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Captain Scott has a close connection with Roath Park, as Anne Bell explains. The Scott Memorial on Roath Park lake is one of Roath's best known landmarks.

Captain Scott has a close connection with Roath Park, as Anne Bell explains. The Scott Memorial on Roath Park lake is one of Roath's best known landmarks.

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Captain Scott South Pole 100th anniversary: Bodies discovered in the snow a century ago today

Exactly a century ago today, Captain Scott and four other men reached the South Pole as part of the Terra Nova Expedition.

Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to south pole - 1910–13

Terra Nova expedition of Robert Falcon Scott to south pole - 1910–13 [449x620]

Grotto in an ice berg, photographed January 1911 by Herbert George Ponting during the British Antarctic ("Terra Nova") Expedition .

Named after the legendary “Scott of the Antarctic”, Scott’s Hut is located on the north shore of Cape Evans on Ross Island in Antarctica.  It was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1913 (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott.  Insulation for the 50 feet long hut was provided by seaweed sewn into a quilt, placed between double-planked inner and outer walls.  Ironically, Terra Nova expeditioners described the hut as being warm to the point of…

Isolated Settlements at the Ends of the Earth

Scott’s Hut, on Ross Island in Antarctica, was built in 1911 by the British Antarctic Expedition of (Terra Nova Expedition) led by Robert Falcon Scott. The hut was reused from by several of Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea party who had become marooned.

Trade Card - The Five ill-fated Heroes

Fry's Cocoa & Chocolate "With Captain Scott at the South Pole" The five ill-fated heroes.

Under the command of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Endurance set sail from England for the Antarctic in August 1914.  By January of 1915, the ship was approximately one day short of its destination of Vahsel Bay before becoming icebound for ten months and eventually crushed.   Miraculously, all 28 men aboard survived and returned home.

The Most Amazing Survival Story Ever

Mount Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica, 1911

Mount Erebus: A Tale of Ice and Fire

Mt Erebus and a Dome Cloud, Scott Expedition, Antarctica by Herbert George Ponting 1911

‘I love you more than is at all comfy and moreover I think you are splendid.’  Kathleen Scott in a letter to her husband Robert Scott, British explorer of Antarctica.  Here at their wedding in 1908.

Don't forget to brush your hair and don't smoke so much, my ducky darling: Adoring wife's last hen-pecking letter to her 'splendid' Scott of the Antarctic

‘I love you more than is at all comfy and moreover I think you are splendid.’ Kathleen Scott in a letter to her husband Robert Scott, British explorer of Antarctica.

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