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.
This May will see the relaunch of the Franklin Way walking route, thirty-three years since it was created. The Franklin Way, which runs between Spilsby and Hundleby, was created in 1986 to celebrate the bicentenary of artic explorer, and former Spilsby resident, Sir John Franklin’s birth. Over the years the route had become overgrown and difficult to follow but thanks to Spilsby and Hundleby Walkers are Welcome, the route has been re-established, cleared and remarked. […]
A Trail will be launched in Spilsby as part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, to celebrate the life and achievements of the arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin. Franklin was born in Spilsby in 1786 and was raised in the town, later being educated at Louth Grammar School, but by the age of 14 he had joined the Royal Navy as a ‘first class volunteer’. Over the coming years he was involved in expeditions to […]
Spilsby will join national commemorations honouring the armed services on Remembrance Sunday. Members of the Royal British Legion Spilsby and District Branch will gather for a parade of standards in the lower Market Place at 10.15am. The march to St James’ Church will take place at 10.30pm, wreaths will be laid at the war memorial from 11.30am following the service of remembrance. On Remembrance day, November 11, the branch members will gather around the Sir […]