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Port Lockroy

UKAHT

© Antarctic Heritage Trust - credit: Antarctic Heritage Trust

Despite battling through one of the wettest seasons seen in the last two decades of work at Port Lockroy, with only five nonraining days out of 33, Al and the UKAHT conservation team had a very productive season completing the majority of the works scheduled. The project benefited greatly from having an enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced team.

The team conducted a full survey of the historic buildings at Base A and Damoy Hut to assess their conditions, with repairs made where necessary. A number of maintenance tasks were also completed, as well as product testing in order to be better informed for future conservation works at all of the historic huts within UKAHT’s care.

Learn more about Port Lockroy at UKAHT’s website.

Base A at Port LockroyLizzie Meek/Antarctic Heritage TrustLizzie Meek/Antarctic Heritage Trust

Peninsula Partnership Update

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Over a seven-week period in late 2019, the Trust’s Programme Manager Lizzie Meek, journeyed via South America to the Antarctic Peninsula, to work alongside British conservator Sophie Rowe, surveying the artefact collection inside Bransfield House and the Boatshed, the two remaining 1948 Base A buildings at Port Lockroy.
Pearce’ Duff’s Blancmange – essentially flavoured cornflourLizzie Meek/Antarctic Heritage Trust

Conservation Assessment – Context and Aims

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‘What on earth are you doing here?’ asked a surprised friend of mine who arrived at Port Lockroy as a tourship safety guide, and bumped into me in the hallway of Bransfield House.
A pair of snowy sheathbills, much malignedSophie Rowe/UK Antarctic Heritage Trust

Antarctic Twitching

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It seems like the more time you spend observing wildlife, the more there is to observe and the more interesting you find them.