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VIDEO: War erupts at Ickworth in Battle of Waterloo re-enactment




War erupted in West Suffolk in a gripping re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo.

A chorus of gun fire, punctuated with earth shattering crashes of cannon volley, swirled through the battlefield on the grounds of Ickworth House.

Ickworth - 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo - Pictures by Romain Arrayet
Ickworth - 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo - Pictures by Romain Arrayet

The action packed scenes were part of the 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo event at the country estate, in Horringer, over the weekend.

Nearly 3,000 people enjoyed thrilling displays and explored an authentic camp as the French and English troops prepared for battle.

The event, in its 14th year at Ickworth, involved re-enactors which are part of and affiliated with the Napoleonic Association.

Caroline Drew, events assistant at Ickworth, said: “It has got relevance to the house as the fourth Earl of Bristol (The Earl-Bishop) collected art and sculptures in Italy and they were captured by Napoleon’s troops. He spent the rest of his life trying to get it back, which his son (the first Marquess of Bristol) then took on.

Ickworth - 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo ANL-161004-180211001
Ickworth - 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo ANL-161004-180211001

“It’s a fun family event and the re-enactors are brilliant.”

See Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper for more pictures.

Ickworth - 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo ANL-161004-175153001
Ickworth - 95th Rifles Battle of Waterloo ANL-161004-175153001


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