300 in Waterloo White Nancy walk
AROUND 300 people took part in a walk to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on Sunday.
The White Nancy monument was built in 1817 overlooking Kerridge and Bollington to mark the Duke of Wellington’s vic- tory on June 18, 1815.
Families and children enjoyed a traditional picnic after the 2km trek, which set off from Bollington Recreation Ground and made its way up to White Nancy.
Participants were entertained by the Bollington Brass Band and the Bollington Samba Band as they tucked in to pizzas, ice-cream and cupcakes.
A new design of soldiers in silhouette had been painted on the monument by Amy Needham, a 19-year-old Manchester University art student to mark the occasion.
Cheshire East Councillor Amanda Stott, who represents the Bollington ward, said: “It was a real family event with kids roll- ing down the hills and not a Playstation in sight!
“Amy’s design was the most effective, as not everyone can get to the monument and her soldiers can easily be seen from below.
“They’re not soldiers in combat, just standing shoulder to shoulder, human beings all involved in battle.”
A piper and Samba band were among the entertainment as families enjoyed a picnic on the grass alongside White Nancy
●● Bollington Brass Band took part