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

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TTA 2020 cancelled, but….

While ‘Toast the Admiral 2020’ at Tynemouth (and much else) has been cancelled due to Coronavirus, here’s something to cheer about and support…. Lt Penny Thackray RN and Lt Stewart Weir RN were planning to run up and down the

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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.

It almost goes without saying that, due to prevailing circumstances, the Collingwood Society programme of events is temporarily suspended. The trustees are in regular contact with each other and with any relevant venues.  For now, the April talk is cancelled,

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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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