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Come and join Simon Gill at Cromford Mills for his talk about his icy experience in Antarctica. Visit us on Thursday 15th March for an exciting and interesting evening for all to enjoy.



Life on Ice Antarctic Talk At Cromford Mills

by Amber Valley Info on Friday 23 February 2018

Come and join Simon Gill at Cromford Mills for his talk about his icy experience in Antarctica. Visit us on Thursday 15th March for an exciting and interesting evening for all to enjoy.

Join us for the evening at Cromford Mills where Simon Gill, General Manager will be giving a specular talk on his time in Antarctica. Simon has previously work for the British Antarctic Survey for 25 years. Simon has now changed his path and joined Cromford Mills, where his current commute to Cromford is five miles, Antarctica was 10,350 miles, sailing from the UK to Antarctica, returning 33 months later.

Over the 25 years, Simon worked in many varied roles including as Carpenter, Dog Handler, Field Guide, and Base Commander at Rothera and Halley research stations. Come and join Simon as he talks about his two winters in Antarctica, and the challenges of working in a hostile environment with his 24 bearded colleagues and 36 hairy huskies.

The events are part of a multi-million pound restoration of the Cromford Mills site funded by National Lottery players through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £4 million. Other charitable donors towards the project include The Monument Trust, AIM Biffa Award, The Garfield Weston Foundation, J P Getty Jr Charitable Trust, Headley Trust, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation, and the Architectural Heritage Fund.

Life on Ice will begin at 7pm in the Gothic Warehouse located opposite the Wharf site and cafe. Life on Ice at Cromford Mills will have a small charge of £7.50 this will include cheese and wine plus entry. There are limited place and advanced booking is recommended.

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