Lerwick Up Helly Aa 1928

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Up Helly Aa Fact File
Date: 31st January
Jarl:
Portraying:
Robert A Johnson
Ullr
Galley Name: Vegr
Jarl's Squad Members:
Number of Squads: 29
Total Guizers: 300
Number carrying torches:
Programme cover.
1928 Bill, click to read.


The Jarl's Squad

The Jarl and his Squad in the Galley.
Photo from Shetland Museum and Archives.

Robert A. Johnson was the 1928 Guizer Jarl for the Lerwick Up Helly Aa, and represented Ullr (god of archery and Winter).

Replica of the Jarl's squad shield.
Bells Brae shield collection.
1928 Programme.
1928 Programme.


The Galley

This years Galley was named Vegr (glory).


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