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03 September 2014

Southern Monument nears completion


WeldingThe Southern Monument soon ready for its journey to the Falklands on the BAS vessel RRS James Clark Ross.

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Posted by: JulianParen

 

The work to create the Southern Monument is essentially complete.  It will soon be leaving the Pangolin Foundry, Chalford for delivery to the Falkland Islands on the British Antarctic Survey ship, RRS James Clark Ross.  Trustees have been at the foundry to see the latest work.

Welding

 

The Monument is a rigid structure of bronze and polished stainless steel.  Crating it for safe transport by road and sea is the next hurdle to be overcome.

 

The structure

 

The bronze will weather green with age while the mirror finish of the stainless steel will stay very bright.


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