Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bressay Up Helly Aa Galley Shed

The Bressay Up Helly Aa secretary, Stephen Anderson, very kindly allowed me access to the Galley Shed today to photograph the galley and shields. The Bressay UHA galley - BryniJen - is now 48 years old - a secondary galley is burnt at the festival each year. A big festival is planned for the 50th anniversary in 2012 when as many previous Jarls as possible will be invited to attend. Here's the pictures.

Galley shields - these are rotated so the current jarl shield goes to the front of the galley and the oldest shield is removed.

There are shields on the wall of the galley shed - here are pics of a few.
1980 Shield - Jarl - Bob Smith.

1982 Shield - Jarl - Billy Clark.

1987 Shield - Jarl - Bert Henderson.

1996 Shield - Jarl - Alan Scollay.

1998 Shield - Jarl - John Scollay.

2000 Shield - Jarl - Brian Anderson.

2003 Shield - Jarl - Clark Paton.

Once again - many thanks to Stephen Anderson for access to the galley shed - more pics to follow... 

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