Collingwood Society Lecture - Morpeth and the Collingwoods
Heritage Open Day: A lecture entitled ' Morpeth & The Collingwoods' Join us for this is annual lecture run by the Collingwood Society.
Admiral Lord Collingwood, who took charge when Nelson was shot at the Battle of Trafalgar, lived in Morpeth for many years in Collingwood House, a beautiful house which now belongs to the nearby St Roberts Catholic Church and is used as the church manse and office. (This is also a listed building unfortunately not open this year for various reasons). Collingwood lived in Morpeth for many years but in fact, he spent very little time here as he was always away at sea, but his family lived here and this is where he came when on leave. He referred to the part of his garden which overlooked the River Wansbeck as 'the poop deck'. Collingwood was a local person, born in Newcastle and attended the Royal Grammar School there, still in existence. When Collingwood was a pupil the headmaster had a reputation for turning out highly educated young men!
Thu 16 Sep:0.8125. Free Entry.
Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1LZ
Thu 16 Sep 2021