Legend has it that the town of Waterlooville is named after soldiers returning from the Battle of Waterloo, who stopped there to enjoy a rest and a drink in a local pub.
The Waterloo Bicentenary offered a great opportunity to mark 200 years of Waterlooville, to engage the interest of local people and to chart the development and history of the town from 1815 to 2015.
Working in partnership with Waterlooville Community Forum Events Team, Havant Borough Council, Hampshire Libraries, and local businesses we created and managed the Waterlooville 200 project which saw over 25,000 people learn about the town’s history.
The project included a number of events such as:
- Timeline exhibition for schools charting the history of Waterlooville from 1815 to 2015
- Town Trail that guided people through the town to discover all the shops and businesses that are located there, displaying in their windows a quiz question, photographs and information.
- Schools resource pack
- Design and display of a new town flag
- Large scale celebration days in June 2015Thanks to our partners and to the Heritage Lottery Fund who made this project possible.