Seven personnel had an enforced winter at Signy in 1980 and for three of us it was a third consecutive winter:
George Hawthorn, Peter Christie and Tom Lachlan-Cope.
Pete and I had already had two winters on Signy but Tom was on his way home from 2 years on Halley and stopped off on Signy for a summer jolly!
We had all had the chance to depart on the Bransfield a few weeks earlier but had decided to stay until the end of the summer. However the sea ice moved north much earlier that year and the Biscoe didn't get to within 200 miles of us.
This could have caused problems but we managed to eke out the stocks of food, beer and ektachrome. It was a cold winter with excellent sea ice so we had some very good sledging trips to Coronation Island and through the Divide.