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Visit to the Falkland Islands

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The Chairman of the Trust, Roderick Rhys Jones, visited the Falkland Islands early in November to hold talks about possible sites for the Southern part of the Antarctic Monument.  He met the Governor Nigel Haywood who supports public sculpture as it enhances the streetscape. Other official meetings included  discussions with Executive Council member Hon Jan Cheek; Head of the Lands Planning and Building Committee Hon Sharon Halford; the Trustees and the Director of the Museum as well as Director of Public Works; Manfred Keenleyside and Environmental Planning Officer Antony Payne.

Rod was delighted to hear that the FI Development Corporation has included three possible sites for the monument in its plan for Stanley waterfront.  The sites are on Dockyard Point close to the site where the museum is to be re-housed; at the end of the proposed yacht marina; and to the East of the public jetty area close to the cemetery. Paul Trowel, Director of Tourism, commented that the Antarctic Monument fitted the island’s aspiration of becoming the “Gateway to the Antarctic” providing interchange facilities between air and sea for cruise ships sailing South.

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Brian Dorsett-Bailey

Brian Dorsett-Bailey, who has died aged 79, was a Trustee of the British Antarctic Monument Trust. He was the brother of Jeremy Bailey who died in a crevasse accident in 1965 near the British Antarctic Survey base of Halley Bay. Jeremy was a pioneer in the technology of ice-depth radar which allowe… Full Story...
Saturday, October 27th 2018

A gleaming Southern Monument

Ian Bury, our contractor friend in the Falkland Islands, has thoroughly polished the Southern Monument in preparation for the influx of tourists either staying for a holiday in the Falklands or passing through on a cruise ship bound for South Georgia and the Antarctic. There has been a significant a… Full Story...
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