Waterloo Weekend 16-18 June 2017

16th June 2017

The Friends of Lord Hill's Column are planning a 'Waterloo Weekend from 16-18 June 2017 (this marks the anniversary of the battle) and have asked Caroline Stanford to give a lecture, Mrs Coade and the making of Lord Hill's Monument at Shrewsbury Museum at 6pm on Friday 16th June.  Caroline is an historian and Head  of Engagement with The Landmark Turst.  She is a published author and an expert on Coade stone (amongst other things).  Coade stone was very widely used during the latter part of the eighteenth century  and the early part of the nineteenth century to embellish parks and gardens. Tickets £10, to include a glass on wine, will be available from the museum shop.  There  will also  be an exhibition on Hill memorabilia at the museum.  We are most grateful to Tanners for their sponsorship of this event.

Lord Hill's column (opposite the Shire Hall in Shrewsbury) will be the focal point for events for the remainder  of Waterloo Weekend and on Saturday 17th June from 12 noon until 14.00 will include an exhibition of items from the battle, a revival of the Lord Hill March by Thomas Tomlin circa 1813, played perhaps for the first time ion 200 years by Shrewsbury Brass Band, plenty of colour from the 23rd Regiment of Foot Royal Welch Fuseliers Re-enactment  society and, at 15.00, as part of National Civic Day, Richard Hayes will lead a mile-long walk from the column to Bear Steps culminating in an illustrated talk about our local hero Lord Hill.

The column  will  be open to the public from 12.00-16.00 on Saturday 17th June  and on Sunday 18th June when all fathers will go free - this being Father's Day.  It costs £5 to climb the column and become a life member of the Friends of Lord Hill.  All money raised goes towards the stutue's replacement.


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