to raise funds for archaeological work this July and beyond,
supporting veterans, organised by  Mark Evans   07834 221149
admin@waterloouncovered.com    Jacket and tie, drinks reception.
open the attachments for full details and booking form.

22 Apr  1000  Wargaming Day and traders.  www.salute.co.uk
Excel London,One Western Gateway,Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL

27+28 Apr  Study Day 'Fighting,suffering and death in the wars of the French Revolution
and of the First Empire''             principally in French.
Faculte de Medecine, Boulevard Pierre Dramard, CS80011 Marseille France.
http://calenda.org/375889          www.napoleon.org

30 Apr  1000  Cannon Hall Battle Event
Bark House Lane, Huddersfield S75 4AT

MAY

02 May  1930  Tayne Centre, Church Rd, Lyminge, Folkestone Kent
Christopher Shaw talk 'How the Light Bobs saved England from Napoleon''
www.shorncliffe-trust.org.uk       all welcome, tickets on the door.

03 May  1900  Guards Chapel, Birdcage Walk       Free Concert
with the Band of the Household Cavalry.

06+07 May  1400  Napoleonic Living History Weekend
The Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, Ipswich  IP9 1

10 May  1730-2030  Royal Engineers , Brompton, Chatham  Kent  ME4 4UG
Leo Favret talk 'Must Heroes Suffer Such Disgrace as this - Waterloo's veterans'
There are restricted places for non-members of The Friends of the RE Museum,
please contact suzanne.brunt@talktalk.net  01795 842992 for more details on
how to book.  Dinner afterwards is £10 per person if required.
Booking essential before April 23rd.

13 May  1400  East India Club, St James Square, London
Gareth Glover talk 'The Mediterranean War:the birthplace of Modern Amphibious Warfare'
For booking details contact 1805club@gmail.com    www.1805club.org

14 May  1000  Annual Ceremony in The British Cemetery, Elvas Portugal.
full details on attending from Major Nick Hallidie,  nickah3559@gmail.com

16 May  1000 Annual Ceremony to commemorate the Battle of Albuera.
20+21 May  Albuera weekend of re-enactments and events.
organised by the Mayor of Albuera, details again from Nick.

18 May  1830  £10     ''Life in the Georgian Court''
6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX      0207 529 8920
office@georgiangroup.org.uk

20+21 May  1000-1700  Drop Redoubt Open Weekend, Dover CT17 9
http://www.doverwesternheights.org/

28+29 May  1000-1600  Invasion Kent Living History Weekend,
Hole Park, Rolvenden, Tenterden Kent TN17 4
www.napoleonicassociation.org   01580 241344

JUNE

02-04 June       Bataille de Ligny Weekend
http://www.premierchasseurligny.be/

03+04 June  1030-1700     Living History Festival
Weald and Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU

16-18 June  Shrewsbury Waterloo Weekend
friendsoflordhillscolumn.co.uk   paul@waterloo12.plus.com

26 June-02 July    Chalke Valley History Festival
https://cvhf.org.uk     01722 781133

AND 25+26 October Friends of the British Cemetery Elvas
Symposium in progress of organising, this years' theme will
be talks about individuals. If you wish to give a short talk,
contact Nick Hallidie  nickah3559@gmail.com  01787 880445

WEBSITES TO CHECK MORE EVENTS

www.projecthougoumont.com

www.householddivision.org.uk  info@householddivision.org.uk
for London events and Guards Chapel Concerts details.

www.battleproms.com   01432 355416

https://navaldockyards.org/   explores naval culture.

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/search/Napoleon
Digital collection of hundreds of Napoleonic items in
The New York Public Library.

stehelene.org  Genealogy of Medals of Sainte Helena.

www.nms.ac.uk  for info Scottish Museums and events.

http://www.chelsea-pensioners.org.uk  for their diary of events.
020 7881 5200
EVENTS
Association Events

For a wider list of events relating to the Waterloo and the Napoleonic era, please visit the Waterloo 200 events page.
Events with a Napoleonic connection in 2016, compiled by
Suzanne Brunt, 63 Playstool Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 7NL
Suzanne.brunt@talktalk.net      01795 842992

Please send me full details of any events in your area
Waterloo Association - Visit to the Queens’ Royal Lancers Museum and Study Day,
Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Nottinghamshire. Saturday August 26th 2017 10.30am-
3.30pm
- An ideal way to avoid a typical British Bank Holiday Saturday!

The recently refurbished museum displays the historic collections of The Queen's Royal Lancers,
the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and the South Nottinghamshire Hussars. These fascinating
collections are of national importance, the museum being opened by HRH Princess Alexandra in
July 2011.

The Queen's Royal Lancers has the immortal cap badge “death or glory” because of the skull and
crossed bones above 'or glory'. The six cavalry regiments amalgamated to form The Queen's
Royal Lancers were: the 5th, 16th, 17th and 21st Lancers, the 16th/5th Lancers and the
17th/21st Lancers. Various of these regiments fought at Waterloo, the Sikh Wars, the Indian
Mutiny, Omdurman and of course the 17th achieved immortality by participating in the Charge of
the Light Brigade

Besides having a tour of the museum led by museum staff we will also have presentations on:
12/16 Light Dragoons during the Napoleonic Wars, the success of lancers in the Napoleonic
Wars and the British Army’s decision to convert light dragoons into lancers, the Lancers in the
Sikh Wars and Indian Mutiny and the 17th Lancers at Balaclava. Speakers include Dr Andrew
Bamford, Patrick Mercer and John Morewood

There will be no charge for attending this event as we will be making a donation to the museum
from central association funds. There is a café on site for lunch which individuals will need to buy
themselves

Given the size of the meeting room attendance is strictly limited to 15 and applications will be
accepted on a “first come first served” basis. Please email The Secretary John Morewood at
tjjp199@yahoo.co.uk to secure your place.

NORTH WEST BRANCH
A meeting will be held on 28th October 2017 in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regimental Museum in
Carlisle Castle. This is the home of the former Cumberland Regiment, the 34th Foot, well known
for their Peninsular exploits.
Members will be able to visit the relocated Museum to see the exhibits including the Drums
captured by the 34th Foot from the French 34th Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Arroyo dos
Molinos in the Peninsula. The allied troops under General Hill were skilfully manoeuvred and the
34th Foot captured a whole battalion of the 34th French infantry together with their drums.
The programme starts at 11am with a visit to the Museum followed by lunch. 
After lunch there will be a talk by the Curator, Stuart Eastwood on the anniversary of the Battle of
Arroyo dos Molinos which took place on 28th October 1811.
There will be a charge of £20.00 for the day including lunch.
All guests welcome. Members to attend please contact Janet and David Bromley at: Sunnyside,
Papcastle, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0LA enclosing a cheque made out to the Waterloo
Association for £20.00
Waterloo Association - Members Autumn Meeting

Our autumn meeting will take place on Thursday 9th November in the splendid surroundings of The East
India Club 16 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4LH. This is of course where on June 21, 1815, the
Prince Regent, the principal guest at a dinner party, heard the news of the victory at Waterloo.

There will be a drinks reception from 6pm-6.45pm at which a mixture of house red/white wine and soft
drinks will be available. This will be followed by a presentation by Waterloo Association member Robert
Pocock who will be speaking on: “Waterloo’s most famous junior officer: The early and final years
of Cavalié Mercer RHA." He will be covering Mercer’s childhood and upbringing within a military family,
his schooling, family tragedy, studies at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, and his first posting,
basically what made Mercer into the man he became. He’ll then jump to his final years, as the second
most senior Artilleryman in the country, and the Waterloo Association’s support for the grave restoration.

There is no charge to members for this event. Members may bring guests provided, as always, they are
interested in joining the Waterloo Association.

Please note:
1) The EIC has a strict dress code:
“Gentlemen should wear business attire or a jacket, including collar and tie, with tailored trousers.
Ladies should dress in smart separates, elegant dress or business attire. Trousers should be tailored.
Casual wear is unacceptable.” Further details are available on the Club website

2) Given heightened security measures no one will be allowed entrance to the club unless their
names are on the attendee list. We have been asked by the EIC to let them have a final list of attendees
by Friday 27th October. If you do wish to attend please email the Hon Secretary John Morewood at tjjp199
@yahoo.co.uk before this date with your full name and the same for any guests you wish to bring. Places
are limited.