NONESUCH EXPEDITIONS
Now in its 55th year
FOUNDED BY TONY MORRISON AND MARK HOWELL IN 1962
AND JOINED BY MARION MORRISON IN 1964
THE NONESUCH - FLOWER OF BRISTOL - AN EMBLEM FOR ENTERPRISE
 
Return to the Quantocks or back to the beginning as Tony Morrison retraces some early steps

1954 - Dufaycolor, one of the earliest colour film processes to be invented and used here to record Netherclay bridge across the River Tone, near Taunton in Somerset.

Camera - a West German Baldix with Dufaycolor film home processed - READ My first experiment with colour film

 

Margaret Mee and the Amazon Moonflower.

The story

It is sixty years since Margaret made her first Amazon journey and twenty-eight since she died in a road accident in England

We bring you the story of her life and some never seen before photos.

For prints of the Amazon Moonflower look on Ebay

Key Mee Moonflower

 
South American Pictures
 
The South American Pictures archive created by Marion Morrison in 1975, was based on photos taken by Tony following his first visit to Peru and Bolivia in 1961
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world at 3,812 metres
Aymara boatman on totora reed bundle raft. In the background, the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian Andes with peaks rising to over 6000 metres
 
Fifty Years Ago READ Nonesuch News - Marion took our filming gear to Peru on MV Ares. Seventeen pieces of luggage. Our Land Rover went on another ship
 

Tony Morrison and the late Mark Howell, founders of Nonesuch Expeditions in the deserts of the southern Bolivian Andes - Steps to a Fortune 1964

Features
Why Bolivia? Tony and Marion Morrison look back to their fifty years of travel in Bolivia and in this opening story they remember Alfredo La Placa an artist and Franz Ressel, a cancer specialist
My first effort with colour film Tony Morrison recalls a day early in the summer of 1954 with some Dufaycolor the creation of a French inventor in 1908 The film here was from the end of the line
The Nonesuch Flower This brilliant flower The Campion of Constantinople was carried from the Mediterranean to Bristol many centuries ago.
Return to the Silk Road Tony Morrison looks back on two early journeys in search of the treasures of the Silk Road
The Fox that Came to Stay This baby desert fox led an extraordinary life. Tony Morrison was given the fox by a desert Bedouin and he passed it to Kim Philby a master spy
The Railway Wrecked by Lawrence The story covers the search for the wreckage of the original Hijaz railway. In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia
The Last Supper in an 18th century painting on the walls of a church in San Antonio de Lipez, a time-capsule lost in an Andean wilderness.
Dracula's incredible castles Were these castles in Transylvania the setting for the horror story about Count Dracula - fact or fiction?
Lost in the Danube Throughout 1971 the Danube rose behind a dam between Romania and Serbia (then Yugoslavia)
Lake Titicaca Steamships a small fleet of iron-built steamers served ports on Lake Titicaca in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Nicholas Asheshov Marion Morrison interviews Nick Asheshov witer and explorer extraordinaire who has spent much of his life in Peru.
The New Amazonia This looks at the rapidly changing land and people across the Amazon
Our Collections - The Danube - Middle East - India - Lake Titicaca - Bolivia - Cuzco - Margaret Mee - Nasca
Colour and black and white images, old photographs, documents, books, early maps, our television films or clips and some unique audio recordings largely on 1/4 magnetic tape - now digitised

 

 

The life of Nonesuch Expeditions has embraced exploration, television film-making, books and science

 

 

 

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