Celebration Event


A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of 

the birth of

 William Lashly

Discovery Point, Dundee, UK

9 September 2017

2.00-7.00pm


A half-day event to explore the life of William Lashly through his letters, diaries, and the writings of other explorers on Captain Scott’s expeditions.  It has been arranged in partnership with the Dundee Heritage Trust and Discovery Point.  Dundee is where the RRS Discovery, on which William sailed with Captain Scott on his first expedition, was built and, in recent years, fully restored. 


The day will include a presentation based on several years of research, including William’s letters and Antarctic diaries, by George and Valerie Skinner, authors of The Life and Adventures of William Lashly.  There will also be an opportunity to see and learn about original artefacts held by the Dundee Heritage Trust relating to William including his kit bag and the inscribed Book of Prayer he gave to his wife-to-be, Alice Cox.

 Time has been built into the event to allow participants to explore the Discovery Point’s award-winning, family-friendly exhibition centre about polar exploration. If you are a relative of William Lashly there will be plenty of opportunities to meet up with other family members.

 There will be a full guided tour of the ship, when it will be possible to see where William plied his trade as stoker for 10 months at sea on the round trip to the Antarctic, and where he lived with the other expedition members for two years, locked in the Antarctic ice. The afternoon will finish with a private drinks and canapé reception on the deck of the Discovery.

 The charge for attendance at the half day event is £30.  This includes the presentations, entrance and full access to the award-winning Discovery Point Exhibition Centre, a private drinks reception and guided tour of the ship, and a signed copy of the new, revised edition of The Life and Adventures of William Lashly.



For further information please download the brochure or contact us.



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George Skinner,
Feb 28, 2017, 2:23 AM