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The annual Trafalgar Day ‘Toast the Admiral’ event is being held on Monday 21 October at the Collingwood Monument in Tynemouth (access via Pier Road). 

This is the tenth year that North Tyneside Council has hosted the event for invited dignitaries, honoured guests and members of the public who are welcome to come along.

North Tyneside has the greatest monument to the Admiral at Tynemouth looking out to sea which provides the setting for the Toast.

Chair of North Tyneside Council, Cllr Wendy Lott said: “The council hosts this special event to commemorate Trafalgar Day and raise awareness of the achievements of our very own Admiral Collingwood and his place in the nation’s history.

“We are proud of our maritime history and proud of our Royal Navy.  It is with great pride that we welcome Commodore Phil Waterhouse ADC RN, Naval Regional Commander, Northern England to deliver this year’s address.”    

Schedule for the event is:

11.40 am – Gathering of invited guests and the general public

11:50 am – Welcome by Chair of North Tyneside Council, Cllr Wendy Lott / raising of the Blue Ensign

11.55 am – Oration delivered by Commodore Phil Waterhouse ADC RN, Naval Regional Commander, Northern England,

12 noon – Toast to Admiral Lord Collingwood.

The significance of holding the toast at 12 noon is based on the fact that 12 mid-day was the time at which the first shot was fired in the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. 

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