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The Tristan Times - Tristan da Cunha
The online newspaper of Tristan da Cunha
  Issue No. 578 Online Edition Friday 28 November 2014 
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Tristan : Tristan Celebrates Queen's Day 2009
Submitted by Tristan Times (Sarah Glass) 02.04.2009 (Current Article)

Queen’s Day this year was held on Friday 27th March. Conrad Glass the Chief Islander/Policeman rang the dong at around 6am on the morning so that all the islanders knew that Queen’s Day had begun.

Photos (C) James Glass (Tristan Times)

TRISTAN CELEBRATES QUEEN’S DAY 2009

Children's Sack Race

Queen’s Day this year was held on Friday 27th March. Conrad Glass the Chief Islander/Policeman rang the dong at around 6am on the morning so that all the islanders knew that Queen’s Day had begun.

  These are the results and competitions that where held this year:

 EVENTS                                     FIRST/PRIZE                                       SECOND PRIZE

Fishing Competition -            AdultsWarren Glass 55.2cm           Nicky Swain 54.7cm

Fishing Competition –   Children

                                      (5-16 yrs)Patrick Green 51.8cm         Dean Repetto 50cm

Coffee Cake                Lillie Swain                                                   Joanne Green

Best/Knitted/Socks         Gladys Lavarello                                          Pauline Green

Best/Knitted/Garments         Catherine Glass                              Rose Glass (Senior)

Art Competition -        Adults Renee Green                                     Jimmy Rogers

Best Pot Plant              Carlene Glass-Green                                     Joyce Hagan

Best Arrangement of Garden Flowers - (Adults)

                                                         Tracy Swain                           Joanne Green

Best Arrangement of Wild Flowers – (Adults)

                                                        Joyce Hagan                          Hilary Rogers

Best Arrangement Wild Flowers – (Children)

                                                      Randal Repetto                           Dylan Green

Heaviest Potato                      Kieran Glass 1.4kg                                 Ryan Swain 1.2kg

Best 4 Tomatoes                       Edwin Glass                            Carlene Glass-Green

Best Cabbage                Barbara Glass                                              Calvin Green

Best 3 Onions                 Dereck Rogers                                               Iris Green

Tug-of-War (Married/Singles Ladies)            Married Women

Tug-of War (Married/Single Men)                 Married Men

Welly Throwing -   (Ladies) Debbie Swain 17.40cm               Denise Rogers 16.80cm

Welly Throwing –      (Men) Leon Glass 31.40cm                      Steve Swain 30.30cm

Adult Sack Race                 Nicky Swain                                               Steve Swain

Five-a-side Football was played after these events were finished, with a great victory to Leon Glass and his team who won the Trophy, against the South African’s.

 

Produce Show

 Atlantic Fresh supplied the Islanders with hot food throughout the day and Jane Repetto opened her Café so that all could have refreshments.

 After all the events were finished the Administrator invited all the members of the community to drinks at the Prince Philip Hall, where the Speeches, Loyal Toast, National Anthem, Raffle Ticket results and Prize giving were announced before the Dance began.

 Kirsty Green was the lucky winner of the top prize, which was a free holiday to Cape Town.

 

 

Wheelbarrow Race

 

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