Forty five members were on the coach to Selborne, Hants, to visit the home of Gilbert White. He was an 18th century naturalist who was the first to study the natural world in depth and carefully record it. He wrote “The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne”. Also in the house is a comprehensive exhibition of artifacts and old film about the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole on which Captain Lawrence Oates accompanied Captain Scott, and perished in the attempt.
It was a very interesting day, and as the weather was fine we were able to also explore the garden, and the church opposite where Gilbert White is buried.