The Waterloo Assocation: Members Area

Chicheley Hall

Event

This year we commemorate the birth of many individuals who played a key role in the Napoleonic Wars not only Napoleon and Wellington. The Waterloo Association is pleased to announce that it will be running an event from late afternoon on Friday 4th October to mid afternoon on Saturday 5th October at the stunning Chicheley Hall, Chicheley Road, Milton Keynes MK16 9JJ

Chicheley Hall is a stunning Grade I listed mansion, regarded as one of the finest examples of early 18th Century architecture. It housed part of the SOE during the Second World War and was used as a location for such film and television projects as Pride and Prejudice, The Meaning of Life, and Black Beauty. We shall have exclusive use of the purpose built conference centre in the Stable Block

Besides Napoleon and Wellington we will be looking at a range of historical figures including, amongst others,the French marshals Lannes, Ney and Soult, Captain Thomas Hardy of HMS Victory fame and Sir Hudson Lowe Napoleon’s gaoler on St Helena. Speakers comprise Paul Brunyee, Gareth Glover, John Hussey, John Morewood and Julian Spilsbury. All are accomplished authors. In particular John Hussey was awarded the Templar medal by the Society for Army Historical Research for his magisterial two volume “Waterloo-The Campaign of 1815”. There will be 5 talks and the cost of £190 per person includes overnight accommodation, dinner on Friday night, Breakfast and a buffet lunch on the Saturday. Places are limited so expressions of interest please to John Morewood tjjp199@yahoo.co.uk