“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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Weekend Deviation – Emily Shackleton

Posted: April 10th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

A rather weird but potentially interesting deviation this weekend. While back visiting the UK a few weeks ago I happened to be exploring villages around West Sussex. One, Coldwaltham, is an interesting little place – picturesque. Wandering around I happened to notice that the local churchyard, St Giles, contains the grave of the wife of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer. Shackleton’s daughter, Cicely, is also buried there.

Shackleton grave 2 - St Giles Church - Coldwaltham

Shackleton himself  died while exploring and was buried in South Georgia in the South Atlantic in 1922 (how and why he was not shipped home for burial is apparently the subject of some controversy) while Emily, at home in Coldwaltham, died in 1936.

220px-Emily_Dorman_(Lady_Shackelton)

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2 Comments on “Weekend Deviation – Emily Shackleton”

  1. 1 Luan Hanratty said at 12:14 pm on April 13th, 2010:

    Do you know that Shakelton’s whisky has been found.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article7016136.ece

  2. 2 Paul French said at 8:53 pm on April 14th, 2010:

    a great find – would love a bottle!!


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