DEVON AND CORNWALL POLAR SOCIETY
The Devon and Cornwall Polar Society (DCPS) was started on an informal basis by a group of 'polar buffs' in 2005 and others are simply enthusiasts of the Heroic Age. The society meet at least twice a year usually at the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club on the Hoe. Lectures and the occasional visit are also arranged.
The society have hosted three significant events in recent years. The first was a commemoration of the centenary of the last meal of the crew and officers of Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition of 1907 to 1909 at the Torbay Hotel on 6 August 2007. The second was a formal dinner to commemorate the 140th birthday of Captain Scott held on 6 June 2008 in Plymouth. This event was attended by a number of descendents of Captain Scott and his men, including his granddaughter, the grandsons of Frank Debenham and Teddy Evans, the granddaughters of Fred Parsons and the great nephew of Edward Wilson. The third event was a successful Scott 100 Conference at Plymouth University in June 2011. Visit the Plymouth University website to view images from the event.
The objective of the Devon and Cornwall Polar Society is to promote and support interest in the Polar regions and in particular the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration. Membership costs £5 per year. Admission to meetings is £1 for members and £4 for non-members. If you're interested in joining please email Val Thorne at email@example.com
Sledge Party - Dailey, Koettliz (surgeon and botanist) and Bernachhi (physicist)