Statue unveiled to unsung Teesside explorer 'who wore shorts in Antarctic'

Statue unveiled to unsung Teesside explorer 'who wore shorts in Antarctic'
 

A fitting sculpture has been unveiled of Skelton’s Antarctic explorer and ‘unsung hero’, Frank Wild.
Wild, who died in 1939 aged 66, went on five expeditions to Antarctica after growing up with 11 brothers and sisters in the area.
A special ceremony to reveal the tribute was held at Ringrose Orchard garden in Skelton after sculptor William Harling teamed up with Friends of Skelton Community Orchard (FOSCO).
Joyce White, FOSCO treasurer, who created the garden where the sculpture stands, said: “Frank Wild was an unsung hero.
“We ourselves have been to Antarctica and the more we learn the... read more

 
10 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 35
Source: Gazette Live
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