Frank Wild (Skelton, William Harling, 2016)

Frank Wild is one of the area’s best kept secrets. A Skelton-born explorer, Wild was part of five expeditions to Antarctica during the early 20th Century under the command of men such as Scott and Shackleton.

Known for his unflappable nature, Wild later served in the navy during the First World War, before moving to South Africa, where he died in 1939.

William Harling’s statue was unveiled in Ringrose Orchard just behind Skelton High Street in 2016. You’ll pass it on the Cleveland Way.

A big thank you to Stuart Redpath for the statue photograph.

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