History is coming to life for the anniversary of Waterloo

CELEBRATION The Madding Crowd will be at Holy Trinity Church next Saturday
CELEBRATION The Madding Crowd will be at Holy Trinity Church next Saturday
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THE anniversary of one of the most important battles in English history will be marked by a series of events at a church.

Holy Trinity Church in West Street is holding two events this month to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington won a decisive victory over the Emperor Napoleon.

For those who have ever wondered what life would have been like for ordinary people at that time, the church aims to bring history to life with their exhibition entitled “Fareham at the Time of Waterloo”.

The exhibition will reveal, through articles and artwork, what life was like in the Fareham and surrounding area in 1815.

The church will be open daily from tomorrow to Saturday, June 27, from 11am to 3pm (not including this Sunday).

All are welcome at the exhibition and admission is free.

To finish the week, The Madding Crowd, a group which researches and performs the church and secular music of the English village bands and choirs in the period 1660 to 1861, will perform a special concert.

They will present “With Wellington We’ll Go!”, a programme of music, dance and contemporary accounts, at the church.

The event investigates what life was like for the Duke of Wellington as a lover of music, a workaholic, country gentleman, and hero of the people in the period after his victory in the great battle.

Lively and interesting insights will be given into the man and his public.

The entertainment takes place at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, June 27, at 7.30pm.

Tickets can be bought for £8.50 and are available from the Parish Office by calling 01329 232688.

Light refreshments will be served at the event and the proceeds will go towards the High Time project to restore Holy Trinity’s tower and clock.

For further information about the High Time project and forthcoming events, visit htscf.org.uk or the Facebook group which can be found at facebook.com/HolyTrinityHighTime