Celebrating a battle royal at Waterloo monument

penielheughCelebrating a battle royal at Waterloo monumentThere’s a big bash in the Borders being planned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

A day of festivities are to take place on June 28 at the Penielheugh Waterloo landmark just north of Jedburgh.

The  much loved monument, built to recognise the achievement of the Duke of Wellington and his troops, will provide the focus for a packed programme
that will include massed pipe bands, a mass ride out and a military re-enactment of one of the critical engagements of Waterloo.

TV historian Peter Snow will be talking us through the confrontation at La Haye Sainte which will be specially reconstructed for the day. There will also be trade and food stalls.

The 150ft tower stands on land owned by Lothian Estates which will be co-ordinating celebrations that will be the biggest since it was erected between 1817 and 1824.

Entrance will be free and the event pormises to be a great day out for all the family.

 

 

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