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Devon and Cornwall Polar Society – “QUEST 100”
September 24 All day
On Friday, 24 September 2021 Devon & Cornwall Polar Society are planning a one day event in Plymouth to commemorate the centenary of the sailing of Quest from Millbay Dock at the start of the Shackleton – Rowett Expedition.
There will be a selection of talks, films and displays and lunch taking up the full day.
Speakers already engaged are:
- Paul Hart of “Antarctic Quest 21”, www.antarcticquest21.com
- Alan Noake of Kent Scouts – “Request 2021” www.kentscouts.org.uk
- Don Kerr – grandson of Alexander Kerr, Chief Engineer, “Quest”.
- Jan Chojecki – grandson of John Q Rowett – the philanthropist who financed the expedition.
The event will take place at the historic Duke of Cornwall Hotel, MIllbay, Plymouth where Shackleton stayed before sailing out of Plymouth Sound. A discounted accommodation package will be available for those wanting to stay overnight.
Once the arrangements have been re-confirmed the DCPS will circulate full details and a booking form.