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


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.

OCTOBER 2017

30th Oct  2000  Abbotts Langley Local History Society
Paul Chamberlain talks on  How Napoleonic Prisoners spent their time.
http://www.allhs.org.uk/

NOVEMBER 2017

09 Nov   1630  St Davids Church, Exeter
Commemoration of the149th anniversary of the death of
Cavalie Mercer.  Royal Horse Artillery Waterloo Hero.

18+19 Nov  1000-1600  Warfare 2017
Wargames Ass of Reading, Rivermead Leisure Complex,
Richfield Ave,Reading RG1 8    0118 901 5000
www.wargamesassociationreading.co.uk

25 Nov  Friends of the British Cemetery Annual Bazaar
In ELVAS, opposite the aquaduct, from early morning.

until 26 Nov  Queens' Gallery Holyroodhouse Edinburgh
exhibition of the Crimean War photos of Roger Fenton
www.royalcollection.org.uk


DECEMBER 2017

06+07 Dec  1930  Scarlet and Gold 2017 Concert
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, London
www.householddivision.org.uk   0207 730 4500

Guards Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London
1300-1400  Free lunchtime concerts
28th Nov  Irish Guards
12th Dec  Guards Brass Dectet
0207 414 3229 for more info.

06 Dec  Fort Nelson Portsmouth
Talk ''Development of Artillery''
info@armouries.org.uk

11th Dec  1430  Fordingbridge Historical Society
Paul Chamberlain talk ''Napoleonic Prisoners' Bone Ships etc''
http://www.thefordingbridgehistoricalsociety.com

John Tams and Barry Coope Concert Details on
www.johntams.co.uk   examples include
16 Nov  Hereford   18 Nov  Halton,Lancs
15 Feb 2018  Beverley      more info from
sallytams@burginfarm.co.uk

2018 Events

22nd Feb  Friends of The British Cemetery Elvas Portugal
Advance notice of The Spring Reception to be held at
Brooks Club, St James St, London.
Register for full details with Major Nick Hallidie
nickah3559@gmail.com   01787 880445

03+04 March  Annual Napoleonic Weekend
Bingham, Notts  NG13 8AH
will include talks, demonstrations, book sales and much more.
Register  with Peter Youds and see website for full info
http://www.bicorn.co.uk

2018 Battleproms Bookings open at
www.battleproms.com
Waterloo Assoc Southern Area Meeting

14:00 - 17:00 on 21October 2017 at The Royal Green Jackets Museum in Winchester. All members (and those possibly interested in joining) are welcome - and its free! You will however have to put up with two 30 minute talks by your truly - One on 'The American Sharpe' and the other on The War in the Mediterranean 1793-1815 the birth of modern Amphibious Operations' - plus a guided tour of the excellent museum and time for a cup of tea afterwards! I hope to see lots of you there!