The Halley-4 bar; visits to Z3 & Z2


Dale Heaton, builder; 1985-1986

With the help of the other builder and some of the other FIDS I renovated the Bar at Halley 4 in 1985 and I inlaid the Brass Antarctic continent into the Mahogany top.

Keith Christie, the Genny Mech turned a great beer pump on the lathe out of mahogany and brass to operate the cask ale. It looked better than it operated!!

The wood for the bar had been sent down at relief '84 in 9 X 1 planks and I had to glue it together. I took the Brass inlaid Antarctic continent from the Bar at Halley 3 on one of the many visits to the base.

At that time the Halley 3 generators still worked to give us light. We even found Halley 2 after some searching to find the hatch, and the generators from Halley 3 still powered some of the lights to Halley 2. We were surprised to see the white piano in the lounge and the Lansing Snow plane still in the garage with a steel beam crushing it.

We also found some long lengths of 3" brass bar that we brought back to base that kept us going in presents for quite a while afterwards. Hard to believe it was 20 yrs ago!!

[23 April 2005]

Pictures added later:

Halley 3 lounge
Picture by Dale Heaton
Halley 3 Lounge with L. to R. - Keith Christie, Genny Mech. Toby Clark, VLF. Steve Ault, Cook. Mike Howes, Tractor Mech. Me, Dale Heaton, Builder (note the Olivia Newton John poster on the wall!!)

Halley 2 lounge
Picture by Dale Heaton
Halley 2 Lounge

Halley 2 ?
Picture by Dale Heaton
Halley 2 ?

Halley 2 loft
Picture by Dale Heaton
Halley 2 Loft with unused tobacco

Picture by Dale Heaton
Me on the Joanna

Brass Antarctica
Picture by Dale Heaton
Work in progress inlaying the Brass Antarctica

[29 Aug 2020]

See also: Halley V bar and 1986 visit to Halley 3

29 August 2020
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