The British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Memorial
Update - 4 July 2009
Unveiling of the memorial at Cambridge on 4 July 2009
After an extraordinary short time of two years from proposal to completion; the funds were raised worldwide to establish this monument.
With little fuss, and no press releases, our own bronze monument sculpted (by David Cemmick) was unveiled at the entrance door to the British Antactic Survey Building in Cambridge - there were about 150 Fids and friends present.
The dedication plaque (sculpted by Denise Coch) lists all the dog teams that travelled in British Antarctic Territory making possible almost all the overland journeys of discovery in the 20th century.
The monument represents a thousand personal stories; most of which will never be told in any official document.
Anyone who visits the monument who travelled with dogs in the Antarctic may pause quietly and just a little longer than most; to remember'..... and in a certain light the dogs eyes may glisten too.....
Best wishes - Hwfa Jones and Graham Wright (Please contact us if you have any questions)