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The Collingwood Society: Trafalgar Day 2015 20 October, 2015

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“Trafalgar Day 2015”

Notice is hereby given of events scheduled for Wednesday 21st October 2015, with which the Society is associated and at which it will be represented. All members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.

Newcastle upon Tyne
 Image1 Venue St Nicholas Cathedral (Collingwood memorial at the back of the              Church)
Time 0945 for 1000
Event Annual short service of commemoration, organised by the Lord Mayor’s Office and the Cathedral
Info Light refreshments afterwards

 

Tynemouth
 Image3 Venue Collinwood Monument
Time 1130
Event ‘Toast the Admiral 2015’ event, organised by North Tyneside Council
Info Wylam grog available here, oration to be given by CO HMS COLLINGWOOD, flag-raising by MSTS, light refreshments afterwards in the refurbished TVLB

 

Morpeth
 Image4 Venue Town Hall, then Collingwood House (Oldgate)
Time 1120 for 1130 at the Town Hall, then 1150 for 1200 at Collingwood House
Event ‘Collingwood Toast 2015’, organised by Morpeth Town Council
Info Flowers will be laid at the bust of Lord Collingwood to begin with, followed by proceedings at Collingwood House, Morpeth grog available at this one!

 

London
 Image2 Venue St. Paul’s Cathedral (adjacent to Nelson’s / Collingwood’s tombs)
Time 1045 for 1100
Event Annual wreath-laying and short service of commemoration
Info Long-established event, representation by London and south of England based members of the Society
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Trafalgar Day: A Toast! 21 October, 2011

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On this Trafalgar Day, you can raise your glass to our dear Old Cuddy and the other heroes of the Battle of Trafalgar at his North Tyneside monument.

The event has been organised by North Tyneside Council in honour of Collingwood’s role in directing the British fleet to victory at the 1805 battle against the French and Spanish as his commanding officer and best friend, Horatio Nelson, lay mortally wounded.

Proceedings will start at 11.40am and will include a short address by Captain Stephen Healy; the toast will be held at noon.

Menorca goes Collingwood: Part II 13 April, 2010

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Finally – the updated list of reports from the “Collingwood 2010 Weekend” in Menorca!

REPORT ON THE OFFICIAL COLLINGWOOD 2010 WEBSITE

An extensive coverage of the weekend with many pictures!

Helen Ridehalgh has actually modelled the Admiral looking slightly to his right and the bust has been so positioned that he is looking across the channel directly towards the Hotel Almirante – Collingwood House – the building he used as his shore quarters when in Port Mahón.

Captain Stephen Healy, representing the Festival Committee, walked in Old Cuddy’s footsteps and planted cabbage oaks. Football-wise, the team of HMS Monmouth lost against San Lluis F.C., but new friends were made, everybody kept their respective trophy and there will be another challenge in the future, and then: 6:1, at least! Artificial pitch or not! (Becks, join the Navy. This is not a request.)

The place around the bust will eventually become a small garden; what a wonderful idea. I hope the wee oaks will grow fast; Menorca can be very hot in summer and Collingwood would probably appreciate a bit of shadow. ;-)

FANTASTIC PHOTO GALLERY ON FLICKR (BY USER “ILPB”)

This one really covers every event of the weekend, from horses to ships and theatre to organ, and the pictures are of great quality. And there are hundreds of them! Needless to say, this is one of my favourites:

Picture by ilpb

HIGH-RESOLUTION PICTURE OF THE COLLINGWOOD-BUST AND PLAQUE

It looks absolutely awesome. The name of the artist is Helen Ridehalgh, btw.; there was one slip of the graver.
Or two. Three, maybe.

Lucky Jen was there and took some pictures. Thanks a lot for sharing them!

THE HORSES

THE TIMETABLE

THE ORGAN

Oh yes, the organ! It found its way to Menorca under the watchful eyes of Admiral Collingwood himself! But more about that story some other time.

Very special thanks to Nana and Jen for all the links and trouble. Much appreciated!

PS: Thanks a lot for your good wishes. It will take a while to recover, but I’m doing much, much better.

Menorca goes Collingwood: Trees! Busts! Tapas! 30 March, 2010

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While I’m still moping because Collingwood’s washstand didn’t sell in Bonham’s auction (boo! hiss!), there are more reports and pictures of last weekend’s celebrations in honour of Old Cuddy:

JournalLive: Trees planted in Menorca to honour Lord Collingwood

“The trees are a gesture of goodwill and friendship from the people of the North East,” said Capt Stephen Healy, chairman of the Collingwood 200 festival committee, who will be in Port Mahon for the weekend events.

“The trees will provide a poignant, living memorial to this great figure. They will also establish a lasting link between the North East and Menorca.”

And maybe the trees will get some company:

Collingwood tribute has roots in the Med

Morpeth Mayor Ken Brown said: “I fully support the contribution in principle, but following discussions about how the sapling will be transported it is beginning to seem like the costs will be prohibitive. It will cost about £1,000 to transport the tree so it may not happen.”

(I’m not an arborist, but how about planting an acorn rather than a sapling? It would be the authentic Collingwood-method…)

Of great interest for those of us who could not attend the festivities last weekend is the bronze bust of Old Cuddy, created by artist Helen Ridehalgh. I think it’s a lovely piece of art; I really, really like it.

Photo by José Barber

Do you want to see more pictures of Collingwood’s bust? Ships? Horses? Handsome sailors? Of course you do.

THEN CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE GALLERY!

And now for some links in Spanish (all with pictures):
El puerto de Maó recuerda la figura del almirante Cuthbert Collingwood

Cuthbert Collingwood, el almirante que en Maó pactó contra Napoleón

Collingwood ya reposa en la Illa del Rei

News: Menorca honours Admiral Lord Collingwood 26 March, 2010

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Old Cuddy goes global, and previews of the upcoming celebrations in Menorca are trickling in. I absolutely love the idea of planting trees in his honour!

BBC: LORD COLLINGWOOD HONOURED IN MENORCA BY PLANTING TREES

Three oak tree saplings are being planted during a weekend of commemorative events in Menorca – where Collingwood spent his final years.

The trees are a gift to the island as part of the Collingwood 2010 Festival, a year-long celebration of the Admiral’s life.

They have been donated by Corbridge-based Trees Please nursery.

Collingwood 2010: Port Mahón, Menorca is celebrating “El Almirante” 25 March, 2010

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From Saturday, 27th March to Monday, 29th March, Port Mahón is all about Old Cuddy!

There are so many individual events that it’s impossible to mention them all here, but “something for everybody” is a fitting description. The unveiling of a life size bronze bust of Admiral Lord Collingwood is definitely one of the highlights.

And who knows – maybe one of you will run into Collingwood’s ghost at “Collingwood House” …?

I wish everybody a fantastic time in Menorca, and thanks a lot to everybody who will contribute to the event.

Please also see our previous post about this event (contains more details).

Read all about in on the Official Collingwood 2010 Website (please scroll down the page).

Admiral Lord Collingwood 2010: Link Collection of Celebrations, Part 3 16 March, 2010

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Before we come to further online reports of the Collingwood 2010 Memorial Weekend, here’s a stunning picture of the (in)famous smoke ring during the Tynemouth salute; courtesy Captain Stephen Healy:

If that’s not the perfect 10 of smoke rings everywhere, then I don’t know what is!

COLLINGWOOD 2010 – MEMORIAL CEREMONY IN TYNEMOUTH
Report and pictures by Jen

Although all the official part was impressive, I think one of my favourite things was standing there on the monument afterwards and hearing a man beside me telling the lady he was with about how…

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.

COLLINGWOOD’S MONUMENT, TYNEMOUTH
Short report and pictures by Kathy

CELEBRATIONS – COLLINGWOOD MONUMENT AT TYNEMOUTH
Great picture taken by Allan

Not reports, yet still interesting:

Morpeth Herald: COLLINGWOOD – THE MAN WHO SAVED THE NATION

Author Andrew Griffin has welcomed the Collingwood Festival after writing a biography on the hero.

Morpeth Herald: HOTEL’S ADDING AN EXTRA TOUCH OF CLASS

You’ll be pleased to hear there’ll be a “Collingwood Bar” very soon!

It will have a seating and standing capacity of 200 and is scheduled to open on April 7, when a member of the Collingwood family will cut the ribbon, followed by an official opening ceremony on April 29.

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”.

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.

Letter in an unexpected place. 23 February, 2010

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Then again, maybe it’s not that unexpected.

The title of this picture is “Gravestone in Trafalgar Cemetery” (Gibraltar). I can’t really tell if this is an actual headstone, marking a grave, or a commemorative plaque –  either way, it’s very touching.

Photographer: Giorgio Monteforti
(Picture released into public domain by the artist. Grazie per la vostra generosità!)