The Derek Saunders collection consists of numerous items found on the battlefield between 1979 and 1985. During this time Derek Saunders (owner of the Broadstairs waterloo museum and member of the Waterloo Committee) led an expedition to clean and rebuild the Hougoumont Well.

Some of the items found during the excavation and his walks around the battlefield are now offered for sale. Most went to auction when the museum was sold but a few were given to a friend in recognition of his help setting up the museum.

All items in this section are either from the well (Which was excavated to a depth of 60ft) or the battlefield and are marked accordingly.



All items from this collection will come with a copy of the original signed finders note from Derek presenting the items he had found on the battlefield to his friend.

Finds from the well will also include a copy of the note stating that all the items found were from the well.



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Small piece of brick from hougoumont outer wall

Small piece of brick approx 1inch square removed during the 1979-85 restoration project from Hougoumont chateau. Each piece is unique and mounted on a double sided certificate individually numbered. hand cut from the 5 original large pieces of brick and stone removed.

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Small piece of brick from hougoumont outer wall

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Small piece of brick approx 1inch square removed during the 1979-85 restoration project from Hougoumont chateau. Each piece is unique and mounted on a double sided certificate individually numbered. hand cut from the 5 original large pieces of brick and stone removed.


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Artillery Troophorse Large Horseshoe

A huge Artillery Troophorse Horseshoe. Measures a massive 6.5in across.

Comes with the original signed note to a friend indicating what he had found and where.

Found on the site of the French Lines by Derek Saunders 1979-85.

An absolutely stunning piece.

The Horseshoe still has one nail remaining in one of the nail holes around the shoe.

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Artillery Troophorse Large Horseshoe

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A huge Artillery Troophorse Horseshoe. Measures a massive 6.5in across.

Comes with the original signed note to a friend indicating what he had found and where.

Found on the site of the French Lines by Derek Saunders 1979-85.

An absolutely stunning piece.

The Horseshoe still has one nail remaining in one of the nail holes around the shoe.


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Artillery Gun Carriage nail short

Artillery gun carriage nail approx 3.75in long. Used to fix the gun carriage together. Found on the Battlefield by Derek Saunders 1979-1985.

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Artillery Gun Carriage nail short

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Artillery gun carriage nail approx 3.75in long. Used to fix the gun carriage together. Found on the Battlefield by Derek Saunders 1979-1985.


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Small buckle

A small Buckle approx 1in long. Uncleaned condition. Found on the Battlefield 1979-1985 by Derek Saunders.

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Small buckle

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A small Buckle approx 1in long. Uncleaned condition. Found on the Battlefield 1979-1985 by Derek Saunders.


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