300 in Waterloo White Nancy walk

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS - DANIELLE ROPER

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

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●● Bolling­ton Brass Band took part

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