Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fitting Memorial to Collingwood Is Planned for Quayside Area

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fitting Memorial to Collingwood Is Planned for Quayside Area

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A STRIKING Collingwood memorial is planned for the Newcastle Quayside area.

Trinity House, the maritime charity based in a historic Quayside complex dating back 500 years, is behind the pounds 250,000 scheme.

A planning application has been lodged with Newcastle City Council for a derelict sloping site at the junction of Dog Bank and Broad Chare, near Trinity House. Artist Gordon Young has been commissioned to create the memorial and has come up with a concept of a towering ocean wave.

The 35ft long and 15ft tall work will be made from steel in which would be set reconstituted coloured glass.

The memorial would include the face of Admiral Lord Collingwood and the names of his ships.

Fundraising is forging ahead for the memorial and all contributions are welcome.

"This is a major project and will be remarkable.

"We think it will be as impressive as the Angel of the North but on a smaller scale," said Capt Rud Shipley, master of Trinity House whose brethren are qualified ships' masters. …

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