The Catford Cap

Four years ago, BC discovered that Catford and the Antarctic share more than just an inhospitable nature, they are linked by the fact that one of Scott's Antarctic crew, Captain William Colbeck lived on Inchmery Road. Now, Lewisham Council has erected a plaque at his old house, to commemorate the fact.

Colbeck's career included a year in the Antarctic with the Southern Cross expedition (1898-1900) and a successful rescue mission for Scott's ship, the Discovery in 1904, which he helped to blast free of the ice.

The plaque was funded by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) and the Culverley Green Residents’ Association. It was unveiled by Dr Kevin Fewster, Director of the National Maritime
Museum.

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