Fes­ti­val marks battle’s 200th year

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A SPE­CIAL fes­ti­val will be held to mark the 200th an­niver­sary of White Nancy and the Battle of Water­loo.

Or­gan­is­ers are busy plan­ning events to com­mem­o­rate the an­niver­sary of the battle, which was fought near Water­loo in Bel­gium when Napoleon’s French army was de­feated by the Duke of Welling­ton and a Prus­sian army.

Ker­ridge land­mark White Nancy was built in 1817 to com­mem­o­rate the victory at the Battle of Water­loo, so there will be events to recog­nise this.

Deb­o­rah Roberts, from the or­gan­is­ing team be­hind the fes­ti­val, said: “Bolling­ton will be hold­ing a bi­cen­te­nary fes­ti­val to com­mem­o­rate the battle and the con­nec­tion to White Nancy.

“We have or­gan­ised a com­pe­ti­tion for a de­sign to paint White Nancy for the oc­ca­sion. There will be some­thing for all ages at the fes­ti­val.”

It runs from Fri­day, June 19 to Sun­day, June 21.

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