About the Waterloo Association
An historical society for those interested in the Battle of Waterloo and the Peninsular Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington.
In 1972, the site of the Waterloo battlefield was under threat from a proposed motorway. The 8th Duke of Wellington, with help from a number of distinguished Belgian and British allies, successfully fought off the plan, but realised the need for an organisation to promote and protect the site for future generations, and so the Waterloo Association was formed.
The Waterloo Association now regularly contributes to the maintenance and preservation of existing monuments. The Association was responsible for the erection, and dedication in 2002, of a major memorial at Quatre Bras, commemorating the British and Hanoverian troops that fought and died there on 16th June 1815.More about the Waterloo Association Explore the History of the Era
Waterloo Association Membership Benefits
- Free entry to The Wellington Museum at Waterloo.
- An interesting programme of regional events and visits. Such as Waterloo and Portsmouth
- Two talks a year in London.
- 10% Discount in the National Army Museum Shop on production of a membership card.
- The Association Journal which is published three times each year, in Spring, Summer and Winter and is posted to each member.
Waterloo Association Events
Events Up coming Events
“Waterloo: Building Armies and Armies Building”- Study Weekend Higham Hall The anniversaries this year are the Lines of Torres Vedras and Busaco. Other talks will examine the background, development and activities of some of the regiments, corps and [...]
Waterloo Association News
All our members receive three journals a year as one of the benefits of belonging to the Association [...]View more
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany held in the Royal Collection Oh, the grand old Duke of Yor [...]View more
by Elizabeth Lancaster On May 1st 1903, the Batley News published an obituary to my great grandfathe [...]View more