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2019 Summer Outing

‘Old Sunderland’  (incorporating the Aged Merchant Seamen’s Homes [Trafalgar Square], the Trafalgar memorial, Jack Crawford’s grave, the Sunderland Maritime Heritage workshops, the ‘WILLDORA‘ [Dunkirk little ship] and the Boar’s Head [lunch] Summer Outing time again and this year, we are

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Ships named CALLIOPE

Wednesday 8th May 2019:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House:  7.30pm. Commander Andrew Collier RNR, DL is another Society member making his presentation debut this year.  A past-Commanding Officer of Gateshead’s RNR training establishment, Cdr Collier will be telling us

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Of possible interest….

The following may be of interest to Collingwood Society members, sharing, as some of us do, an interest in whaling and others in tales from Arctic waters.

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Thomas Masterman Hardy

Thursday 4th April 2019:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House:  7.30pm So… was it ‘Kiss me, Hardy’ or ‘Kismet Hardy’?  This seems to what Nelson’s Flag Captain at the time of his death aboard HMS VICTORY is most remembered for. 

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The 2019 Collingwood Lecture: ‘Science, Cannibalism and the Franklin Expedition’

Thursday 7th March 2019:  7.30pm at the Miller Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School, Jesmond.   Professor Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London returns to deliver the 2019 Collingwood

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The Battle of Capt St. Vincent.

Tuesday 29th January 2019:  7.30 pm:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House Society Secretary John Flynn describes this significant event in the French Revolutionary Wars, where a British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeated a larger Spanish fleet under

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2019 Programme of Activites

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2018 Pickle Night, report and gallery

The Society held its inaugural Pickle Night commemoration on 2nd November 2018.  With a substantial nod towards tradition – period costume, themed dining, gun-deck entertainment – it was deemed a complete success by all those who attended. PLEASE SEND IN

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2018 Trafalgar Day reports and gallery

Tynemouth (21st October 2018):           Morpeth (21st October 2018):

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2018 Annual General Meeting

2018 Annual General Meeting: The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: Thursday 8th November 7.30 pm:    Notice is hereby given of the Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting, for which papers will be sent to members by the Secretary in due

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