Visit to Gilbert White’s House and the Oates Collection at Selborne, Hants – 28th March 2017

Spring flowers at Selborne

Spring flowers at Selborne – Brian Tait

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.

Springtime at Selborne

Springtime at Selborne

Selborne - Gilbert White's House

Selborne – Gilbert White’s House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Anemone Blanda at GW's House.

Anemone Blanda at Gilbert White’s House.

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