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More Articles, Events, Memorial and Online Monument 25 January, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, General, Interviews, Online articles.
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The Collingwood 2010 Festival is up to a good start; there’s a good number of articles available now, and more are very likely to follow.

So, what do we have for you today…

JOURNAL LIVE – MORPETH

talks about Collingwood, his achievements and about the upcoming events. And you can read about the

PLANNED COLLINGWOOD-MEMORIAL

“(…) A planning application has been lodged with Newcastle City Council for a derelict sloping site at the junction of Dog Bank and Broad Chare, near Trinity House. Artist Gordon Young has been commissioned to create the memorial and has come up with a concept of a towering ocean wave.The 35ft long and 15ft tall work will be made from steel in which would be set reconstituted coloured glass. (…)”

Means:

Let’s hope people will show some respect for a change and that this won’t turn out to be one big tag-magnet… There’s a fund-raising to realise this monument; please call the memorial fund on 0191 232 8226 for donations.

THE NORTHERN ECHO

has an article including some comments by Susan Collingwood-Cameron, Collingwood’s great-great-great niece. Those who’ve seen “Trafalgar’s Forgotten Hero” will very likely remember her.

And for those who can’t visit the Collingwood monument in Tynemouth in person,

VISIT THE COLLINGWOOD MONUMENT ONLINE

courtesy Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Bonus: no attacks by low-flying pigeons.

Last but not least – if Newcastle is too cold for you, why not visit Menorca?

CELEBRATIONS PLANNED

Special thanks to Volgi for sending in some of the links. Feel free to contribute as well, folks; I’m grateful for every tip.

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Article on BBC online, interview with and talks by Max Adams 14 January, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Books, Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, Interviews, Online articles.
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This just in: an article on BBC Online about Collingwood and the 2010 Festival:

ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD: A LOCAL HERO

Among some information about Collingwood, you can find bits and pieces of an interview with author Max Adams.

“As a human being he really is a shining example for young people.”

And there’s some exciting news:

Max will be giving a series of talks as part of the Collingwood 2010 festival and is also helping with an educational project to teach children more about the famous admiral.

I’m all for it.

And:

“We want to remind people what an interesting guy he was. He should be the symbol of the North East we are proud of. Everything he did was for others.

“The event is a complete one-off and if you’re proud of your region, everyone from all the family should come along and join in the celebration.”

We’ll try our best. Promised.