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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Trafalgar Day 2020

A very different Trafalgar Day to that which we have become accustomed over recent years.  As previously advised, events did take place, in one form or another and here are some of the highlights: HMS COLLINGWOOD: Captain Catherine Jordan RN,

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Update on the 10,750 steps challenge.

UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL SIGNAL BELOW: Lt Penny completed her alloted 207 ascents and descents of her home stairs (26 steps) in 1 hr  54 mins 40 secs. Lt Stewart completed his alloted 336 ascents and descents of his home

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The 2019 Quiz

Hoping you are all surviving the lock-down and are in good health. As promised, for those who were not at the meeting, here is the 2019 Quiz, originally staged following the November 2019 AGM.  Of course, you can Google the

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Programme suspended.

Due to prevailing circumstances, the Collingwood Society programme of events continues to be suspended. The trustees are in contact with each other and are continuing to monitor the COVID situation, especially as Winter approaches.  We will keep you advised further

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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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