Spectrum | 17.02.2009 | 04:30
The Darwin Trail
The first place that comes to mind in connection with Darwin may well be the Galapagos Islands, where he made the observations that led to the development of his theory. But long before he left the English port of Plymouth on the “Beagle”, the seeds of his theories had already been implanted in young Darwin – in his home town, Shrewsbury, where Charles Darwin was born on the 12 th of February, 1809. Irene Quaile has been on the Darwin trail.