Stark set to stir up trouble

Olympic rider Ian Stark holds a pair of stirrups used by The Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.  Ian will use the stirrups when he plays the part of the Duke at a special re-enactment of the battle at Penielheugh near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders  on Sunday 28 June. The free family event commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle and features displays, music and food and drink.

Olympic rider Ian Stark holds a pair of stirrups used by The Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Ian will use the stirrups when he plays the part of the Duke at a special re-enactment of the battle at Penielheugh near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders on Sunday 28 June. The free family event commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle and features displays, music and food and drink.

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Olympic rider Ian Stark, from Ashkirk, holds stirrups used by the Duke of Wellington on his horse, Copenhagen, at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Mr Stark will use the stirrups when he plays the “Iron Duke” in a re-enactment of the battle at Penielheugh, near Jedburgh, on June 28. The stirrups belong to a private collector whose ancestor was one of the duke’s valets. After the Penielheugh event, the stirrups and an armband, also once belonging to the duke, will go to the current Duke of Wellington for donation to a museum.