Category: Heritage

 

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.

Show Notes

28 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

A video version with sound commentary of the highlights tour of our #ReQuest2021 Exhibition…

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.

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!

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.5

EPISODE 5 – Saturday 7th March 2020 – Louis Rudd MBE, Presentation to Medway Towns Scout Active Support and Interview with George Stonor

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.

Show Notes

Louis Rudd MBE…
http://lourudd.com

George Stonor’s Sponsorship Link…
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GeorgeStonor

George Stonor

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

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

ReQuest2021 Podcast Ep.4

EPISODE 4 – Monday 4th February 2020 – Goudhurst Scouts, Athy Heritage Centre and Interview with Darcey Holmes

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.

Show Notes

Athy Heritage Centre Website…
http://www.shackletonmuseum.com

Darcey Holmes

Darcey Holmes’ Sponsorship Link…
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DarceyHolmes

The Quest for the Silver Penguin Treasure Hunt (Feb 2020)
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SilverPenguinQuestTreasureHunt

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

Goudhurst Scouts who kindly raised nearly £800 for the Project!
The Antarctica Board Game played for 24 hours by Goudhurst Scouts!
Alan Noake with Shackleton Statue, Athy, Ireland
Norwegian sledge used by Shackleton on the 1907-1909 Nimrod Expedition.
Comfy Antarctic Wear!
Scale model of the Endurance.
Cabinet of Quest related memorabilia.
Marr and Mooney helping to load the Quest.
Reviews poster of the Southward on the Quest film.

Are you planning a trip to Antarctica in January 2022?

The Kent Scouts ReQuest2021 Antarctic Research Project team are really keen to hear from any member of Scouting worldwide who may already potentially be planning to be in South Georgia (perhaps as part of an Antarctic Cruise?) on the 5th January 2022.

One of our secondary project objectives is to have a Scout in uniform at Shackleton’s grave to represent all Scouts and pay our respects on that day.

If you or any Scouting friend you know will be there on that date then please contact project leader Alan Noake on: alan.noake@kentscouts.org.uk

Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Grave on South Georgia

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 22

Remembering Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton died on 5th January 1922 at Grytviken in South Georgia on the Quest expedition.

On 4 January, 1922, the ‘Quest’ reached South Georgia and cast anchor off the Grytviken whaling station. Sir Ernest Shackleton visited old friends at the whaling station and organised preparations for the expedition. He returned to the ‘Quest’ that evening in good cheer. He wrote the following words in his diary, that were to be his last:

At last, after sixteen days of turmoil and anxiety, on a peaceful sunshiny day, we came to anchor in Grytviken. How familiar the coast seemed as we passed down: we saw with full interest the places we struggled over after the boat journey. Now we must speed all we can, but the prospect is not too bright, for labour is scarce. The old familiar smell of dead whale permeates everything. It is a strange and curious place. Douglas and Wilkins are at different ends of the island. A wonderful evening.

In the darkening twilight I saw a lone star hover Gem-like above the bay.

(Source: https://shackletonexhibition.com/shackletons-death-5-january-1922/)

Uruguay: Funeral Of Sir Ernest Shackleton At Monte Video
Source: British Pathé https://www.britishpathe.com/video/VLVA80C9UW74VZ6MHD3S5U7D9FU2A-URUGUAY-FUNERAL-OF-SIR-ERNEST-SHACKLETON-AT-MONTE-VIDEO/query/shackleton

Quest’s Logbook On Ernest Shackleton’s Death; His Grave In Grytviken, South https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/88099203/quests-logbook-ernest-shackletons-death-his-grave-grytviken.html

ReQuest2021 Online Advent Calendar – Day 19

‘South’, Shackleton’s account of the ‘Endurance’ expedition, was published in 1919 in London by William Heinemann.

In the preface, Shackleton wrote “… I think that though failure in the actual accomplishment must be recorded, there are chapters in this book of high adventure, strenuous days, lonely nights, unique experiences, and above all, records of unflinching determination, supreme loyalty and generous self-sacrifice on the part of my men which … still will be of interest to readers who now turn gladly from the red horror of war … to read … the tale of the White Warfare of the South.”

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_(book))

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/104/1045518/south/9780712664127.html

(Source: Penguin Books)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/South-Endurance-Expedition-Ernest-Shackleton/dp/0140288864

(Source: Amazon)