"I am just going to Catford. I may be some time."

If you enjoy books with happy endings than you are better off reading some other book. 
– Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events

Friend of BC Fabhat has shared a bit of family history that connects this area with Scott's mission to the Antarctic, the centenary of which is being celebrated at St Paul's Cathedral tomorrow.

Fabhat's Great Grandfather was Captain William Colbeck who was among the rescue crew of the ship 'The Morning' that freed Scott's ship, the Discovery, from the ice during his first polar mission. Unable to take the hint, Scott kept going until he died and Captain Colbeck moved from Hull to 51 Inchmerry Road in Catford. There are no winners in this story.