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September 2020

Collingwood Society HODs Talk

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place
Morpeth, NE61 1LZ United Kingdom
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Capt. Stephen Healy visits the ‘Northumberland’ period in the life of the Admiral and his family with his talk on Morpeth and the Collingwoods, examining how the town took to its illustrious residents, how they viewed the town and surrounding area and how history has subsequently acknowledged the relationship. Part of Morpeth’s annual Heritage Days event, free entry to all.

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October 2020

Collingwood Society Talk

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Trinity House, Broad Chare
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ United Kingdom
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Following a well-received debut last year, Tim Gittins, another Society member and trustee, now turns his attention to Admiral Sir John Orde, whose well-documented and ongoing spat with Earl St. Vincent and actions when in command of a squadron north of Cadiz in the lead-up to Trafalgar have interested historians ever since. Scapegoat or disgruntled unfortunate? Our own judge weighs up the evidence….

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Toast to Admiral Collingwood

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place
Morpeth, NE61 1LZ United Kingdom
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Join the Mayor and Town Council in marking Trafalgar Day by laying a wreath on the bust of Lord Collingwood - victor of Trafalgar - in the Town Hall. Attended by representatives from the Royal Navy, Trinity House and the Collingwood Society.

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November 2020

Collingwood Society “Pickle Night”

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Trinity House, Broad Chare
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ United Kingdom
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Back again by popular demand….‘Pickle Night’ gives Members and Guests a chance to let our hair down and experience the fun, food, dress and self-made entertainment of the gun deck. Ticket only, sure to be a sell-out once again, watch for details in due course. The traditional end to ‘Trafalgar’ commemorations - the occasion marks the arrival of HMS PICKLE and the carriage of the news of both victory at Trafalgar and the death of Nelson to London by Lt.…

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Collingwood Society AGM

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Trinity House, Broad Chare
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ United Kingdom
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In the hopes of better attendance and to re-assure people that the AGM is not a wasted journey, this year’s Annual General Meeting will be followed by BOTH a short presentation looking back on the bi-centennial commemorations that gave birth to the Society (yes, it was 10 years ago!) AND our now-traditional ‘pub-style’ quiz, based on Collingwood/ Nelson/ Trafalgar/Georgian Navy. Last year’s winning score was 72 and it was a first time winner, so come along and try your hand!…

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December 2020

Collingwood Society Talk

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Trinity House, Broad Chare
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ United Kingdom
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Another popular first-time speaker this past year, Terry Walton returns with "Nautical phrases, slang and idioms". Discover where ‘learning the ropes’ came from, what a ‘square meal’ is and the meaning of ‘show a leg’. It’ll all be ‘above board’, there’ll be no need to ‘cut and run’ and we’re sure Terry will come through with ‘flying colours’.

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