“Today, the 30th of September, is the 208th birthday of Orkney’s great hero, Dr. John Rae.”
Visit The House of Arctic Explorer Dr John Rae #DoorsOpen
The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
WATCH: Hall of Clestrain Open Day
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
Weather Forecast: Mainly dry and bright but the odd shower
Rather fresh northerly breeze, but slowly easing. Maximum temperature 13 °C.
Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain
The JRS will hold two Open Days, on 1st and 2nd August, from 10 am until 4.30pm each day.
John Rae Society Gifted Collection of Polar Exploration Books
The books are the entire collection of Mr John Bramwell, a life member of the society.
Is It A Whale? Is it a Walrus? Is It The Deepdale Monster?
“Orkney’s John Rae Society’s Fundraising group had the bright idea of asking supporters to do special sponsored challenges to raise urgently needed funds for our active Society.”
‘We Be Of One Blood, Thou And I…’ – ‘The Jungle Book’ – Rudyard Kipling
“June is Indigenous People’s Month, and June the 21st is Indigenous People’s Day”
Crewman from 1845 Franklin Expedition Positively Identified
DNA extracted from tooth and bone samples recovered in 2013 were confirmed to be the remains of Warrant Officer John Gregory, engineer aboard HMS Erebus.
The Hall of Clestrain – The Investigation and Salvation of a Most Precious Survival
Sign Up Now For This Online Talk Tuesday 20th April 2021 6:00pm – 7:15pm