Trip to Tanzania

Holland, Rodney

2005

Book ID 877

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Extract Date: August 2005

Our visit to Tanzania

Our visit to Tanzania was a great success it appears that everyone enjoyed it even though we did cram a lot in in such a short time.

On arriving . . . And depositing our bags we went off to Arusha School to arrange our visit for later in the week. However when we got there fortunately the head master was there and one of the teachers . They very kindly took us around there and then. The headmaster was thrilled to see us particularly as my sister and myself were old students from the school.

When I showed him my name on the Mt.Meru conquered board he became very excited since it was 50 years ago! We had a good look around the school and our impressions were that it had not changed a lot from when we were there but it was certainly in need of some repair and maintenance.

The dorms appeared quite cramped as they had put bunkbeds in them and they could do with new mattresses.

The swimming pool was in need of a complete overhall.

We noticed that the headmasters house at the beginning of the drive to the school had been demolished by a falling eucalyptus tree fortunately no one was in it. However as a result they have cut down all those lovely big eucalyptus trees along the drive. I wonder if there is any way funds can be raised for the school?

The school seemed to be a happy place, all the children we met seemed to really enjoy their life there which was very nice to see.

I am attaching some photos of the school which I think are self explanatory however I will just list them as follows

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Front of School

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Myself with the headmaster

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Matron and boarding master.

Extract ID: 5101

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Inside dorm.

Extract ID: 5102

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Swimming pool

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Obligatory picture of tortoise!

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Myself and my sister Jill and head

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Inside classroom

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Demolished heads house.

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Summing up

Summing up it was nice to see the school again after so many years and it was surprising how many of the original buildings were still there and being used and to their full capacity.It would be nice if there was some means that as old students we could help in the repair and maintenance of the school.

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The trip to Tanga

The trip to Tanga was very nostalgic and as soon as we arrived we went to look for our house in Raskazone which after some hunting we found . We made arrangements with the owners to go back to see them in the morning.We were invited into the house and had tea with them the house looked a lot smaller than I remember it 40 odd years ago and it still belonged to TANESCO which is the company my father worked for. Tanga town looked very much the same but in need of a good face lift but I am sure in time things will get better.

After an extemely bumpy trip by road from Tanga to Pangani we arrived at Emayani beach resort and enjoyed a relaxing 3 days before setting off to Lushoto via Tanga for one last look. Lushoto was pretty cold but we were able to visit the boarding school(which is now a Law School) were Jill and I were sent at the age of 7 I only had a few memories of this but it was good to visit infact all the places we visited were good for my wife and my cousin to see as they had heard so much about it but never actually seen the places.

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