The Secrets of Scott’s Hut

Last night I watched on BBC2 (it’s not often I watch television at all) The Secrets of Scott’s Hut: “Adventurer and broadcaster Ben Fogle has been given exclusive access to Scott’s hut and, in this programme, spends a few weeks there, on the remote Cape Evans in Antarctica, alongside a dedicated team of conservationists working to restore Scott’s weather-beaten hut and its artefacts – without disturbing the past.”

My mother-in-law-to-be once showed me a guide to George Bernard Shaw’s house, which she had visited. The best photograph was of his desk. I know, if I was there I’d be sneaking beyond the thick rope to touch his pen and that’s how I feel about Scott’s hut. Having just read his journal of the last expedition I wanted to be Ben Fogle…to stand where the men stood, to touch the table, walk through the stables. I’m all for preserving this but it does seem a dreadful shame no-one can see it. There were moments when I thought (more likely thought out loud)  “Wow” but if I’d been there I would have hooted (or pocketed something…)

George Bernard Shaw was a founding member of The Vegetarian Society


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: