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Coming Soon: The Collingwood Society! 20 September, 2012

Posted by Molly Joyful in Collingwood Society, Cuthbert Collingwood, Royal Navy.

Christmas will come early this year! This is the news all of us have been waiting for:

Trafalgar Day 2012 will see the launch of the Collingwood Society!

Just click on the picture below to read the flyer with all the information you’ll need (for now).

The old Collingwood 2010 Festival website will morph into the Society’s site in due course, and more information will follow soon.

This is very exciting; I wish The Collingwood Society a great start and many, many dedicated members. Here’s to Old Cuddy!



1. Great News: The Collingwood Society! « Joyful Molly - 20 September, 2012

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2. Nana - 22 September, 2012


Molly Joyful - 24 September, 2012

/ !!!

3. Jen - 25 September, 2012

Ooh, exciting!

Are there plans for the launch? I can’t make the AGM, although I’d love to, but I could manage Trafalgar day…

Molly Joyful - 28 September, 2012

I have no further news beyond the one in the flyer yet. It will probably best if you just drop a line to the Collingwood Society about Trafalgar Day. Keep us posted! :)

Jen - 16 October, 2012

Lots of info – hope they don’t get mad with me for sharing :)

The launch of the Society is timed to coincide with the ‘Toast the Admiral’ event at Tynemouth and North Tyneside Council are kindly carrying our flyer as the back page of their own leaflet for the day. They have run this event for the last three years and have committed to the ‘TTA’ commemoration into the future.

The AGM, as you know, will be on 1st November, but we are already looking towards a modest programme of events for 2013, mainly built around significant dates (7th March, 26th September, 21st October) plus a summer outing. The Festival website will also morph into the Society’s site in due course.

Provisional details of membership subscriptions are that a ‘founder’s rate’ will apply up until 7th March 2013, probably being £30 for three years. After March 7th, it will rise, probably to £45 for three years. It is not intended that this will deliver regular magazines, memorabilia, etc., but will essentially form a donation towards the Society’s work. It is however anticipated that, where such costs are required, a discount to members on events will apply.

There is a constitution already and for your interest, the aims are listed as follows:

1. to advance the education of the public in all aspects of the life and legacy of Cuthbert Collingwood, Vice-Admiral of the Red, 1st Baron Collingwood of Caldburne and Hethpoole in Northumberland;
2. to create, develop and maintain an educational archive as part of the above;
3. to reflect Collingwood’s links with the North-East of England (and other areas as appropriate) in selected activities of the Society;
4. to create new memorials and to preserve existing memorials to Admiral Lord Collingwood and those who sailed with him; and
5. to build and maintain relationships with like-minded organisations.

Jen - 16 October, 2012

All very serious – I might have liked to see ‘celebrate’ in there somewhere, because that sounds happy ;)

Molly Joyful - 18 October, 2012

It does sound very serious, but do not fear, there’s always the “Subversive Continental Cuddy Fangirl Society”. We might just open a charter in Britain. ;)

ShipRat - 19 October, 2012

The bog mindles. I could be the RRRFFFF* to the SCCFS.

*You may recall that tongue-twister Collingwood suddenly came out with, one day at dinner: “I say, swallow up that soup like soapsuds down a sinkhole.”
We must maintain this proud tradition. So I am prematurely promoting myself to Remote Representative Reporting from the Far-flung Furtrading Fort.

Jen - 19 October, 2012

I am a Very Useful Person, I would like to point out, as the only one of this mob actually within reach of the North East of England. I don’t see why I should be left out just because I don’t live on (the mainland of) a continent! :P

Jen - 19 October, 2012

P.S. Anyone wanting a copy of the Toast the Admiral programme let me know – and be nice to me!

Molly Joyful - 19 October, 2012

*is nice*

That would be lovely and much appreciated!

Jen - 22 October, 2012

*wonders if replies are lining up properly today*

I have four. So you, me, possibly, shiprat – anyone else?

ShipRat - 19 October, 2012

Have no fear, you’re going to be exploit– ermm, appreciated.

ShipRat - 19 October, 2012

That was aimed at Jen – I seem to keep hitting the wrong button. :-P

Molly Joyful - 19 October, 2012


Molly Joyful - 19 October, 2012

We could still rename it “Subversive Pangea Collingwood Fangirl Society”, that would include just about anybody. Or maybe “Subversive Pangea Collingwood Fanpeople Society”, so nobody feels left out. I’m open to all suggestions! :D

Molly Joyful - 19 October, 2012

Hahaha! That’s grand, you’re our official RRRFFFF! :-D

Molly Joyful - 18 October, 2012

Ah, that’s grand, thanks so much for sharing! I’m really curious to see how this will turn out. :)

4. ShipRat - 26 September, 2012

Oh frabjous day

Molly Joyful - 28 September, 2012

Great news, can’t wait to lern more! And just when we thought we’d have to set up our own club. ;-)

5. LordBeariOfBow - 16 October, 2012

A town and football club are named for him in Melbourne Australia

Molly Joyful - 18 October, 2012

Thanks for the information! Old Cuddy has travelled far, it seems!

6. ShipRat - 23 October, 2012

Jen, you ravishingly exquisite creature… There’s no reply button with your offer of programs so I’ll tack this on at random: Yes, please.

What did the launch consist of? (or did it launch?) (sounds like Cape Canaveral)

Jen - 23 October, 2012

*purrs* (Actually I feel more like the owl – ‘you elegant fowl’!)

Well, the Mayor of North Tyneside announced that the event was coinciding with the launch, so I think the launch itself just happened by magic. Performative speech acts, or whatever it is :)

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