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Happy Waterloo Day!

(Scotland Forever! Lady Butler's famous painting of the charge of Royal Scot Greys at Waterloo)
 
It's nearly two hundred years today that the Battle of Waterloo was fought on the flat plains of Waterloo but that won't happen until four years later (18th June 2015).

Coincidentally it's also Philip Jackson's birthday today (best known Chief Inspector James Japp from Poirot) so happy birthday, Mr Jackson!

Date: 2011-06-19 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cicerothewriter.livejournal.com
I should really go back to England for 2015. I bet they're going to do a lot of celebrating and cool Wellington-related activities.

Date: 2011-06-20 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] almaviva90.livejournal.com
I hope I'll be able to be in the UK at the time as well. As far as I know, Apsley House also tries to do something special as Waterloo Day approaches each year but I bet that 2015 will be something special.

You might like to take a look at a Wellington-focused Tumblr I've been keeping for a couple of months now:
http://seetheconqueringherocomes.tumblr.com/

I haven't been updating it as much as I would have liked to tell the truth but you might find it interesting :)

Date: 2011-06-20 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cicerothewriter.livejournal.com
I remember they had a banner out about Waterloo at the front gate, but I was too excited when I saw that the house was open to pay attention to what it said.

Oooo, nice! I think I'm actually following you already. I didn't realize that you were running it. I should have guessed. ;0)

I do! Wellington needs more love. :0)

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