We welcome historian Anthea Lang to the Society for the first time, speaking about another son of Gateshead, ‘Admiral Richard Collinson RN.’ Naval Officer, surveyor, Arctic explorer, disciplinarian and with a stubborn nature, Collinson’s highly successful career did not perhaps end as he would have wished.
Annual commemorative event, this one around the memory of John William Trotter, Master of HMS LEVIATHAN at the Battle of Trafalgar, who is buried in the churchyard. Public event.
Terry Walton returns to the lectern, this time with ‘Nautical phrases, slang and idioms’. Discover where ‘learning the ropes’ came from, what a ‘square meal’ is and why you had to ‘shake a leg’. There’ll be no need to ‘cut and run’ and we’re sure Terry will come through with ‘flying colours’. (Note: There will […]
Christmas Buffet and tour of Trinity House. A good chance for Society members to have a look around the home of the Collingwood Society, whilst enjoying some pleasant pre-festive fare and good company. Ticket only event, £6 per head (to part cover catering costs). Details closer to the time.