Sir Ernest Shackleton


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Shackleton came from Ireland with his large family in 1884 and lived at 12 Westwood Hill in Sydenham from where his father practised as a GP. He attended Fir Lodge School (since demolished) and then Dulwich College. The college has the James Caird lifeboat and photos of the crew of Endurance on display in the North Cloister. It also has Shackleton related items in its archive collection. There is a display about his expedition which includes a replica James Caird (used in the TV film) in the Oceans of Discovery exhibition (charge) at the National Maritime Museum. A storyteller as Tom Crean gives a vivid account of their adventures on some Sundays. There is a photograph of the Quest in which Shackleton made his final voyage at Hays Galleria. He has a statue sculptured by Charles Sargeant Jaggers on the Exhibition Road side of the Royal Geographical Society (pictured).

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