Day Four

A Day with Liam & Ash| Dig Diary

For Day Four, we're tagging along with veterans Liam & Ash to find out what a typical day with Waterloo Uncovered holds in our daily video!

Photos by Chris van Houts.

7th July 2022
Hattie Ford

Howitzer Shell

So far, we've discovered dozens of musket balls at Plancenoit, the majority of which appear to be French, and several of which are mishapen, indicating that they impacted something - or an unfortunate someone. But towards the end of our first week of excavation, we discovered something a little bigger: several fragments of a French howitzer shell! While this isn't a complete, unexploded howitzer shell like the one we discovered in 2019, it still provides clear evidence for the presence of artillery near Plancenoit.

Ben James and Liam at the Invcitus Games

Black Cabs Arrive

On Thursday evening, our team got a little bigger with the arrival of a fleet of Black Cabs driven by volunteers from the Taxi Charity for Military Veterans. Their passengers included veterans, archaeologists and supporters - including Time Team's Phil Harding! Learn more about the Taxi Charity here.

Virtual Tour with Phil

Next week, Phil Harding is hosting a free online tour of our excavation sites across the battlefield with a live Q&A - and you're invited! Find out more and book your free ticket using the button below.

Ben James and Liam at the Invcitus Games

Check out our video for Day Four of our 2022 Excavation, which follows a pair of veterans, Liam & Ash, as they experience a typical day on site.

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