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“Old Cuddy” is a spin-off to my regular blog, “The Joyful Molly”. I  felt that Admiral Lord Collingwood deserves a blog in his honour, especially in 2010, which sees the 200th return of his day of death. All his great military achievements aside, I mainly admire him for his qualities as a decent, honourable man. We don’t have enough of his kind nowadays.

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1. Contact and navigation « "Old Cuddy" – Collingwood 2010 - 14 February, 2010

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2. Captain Rotheram - 13 March, 2010

Hi Just wondered if you had seen these?


Molly Joyful - 13 March, 2010

Yes, they are fantastic! I’ve already posted them to my regular blog when they came out, but I’ll definitely promote them here on “Old Cuddy” as well. :)

It’s amazing what people contribute…

3. ShipRat - 16 March, 2010

Hey Captain Rotheram (notice I’ve learned to spell your name right), do I remember correctly that you did some drawings for the collingwood2010 website?

4. Granville Thompson - 11 April, 2010

Someone (supposedly) called Rotheram did indeed do a cartoon of the Admiral dropping acorns which appeared in the official Collingwood 2010 Festival publication and has been reproduced on the Festival website http://www.collingwood2010.co.uk/young_tars.php#Acorns

As indeed the discussion evolved on this blog however, I wonder if this was the cartoonist’s real name (bit of a coincidence if so) or (more likely) someone having a sly dig at Collingwood for the way in which he treated Rotheram?

Not sure if there’s any more pictures… maybe he’s reading this and will oblige??

5. Anders Lyon - 7 April, 2019

Dear Molly,

My name is Anders Lyon.
I have some time ago found and briefly studied a report by Dr Tony Barrow:

Corn, carriers and coastal shipping
The shipping and trade of Berwick and the borders, 1730-1830

Most interesting, as my ancestor John Lyon lived in Berwick working as a businessman in the shipping trade owning about twelve sloopes.
Making travels to Venice, where he also stayed for periods,
Gothenburg(?) where he came to finally immigrate around 1790.
There has been some research in my family but the tracks end in Berwick with this first John Lyon. It would be fantastic to dig deeper into John Lyons business and his family before him. I have tried to get in touch with Dr Tony Barrow as a “first source” for more information,
but I have not yet been succesful. Could you assist in anyway, me getting in touch with Dr Tony Barrow and/or
Would you know how and where to turn to find more information?

Most thankful in advance,
and have a great Sunday,

Yours Sincerely


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