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Southern Monument nears completion

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The work to create the Southern Monument is essentially complete.  It will soon be leaving the Pangolin Foundry, Chalford for delivery to the Falkland Islands on the British Antarctic Survey ship, RRS James Clark Ross.  Trustees have been at the foundry to see the latest work.

Welding

 

The Monument is a rigid structure of bronze and polished stainless steel.  Crating it for safe transport by road and sea is the next hurdle to be overcome.

 

The structure

 

The bronze will weather green with age while the mirror finish of the stainless steel will stay very bright.

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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