RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched as a Royal Research Ship (RRS) in 1901. Her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition, carrying Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic, known as the Discovery Expedition.
She is now the centrepiece of visitor attraction in her home, Dundee.
Brigit Sanderson was said to have married her second husband, James Thompson, in 1966 and both settled into a flat in the city of discovery, Dundee. James unfortunately lost his mother at the tender age of eight, deeply attached to her memory, he held her deep in his heart.
It was during the spring of 1970, after having their first son, the couple decided to sleep in the sitting room due to the fireplace being located here and the cold spring weather. The baby in the pram and Brigit & James on the bed settee, this would do nicely as a temporary solution. What was about to transpire would send more shivers Brigits way…..