Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Cullivoe Up Helly Aa - day pics

The 2011 Cullivoe Up Helly Aa took place on Friday 25th February, with Guizer Jarl Campbell Dickie representing 'Einar Rognvaldsson' (Torf-Einar).

This years Galley 'Eydis' was taken from the galley shed in the early hours just across the road to Moarfield Garage, where she was joined by the Jarl's Squad after breafast. The Cullivoe Primary School & pre-school bairns joined the Jarl's Squad at the garage and the Galley with bairns aboard was towed to the School for photographs at the School. After the photo session the galley was taken to the grassy area between R.S. Henderson's shop and the Cullivoe Hall where she remained on display throughout the day. The Bill was on display in the Cullivoe Hall.

The Jarl's Squad comprised 16 members including all five of Campbell's daughters as princesses. The Jarl was armed with a sword while the Jarl's Squad had excellently made spears.

After the visit to the Cullivoe Primary School the Jarl's Squad visited folk in Cullivoe, starting with Greenbank Road and returning to the School for lunch with the bairns. After lunch the Jarl's Squad posed with the bairns for more photos and then for Squad Photos at North Brough, overlooking the Bay of Brough. They then visited more folk during the rest of the afternoon, starting at Gloup and heading south.

Jarl's Squad at Photo Shoot

Bill Head - the Bill was in the Cullivoe Hall.

Jarl's Shield.

Jarl's Squad Bus.

Jarl's Squad at Cullivoe Primary School.

Raven Banner flying at the Cullivoe Hall.

The Galley - 'Eydis'.

Galley Shields, starboard side.

Galley Shields, port side.

Flotation tank attached to underside of Galley.

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