Halley Bay - 1971


Notable events/features of the year


BeanS.P.(Steve)GA (tractors)
BranghamP.G.(Paul 'Chippy')Builder
BuryI.T.(Ian 'Eeee')Cook
FlickJ.J.(John)Radio Op
JonesH.J.(Hwfa 'Hoof')Meteorologist
LeeR.(Rick)Radio Operator
PatersonR.A.H.(Bob)MO, Physio
RushbyJ.J.V.(Jay)Radar technician
StonehamH.G.(Toby)Tractor mech
TaylorM.(Mike T)Elect
+ Deceased


Abdul, April, Arkid, Audrey, Beda, Beorn, Boby, Booboo, Bophur, Brae, Changi, Chey II, Colic, Craven, Dad, Dusty III, Elsa, Esk, Evie, Fedu, Fin, Freckles, Frodo, Frosty, Gandalf, Ham, Helix, Inga, Isolde, Jock III, Kalaleq, Kirstie, Kunute, Lassie II, Lobo II, Luqa, Michelle, Mitral, Mitya, Muff, Pat, Pippin, Ratti, Seletar, Sharjah, Shem, Strider, Tengah, Umiak II, Wensen, Woolfe.


Base photo:
Halley Bay base photo, 1971
M Vallance - I Bury - G Devine - M Taylor - T Gannon - J Flick - J Nockels - R Paterson - N Eddleston
K Stewardson - S Bean - R Lee - B Blackwell - P Brangham
J Rushby - R Loan - A Smith - T Stoneham - M Warden - H Jones
(not present: B Cornock - T Thomas - P Jones)
Top Dogs: Kirstie - Isolde
Bottom Dogs: Helix - Seleter - Booboo - Changi
Picture supplied by Tony Jackson
Frances Williams (2006 winterer) says this her favourite group photo out of all the ones hanging on the dining room wall at Halley. See
Times gone by.

Alternative version

Hobbits dog team, 1970
The Hobbits dog team; picture supplied by Hwfa Jones

Argentines' Visit 1971
Argentines' Visit 1971Photo by Hwfa Jones

The "Bog-roll"

Norman Eddleston's photos: B & W Portraits; Colour
For password, see Z-Fids Newsletter No. 29.

Oral History Recording

Other information, anecdotes etc.

'Muff' Warden: A young lad heard my tales of Halley and three years ago went there. Just the person we needed. Builds his own landrovers, physicist, mountaineer. He left after a year. Rules and regs tied them to base almost all the time. Jollies to the Emperors, Gin Bottle, hinge zone out. Field trips virtually nil. Weren't we lucky? Remember tin tray leaps off the headland? Mark and Steve swimming. Amazing modes of transport like Brian's sail, the Fairey plane - ski-joring behind that gave me some bruises.
Now it's Halley 6 at umpteen million pounds. Can that, lots of flights, and long trips to the ship be more environmentally friendly than a cheap portal frame base being buried every few years? I'm sure we were better off with teleprinters, 100 words/month, army trousers, those horrible geriatric slippers, and no women. [11 November 2010]


8 Jul 2019
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