Cuddy's domain

By mrswoolybill
I've uploaded from this location before, but not for quite a while. It's my favourite view in the North East, the monument to local lad Admiral Cuthbert 'Cuddy' Collingwood (1748 – 1810), seen from the graveyard at Tynemouth Priory.
As every true Geordie knows (and remarkably few other people know), Collingwood won the Battle of Trafalgar. He was Nelson's right-hand man, and assumed command of the English fleet after Nelson's death. So it was Collingwood who took the French surrender.
This is an introduction to a little series.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Graveyard Cemetery Black and white Tynemouth Tynemouth priory Landscape and travel

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AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2020 6:40AM
Wonderful gritty mono with historical interest Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2020 6:48AM
Thanks for the UA, Walt, you moved fast!
4 Aug 2020 6:51AM
Stellar composition Moira , the striking clouds really complimenting the scene . I had never heard of Admiral Cuddy .... thx for the history lesson . The admiral sounds like a fascinating character .
Best regards

4 Aug 2020 7:44AM
The salty sea air has certainly had its way with those headstones.
franken Plus
18 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2020 8:17AM
A fine mono and an interesting write up, Moira.
4 Aug 2020 8:24AM
an image beautifully worked in b&w ... and just repeating after Walt: thanks for the history lesson
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
4 Aug 2020 8:33AM
A very well processed mono Moira, interesting narrative too.

Joe Smile
dales Plus
4 11 Australia
4 Aug 2020 8:42AM
Wonderful history lesson & image Moira
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
4 Aug 2020 9:05AM
All have heard of Nelson and Hardy, but, as you mention, few have ever heard of the role played by Collingwood , even if they are aware of the name. I know the name because of HMS Collingwood, a 'stone frigate' near Fareham in Hants.

Excellent choice of viewpoint, Moira, the headstones forming a good lead to the statue.
Fine construction and description. Excellent work GrinGrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
4 Aug 2020 9:12AM
Crawling around cemeteries again? 😁
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2278 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2020 9:36AM

Quote:The salty sea air has certainly had its way with those headstones.

And that will be the theme for a few more uploads. Yes, I have been crawling around cemeteries again.
Thanks folks, and good morning.
4 Aug 2020 10:45AM
Excellent image, Moira.

mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
4 Aug 2020 11:03AM
Great range of mono tones and composition. The cranes in the background seemed to be vying with your admiral to gain prominence! Excellent write-up, Moira.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
4 Aug 2020 11:24AM
A fine capture of the dead centre of Tynemouth, Moira 😀 Your processing has brought out the detail on the very worn headstones nicely 👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
4 Aug 2020 1:24PM
From the lady who maybe was, or should have been, a history teacher. Also, with wonderful photos to help explain. Good one.
4 Aug 2020 9:13PM
'The grave’s a fine and private place,
But none, I think, do there embrace.'

Cracking image Moira and a fascinating commentary ... I had no idea about Collingwood ... but I do now! Thanks! 😀
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
4 Aug 2020 10:56PM
Excelllent black & white and an interesting write up, Moira

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