Talk on life of Sir John Franklin

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The remarkable life of Spilsby born explorer Sir John Franklin is the subject of an illustrated lecture in the town next week.

Sir John Franklin: Voyage of Discovery will be delivered by Spilsby and District History Society chairman Raymond Glynne Owen at the Franklin Hall on Friday May 1.

The talk will cover Franklin’s early life, fateful expedition to the Canadian Arctic to find the North West passage in 1845-48 and recent discovery of his doomed ship HMS Erebus.

The lecture starts 7.30pm and admission is £5 on the door.