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The Nelson Society has been informed of the following event to be held at ORNC. The event is not organised by The Nelson Society but may be of interest to members.
18 October 2013
Venue: Queen Mary Undercroft and Painted Hall
19.00 – 23.00
TRAFALGAR NIGHT DINNER
Marking the 208th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, the Trafalgar Night Dinner at the ORNC promises a rich blend of naval tradition and culture in the magnificent surroundings of the Painted Hall – one of the finest dining halls in Europe.
The evening includes a champagne reception in the Queen Mary Undercroft followed by a four-course meal and magnificent chocolate Ships-of-the-Line, catered by Leith’s. Entertainment features the Militaire Orchestra, the Parade of the Baron of Beef accompanied by the Sea Cadets, Mess Beatings performed by the Royal Hospital School Corp of Drums, the Immortal Memory Toast and the Sunset Ceremony with the lowering of the White Ensign.
£160 per person. £2,880 per table of 18.
The dress code is black tie or mess undress. This is an ideal occasion for private parties, corporate hospitality and group bookings.
Crispy deep-fried duck egg with celeriac remoulade and shaved asparagus
Roast sirloin of English beef served with chateau potatoes and roasted root vegetables
Mediterranean Vegetables and Goats Cheese Strudel with White Bean and Onion Stew and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Ships-of-the-line with rum and raisin mousse
English cheese plate of Somerset brie, blue stilton and farmhouse cheddar
Coffee and chocolates
Tickets and seating plans
If you request a ticket online, please print off a copy and present it to a member of staff at the entrance to the Queen Mary Undercroft.
If you are attending the supper as part of a group, please inform us of your party name by Friday 4 October 2013 and we will ensure that you are placed at the same table in the Painted Hall.
If you require further information, please contact our box office on 020 8269 4799 or email email@example.com
Arrival details and timings
The evening starts with a champagne reception in the Queen Mary Undercroft located beneath the Chapel. Doors to the Queen Mary Undercroft open at 19.00 and guests will be asked to proceed to dinner in the Painted Hall at 19.30. The evening finishes approx. at 23.00.
Due to the historic nature of our site, only the Lower Hall of the Painted Hall is accessible to wheelchair users. If you or a member of your party require disabled access, please let us know by Friday 4 October 2013 and a member of our team can take you through the details. Call 020 8269 4799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A vegetarian option will be available for the supper in the Painted Hall. Please advise when booking online or via the phone by Friday 4 October 2013 if any of your party has dietary requirements.
Parking availability on site is limited and requires booking in advance. If you would like to reserve a parking space please let us know Friday 4 October 2013. We will require your name and car registration details. Call 020 8269 4799 or email email@example.com
We are able to provide refunds until 14 days prior to the start of the event. The last day for refunds is Friday 4 October 2013. A cancellation charge of 20% of the full ticket price applies for all events.
The following is not organised by the The Nelson Society but may be of interest to members:
THE SOCIETY FOR NAUTICAL RESEARCH (SOUTH)
‘‘ What did the Tudors ever do for Britain . . . . ? ”
THE ROOTS OF BRITISH SEA POWER
An Afternoon Forum with lunch and a Visit to the new Mary Rose Museum
In memory of Doreen Hobbs
Long standing member and generous benefactor to SNR(S)
To be held at the Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE 2013
The keynote address will be delivered by Professor David Loades - our most eminent and accomplished practitioner in the field of Tudor naval history.
He will speak on the subject of The Formation of a Fighting Force: the Tudor Navy from 1510 to 1570. The content of his address will embrace logistics, armament, victualling, administration and politics. He will also take in naval developments in the French and Scottish navies of this era and consider broadly the extent to which this period also saw the laying down of the groundwork for the growth of British sea power in later centuries – all aspects of naval history which were of particular interest to Doreen Hobbs.
Following the keynote presentation, short contributions from a selection of other scholars working in the field will lead into a period of discussion to consider the significance of events in this era and their relationship with the future evolution of British naval mastery, drawing on the expertise, opinions, knowledge and scholarship of those gathered together for the event.
The event will commence with registration at the Club, followed by a visit to the new Mary Rose Museum in the Historic Dockyard, where following an introductory lecture delegates will have the opportunity to explore the galleries and to see the ship in her new setting, before returning to the Royal Maritime Club for lunch.
0900-0945 Registration and Coffee at the RMC in The Nelson Lounge.
0945-1015 Participants make their way on foot to Mary Rose Museum
1015-1215 Curatorial introduction to new Museum, followed by visit to the galleries
1215-1230 Delegates make their way back to the Club
1230-1400 Lunch served in the Horatia Restaurant
1415-1515 Keynote address by Professor Loades , followed by questions
1515-1545 Tea and biscuits
1545-1615 Research Forum
1615-1645 Plenary and concluding observations by Professor Loades
1645 Forum ends
The fee for the day will be £40. To include coffee on arrival, introductory talk and admission to the new Mary Rose Museum, a copy of the souvenir guidebook, a 2-course lunch with coffee and afternoon tea. A cash bar will be available at the Club. The venue is a few minutes from Portsmouth Harbour Station, the bus station and the Gosport and Isle of Wight ferries. Discount car parking will be available.
Overnight accommodation for the Friday evening is available at the Club at very reasonable rates (tel. 02392 824 231). Why not make a week-end of it and enjoy the many heritage attractions in and around Portsmouth, Southsea and Gosport ?
This is likely to be a very popular event and you are strongly advised to register your interest with David Baynes : firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02392 831 461.
To secure your place, complete the tearoff form below and send it without delay to :
SNR(S) Forum, ‘Swashway Cottage’, 17, St. Thomas’s Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2EZ.
I wish to book _ _ _ _ place(s) for the SNR(S) Forum on 22nd June 2013 @ £40 each.
Name(s) Please print :
Telephone : Email :
Date : Signed :
I enclose a cheque for £ _ _ _ _ payable to ‘SNR(South). All bookings will be acknowledged.
We had our Trafalgar Dinner on Tricomalee when in Newcastle about 3 years ago -wonderful experience. This is the Telegraph obit of Capt Smith without his involvement Trincomalee would not be there for us all to enjoy.
Members may be interested in two particular items at this year’s Chalke Valley History Festival. On Sat 29 June there will be a well researched re-enactment of the ‘Death of Nelson’ and on Sun 30 June a lecture on ‘The Royal Navey at War in the Age of Nelson’. Both events by Dr Sam Willis, the renowned maritime historian. For all detail see www.cvhf.org.uk
A message from Genevieve:
Institute of Historical Research
Circuits of Knowledge: The Royal Navy and the Caribbean, 1756-1815
At 5.15pm March 5th 2013 in the Bedford Room,
University of London, Senate House,
London WC1E 7HU
Ring 0208 312 6716 for more information.
The Royals Museum, Greenwich
In July 2013 at The Royals Museum, Greenwich there will be a series of lectures entitled ‘Nelson Navy Nation’ to complement the new gallery Nelson Navy Nation which will open on October 21st 2013.
Jane Austen and the Navy!
2013 marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen and the Royals Museums are marking it with a series of lectures on Thursdays March 7th – April 11th, 11am to 13.00 in their lecture hall. The cost is 8.00 pounds per lecture or 48.00 for the series. For details contact Royals Museum on 02083126716
Lastly Broadsides has been extended in NMM until April 30th 2013 – it is free.
Members may be interested in the Valentines Day event which has been brought to our attention by the Royal Museums Greenwich:
“We wondered if your members might be interested in a date with Nelson this Valentine Day? Details are below.
The Caird Library has a unique collection of romantic letters not usually kept on public display. Come and find out what Nelson said to Emma Hamilton in our archives before moving on to the Award Winning 16 Seconds West Brasserie for an exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner with harp accompaniment by Trinity College of Music.
Thursday 14th February |19:00
£96 for two/ Members £90
Price includes event attendance, three-course meal for two and a glass of Prosecco.
Advance booking required – please book by 10th Feb
Witty and entertaining but with a sharp political bite, caricatures have been a popular satirical art form since the 18th century, a journalistic take on current affairs in a visual format that everyone could understand. Through the the comic lend of caricature, illuminating the battles, politics and the big personalities and giving a fascinating perspective on the Navy’s place in British society and culture of the time.
The current free display explores the world of the Royal Navy before and after Trafalgar and will be of interest to many members.
The Museum is open from 10.00am daily so members may have time ahead of Morning Service on January 13th 2013 (see HAYDN’S NELSON MASS AND THE TOAST TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON)
On Trafalgar Day the Sea Cadets parading the piece of the Victory flag they have before the Admiral. They then lay it on the steps of Nelson’s Column and stand guard. London and South East Regional Secretary Genevieve St George attended the ceremony and reports “it was all very poignant. Hard to believe they were so young and only been together for 3 days as a group. Very good marching as well as music.”
HAYDN’S NELSON MASS AND THE TOAST TO
THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF ADMIRAL LORD NELSON
11am Sunday, 13 January 2013 at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Haydn’s Nelson Mass will be performed at the 11am Morning Service in the Chapel of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. The organist and the choir have agreed, when asked by the Chaplain Revd Jeremy Frost, to perform this for The Nelson Society’s visit, which is such a privilege. Following the service we have been invited to join the congregation in St Mary’s Undercroft for morning coffee. Lunch will be announced at 1.15pm so that we are all seated in The King William Restaurant for 1.30pm.
After lunch we may have time for a short walk to the River Thames before moving to The Painted Hall where we will see the restoration taking place there. We shall have a short address and then we will be joined by the public who have booked for the afternoon. The day will conclude at 3.30pm with the toast to ‘The Immortal Memory’ of Admiral Lord Nelson.
The cost for the day will be £33.00 per person to include the day’s lunch, refreshments, the port for the toast, and a donation to The Painted Hall Restoration Fund.
Broadfleet Main Course: Corn-fed chicken with lemon thyme, or Goat’s Cheese tart;
both are served with dauphinoise potatoes and soya beans.
Victory Dessert: Blackberry and apple crumble with custard. Tea or coffee.
The price includes half a bottle of wine or soft drink with lunch and a glass of port for each adult for the toast to ‘The Immortal Memory’.
Please send to Genevieve St George, Flat 13, John Tucker, 40 Mellish Street, London
E14 8NS by 21 December 2012 at the latest.
I would like to attend The Nelson Society and The Old Royal Naval College Event on
13 January 2013 at a cost of £33.00 per person.
I enclose a cheque payable to ‘The Nelson Society’ for £33.00 per person
Number of people……………………………..Total amount…………………………..
Post code………………………………………Main course……………………………
Mobile phone no………………………………Membership number……………………
The Nelson Society and the ORNC can accept no liability for any accidents at this event.
If anyone has sent a booking + cheque but has not heard from me within 7days please ring me (number in “The Nelson Dispatch” inside front cover) as the closing date of Dec 21st will soon be with us.