Wisbech school children have helped to celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of the key battles in British history.
Children from the Elm Road School helped staff at Wisbech Museum to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo and the defeat of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on June 18, 1815. Wisbech Museum has a large painting of Napoleon, who had established a large European empire but his progress was halted by the Duke of Wellington, which cannot be moved from the library. Youngsters, who are members of the Saturday Museum Club, each created a section of the painting to hang close to the exhibition. The museum is also lucky enough to have Napoleon’s breakfast service, which was found after the battle. Assistant curator Robert Bell said: “Each of the children took a different section of the painting to create. “This was the first time they had seen it fully assembled. We are talking about the possibility of lending it back to the school. They are quite proud of it.” The exhibition will run until Saturday, July 11.