Leeds nostalgia: Father’s Day treat at Royal Armouries in Leeds

Date:  9th June 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1008/87a) Royal Armouries, Leeds, are preparing to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo from Saturday 13th-Sunday 21st June. Pictured Stunt rider Mark Atkinson, from Atkinson Action Horses based in Goole, with horse Jonny, who will be entering the crowds on the event.
Date: 9th June 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1008/87a) Royal Armouries, Leeds, are preparing to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo from Saturday 13th-Sunday 21st June. Pictured Stunt rider Mark Atkinson, from Atkinson Action Horses based in Goole, with horse Jonny, who will be entering the crowds on the event.
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This weekend the Royal Armouries will mark the anniversary of the battle of Waterloo with the sound of thundering hooves and gunpowder in an exciting weekend of dramatic performances and Napoleonic skill-at-arms horse shows.

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Date:  9th June 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1008/87e) Royal Armouries, Leeds, are preparing to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo from Saturday 13th-Sunday 21st June. Pictured Stunt rider Mark Atkinson, from Atkinson Action Horses based in Goole, with horse Jonny, who will be entering the crowds on the event.

Date: 9th June 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1008/87e) Royal Armouries, Leeds, are preparing to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo from Saturday 13th-Sunday 21st June. Pictured Stunt rider Mark Atkinson, from Atkinson Action Horses based in Goole, with horse Jonny, who will be entering the crowds on the event.

Visitors will be able to watch action-packed period horse shows presented by Royal Armouries team and Atkinson Action Horses at 12 noon and 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday. At full gallop and dressed to impress, Husssars and Heavies in stunning uniforms from some of the finest regiments in Wellington’s army will showcase their sword, sabre and lance skills in the museum’s outdoor arena.

As well as spectacular mounted skill-at-arms, Wellington’s indomitable infantry, including the 95th Rifles and the Coldstream Guards, will demonstrate the power of firearms of the period in black-powder gun-firing displays.

There will also be the opportunity for visitors to meet the team and their magnificent mounts after the show and to take a closer look at the weapons that changed the course of European history.

Between the combat displays at the horse shows there will be talks and performances in the museum and visitors will be able to explore the Royal Armouries collection of arms and armour associated with the battle of Waterloo.

22 May 2015 .......      Mark Murray-Flutter senior curator at the Royal armouries looks at the Royal Academy of Art's major 14m wide drawing about Waterloo by Victorian artist Daniel Maclise - on show for the first time in forty years, at a new exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of Waterloo at the Royal Armouries. TJ100862d Picture Tony Johnson

22 May 2015 ....... Mark Murray-Flutter senior curator at the Royal armouries looks at the Royal Academy of Art's major 14m wide drawing about Waterloo by Victorian artist Daniel Maclise - on show for the first time in forty years, at a new exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of Waterloo at the Royal Armouries. TJ100862d Picture Tony Johnson

Items include the Duke of Wellington’s five draw telescope which he carried during the battle and which features many times in portraits of this great historical figure. The magnificent Scotland Forever! by Lady Elizabeth Butler, on loan from Leeds Art Gallery is also on display .

Royal Armouries is also home to Captain William Siborne’s remarkable and recently conserved model of the battle of Waterloo, originally completed in 1843. The huge model, measuring 5.6 by 2.3 metres, shows in detail a pivotal point in the battle.

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