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Events: Commemorating Admiral Lord Collingwood in Menorca 30 January, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, Menorca, Royal Navy.
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March 27th. to 30th 2010

The Asociación Menorca Britannia Commemorating
the 200th. Anniversary of the death of
Admiral Lord Collingwood

“(…) The Asociación Menorca Britannia is proud to be arranging the 200th anniversary commemoration in Menorca of the life of Lord Collingwood, completing the full circle, so to speak, from his place of birth to his last honourable post and eventual place of death. (…)”

“(…) The Asociación is also honoured to present a specially commissioned sculptured life size bronze bust of Admiral Lord Collingwood which is to be placed in a prominent position near the harbour side and to leave a lasting memorial which all the residents and visitors to Menorca can admire in the years ahead. (…)”

Now that’s great news. And it looks like Menorca will be a busy place; it’s amazing to see how many events are scheduled:

  • Saturday March 27th.
    Saturday morning Her Majesty’s Royal Navy arrive.
    Afternoon/evening Civic reception by Consell Insular (Island Government)
    Organ recital in Sta. Maria Church together with choir and piano recital.
  • Sunday 28th.11.00hrs/14.00hrs
    Unveiling and dedication of the sculpture of Admiral Collingwood with the ships company in attendance
  • The following displays adjacent to the ship:
    The famous Menorquin Horses, Folkloric Group.
    Menorcan products market.
    Marionets to relate the Collingwood story in Spanish to the children.
    Visits around the ship.
  • Sunday evening
  • A guided tour for crew and visiting dignitaries around “El Fonduco” Hotel Almirante Collingwood. Courtesy of the Family Montanari.

  • Monday 29th. Choice of excursions for crew and visiting dignitaries:
  • Island Tour
    Forts San Felipe and Marlborough
    La Mola (and the 84.1cms Vickers Armstrong Cannon manufactured in Newcastle and supplied and fitted between 1931/36
    Sporting events, rugby, football and golf Local teams versus ships crew.

Please click the link in the title for full information on all events. Click here if you’d like to know more about Menorca Britannia.


1. Judy Collingwood - 3 February, 2010

Great site. Would love to be there if I could arrange it.
Judy Collingwood (great great great niece)

Molly Joyful - 10 February, 2010

Thank you, glad you like it.

I can’t make it either, so I’ll stick to a trip to the NMM and a glass or two at the local pub. ;-)

2. Heather McKinlay - 5 March, 2010

What an excellent site. I wish we could be there in Menorca at the end of March but commitments keep us here in Bahrain.

Best wishes,
Heather McKinlay (great, great, great granddaughter)

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