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
Our autumn meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th November in the splendid surroundings of Apsley House “No 1 London” purchased by the First Duke from his brother in 1817.We are very grateful to the current Duke for allowing us to visit outside no [...]
Saturday 7 September 2019 Study Day – Gunpowder weapons in the Napoleonic Wars The Battlefields Trust in partnership with the Waterloo Association and the Royal Gunpowder Mills at Waltham Abbey, present a one-day seminar from 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., on [...]
Waterloo Association News
by J. David Markham, FINS When one thinks of prisoners of war, soldiers and sailors usually come to [...]View more
"The Duke is Dead" The newspapers took up the mournful story of the death of the Duke of Wellington [...]View more