Hull's seafarers: Charles Green

'The Antarctic Chef' who made his home in Hull joined the Endurance Expedition in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as cook.

Hull's seafarers: Alfred Cheetham

Cheetham was one of the most experienced members of the crew when he joined the 'Endurance' Expedition at the age of 47.

Hull's seafarers: John Vincent

A physically strong man, Vincent was selected by Shackleton to make the hazardous journey in the James Caird to South Georgia.

Hull's seafarers: Stephenson and Holness

Stephenson and Holness were the firemen on board the Endurance.

A family connection to Christian Salvesen and South Georgia

Christian Salvesen was one of the biggest whaling companies in the world and had a base on South Georgia, Sir Ernest Shackleton's last resting place.

"My brother was base commander for BAS on South Georgia ..."

Visitor book comment from the Enduring Eye Exhibition, Edinburgh.

Dr. Alexander Macklin's reference for a junior doctor

Information kindly supplied by a visitor to the Enduring Eye Exhibition, Edinburgh.

Dr. Alexander Macklin and the Dishington family

Alexander Hepburne Macklin (1889-1967) was one of two surgeons who served on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917.

A family connection to Joseph Stenhouse

Joseph Stenhouse was a member of the Ross Sea Party, intially as First Officer, but later as Commander of the SY Aurora during the ship's 283 day drift in the ice of the Ross Sea

A family connection to Shackleton in Punta Arenas, Chile

With the help of the Chilean Government Shackleton organised two rescue attempts for the relief of the men on Elephant Island from Punta Arenas, Chile.

Foods and flavours of Antarctic voyages - connections to West Midland products

Food products local to Birmingham were included in the original supplies taken on board the Endurance, including Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and Cadbury’s cocoa.

"My grandad was on the depot laying expedition to the Ross Sea ... "

Visitor book comment from the Enduring Eye Exhibition, Birmingham.

"My father was friends with L.D.G. Hussey ... "

Visitor book comment from the Enduring Eye Exhibition, Birmingham

Copy of Shackleton's 'South' presented to Birmingham-based teacher and inventor

Book presented by Fellow lecturers of Birmingham Municipal Technical College as a mark of esteem.

"My mother-in-law is a distant relative of Frank Wild ... "

Visitor book comment from the Enduring Eye Exhibition, Birmingham.

A family connection to George Marston, the expedition's official artist

George Marston twice accompanied Ernest Shackleton to the Antarctic, first on the British Antarctic 'Nimrod' Expedition (1907-1909) and later on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic 'Endurance' Expedition (1914-1917).

Frank 'Dudley' Docker: a British industrialist and major benefactor to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917)

Born in Smethwick, Birmingham, Docker was one of England’s foremost industrialists and was a major benefactor to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

Reginald James's talk at Manchester High School for Girls, 1920

Reginald James used a set of lantern slides to illustrate his talks in Manchester.

Enduring Eye visitor's watch connection to the Aurora

Details of a watch believed to have travelled with the Ross Sea Party on board the Aurora.

Sir Ernest Shackleton's visit to Manchester, 1909

Following his return from the British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition of 1907-1909 Sir Ernest Shackleton lectured at many venues across the UK, including at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on Friday 5 November 1909.

Manchester referenced in letter from Reginald James to his Uncle Lou

Extract from a letter written by Reginald James, the expedition's physicist, to his Uncle Lou (Atkinson), from South Georgia, 11 November 1914.

Sir Ernest Shackleton's visit to Bolton, 1910

Sir Ernest Shackleton lectured across Manchester and the Northwest following his return from the British Antarctic (Nimrod) Expedition of 1907-1909.

Reginald James at The University of Manchester, 1928

After the Endurance Expedition and subsequent years during WW1 serving in Ypes, France in the Royal Engineers Sound Ranging Section, Reginald James settled in Manchester where he joined the staff of the Physics Department at Manchester University as Lecturer in 1919.

Annie Watson, Classics Mistress, Manchester High School for Girls

Annie Watson, aged 34, married Reginald James (the Endurance Expedition's physicist), 45, in Manchester on 23 December 1936.

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