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

Rodney Green's 30th Birthday Party

Report and photos from Peter Millington

Rodney Green celebrated his 30th birthday party in the Prince Philip Hall on Sunday 8th December 2019. Rodney's actual birthday was in May, but he was working in the UK at the time, and soon after his return to Tristan went to sea in his Fisheries Officer role.

As the picture of the cakes show, there was also a celebration of the 8th birthday of Rodney's son Connor Glass-Green, whose actual birthday was in September

Rodney with his wife Sarah, and sons Kieran and Connor (front)

Above: Rodney and Connor's fantastic birthday cakes

 

Right: Guests helping themselves to a wonderful spread of Tristan nibbles and cakes

Kelly Green and Kirsty Repetto's 30th Birthdays

Photos by Peter Millington and Sally Wonner

Kelly Green and Kirsty Repetto held a joint 30th birthday celebration on Saturday 30th November 2019 at the Prince Philip Hall. Kelly's actual birthday was on the 19th November, and Kirsty's on the 21st November. The dancing included the famous Pillow Dance and the Donkey Dance, with the music played on the accordion by visitor Peter Millington.

The Pillow Dance
Kelly and Kirsty Herbert Glass trying to teach Kelly the Donkey Dance with encouragement from onlookers, and music by Peter Millington
Kirsty with her parents Ken and Judy Green Kelly with her parents Sean and Marina Burns and daughter Savanna
Kelly with her husband Shane and daughter Savanna Kelly with her parents-in-law Jack and Cynthia Green
Kelly and Kirsty with Kirsty's grandmother Gladys Lavarello Kirsty with her godparents (L-R): Carlene Glass-Green, Allan Swain, Lillie Swain, Kirsty, Martha Glass, Dereck Rogers, Jackie Lavarello and Gavin Green
Kelly with godchildren and their friends: Front row: Ella Repetto, Tyler Swain, Holly Rogers and Sophie Swain; Back row: Aiden Repetto, Lucas Swain, and Kelly Kelly with Clive Glass
Kirsty Repetto with her godchildren and their friends
Kirsty Repetto with her godchildren and their friends
L-R: Front: Lucas Swain and Savanna Green. Back: Chantelle Repetto, Ryan Swain, Sophie Swain, Jamie Glass, and Kirsty

Christopher Swain and Rhyanna Swain's Birthday Celebrations

Photos from Rhyanna Swain

A joint celebration was held in the Prince Philip Hall on Saturday 19th October 2019 for Christopher Swain's 50th and Rhyanna Swain's 18th birthdays. Christopher's actual birthday was on the 12th January and Rhyanna's the 24th March, however the celebrations were postponed to await Rhyanna's arrival home.

Refreshments were served throughout the evening whilst homemade cakes and savouries lined the tables. A keen eye will note the famous Tristan Lobster as part of the traditional island birthday food spread.

Christopher's birthday cake was a fitting example of his enthusiasm for fishing which he enjoys to this day.

Rhyanna recently returned to Tristan on the SA Agulhas II after spending 2 years studying in England at Peter Symonds College.

Rhyanna with her brother Cedric Swain and parents Christopher and Beverley Swain
Christopher with his birthday cake Rhyanna with her birthday cake
Rhyanna with her brother Cedric Swain Christopher with his siblings (L-R); Cliff Swain, Tracy Swain, Maria Swain and Alison Swain
Christopher with his mother Nora Swain Rhyanna with her grandmother Nora Swain

Nora Swain's 70th Birthday

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Herbert Glass's 80th Birthday

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28-Oct-2019
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Barney Swain's 70th Birthday

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Janine Lavarello, Kimberley Green and Janice Green's Birthdays

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9-Oct-2019
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Joyce Hagan's 80th and Debbie Swain's 40th joint birthday party

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20-Jun-2019
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Leanne Swain's 21st Birthday

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13-Jun-2019
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