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6 June 2012, 09:02 | Updated: 6 June 2012, 09:08
Scientists from the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey have celebrated the Diamond Jubilee with a party in Antarctica.
Scientists and support staff at the freezing cold research station [pictured - right] held a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Bank Holiday Monday to make sure they didn't miss out on the festivities.
A spokesperson for the British Antarctic Survey, which is on Madingley Road in Cambridge, said: "The group of 14 wintering staff enjoyed a quintessentially British afternoon tea complete with tea cups and saucers and a specially made union flag battenburg cake.
The dining room was dressed with flags and bunting and staff dressed up for the occasion.
After their tea the group wrapped up warm to head outside into the darkness in 35 knot winds to have a game of croquet and cricket."
Photographs (c) British Antarctic Survey