Friday 1st November 7pm in Westerham Hall. The Westerham Branch of the RNLI welcomes Cathay Corbishley to talk about the famous photographs taken by Frank Hurley on Shackleton’s trip to the Antarctic in 1917. Tickets £25 each, bookings for tables of 8 or individuals.
Our speaker is a noted expert on Shackleton and will guide us through the famous photos by Frank Hurley to tell the story. She is also an expert in reproducing these photos on fabric, using a process known as Cyanotype. One is displayed on our poster. To help the RNLI, she has created a 40in square wall hanging which is a montage of 16 of the photos that we will auction at the end of the evening. If you think you might be interested, please bring your cheque book!
The evening will be devoted to the story of Shackleton and the famous voyage of the Endurance in the Antarctic in 1914 and the trek across the drifting ice floes after the vessel had been crushed by pack ice without ever reaching land.
The Endurance had three wooden lifeboats. Two were used to build a shelter on Elephant Island for 22 of the crew who waited, while Shackleton and 5 of the crew sailed the James Caird lifeboat 800 miles to South Georgia in 60ft waves – and then climbed a mountain range to get help. Everyone was rescued.
This has to be one of the great lifeboat stories of all time and an opportunity for us to help raise money for the RNLI which is busier than ever and suffering a bit of a funding crisis.
We hope you can come and join us. Supper is provided by The Courtyard and there will be Westerham beer and wine on sale and a worthwhile raffle. Please let us know if you require the vegetarian option.
Please email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 01959 561809 with your details. Tickets must be booked in advance and cheques need to be made payable to ”RNLI”.