Descendants: Battlefield Tour

At Waterloo Uncovered, we often get visitors whose ancestors fought in the battle. Last Friday, we were visited by a group who toured the battlefield and came to see us at our dig at Hougoumont. Here are their stories: Francis Seymour is a descendant of Captain Horace Beauchamp Seymour, who was on Lord Uxbridge’s staff. Luke Ponsonby is descended from …

WU People: Sam Wilson

Sam Alexander Wilson (30) is a professional archaeologist from Basingstoke. He’s been part of the Waterloo Uncovered team right from the start, and  has seen how much impact it can make a person -for the good.  For Sam, it’s his fourth year on the dig as a supervisor. This year has been quite a different experience. “For the first time, we …

WU People: Sebastiaan Loche

WU People: Sebastiaan Loche Sebastiaan Loche (43) from Zwolle in the Netherlands, is a veteran serving in the Dutch armed forces. He is part of a growing team of Dutch veterans taking part in Waterloo Uncovered. Their involvement reflects the increasing interest in battlefield archaeology in the Netherlands, and a curiosity to find out more about the important Dutch contribution …

WU People: Hans Droppert

Hans Droppert (63) is a veteran of the Dutch Royal Navy Reserve from Heinkenszand (NL). He has been cleaning and organising finds fresh out of the trenches.  Hans plans on sharing some of the stories of his fellow veterans in Dutch classrooms. These experiences are part of his project ‘Veteran in the Classroom’ (Veteraan in de Klas) which spreads awareness …

WU People: Sylvain Robert-Malbete

Sylvain Robert-Malbete (23) is a Coldstream Guardsman from London. He is learning more about metal detecting and Napoleonic history while excavating in the Car Park. Back in England, Sylvain is part of the Coldstream Guards’ First Battalion. His right arm is covered in a Harry Potter-themed tattoo sleeve. He tells me that his House is Slytherin, though he identifies mostly …

WU People: Max Marwick

  Max Marwick (22) is a student of history at Sussex University, Brighton. After the summer, he’ll start the second year of his bachelor’s degree. This year is Max’s first time on an excavation site. He feels this experience has added to his understanding of history. Whereas he usually studies from books, Max now has the opportunity to actually get …

WU People: Keanie Trick

Keanie Trick (23) is an aircraft technician from Devon, UK. This year’s her second time on the dig. Keanie (named after actor Keanu Reeves) dreamed of a life serving in the army since she was 6 years old. At the age of 16 she enrolled and became an aircraft technician. Recently, she has come down with a hip and back …

Fieldwork objectives, July 2015

Summary of fieldwork objectives, July 2015 The forthcoming fieldwork will build upon the results of the evaluation in April. An important objective of this two-week exercise will be the continued use of excavation to ground-truth anomalies identified in the geophysical survey carried out by our team from the University of Ghent. During the evaluation, three of these anomalies, two to …

Siborne’s Large Model

Waterloo Uncovered is primarily a fieldwork-based operation, attempting to challenge and prove/disprove the many hundred historical accounts of the Battle. We also get the chance to work with lots of interesting organisations and people and our new video documents one of these collaborations. We have been allowed exclusive access to Siborne’s Large Model, a huge physical model of the battlefield …