Admiral Lord Collingwood 2010: Link Collection of Celebrations, Part 1 9 March, 2010Posted by Molly Joyful in Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, Family, General, Online articles, Royal Navy.
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Just returned home and try to make my way through a shipload of mails. For now, here’s the first part with links to reports about the Collingwood 2010 celebrations. More will follow.
First stop for all things “Collingwood 2010″ is the official website, where you’ll find some great reports and pictures:
Check the website regularly for news!
Cannons which last saw action at the Battle of Trafalgar are fired on Tyneside to mark the 200th anniversary of Admiral Lord Collingwood’s death.
Later, at the Tynemouth Collingwood Monument, the cannons from the Admiral’s Trafalgar flagship, Royal Sovereign, were “fired” – using pyrotechnics – to signal the start of a remembrance service. The cannons were last fired in battle on board Collingwood’s vessel Royal Sovereign as it led British ships in 1805.
Captain Stephen Healy, chairman of the Collingwood 2010 Festival Committee, said: “The crowds were fantastic and the weather could not have been better. I think Admiral Lord Collingwood would have been quietly embarrassed by all the fuss we have made of him.”
He was described yesterday as one of Newcastle’s greatest sons, a Northumbrian heart of oak, a great Englishman and a saviour of the nation.
Thanks a lot to Jen for providing most of these links.
Luckily for those of us who couldn’t attend the celebrations ourselves, the ever-reliable public generously shared videos on youtube. Here’s one of the parade; just click the picture to watch it:
Also, flowers have been laid at Admiral Lord Collingwood’s tomb in St. Paul’s; picture will follow soon.
And last but not least: