Inaugural meeting of the Waterloo Association Midlands Group
Saturday 16th June
Venue: Coten End Primary School, Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NP
The school is only a short walk from Warwick railway station and the school has ample car parking.
10:00am - 3:00pm
‘Remembering Quatre Bras’
Tea and coffee will be available.
‘The Dutch-Belgians at Quatre Bras’
‘The French at Quatre Bras’
‘Twelve interesting facts about the battle of Ligny’
12:45 - 13:45 lunch in the immediate area. Options range from a real ale pub to a Portuguese cafe.
Afternoon events - a visit to the Fusilier Museum with two presentations
‘The 6th Foot in the Napoleonic Wars and The Waterloo Medal’
Please note that there is no access for wheelchair users to the upper floor of the museum.
Tickets are £5. This can be paid on the day but places must be
Monday May 14th at 6.30
Professor Sir David Cannadine - The Last Great Englishman?
Join us for a lecture with Professor Sir David Cannadine on 'The Last Great Englishman' and the part The Duke of
For much of this life, the Duke of Wellington was the most famous Briton of his time, and the most famous man in
the western world. Yet none of this could have been foreseen during this early years, and during the crisis over the
passing of the Great Reform Act, his popularity plummeted. But by the time of his death, there were many, including
Queen Victoria, who wondered how the United Kingdom would survive without him. And ever since, his military
prowess has been both an inspiration and a reproach to those lesser commanders who have come after.
Tuesday 22nd May at 6.30pm Waterloo Uncovered, Professor Tony Pollard
Join us for a lecture with Professor Tony Pollard on Waterloo Uncovered, an exciting project helping ex-
servicemen transition whilst also discovering new archeology at the Battle of Waterloo site.
Professor Tony Pollard is the Director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology and a Professor of Conflict
History and Archaeology. Professor Pollard regularly appears on television, having first brought battlefield
archaeology to public attention with the BBC series Two Men in a Trench, which he co-presented with Neil
Oliver. He is a co-director of the Waterloo Uncovered project, which 2015 has brought together archaeologists,
historians, injured military veterans and students in the investigation of the famous battlefield.
HOW TO BOOK
Please note: Booking tickets for this event is essential as places are limited. Tickets (£10 concession or £12) are
available to purchase by calling our dedicated Ticket Sales Team on 0370 333 1181 (Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.30
Sat 9am - 5pm).
Quatre Bras, Belgium
Major recreation of the battle of Quatre Bras, plus encampments and living history displays.
Ligny 1815, Les Napoléoniennes, Belgium
Major Napoleonic re-enactment, living history encampment plus period music, and craft stalls.
Battle of Waterloo, Belgium
Over two days, the partners of the Battlefield of Waterloo (Memorial 1815; Napoleon’s Last HQ; Farm of Mont-
St-Jean ;Wellington Museum) organize many events on site including living history encampments, a re-enactment of
the attack on Hougoumont Farm, battle re-enactments and exhibitions.
Open from 9h30 to 18h30.
Entrance fee to the encampments: 5€/person, children (> 7 years) free
Free parking at the 1815 Memorial.
Aldershot and Farnborough Abbey, Hampshire
Napoleonic battles and living history, plus commemorative parades at Farnborough Abbey and at the Wellington
July - dates to be confirmed
Napoleon: Wavre 1815
Battle re-enactments, living history and other events to commemorate this action from the 1815 campaign.
September 15th -16th
Heritage Open Days at Norman Cross Prison Depot
The site will be open over the weekend with guided tours examining a Napoleonic war prison and the lives of the
men, women and children held there. Re-enactors will portray soldiers of the garrison and prisoners (possibly with
some escapees!), plus the recently published book The Napoleonic Prison of Norman Cross: The lost town of
Huntingdonshire will be available for sale
Details will be available from August on the Heritage Open days website
Seventh Wellington Congress 2019 - call for papers
The University of Southampton will be holding its Seventh Wellington Congress 12-14 April 2019. Keynote
speakers will include Professor Andrew Lambert, Professor Charles Esdaile, Dr Alicia Laspra and Dr Richard
Gaunt. Proposals are invited for papers on all aspects of the career of the first Duke of Wellington, as well as the
wider context in Britain, Ireland, the Empire and Continental Europe, between 1780 and the mid-nineteenth
century. Submissions may come from any discipline that focuses on this period. Proposals (up to 250 words)
should be submitted to Archives@soton.ac.uk <mailto:Archives@soton.ac.uk> by 1 October 2018. Conference
papers should not exceed 30 minutes in length. Proposals for panel sessions will be considered.
The University’s Hartley Library is the home of the first Duke of Wellington’s archive, and the event will include
opportunities to see the collection, as well as a programme of social activities.
Contact: Wellington Congress 2019, Archives and Manuscripts Hartley Library, University of Southampton,
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ Great Britain Email: Archives@soton.ac.uk <mailto:Archives@soton.ac.uk>
2018 Battleproms Bookings open at