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Tuesday 9th July 2024: 7.30pm: the Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House   This is our last meeting before the Summer break.  Society member and regular speaker George Cansino has this time chosen as his subject Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke,

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‘An Admiral on our Shoulder’

Thursday 9th May 2024:  7.30pm:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: Society Member Nigel Collingwood only started looking into his ancestors when he retired and moved north to Morpeth.  He has since identified family members back to the 16th century,

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“Black Sailors in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815”

Thursday 4th April 2024, 7.30pm: Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House Another visiting speaker, John D Ellis, will be presenting what promises to be an interesting and informative talk on “Black Sailors in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815”.

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Napoleon and Trafalgar

  Tuesday 5th March 2024:  7.30 pm:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House   We are pleased to welcome author Nicholas Best, who is coming up to Newcastle from his home in Ely, Cambridgeshire, to talk to the Society.  The

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Cumby and Billy Ruffian

Tuesday 6th February 2024:  7.30pm:  Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House William Pryce Cumby lived as a child in (and later returned to) Heighington, County Durham and had a long and eventful naval career.  HMS BELLEROPHON, known to many a seaman

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Collingwood Society Annual General Meeting 2023

Thursday 9th November 2023:  6.45 pm:  The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: The Society’s 2023 Annual General Meeting will take place before the evening’s regular talk.  All welcome, but only paid-up members may vote.  There will be a short break

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The “Veteran Tree Project” (Identifying and protecting our local living legends).

Thursday 9th November 2023:  7.30 pm     The Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House: Nick Johnson BA (Hons) MArborA will tonight give us an unusual take on history, but the topic is nevertheless critically aligned to the Georgian Navy and their

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Updates to Trafalgar Day Events 2023: Morpeth and Tynemouth

Please note the following late adjustments to the Trafalgar Day events, as previously advertised. MORPETH:  Previously listed as the short annual service on Saturday 21st October  11.45 at the Town Hall, Morpeth.    This has now been moved to 11.40

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Trafalgar Day Events 21st October 2023

Advice on what is up and coming on Trafalgar Day 2023.  The Society will be represented at all listed events and you are welcome to join where you can. Saturday 21st October 2023 09.45 hrs The Cathedral Church of St

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Admiral Sir John Orde

Thursday 5th October 2023, at 7.30pm at the Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House Society Trustee Tim Gittins will examine an interesting, yet divisive character from Georgian naval history, in his talk on Admiral Sir John Orde. Orde fell out majorly

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