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Admiral Lord Collingwood 2010: Link Collection of Celebrations, Part 2 11 March, 2010

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Still working my way through the mailbox. I’ll eventually reply to everybody, thanks for your patience.

More links are trickling in. I hope I can apply my google-fu more effectively this weekend, I’m sure there’s more. If you’ve been to any of the last weekend’s events and want to share your thoughts, impressions and/or pictures, please do so! You’re more than welcome. I’d also like to thank all the regulars here who helped me so much with their comments and links.

This video on youtube must be my new favourite:

HMS CUMBERLAND – 21 GUN SALUTE
Narration by Bounce!

(19, actually. Two dog barks might have been included to make for 21…!)

Some thoughts about and information by Nana – heart and soul of every discussion about Admiral Lord Collingwood:

THE NANASCRIPT

The ever-lovely Jen took pictures and generously shares them with us. Please scroll down the gallery to see all pictures and also have a look at the second page:

ACROSS THE TYNE

Meanwhile, back in London…

… flowers were laid at Admiral Lord Collingwood’s tomb, which can be found in the crypt of St. Paul’s cathedral. Pictures were taken with permission of St. Paul’s and are used here with permission of the photographers.

We’d like to thank staff at St. Paul’s for their help and hope to make this a (bi-)annual event. While Admiral Lord Collingwood probably would have shaken his head about the general idea of fuss being made about him, we feel it’s very important to keep his memory and the values he stood for alive.

Tourists made a beeline for the admiral’s tomb as soon as they noticed the flowers. “London Guides” were pulled out and consulted in considerable numbers!

Also, donations to various charities have been made in honour of “Old Cuddy”.

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Admiral Lord Collingwood 2010: Link Collection of Celebrations, Part 1 9 March, 2010

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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:

Collingwood 2010 Official Website: Morpeth opens the show …

… and Tyneside celebrates …

Check the website regularly for news!

BBC News: Trafalgar cannons fired to mark 200th anniversary

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.

BBC Gallery: Admiral Lord Collingwood celebrations

The Northern Echo:  Admiral Lord Collingwood celebrated on 200th anniversary of his 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.

Chronicle Live: Hero Admiral Lord Collingwood honoured

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.”

JournalLive: North East pays tribute to Admiral Lord Collingwood

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.

JournalLive: Gallery – Lord Collingwood Anniversary

Thanks a lot to Jen for providing most of these links.

YOUTUBE

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:

There’s more:

Gun salute from HMS Collingwood to Collingwood Monument, Tynemouth

And another one

Also, flowers have been laid at Admiral Lord Collingwood’s tomb in St. Paul’s; picture will follow soon.

And last but not least:

Admiral Lord Collingwood is the “Treasure of the Month” of the University of Newcastle.

Huzzah! The Official Collingwood 2010 Website is ONLINE! 22 February, 2010

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Today the official  Collingwood 2010 website went online, so all your questions regarding events, time schedules etc. will now be answered. But that’s not all – information about Admiral Lord Collingwood’s life and his achievements, a special page for “Young Tars”, articles – and even Bounce got his own space! Woof!

OFFICIAL COLLINGWOOD 2010 WEBSITE

Workshops and talks and exhibitions and parades and and… this is going to be a busy year, and not only  in and around Newcastle! Events are planned for Menorca (we already mentioned it here), Collingwood in Ontario/Canada and Collingwood in New Zealand. Additional information will be available in time on the official website.

Dolls made by artist Teresa Thompson. From the collection of Emma C.

Now I only have to try and find at least one date where I can catch a talk by Max Adams… please spread the word that the website is online; the more, the merrier!

Oh – this will make my fellow Aubreyad-aficionados in the area happy: On 6 March, you can watch “Master and Commander” at Morpeth Town Hall, 2pm, free admission!

Cheers to Collingwood – literally. 12 February, 2010

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You probably wanted to raise a glass (or two) to Admiral Lord Collingwood this year, anyway, so you might as well have a pint on him.

A SPECIAL BREW IN MEMORY OF A NAVAL HERO

A BEER has been launched to mark the bicentenary of the death of a North-East naval hero.

Tyneside’s Wylam Brewery has produced the ale for the Collingwood 2010 Festival, a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Newcastle-born Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. (…)

Captain Stephen Healy, chairman of the Collingwood 2010 Festival Committee, said: “It’s a superb beer to help us celebrate the life and achievements of one of our greatest heroes.”

No doubt, no doubt…!  It’s not listed on the website of the brewery yet, but they call it “Festival Ale”.  I’d have an alternative suggestion:

Cheeyaz!

PS: Hey! Where’s my Collingwood Cider…?!

Bonhams Marine Sale – Nelson-related memorabilia (but there’s a reason it’s mentioned *here* as well!) 11 February, 2010

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Are you thinking about redecorating your bathroom? Yes? Well, don’t head for IKEA yet.

THE ‘NELSON TOUCH’ ARRIVES AT BONHAMS MARINE SALE

A remarkable variety of Nelson-related memorabilia, including a rare George III mourning ring, a collection of Baltic service dinner plates, and a silver urn given by Lady Emma Hamilton to her chemist, is being sold as part of The Marine Sale at Bonhams on 24th March 2010.

Not interested? Of course not, what would you want with Baltic service dinner plates in your bathroom. But how about this item here…

A washstand which belonged to Nelson’s friend and fellow Commander at the Battle of Trafalgar, Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood (1748-1810), is also up for sale, 200 years after Collingwood’s death. Nelson’s own washstand sold for £36,000 in 2005, while Collingwood’s is expected to fetch between £6,000 and £8,000.

A measly £ 8’000? Good grief, that’s outrageous. This has to go for £36’001, not one penny less! It’s now up to you, my friends – quick, quick, to the piggy bank!

BONHAMS MARINE SALE

(No pictures yet, but we’ll keep you posted!)

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

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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.

Article on BBC Online and some details on Collingwood-events 18 January, 2010

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COLLINGWOOD 2010 CELEBRATES LIFE OF TRAFALGAR ADMIRAL

Another article promoting the 2010 Collingwood Festival, and there are some interesting details about some of the planned events:

  • Collingwood’s personal log book from his time on the 50-gun ship Portland will be on display at Discovery Museum.
  • The exhibition includes paintings, extracts from Collingwood’s letters and other objects personal to him.
  • On the weekend of 6 and 7 March there will be a memorial service in Collingwood’s honour at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle.
  • On the same weekend a naval and military parade will take place throughout the city and there are plans to sail warships to the Collingwood Memorial at Tynemouth.
  • A range of concerts, dinner events and open days are also planned.

No word yet regarding activities elsewhere.

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

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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.