A fascinating insider’s view of Antarctica
A FUNDRAISING talk will be held in Holmfirth about an amazing voyage to Antarctica.
Duncan Walpole from Slaithwaite spent six weeks as watch leader on a rigger called Barque Europa, sailing from Montevideo, Uruguay, via South Georgia, to Antarctica. The crew was made up of a mix of ages, abilities and nationalities from around the world.
His pictures bring to life sailing from the warmth of the River Plate Delta, exploring the inlets, wildlife and whaling history of South Georgia, storms and hardship in the roaring 40s and furious 50s, to the frozen seas, explorers, penguins, whales and icebergs of Antarctica.
The event will be on Saturday, April 21, at 7pm at Holmfirth Civic Hall on Huddersfield Road.
Duncan said: “From plastics to climate change, man’s impact on the environment is clearly visible in Antarctica.”
All proceeds from the event will go to South Georgia Preservation Fund and Holmfirth Transition Town.
Tickets are £10 for waged and £4 for unwaged from Holmfirth Library and Tourist Information Centre.
For more details phone 07970 554567.