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