A fas­ci­nat­ing in­sider’s view of Antarc­tica

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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