Welcome to iwaterlooville.co.uk
Hi, and thanks for stopping by. This is a website about Waterlooville created by people who live in or around the town. It's 2015, 200 years since the battle of Waterloo which named the town. It's being celebrated this year thanks to a lottery grant there is more info about that here.
Waterlooville is quite a nice place to be, we have open countryside stretching for miles just minutes away or a short walk for some plus there are good travel links, the A3M is right on our doorstep for routes north, south, east and west. We’ve got some nice shops in a safe pedestrian precinct, four big supermarkets and lots going on. Market day is on a Friday when the precinct gets really busy. There’s a leisure centre with a swimming pool & Gym. There are pubs, quiet country pubs like the Bird in Hand, Lovedean and lively pubs with music like The Heroes, Waterlooville and lots in between.
Plus we’re near to the Sea, but at around 200 feet above sea level not too near ! We’ve got places like Port Solent or Gunwharf Quays just twenty minutes away. There are good links to Portsmouth, our nearest city whose football team won the FA cup in 2008 and made it to the 2010 final.
Financed by part of a 'Liveability' government grant the £54,000 granite Obelisks stand 5m tall at the top end of the precinct between Fabric Warehouse and the Heroes. Commisioned by Havant Borough council in May 2009 the sculptures by Bruce Williams were erected in August that year and feature eight images relating to Waterlooville's past...
- Oak leaves - Waterlooville once surrounded by dense woodland.
- Horses - Stabled near to The Heroes pub.
- Hops - Used to make beer for the pub.
- A wheel - a stopping point between London and Portsmouth.
- A feather from the Duke of Wellingtons hat.
- A tent - The soldiers camp.
- Rope - Used to erect the tents.
- The Sea - A reference to the soldiers voyage across the Solent.
2013 and the Curzon Rooms, once the town's cinema, gets a much needed makeover... It's now a useful car park
If you have something to say about the town or your village then please send it in via our contact us page and if you’ve got a website about your club or whatever then let us know and we’ll add it to our links section.