Birthdays are big family events on Tristan da Cunha, and here we present photographic reports of recent celebrations.

Ches Lavarello's 80th Birthday

Report and photos from Kelly Green

Cheseldon Lavarello turned 80 on the 19th of January. He wanted to wait until his son Duncan and daughter in law Jackie Lavarello returned from Capetown to have the celebration. Lots of people in the community made delicious treats, and came to wish him a very happy birthday and many more to come.

Ches Lavarello with his son Duncan and family

Ches with (L-R): Christiaan Gerber (granddaughter Janine's partner), son Duncan, wife Jeanette, and Duncan's wife Jackie.

It was a lovely celebration, however he did miss his daughter Karen and two grandchildren Alessia and Chiara, who are in Switzerland, and he also very much missed his granddaughter Janine, who is away doing wonderful work for Atlantic Guardians spreading the word about the Marine Protection Zone (MPZ).

Ches Lavarello with his daughter Cynthia Green and her family

Ches with his daughter Cynthia and son in law Jack Green, grandson Shane Green with his wife Kelly and his two great grandchildren Savanna and Seren.

Ches Lavarello with his wife Jeanette Ches Lavarello with his great grandchildren Seren and Savanah Green
Ches with his wife Jeanette Ches with his great grandchildren Seren and Savanna Green

Ches Lavarello's Sudoku 80th birthday cake

Ches's Sudoku 80th birthday cake and birthday cards

Judy Green's 70th Birthday

Photos from Rachel Green

Judy Green celebrated her 70th birthday on the 15th February 2023.

Traditionally, the community contribute on special occasions with homemade treats which are bought to the hosts home for the celebrations and Judy's birthday was no exception. Family and friends arrived throughout the day with an array of cakes and savouries ready for the evening party.

It is currently mid summer on Tristan and Judy was blessed with a bright sunny day. Family members started arriving early to help out and ensure everything was ready for the evening celebrations.

Judy with her husband Ken Green Judy with her children, L-R Martin Green, Natasha Glass, Judy Green, Kirsty Repetto and Vanessa Lavarello

Above Left: Judy with Grandchildren back (L-R) Jamie Glass, Rachel Green, Judy Green, Front L-R Aiden and Ella Repetto, Owen Glass. Absent: Sasha Swain, Chloe Glass

Above Right: Judy with Great Grandchild Liam Glass. Absent grandchildren: Sophie and Jake Swain

Dr Alex Wonner's 60th Birthday

Report and photos from Randall Repetto

Doctor Alex Wonner's 60th birthday was on the 14th July 2022 however he celebrated his birthday on Friday the 15th.

The party took place at 6.30pm at the Prince Philip Hall which was decorated to mark the special occassion.

There was a beautiful selection of homemade treats and a full table of buffet food was provided for the guests, refreshments were served at the Albatross Bar.

Photo of Dr Alex and his wife Sally Wonner

Above: At an earlier celebration while on leave at Mossel Bay.

Left: In the Albatross Bar, Tristan

Photos shows the community enjoying refreshments and having a chat well into the evening celebrations

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Leon Glass's 40th Birthday

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Jack Green's 70th Birthday

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Nancy Swain's 80th Birthday

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