Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Antarctica explained

Chilling tales
It may have felt freezing cold outside for those who came along to the Old Buckenham Social and Wine Circle meeting in February. But sitting in the comparative warmth of the Church Rooms they were treated to a talk by Cris de Boos entitled ‘Twenty-five things you didn’t know about Antarctica’. Cris runs the Erskine Press, a local publishing firm that specialises in producing books about the Antarctic.
Members learnt that the snow is between 1km and 4km deep, they heard about the effects of frostbite, they were told of the many expeditions to the South Pole and the political infighting that went on. There is an active volcano in Antarctica and many interesting recipes exist on how to eat various parts of the seal.
After the talk was finished there was a chance to look through all the many books that the Erskine Press produce as well as some antiquarian books about the Antarctic.
Next month, on Thursday 8 March, David Hill will be talking on his visit to the USA. The meeting will start at 7.45pm in the Church Rooms and all are welcome to attend.

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