The Last Dig Diary of 2018

It has been wonderful to be on site and to be part of this amazing community. Who knew that such a diverse group of strangers could become so close in only two (intense) weeks? Thank you for reading, following, liking and sharing us!   The Chestnut Deception Did we find out what caused the geophysical anomalies? Yes. Was it related …

Descendants: Julian and Ben Parker

Julian and Ben Parker, a father and son duo on site have a very tangible link to the battle of Waterloo. Julian, an ex army captain grew up in the military, as his dad was a Colonel in the army as well. Ans it turned out, there were more military men in the family’s history. In 2015, Julian’s family discovered …

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 …