Halley Bay - 1991

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Notable events/features of the year

  • Another split year. The "PACE" radar operated at Halley 5 whilst the rest of the science was still based at Halley 4.

People

Halley 4

WhittamoreL.P.(Les)BC, Electrician
AndersonP.S.(Phil)Physicist
BadgerR.D.(Robin 'Bodge')GA, Tractors
BurkinshawP.(Paul 'Burp')Plumber
ColwellS.R.(Steve 'Val')Meteorologist
EvansJ.D.(Jon 'Wookie')Meteorologist
KulkarniV.A(Vivek 'Dr Pud')MO
LadkinR.S.(Russ)Meteorologist
LensP.C.D.(Pete 'Sparkle')Communications Mgr
RosterN.P.(Neil 'Paxo')Chef
ShelleyJ.H.(James)AIS, DM
SmartI.J.(Ian)Builder
StanwyckK.('Stan the Man') Handyman, Builder
TallentsM.A.(Mat 'Percy')Carpenter
ThomasC.G.(Chris 'Heinz 57')AIS Engineer

Halley 5

ClarkeP.I.(Phil)BC
CoatesH.(Howard)Plumber
ConderJ.E.(Jim)PACE Eng, Physicist
GawthropeA.S.(Andrew)Communicatons Mgr
GrayS.P.(Simon)Cook
JamiesonJ.W.(John 'Tintin')Electronics Engineer
KeithC.(Campbell)Electrician
LambM.J.(Martin)Diesel mechanic
McGoldrickP.G.(Patrick)Carpenter
MountjoyG.(Glyn)Plumber
OleyC.R.(Chris)Plumber
+StapletonJ.(John 'old Strap')Electrician
SwalesR.J.(Richard)Builder
WeightR.(Rob)GA
WigleyR.D.(Russel)Steel Erector

Pictures

Base photo (Halley 4):
Halley Bay base photo (Z4), 1991
Stanwyck - Tallents - Smart
Colwell - Burkinshaw - Lens - Whittamore - Badger - Ladkin - Anderson
Kulkarni - Thomas - Roster - Shelley - Evans
Picture supplied by Tony Jackson

Base photo (Halley 5):

Halley (Z5) base photo, 1991
Stapleton - Gawthrope - Wigley - Keith - Gray - McGoldrick - Swales - Oley - Lamb
Mountjoy - Conder - Clarke - Jamieson - Coates - Weight
Picture supplied by Patrick McGoldrick

Removing snow from the roof of Halley 4:

Removing snow from the roof
Picture by Russ Ladkin

More pictures by Russ Ladkin.

Other information, anecdotes etc.

Pete Lens writes:
Nobody actually called me Sparkle, apart from Paxo at the very beginning of the first year. Paxo (Neil) is about the only FID I ever knew who lost weight while south. A lot of weight. He started 1991 with a big round face and worked hard every day in the gym while we ate his delicious butter filled goodies. He turned into this athletic sinuey figure and even started a fat chart which really hit home when his line crossed ours and shot off towards the bottom as we did the opposite. [3 July 2002]

Patrick McGoldrick writes:
Anyone out there who knows me get in touch. [12 September 2002]

Martin Lamb:
When I left, my brown dressing gown was put into a glass fronted box in the bar with the notice "To be opened in case of emergency" . I don't really know why this was.. [25 November 2006]

Matt Tallents:
It's hard to believe that it is 20 years since first travelling down to Rio. About time for another reunion!! [24 May 2010]

Links

Summer 1990-91

BrutonN.(Nigel)Plumber
FinneyJ.V.(John)Builder
LawrenceS.J.(Stuart)Captain, Bransfield
MartinP.(Paul)Plumber

Halley V rebuild crew
Halley V rebuild crew
Picture by Phil Clarke

A visit to the abandoned Halley 3 by Richard Yeo


17 Jan 2017
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