More pictures by Steve Davies


Building the ACB
Building the ACB [Now known as the Laws Building]. The buildings were constructed before the platform was jacked to its normal height as the Nodwell cranes would not have had sufficient reach to put the roofing on.
Picture by Steve Davies

Building the ACB
Building the ACB - 2.
Picture by Steve Davies

Moving PACE
Moving PACE [Now known as SHARE]. A lot of bulldozing was done to try and dig out as much of the buried masts as possible. Jim Condor is the figure in the centre of the picture.
Picture by Steve Davies

Excavating the voids
Excavating the voids. The tube that was supposed to protect the building at Z4 had long since collapsed by the time I got there. It was an ongoing task to excavate the roof above the building as the roof was continually pushing down due to the weight of the ice above.
Picture by Steve Davies

Geoff Bailey playing golf
Geoff Bailey playing golf. He didnít play long. The problem was not that he lost the ball, but that it shattered when he hit it, due to the cold.
Picture by Steve Davies

Geoff Bailey under ACB
Geoff Bailey under ACB. The wind that was channelled under the building picked up any snow that had fallen and created a polished ice surface. During storms the wind was especially strong and it was very difficult to stand up.
Picture by Steve Davies

Alan Russell in the garage
Alan Russell in the garage. This gives some idea of the length of the ramp down to the garage. From the surface there was no indication that it just went on and on. The walls were mainly constructed using old fuel drums. As can be seen in the picture below showing the raising of the ramp.
Picture by Steve Davies

Raising the ramp
Raising the ramp.
Picture by Steve Davies

Weatherhaven 1990
Weatherhaven 1990 (January). There were two weatherhavens when I arrived situated about 1 km from Z5. One was used for sleeping and the other for eating. The reason for the distance from the construction site was to prevent noise reaching those sleeping.
Picture by Steve Davies

Weatherhaven 1990
Weatherhaven 1990 (November). The amount of snow accumulation can be seen by comparing the weatherhaven a winter later.
Picture by Steve Davies

Weatherhaven 1990
Weatherhaven 1990 (November). As can be seen one of the weatherhavens didnít survive the winter and sleeping and eating had to take place in the one surviving tent.
Picture by Steve Davies

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10 June 2003
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