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Special Reserve Gunpowder Strength Collingwood Rum

Launch of a new tipple named in honour of our Admiral The Society’s trustees were recently approached in connection with the launch of a new rum called ‘Collingwood Special Reserve’, with a commendable Gunpowder Proof 57% strength.   It has been

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Saumarez – the man and his achievements

Tuesday 24th May 2020: The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House:  7.30pm We find ourselves back for the first post-lockdown talk on home soil, as Society Member George Cansino relates the life and times of Admiral James Saumarez, 1st Baron de

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Women in the Royal Navy

Tuesday 8th March 2022: The Miller Theatre, The Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School: 7pm Two years after COVID forced a suspension of the Society’s activities, we are pleased to announce our return with the 2022 Annual Collingwood Lecture. Our

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We are back in business….

The Collingwood Society is pleased to announce that, following the easing of restrictions, we are resuming activities.  Please see additional posts detailing upcoming events.  

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The 2020 Collingwood Lecture: the Conservation and Presentation of Historic Wooden Warships

Tuesday 10th March:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School – Miller Theatre:  7.30 pm History has left us with the remains of wooden warships throughout the ages, some above the surface, some below.  Fortunately too, there are specialists who

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Cook’s Second Voyage

Thursday 30th January:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House:  7.30 pm Society trustee and regular speaker Dr Tony Barrow opens this year’s programme with the story of the ‘Terra Australis’ expedition.  The second voyage was of particular interest for a

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Bover and his Gang: The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: Thursday 5th December: 7.30pm.

Our last event of the year is coming up and should prove a popular one. Regular speaker Dr Tony Barrow will present on one of his personal favourite local characters in Bover and his Gang at the Newcastle upon Tyne

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2019 AGM and Quiz

Thursday 7th November 2019:  7.30pm:  the Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: Collingwood Society 2019 Annual General Meeting, followed by Quiz.   Our AGM meeting is around again.  Business will be expedited as quickly as possible, but is actually both legally

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Trafalgar Day 2019 events

Gateshead. St Mary’s Churchyard. Sunday 20th October 2019 15.00 At the grave of JW Trotter.  Assemble in the Church (visitor’s centre) from 14.30 onwards. Refreshments available afterwards. Newcastle upon Tyne. St Nicholas’ Cathedral. Monday 21st October 2019 10.00 Assemble in

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Pickle Night 2019

Good Day Fellow Society members and Friends of the Admiral, Well, it’s that time of year again…  Pickle Night approaches. Following a successful inaugural event last year, there were calls to repeat it this year, such was the fun had

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