These six men, the northern party of Captain Scott's last expedition, stand outside the entrance to the snow hole in which they have just spent the 1911-1912 Antarctic Winter in darkness. Photo taken 24 Sept 1912. Photo credit: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Half-through the final year of FairlynchMuseum's exhibition about the epic story of Scott's Northern Party it seems an appropriate moment to record some recent enthusiastic comments from visitors, made since this season's opening in mid-April.
Free admission is bringing in many more of them than in previous years, and 2012 being the centenary of Scott's death - as well as that ofR.F. Delderfield's birth along with the Year of the London Olympics and the Royal Jubilee - may see even more in the coming months.
The 'Survival!' exhibition really wi…