Jo Clark on site in a waterloo uncovered t-shirt

Veterans’ Stories: Jo Clark

Waterloo Uncovered supports Veterans and Serving Personnel as they recover from the traumas of war and transition to civilian life, through a programme of archaeology, education and wellbeing support. Learn more about Jo, who participated in our 2020 and 2018 programmes, and her story.

Napoleon: Close to a Win at Waterloo?

The Duke of Wellington once described Waterloo as “the nearest-run thing you ever saw in your life.” Evidence uncovered by Waterloo Uncovered at Hougoumont and Mont-Saint-Jean has revealed just how true that statement is – and just how close Napoleon came to winning at the Battle of Waterloo.

Waterloo Pubs

The Battle of Waterloo had a huge influence on British history – and British pub names! There are dozens of pubs in the UK with names relating to the Battle of Waterloo, Wellington and Napoleon. Find your local with our new map.

Impact 2020

Impact Report 2020 We would like to sincerely thank all of our donors and supporters, without whose generosity none of our work would be possible. If you would like to make a donation please click here. Download the full report as a PDF (2MB) A new report by the charity Waterloo Uncovered reveals how the charity supported Veterans and Serving Military Personnel …

Three images, of Gyles Brandreth, a fallen chestnut, and a participant on the Battlefields Uncovered course respectively

Spring Dig Diary

In this month’s Dig Diary, we fill you in on the loss of one of the last surviving witnesses of Waterloo, shine a spotlight on our 2021 programmes including Battlefields Uncovered; and recap our successful fundraising event, An Evening Uncovered.

Creative Arts Programme

Battlefields Uncovered Course 2021-22 Since 2018, Veterans and Serving Military Personnel (VSMP) who take this course have been digging deeper into iconic battlefields like Waterloo and a variety of past conflicts which are still remembered today. This fascinating course helps VSMP to recognise their existing transferable skills, build new ones, and gain the confidence and connections to make use of …

Waterloo Uncovered 2020: A Virtual Lifeline for Veterans

Find out what we got up to in 2020 after the unfortunate cancellation of our 2020 excavation in Belgium due to COVID-19, and how our Virtual Programme provided a lifeline for Veterans and Serving Military Personnel during a difficult time. To help us continue our work, please consider making a donation.

How We Support Veterans

Waterloo Uncovered (WU) has been delivering archaeological excavations on the site of the Battle of Waterloo for Veteran and Serving Military Personnel (VSMP) since 2015. The wellbeing of participants has been a key factor of each excavation, and WU’s other programmes.  Our Veteran & Serving Military Personnel (VSMP) Programmes have been developed over the past five years, run by an …

Positive Pathways Creative Arts Programme

Virtual Support Programme 2021 Over the past five years on our battlefield dig, and through our first ‘virtual’ programme devised as a result  of Covid-19, we have had great success in supporting VSMP with a range of activities. Due to the changing  nature of the pandemic, WU has put together a new Virtual Support Programme for 2021, funded by the …