What happened this week - 25 years ago - 1988

By Annie O'Brien

"Carpenter Jan is Antarctic bound" A Tilbury carpenter, Jan Bashnell, was sent to the Antarctic for two and half years to aid the contstruction of a base for the Bristish Arctic Survey. He applied following an advert in a newspaper and received a salary of £144 a week with all of his food, accomodation and equipment paid for. A farewell party was held at Tilbury Power station's social club. 

This was taken from Thurrcock Remembers from the Enquirer. Thank you to the Enquirer and Jonathan Catton for this article.

This page was added by Annie O'Brien on 30/10/2013.

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