Category: Heritage

 

Mrs. Chippy the cat makes it to the South Pole!

Mrs. Chippy the replica of the cat from Shackleton’s endurance expedition that we auctioned for the ReQuest2021 project has made it to the South Pole. Wayne White, 2020 South Pole Station Manager, won the bidding in the charity auction for the cat. Fantastic that it has reached the pole!

We are really grateful to Wayne for his support for the project and thrilled he will be appearing on the Christmas Day edition of the ReQuest2021 podcast.

Commemorative Plaques

A huge thanks to Mark Brooks from Artisan Memorials for helping us towards one of our 10 project objectives yesterday: #4 To unveil an expedition plaque dedicated to Marr & Mooney both at Gilwell Park in Scout HQ in England and Fordell Firs Scout HQ in Scotland. (Heritage)

The plaque has now been installed in pride of place at Gilwell ready for an official unveiling ceremony at Gilwell Reunion 2021.

Alan Noake and Mark Brooks with the Commemorative Plaque at Gilwell HQ
The Gilwell Plaque in pride of place
The Gilwell Plaque post-installation
The Gilwell Plaque pre-installation
Alan Noake with the Gilwell and Fordell Firs Plaques
Alan Noake with The Fordell Firs Scottish HQ Plaque

ReQuest2021 Project Mission

Some more work on refinining the mission for the ReQuest2021 project which can now be summarised under the 3 banners of Peace ~ Environment ~ Heritage

Antarctica offers up three unique perspectives as a flagship Global Project:-

• A Beacon of Hope and Peace for all Diverse Nations & Creeds Working in Harmony

• A Living Environmental Laboratory for Climate Change and Antarctic Wildlife

• A Rich Heritage of Scouting’s Connection with the Golden Age of Polar Exploration

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.8

EPISODE 8 – Monday 1st June 2020  – A short extract from James Marr’s private diary in September 2022 reflecting on his year on the Quest Expedition; another clip from Alan Noake’s Walderslade presentation to Medway Towns SAS this time focusing on Mooney leaving the expedition at Madeira and Shackleton’s death in South Georgia; and the ReQuest interview with the second of our Scottish participants – Sam Payne from Aberdeen.

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Sam Payne

Show Notes

A link to Sam Payne’s Fundraising Page:
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SamPayneRQ21

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Annual Newsletter #2

Have a look at the PDF version our our latest annual newsletter.

Highlights this issue include…

Dream To Reality
Research Round-up
Get Involved
Project Sponspors

This is the second of four issues we have planned for June 2020. The plan is to produce two more issues in June 2021 and June 2022.

We have sent some hardcopies out by post. Let us know if you would like a collectors copy!

http://www.request2021.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/REQUEST2021-UPDATE-JUNE-2020-FINAL.pdf

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.7

EPISODE 7 – Thursday 7th May 2020  – Celebrating being half way on our ReQuest2021 Fundraising, more from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support with a focus on the 1921 Scout Selection Process by Shackleton and ReQuest2021 Interview with Emma Johnston.

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Emma Johnston

Show Notes

Lots of Different Ways to Follow and Support The Project including our penguin badges, Antarctic Top Trumps and other merchandise…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir Percy Everett (Deputy Chief Scout at the time) and Major Wade, plus the other scouts up for selection along with James Marr and Norman Mooney, 1921.
The 10 Boy Scouts put forward for final selection back in 1921
(Source: The Daily Graphic, Thursday August 18th 1921)
Norman Mooney, Sir Ernest Shackleton & James Marr, 1921
(Photo: Scout Association Archives)

Highlights tour of our interactive museum with sound commentary

An online interactive virtual reality exhibition to promote the Kent Scouts #REQUEST2021 Antarctic Research Project and the legacy of two Scouts – James William Slesser Marr and Norman Erland Mooney – who sailed with Shackleton on the original 1921 Quest Expedition.

ACCESS THE VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Once the exhibition has fully loaded press the play button for the highlights tour with voice commentary.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM LINK:
https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e7dc4f2a6fa5817fd3227db

Not got much time?
Below is a simple video version with sound commentary of the highlights tour of our #ReQuest2021 Exhibition…

Visit our Fundraising Ladder for different ways to follow and support the project including our infamous Penguin Badges, Antarctic Top Trumps, Social Media pages and lots more…
www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.6

EPISODE 6 – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Chinstrap penguins and climate change, More from Alan’s presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with Cathy Mummery

A podcast documenting the Kent Scouts #ReQuest2021 Research Project all the way to Antarctica and back again! Interviews, Scouting historical links, events and research project work recorded along the way. Part of Alan Noake’s Antarctic Soundscapes project.

Cathy Mummery

Show Notes

Darcey’s Loo Roll Penguin Craft Project video…
https://youtu.be/H1uhHGSNWKg

CBS Newstory about Chinstrap penguins and climate change…
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/declining-penguin-populations-warming-antarctica-cbs-news-visits-remote-shores-of-elephant-island/

Medway Active Support Team…
https://www.medwaytowns.org.uk/spage-section-mast.html

Cathy Mummery’s Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CathyMummery

Photographs by Frank Hurley
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Photographs_of_Antarctica_by_Frank_Hurley

Herbert Ponting Photos
https://www.gettyimagesgallery.com/collection/herbert-ponting/

Henry (Harry) McNish (1874-1930) – Biographical notes
https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/biography/mcnish_henry.php

James Marr’s School Aberdeen Grammar.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
James Marr’s University, Aberdeen.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
Cushnie Farmhouse, Auchterless, Turiff, Aberdeenshire
– the house where James Marr was born.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
6 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney – where Mooney lived in 1911.
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
1st Aberdeen Scout HQ – James Marr’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)
2nd Orkney Scout HQ – Norman Mooney’s Scout Group
(Photo: A.S. Noake)

Our Fundraising Ladder with lots of other ways you can follow and support the project….
http://www.fundraisingladder.co.uk/ReQuest2021/

Our 3D Interactive Virtual Reality ReQuest2021 Museum

Please take a look out our brand new interactive 3D ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project Museum

ENTER THE MUSEUM HERE: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e7dc4f2a6fa5817fd3227db (Note: There is no sound – yet!)

You can do a guided tour of just the highlights (by clicking on the play button) or just browse around at your leisure. Click on an image to see it in more detail.

It is entirely FREE to enter however if you would like to make a voluntary donation it would be most appreciated.

And if you have a virtual reality headset for your smartphone you can download the ArtSteps App and go around the museum in VR!

DONATE VIA: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/request2021

An update on our two Commemorative Plaques!

Really excited to report that Mark Brooks from Canterbury (a member of the Lettering Arts Trust) has just sent us these photos of our two Caithness stone commemorative plaques in final production – he just has the world scout logo to finalise now. It may be a while before we can actually pick them up for real but great to see they are nearly done!

The larger one will be installed at Gilwell and officially unveiled on Sunday 5th September 2021. The smaller of the two will be coming with us to Antarctica and then on our return will be installed and officially unveiled at Fordell Firs the Scottish Scout HQ.

Thanks so much for sharing some really good news for the project during these tough times for our fundraising Mark Brooks!