Former MEP to give talk about battle

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“Waterloo – the Phenomenon” is the title of the next talk to the Pocklington and District Local History Group.

The event, on 21 May at 7.30pm at Pocklington Rugby Club, is to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle which took place in June 1815.

The speaker, Godfrey Bloom, is best known locally from his time as an MEP, but he is also a military historian.

He will describe the iconic battle that changed the face of Europe. All are welcome and there is an admission charge of £2.

The History Group has a new chairman, local historian Phil Gilbank, who has taken over from Jo Green. Jo has stood down after eight years in the role.