National Geographic : 1938 Nov
©Lieutenant G.I.B.Balfour, R.N. IN WELCOME SUN UNDER THE BARREN SLOPES SIT THE LOYAL, PIOUS, HARDY FOLK--"A SCENE IRRESISTIBLY APOSTOLIC" It might be St. Paul instead of a visiting dentist who holds all eyes. On the Sunday following a ship's visit, a fashion parade precedes the service, when everybody shows off new clothes just landed from England. Recently, one man appeared in a bowler hat, old dinner jacket, redwaistcoat, white duck trousers, and Dutch clogs. Once a week there is a concert on the gramophone given to the islanders by King George V. About once a month is held adance, forwhich anaccordion provides the music. A nudge with the elbow is the correct invitation to the old-fashioned polkas, schottisches, and waltzes. Refreshments include tea and onebiscuit apiece.