Up-Helly-Aa Tar Barrels & Guizing - Looking Back

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Here is a reprint of a popular book, which is an authoritative documented history of Lerwick's unique annual festival. Mr Mitchell in this book achieves a happy combination of tales and reminiscences such as all Lerwgians associate with Up-Helly-Aa. It also contains the ordered history, the fruit of painstaking research, of the kind to satisfy the most critical. This is completed with a special chapter on the Vikings. Real romance lies behind the newspaper research for the history of the tar-barrel period of the Up-Helly-Aa festival here recorded. The necessary copies of the Shetland Times, owing to the destruction by fire in Lerwick, were perused in the British Museum in London just in time before they were also destroyed - by Nazi bombs.