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Collingwood and Menorca

"Collingwood 2010, Menorca"

March 27th. to 30th..

The Asociación Menorca Britannia Commemorating

the 200th. Anniversary of the death of

Admiral Lord Collingwood

March 27th.28th & 29th

Acts & Events Saturday 27 March
Morning Arrival of HMS MONMOUTH Official Welcome
(Invitation only)

19.00hrs Official reception by the Consell Insular (Invitation only)
20.30hrs Organ recital by Tóme Olives, Parish Church of Santa Maria. Mahón. Open to the public, Entrance free

Sunday 28 March
For everyone in the Port (all free of charge) Times are approximate
12.00hrs Artesan market (ongoing)
12.30hrs Demonstration of famous Raca Menorquin Horses by EQUIMAR
13.05hrs Unveiling and dedication of BUST of Admiral Collingwood with an honour guard from the ships company of HMS Monmouth
13.55hrs A playlet by the Charity Players, reminiscing the last 5 years of Collingwoods life in Menorca by two “midshipmen”.
14.30hrs A Display by the Folkloric Group ES REBOST
17.00hrs A guided tour for Ships crew and visiting VIP’s of “El Fonduco” Hotel Almirante Collingwood , courtesy of the family Montanari (Invitation only)

PROGRAMME OF EXCURSIONS AND VISITS Ships Crew, and Visiting VIP’s, All free of charge

Monday 29th March
9.00 t0 13.00hrs
ISLAND TOUR. A 4 hour historic, cultural and scenic tour of the highlights of Menorca. Taking in the North side, stopping at Fornells, The Highest point of the island Monte Toro, crossing to the south coast passing Son Bou and to Binibeca and return by Punta Prima, Sant Lluis, Es Castell to harbour.

9.00 to 12.00hrs
A guided visit to the British built Fort San Felipe and returning via Es Castell and the Military Museum in the old British built barracks.

14.00 to 18.00hrs
but preferably on Tuesday 30th 9.00 to 13.00hrs A coach trip to visit the huge 19th Century fortress of Isabel II (La Mola). A full guided excursion around this magnificent underground fortress, the site of the filming of “Hornblower”. Visiting the pair of massive Vickers guns with a calibre of 84.1 centimetres manufactured on Tyneside and supplied and placed in position between 1931/36.

SPORTS EVENTS ARRANGED

14.00hrs
Collingwood Cup Golf Tournament sponsored by Son Parc Golf. A fourball competition between golfers from HMS Monmouth and local club members.

20.30hrs
Collingwood Cup Football match sponsored by Sant Lluis F.C. played under floodlight on their ground. A team fro HMS Monmouth versus a local scratch team. Beer, wine and tapas after.


Coach transport will be provided to all these events for players and crew members.

For further information and enquiries contact by E.mail to menorcabritannia@msn.com

www.menorca.es or www.menorcabritannia.org

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