Beer and shovels


Joe MacDowall, Royal Society IGY Expedition Leader, 1958

It was good to get the latest news of Halley [Z-Fids Newsletter No. 27], I had a bit of a laugh about the shovels, these and the ice axes were our most treasured tools.

Regarding beer, we were allocated just one can a week which we had on Saturday night whilst watching our weekly movie. Then on Sunday, after a service, the 20 of us shared one bottle of gin.

3 July 2011

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