Summer excavations 2015, 2016, 2017
Sam’s involvement in Waterloo Uncovered came about through a chance email with Tony Pollard.
“After hearing about the project,” he says, “I thought how wonderful it would be to be somehow involved – I didn’t really care if it was making the tea, just the chance to be a part of it was enough! I’ve been interested in the battle and the Napoleonic period ever since I was a boy (I suspect due to growing up watching too much Sharpe!)”
As it turns out, Sam was invited to join the project as a supervisor. “As someone with a background in battlefield archaeology, the opportunity to work on one of the best known battlefields in the world as a professional archaeologist, was a dream come true. Having the veterans on site has been a great privilege, and seeing the positive influence that the Waterloo Uncovered experience has on them is wonderful. The project is simply a joy to be part of, and undoubtedly one of the best things I have ever been involved in.”