2010 SMUHA Torchmaking
Some of the SMUHA committee and interested helpers attended a torch-making master class, courtesy of the Lerwick Up Helly Aa torch boys, at the galley shed in Lerwick. The support, knowledge and enthusiasm of the Lerwick torch boys was invaluable. They also allowed SUMHA to borrow their containers for torch-steeping and provided marshals for the occasion.

Richard Wemyss kindly provided premises for the torch-making and over the course of the winter 501 torches were made.
Torch-making essentials
Sorting and laying out the hessian
Constructing the torches
Mixing cement
Torch-making progress
Cementing the torch head
Boof cementing
Torchmakers, left to right - (front) Don Farquhar, Billy Goudie, Glen Tyler, Ryan Mullay, Stephen Smith, Brian Halcrow, Ali Watson, Lowrie Shearer
(rear) Peter Johnston, Liam Mullay, Colin Summers, Brydon Robertson, Craig Smith, Scott Lobban, Robert Halcrow, Colin Halcrow, Graham Nicolson, Lee Smith, Mark Evans. Not in picture - Ross Smith, David Smith, Dale Smith (taking picture), Magnus Smith & Shaun Adamson.
Guizer Jarl
Jarl's Squad
The Galley
The Bill
The Burning
The Squads
Galley Building
Torch Making
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