465Memories of Tristan
- Jan 19, 2003Hi all,
now being the owner of a computor and "still learning" this had
to be one of my first ports of call.
I and my family used to live on Tristan,a while ago i must admit,
1969-1974, when i was 7 years old, but all those fond memories are
still with me and always will be. I very often think about returning
for a short trip, even though things have change a great deal since i
My father was the postmaster and radio operator on the island and
my mother still keeps in touch with friends. My sister whom we
adopted is a Tristaner has you would be able to tell by her original
surname which is Swain, one of the 7 island names. Many of her
relations still remain on the island including her mother Violet and
brother Alan who is the assistant manager of the crawfish factory.
I am also the proud owner of a 2 hour cine film, now on a video of
our time spent on the island. This includes a tristan
wedding,traditional wool making,the potatoe patches, a trip to
Nightingale in a Tristan longboat and much much more.
It would be great to hear from anybody that remembers me or my
family and if i can help with any information i would be more than
willing, if i cant help i am sure my parents could find the answer.