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Collingwood 2010: June Events 3 June, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, Royal Navy, Talks, things you don't need but probably want.
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No rest for the wicked! June offers various events to commemorate Admiral Lord Collingwood, and if I may say so, some of them are… delicious!

WEEKEND OF 12./13.06.2010

There will be a Collingwood-themed exhibition at Morpeth Town Hall in Morpeth, organised by the Morpeth Antiquarian Society. All day, all free, all aboard!

AN UNIQUE DINING OPPORTUNITY – 14. + 15.06.2010

(…) in honour of Vice-Admiral Collingwood, William Brewis of Boldon Farmhouse Pantry has created a unique, “Collingwood-themed” menu.

Then the dinners will be hosted by an acknowledged and published expert on matters Collingwood (Max Adams on Monday 14th and Dr Tony Barrow on Tuesday 15th), Capt. Stephen Healy, Deputy Master of the Newcastle upon Tyne Trinity House and Chairman of the Collingwood 2010 Festival Committee and a certain John Grundy, local historian, broadcaster and raconteur extraordinaire.

Delicious food (also in a vegetarian variety – well done!), Collingwood, amazing venue – who could ask for more? Hurry up if you’d like to make a reservation, though – only three places are left! Costs are £ 45.00, and you have to pre-book. No pre-booking, no cheese. Please call +44 (0)191-2816025 for your reservation.

Additional information from Granville Thompson:

The price is inclusive of fine table wines and the cheeseboard features Doddington’s famous “Admiral Collingwood” and “Cuddy’s Cave” – both important reasons to attend!! Further, the dress for the event is indicated as Black Tie / Evening Wear (boring…) or Period Costume (Yay!!). Seemingly, Boldon farmhouse Pantry are reporting that many of those booking are favouring the latter. Which is good, because the Good Lady and I are attending on the Tuesday and Madame has made a full Georgian outfit just for the occasion!! I of course, as befits my lowly Midshipman’s status, will be in my uniform….

You can find all information here.

To keep up-to-date with all events, please keep an eye on the diary of the Official Collingwood 2010 Website.

And because we all like visuals: here’s a collectible cigarette card which seems to come from a bar of chocolate. Chocolate cigarettes, maybe? In any case a great find, and you must admit that Old Cuddy looks very dashing here. Thanks a lot to Nana for finding it here and sharing! And also thanks to the card-owner, of course. Choccies or cigarette – neat!

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Admiral Lord Collingwood’s Sword on Display 4 March, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, General, Letters, Nelson, Royal Navy.
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If you’d like to see Old Cuddy’s sword, you’ll have to head towards Leeds:

HIS COUNTRY’S FUTURE HOPE

The Royal Armouries Museum has in its collections Admiral Collingwood’s sword, which can be seen in the Presentation Swords display on the Fifth Floor of the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the sword and see some fantastic high-resolution pictures.

CLICK HERE to see one of Collingwood’s letters from the archives of the Royal Armouries.

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.