Marking a 200th anniversary in the footsteps of the remarkable Edward Wrench

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David Moore, chairman of  Chesterfield & NE Derbyshire Ramblers, is leading a walk to a local monument marking the man who beat Napoleon at Waterloo 200 years ago this month. Here he explains why – and reveals the remarkable Baslow man behind the monument, who received royal recognition for his work.

BASLOW EDGE is a regular route for many walkers, and in this bicentenary year of Waterloo, many may wonder how it acquired a Wellington Monument – in commemoration of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington…