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AccNoTA26
TRA440
Ref NoTRA440
TitleRecords of Seamon's Moss School
DescriptionExhibition about Captain Scott's expedition to the South Pole 1912 and his visit to Seamon's Moss school Wednesday 16 February 1910
Photograph of Captain Scott with the pupils of Seamon's Moss school - TL5902
Original sketch of the ship "Terra Nova" drawn and signed by Captain Scott dated 16th February 1910
Original Pastel of Captain Scott entitled 'A Very Gallant English Gentleman' signed by J S? Wallman dated 1913
Portrait of Robert Falcon Scott
Date1910-1913
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AbstractCaptain Robert F. Scott visited Seamon's Moss school on Wednesday February 16th, 1910. He briefly addressed the boys on the prospects of success in winning the race for the Pole and acceding to the boys request that he should draw something as a memento of the visit, he drew a sketch of the "Terra Nova" which he signed. He then stood for his photograph surrounded by the boys and left amid ringing cheers and hearty handshakes of a crowd clamorous for the honour. To show some practical sympathy with the expedition a sum of money £36.0.5 collected from the school and friends in the district, provided Captain Scott with a pony and sledge. The pony was called "SEAMON" after the name of the school. The sledge was named "Altrincham". Thus the town will have a distinct interest in the historic expedition. (Altrincham & Bowdon Guardian, February 19th 1910)
RepositoryCodeGB742
TypeArt
CreatorNameCaptain Robert F. Scott
AccessConditionsThis item is located in the archives and requires 24 hours notice
Related_Name_CodeDS/UK/435
Location16

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