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Alexandra Shackleton – a fascinating members’ lecture

27 September 2010 by Lisa

Here’s Sarah Houghton our Fundraising & Membership Officer to tell us about a unique members’ event that happened earlier this month:


Ladies getting their books signed

Alexandra signs books for our members

At the beginning of the month our members’ were given the exciting opportunity to meet and hear from Alexandra Shackleton, granddaughter of the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Not only did Alexandra give the members a fantastic insight into her grandfather’s character and numerous expeditions but she also talked about the journeys she had made too, many in memory of the great Ernest Shackleton. Alexandra also made time to sign books that the members had bought on Shackleton. This was a lovely ending to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

The visit was inspired by the latest exhibition at the Merseyside Maritime Museum; Endurance Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure. This moving exhibition tells the epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Endurance expedition – an incredible real life tale of survival.

This was another great event for our members to enjoy all free of charge as part of their benefits package. For more information on how you can become a member and take part in our fantastic events along with many other exciting benefits call our Membership Officer on 0151 478 4157 or visit our membership web page.

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