Three jobs are going at the port which is roughly the size of a football field and has no running water or internet.
The five full-time employees share a bunk room and take it in turns to cook while the toilet consists of a bucket with a lid on it.
Staff have limited access to showers and are warned that they must be comfortable living with limited washing facilities.
Water is collected daily from the ships and contact home is limited as there is no internet access or mobile reception and satellite phone calls home are expensive.
The site is very basic but to be expected from a port that was first established in 1944 as the first British base in Antarctica.
The port was partly run as a post office given that stamps are a legal form of currency and the British wanted to strengthen sovereignty claims over the continent.
It closed in 1962 as Britain went to establish a larger and modern base but was resurrected in 1994 when the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust recognised it as a site of historical importance.
It now operates as a working post office, gift shop and museum during the Antarctic summer months from November to March.
The current base leader Lucy Dorman revealed to Daily Mail that the main visitors to the post office were cruise ship passengers which numbered more than 18,000 each year.
Ms Dorman revealed that the main tasks for those on site were talking to guests, scraping penguin poo off the footpaths and franking the mail by hand.
Typically around 80,000 letters, parcels and postcards are sent from the post office over the summer and it ships all the mail to the Falklands before a military plane takes it to the UK.
The staff get one day off every 14 days but Ms Dorman pointed out there “is nowhere to go when you do get a bit of free time”.
The post office has a good relationship with visiting ships and the staff are able to take it in turns to go on board to wash and do laundry.
“They also give us fresh fruit and vegetables from time to time, which is a big plus,” she said.
Otherwise all food for Port Lockroy arrives just before the start of the season and consists of tinned and dried foods.
Staff are employed on a six-month contract and even though it is a British base applicants do not need to be a citizen to apply.
As the role is quite isolated, all candidates need to be physically and medically able to do the job and all applicants are required to undergo a medical assessment.
Despite the hardships, Ms Dorman said that she was proud to keep the site alive.
“Port Lockroy is a really significant spot and I feel very fortunate to share it with others. It’s important to keep this slice of British history alive.”
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