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Generous donation accepted for cartoon

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A very substantial and generous donation has been accepted by the Trustees for the original cartoon which we posted on the website last May.

I spotted this in Private Eye and tracked down the cartoonist Ed McLachlan because I thought it captured the occasional dissoluteness that sweeps over base life.  Having wintered in Halley Bay we were never visited by a passing ship - tourist or otherwise. However I suspect the effect might have been the same.

I emailed Ed McLachlan to ask him if he might be willing to donate the picture to the British Antarctic Monument Fund. He called me a couple of days later to say that it had already been sold to Libby Purves  - in fact she had commented on its brilliance in one of her newspaper columns! Ed said he was very happy to support the Trust and would draw another and donate it.

Roderick Rhys Jones

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Brian Dorsett-Bailey

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A gleaming Southern Monument

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