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

Barney Swain's 70th Birthday

Photos from Samantha Swain

Barney Swain celebrated his 70th birthday at his home on Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Barney Swain with his son Nicky Barney Swain's 70th birthday cake
Barney with his son Nicky Swain.
Absent: Adrian Swain
Barney's 70th birthday cake
Barney Swain and his grandchildren Barney Swain and his godchildren
Barney and his grandchildren, April, Ryan
and Tyler Swain. Absent: Lucas Swain
Barney and his godchildren, Back: Andrew Green;
Middle left: Ricky Swain, Keith Green and Patrick Green; Front left: Barney with Amanda Swain

Janine Lavarello, Kimberley Green and Janice Green's Birthdays

Report from Kelly Green and Photos by Vuthy Hastings

Janine Lavarello, and sisters Kimberley and Janice Green held their joint birthday party in the Prince Philip Hall on the 20th September 2019, having been held over to coincide with the annual Agulhas II voyage. The Agulhas II brought home Kimberley, who now lives in England, and Janice, who has been studying in England. Their actual birthdays were earlier. Janine was 21 and Janice 18 in September, and Kimberley was 21 in June.

It was a lovely event with a fantastic dance held after the reception. Pictures below;

Janine Lavarello, Kimberley Green and Janice Green
with their birthday cake
Janice with her best friends Rhyanna Swain and Jade Repetto
Janine with her parents Jackie and Duncan Lavarello Janice and Kimberley with their parents and brother (Left to Right); Dylan, Shaun and Renee Green
Janine with her godparents (Left to Right); Keith Green, Cliff Swain, Rita Repetto, Dilys Green and Cynthia Green Janice with her godparents (Left to Right) Nigel Lavarello, Anita Repetto, Lorraine Repetto and Conrad Glass

Joyce Hagan's 80th and Debbie Swain's 40th joint birthday party

Photos from Lorraine and Geraldine Repetto

Better late than never, here are photos of the joint birthday party held by Joyce Hagan and her daughter Debbie Swain at the Prince Philip Hall in 7th September 2018. Debbie was 40 on 27th July 2018 and Joyce was 80 on 11th August 2018.

 Joyce Hagan and Debbie Swain with their birthday cakes Joyce Hagan and her godchildren
Joyce Hagan and Debbie Swain with their birthday cakes Joyce with her godchildren Renée and Grant Green
Joyce Hagan and her daughters Joyce Hagan and her grandsons
Joyce with husband Donald and daughters (L-R): Debbie Swain, Rosemary & Miranda Repetto, & Marion Collins Joyce & Donald with (L-R): grandson Dean, son-in-law Darren, daughter Miranda, & grandson Randall Repetto
Debbie Swain and her godparents Debbie Swain and her godchildren
Debbie with her godparents (L-R): Karl Hagan, Francesca Green & Sheila Glass.
Absent: Eric & Martha Glass, & Linda Lavarello
Debbie with her godchildren (L-R): Leo Glass, Dean & Chantelle Repetto, & Leanne Swain.
Absent: Cameron Repetto

Leanne Swain's 21st Birthday

Photographs of Leanne Swain's 21st Birthday celebrations.
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Julia Hagan's 50th Birthday

Photographs of Julia Hagan's 50th Birthday celebrations.
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Joan Repetto's 80th Birthday

Photographs of Joan Repetto's 80th Birthday celebrations.
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Gracie's 80th Birthday

Photographs of Gracie Glass's 80th Birthday celebrations.
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Tordy's 70th Birthday

Photographs of Tordy Repetto's 70th birthday celebrations.
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Eugene Repetto’s 30th Birthday

Photographs of Eugene Repetto's 30th birthday celebrations.
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