Site of Waterloo Cottage, Greenford Road

You can also visit the home page at Greenford 365.

Ten years ago today I created the 167th post for Greenford 365. To mark the blog’s anniversary I will attempt to post a photo every day throughout 2022.

In June 1815 a military campaign commenced in what is now Belgium, culminating in a battle regarded as one of the greatest landmarks in British military history. The Battle of Waterloo brought to an end the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte and was followed by forty years of peace in Europe. It was often commemorated in street names but you will also find buildings named after it and one of them was somewhere to the right of this image, along this alley, possibly around the corner. I don’t know if it was an existing building built before 1815 that was given the name or if it was built after that date but it was probably there for at least a century. The impact of war on somewhere as quiet and out of the way as Greenford at that time may well have been felt in the loss of men to recruitment, men who did not make their way back even if they survived.

Images and text ©Albertina McNeill 2022. Please do not reproduce without permission. All rights reserved. Do not add any of these images to Pinterest or similar sites as this will be regarded as a violation of copyright.

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