Cemetery Maintenance 1998-99

Pat and Sarah Lurcock spent the southern summer of 1998/99 tidying up the cemeteries at Leith, Stromness and Husvik.

00 Introduction

SOUTH GEORGIA’S CEMETERIES The island of South Georgia lies in the southern Atlantic Ocean on the edge of the Antarctic. During the first half of this century it was used as a base for the whaling industry and shore stations were set up as factories for processing the meat, blubber and bone of the whales. […]

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07 Weekly News 23 December 1998

Dear all, We are now back at Husvik, having finished the two cemeteries at Leith. We had three glorious sunny days in a row so worked long and hard, standing the 16 fallen headstones of the ‘country’ cemetery upright after drilling holes and putting steel bar in to stop them falling over again. Very interesting

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09 Weekly News 4 January 1999

Dear All, What’s in your front garden? Forty eight king penguins in our front garden. We think they are up sheltering from the storms at sea. They have made an interesting diversion from the indoor nose blowing and cold coddling. Seems I successfully infected Pat after all, so our start at Stromness has been delayed

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