A new television horror-drama based around the events of Spilsby-born Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to discover the Northwest Passage is set to air tonight, produced by Ridley Scott and starring Ciaran Hinds as Sir John Franklin.
Visitors and residents alike are getting a new welcome into the town after a new sign was erected celebrating the town and its’ most famous son – Sir John Franklin.
Parks Canada have released incredible footage of the wreck of one of Sir John Franklin’s lost ships – HMS Terror. Franklin’s lost expedition to find the Northwest Passage consisted of two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. Many thanks to Bunty Buckenham for the link.
One of Lincolnshire explorer Sir John Franklin’s two ships which vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper has announced. Sir John, from Spilsby, disappeared along with 129 men aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror while trying to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A search ran from 1848 to 1859. Canadian divers and archaeologists has been trying to find Franklin’s […]