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SGHT: The Return of the Quest Crow’s Nest
September 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm BST
Please join the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) for an event at All Hallows by the Tower in London (the oldest church in the City of London AD675) to mark the safe return of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Quest crow’s nest. After tens of thousands of miles travelled, and featuring in exhibitions in Athy, Ireland and Grytviken, South Georgia, the crow’s nest returns to its home in the crypt of All Hallows by the Tower Church.
The event will begin with a drinks reception and optional tours of the church. There will then be a series of speakers connecting the histories of Shackleton, South Georgia island, All Hallows by the Tower and the City of London. An insight into current South Georgia projects to preserve the island’s rich polar heritage and protect its unique wildlife and marine environment will also be shared. The event will conclude with a short liturgy and music from the Square Mile Choral Scholars