'All Hands Day' achieves target as three key buildings repaired

Successful re-roofing after November 2019 Storm

Report and photos from Tristan Administrator Sean Burns
on Tuesday 5th November 2019

We had excellent weather today. No wind and no rain. The team started at 06:30, worked non stop all day and roofs were finished by 16:00. The Administration, IT and Police Station buildings are secure and watertight.

This has obviously been a setback to the post July storm repairs but we are confident we can get things back on track.

A fantastic effort from all. Many thanks.

Work underway on the Administration Building at 9.20am

Roofing teams at work on Police Buiding (right) and Administration Building (left) at 11.15am

Progress on the Police Building roof at 11.30am

Administration Building roofing progress at 11.30am with
four men standing on the roof of the Internet Cafe.

View of both re-roofing jobsat 11.45 am

Almost finished - the view of the Administration Building and Police Station at 1.30pm.
The Administration Building (usually just called the Admin Building or even New Building by some)
was once referred to as 'Whitehall' - it certainly now fits that Tristan Government's HQ knickname.

Sean and Marina Burns treated the roofing teams to celebratory refreshments
in The Residency garden after their splendid work.
Note the far left grey roofing panel which replaced a red panel blown off during the July 2019 storm
which had a wider impact on the island.