The Waterloo Association: Members Area


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.

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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.
  • Supports the Napoleon Series website which has over 20000 articles available to view.
  • The Association Journal which is published three times each year, in Spring, Summer and Winter and is posted to each member.

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Waterloo Association Events

Events Up coming Events


WA Winter Lecture 1- Smuggling before, after and during the Napoleonic Wars

The rise and decline of smuggling and the strange role smugglers played during the Napoleonic Wars About this event December 8th 1930-21.00 on Zoom Smuggling was a major problem in the second half of the 18th century. It was not simply 'five and twen [...]


WA Winter Lecture 2 – The Prince of Orange: Hero or Zero?

Was the Prince of Orange inept or has he been unjustly maligned?   About this event January 5th 19.30-21.00 on Zoom In this talk Andrew Field examines whether the Prince of Orange was an inexperienced, conceited and tactically inept senior offic [...]

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