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The Drying Room
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Copyright A. Spencer - picture taken 1967 / 1968

Frozen clothes soon become soggy clothes when you come inside as they have absorbed an awful lot of sweat that in warmer temperatures would simply evaporate and be lost, in cold temperatures it freezes before it gets to the atmosphere.

The drying room is therefore a vital place to put damp and wet clothes to return them to a wearable state again.

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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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