Timeline of Events

  • 1987 Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand established 
  • 1993 UK Antarctic Heritage Trust established 
  • 1994 Conservation survey of Antarctic Peninsula undertaken by BAS. Port Lockroy, Wordie House, Stonington and Horseshoe designated as HSMs. 
  • 1996 Port Lockroy restored by BAS. 

2000 - 2009

  • 2000 Rachel Morgan becomes director of UKAHT 
  • 2006 Philippa Foster-Back becomes Chairman of UKAHT 
  • 2007 HRH visits Antarctic Peninsula including Port Lockroy 
  • 2006 UKAHT takes over management of Port Lockroy 
  • 2009 Detaille and Damoy Hut are made HSMs 
  • 2009/10 Season Conservation work takes place at Wordie House

2010 - 2013

  • 2010/11 Season Conservation work takes place at Detaille & Damoy Hut, and the Nissen hut is built at Port Lockroy. 
  • 2011/12 Season Conservation work takes place at Wordie House 
  • 2012 St Pauls Centenary Service; UKAHT received the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Geographical Award’. 
  • 2012/13 Season Conservation work takes place at Detaille  
  • 2013 Donald Lamont becomes Chairman 

2013 Onwards

  • 2013/2014 Season Conservation work takes place at Wordie House and ‘Penguin Post Office’ filming takes place at Port Lockroy. 
  • 2014 70th Anniversary of Operation Tabarin celebrated at the House of Commons; ‘Penguin Post Office’ is aired for the first time; Camilla Nichol appointed Chief Executive. 
  • 2015 The ‘Enduring Eye exhibition opens at the Royal Geographical Society; UKAHT takes over management of the HSMs at Horseshoe and Stonington from BAS. 

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