Veteran Jo Clark, the Sutton Hoo helmet, and Napoleon Bonaparte

June Dig Diary

In this month’s Dig Diary, we mark the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death, observe Mental Health Awareness Week, and fill you in on how the British Museum team got involved in our Virtual Programme!

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.


This comprehensive report covering the charity’s activities in 2020 reveals how the charity managed to adapt their traditional programme of veteran support into a virtual one, to continue using the study of the past to support the servicemen and women of today despite the Coronavirus crisis.

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.

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 …