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
Wed, March 10, 2021 7:30 PM On Zoom The name of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard conjures up an image of proud, disciplined, battle experienced veterans dedicated to their emperor; an invincible battlefield force whose commitment to the fight was the certai [...]
I am very conscious that with covid continuing, and dark nights creeping in we need to increase our offering to you our members. Despite being a technophobe, having been elected President of our Local History Society, I’ve had to get to grips with ho [...]
Waterloo Association News
Historic England have just released a report on the Woolwich Rotunda, it covers the history of this [...]View more
As part of our continuing efforts to provide value to our members in this covid period there are som [...]View more
If you missed the fascinating talk on the Congress of Vienna by Colonel Nick Lipscombe on Zoom a few [...]View more