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Christmas Dinner - 1957
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Crown copyright, photograph - Scotland, C.D. (meteorologist and B.L.)

Christmas is an odd time on base as it comes in the middle of the Austral summer and at a time of 24 hour daylight or not far off 24 hours. Midwinter on the 21st of June is the real celebration in Antarctica being more like the conditions we in the northern hemisphere associate with Christmas - but more so!

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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