Memorial Unveiled at Cardiff

HRH the Princess Royal, Patron of the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, unveiled the Antarctic 100' Memorial at Cardiff on Friday 6 June close to the dock from which the Terra Nova set sail on her voyage to Antarctica exactly 93 years before. The Captain Scott Society, established in 1982 to perpetuate the memory of Captain Scott and his many connections with Cardiff, commissioned the memorial to celebrate the centenary of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. The sculpture is cast in fibreglass-reinforced plastic and covered with a mosaic of blue and white ceramic tiles that evoke the shimmering harshness of the Antarctic landscape. The sculpture has a spectacular setting in front of the Norwegian church in Cardiff Bay. The work was done by Jonathan Williams who won an open design competition for the commission. His design incorporates images of icebergs, the bows of the Terra Nova and the faces of the five British men who died on their trek back from the Pole.

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