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.
- 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.
Waterloo Association Events
Events Up coming Events
Thanks to the generosity and support of His Grace the Duke of Wellington, the Waterloo Association is delighted to announce that its Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 24 May at Apsley House. The timetable is below. 5pm: Members arrive [...]
The Waterloo Association is delighted to host four leading historians who share their new research on aspects of the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns 9.30 -Attendees arrive 10.00 -11.15 Carole Divall: the Battle of Vitoria 11.30- 12.45 Gareth Glover [...]
Waterloo Association News
Was Black Bob Craufurd a great general? A necessary Reappraisal Much has been written about General [...]View more
Sandwiched between two commentaries on the role of Eton alumni during the Waterloo Campaign, Mick Cr [...]View more
The most recent instalment of our Winter Lecture Series had now been released exclusively for our me [...]View more