Collingwood Society Talk

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’.

Collingwood Society Talk

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….

Collingwood Society HODs Talk

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.

In Sharp Relief – The Story of a Remarkable 18th Century NE Family

Liz O’Donnell on “In Sharp Relief – The Story of a Remarkable 18th Century NE Family”

The 73rd Anniversary Lecture Programme of the Morpeth Antiquarian Society
Friday Lecture meetings are held at 7.15 pm in St James’ Centre, Wellway, Morpeth, NE61 1BN
Entrance fee (inc. coffee/tea/biscuit): £1 for members or £3 for visitors. Annual subscription £17
Visitors and new members always welcome
FURTHER DETAILS: Hon. Sec. Val Cowan 07887 594161

Morpeth, Northumberland and their Place in the Prehistory and History of Leather

Andy Bates on “Morpeth, Northumberland and their Place in the Prehistory and History of Leather”

First in the 73rd Anniversary Lecture Programme of the Morpeth Antiquarian Society

Friday Lecture meetings are held at 7.15 pm in St James’ Centre, Wellway, Morpeth, NE61 1BN

Entrance fee (inc. coffee/tea/biscuit): £1 for members or £3 for visitors. Annual subscription £17

Visitors and new members always welcome

FURTHER DETAILS: Hon. Sec. Val Cowan 07887 594161