Basil George Davis

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Extract Author: Martin Davis
Extract Date: 25 Nov 2002

Davis Family

My father's name is Mr Basil George Davis.

He worked for the British Colonial Service and was Senior Superintendent of Prisons in Moshi for 11 years and retired in 1961 when Tanganyika got independence.

He was instrumental in the Building of the road to the Ngorongoro Crater in the 1950's with the prisoners from Moshi Prison.

Dad died some 15 years ago, but the family visiting Tanzania in Feb 2000 and visited the Prison, our school in Arusha and the Crater.

Best regards,

Martin Davis

Extract ID: 4115

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Extract Author: Martin Davis
Extract Date: 1950's

Road to the Crater

email Nov 2002

My father's name is Mr Basil George Davis.

He worked for the British Colonial Service and was Senior Superintendent of Prisons in Moshi for 11 years and retired in 1961 when Tanganyika got independence.

He was instrumental in the Building of the road to the Ngorongoro Crater in the 1950's with the prisoners from Moshi Prison.

Dad died some 15 years ago, but the family visiting Tanzania in Feb 2000 and visited the Prison, our school in Arusha and the Crater.

Best regards,

Martin Davis

Extract ID: 3644

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Extract Author: Martin Davis
Page Number: 2003 03 02
Extract Date: 1951-1960

Davis Family - Arusha School 1951 - 1960

We are the Davis Family, our father was Senior Superintendent Basil George Davis of Karanga Prisons, Moshi.

The Davis Children Joan, Joyce, Mary, Martin and Peter went to Arusha Boarding School - between 1951-1960.

On our family reunion to Tanzania in 2000 we visited Arusha Boarding School and we are happy to report that the Tortoise was an elderly gent but still going strong!! and still loved by all the children.

I remember most of my time at Arusha I spent outside Mr Hampshire's Office or visiting the matron M's Debeer!! For getting caught off my bed during siesta time!!

Still very happy days!!

We spent 13 wonderful years in Tanganyika and left when independence came about in 1961.

Joan still speaks swahilli like a native and was well at home on our reunion, the rest of us struggled a bit with the language!!

We plan another visit in Feb 2005!! Do you still live near Moshi?

Martin

Extract ID: 4123

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Extract Author: Martin Davis
Extract Date: 23 Dec 2002

Davis Family - Arusha School 1957

Dear David,

I have been speaking to my sister Joan, she say's she remembers a Bob and Margaret Young who lived just outside Moshi, she visited them with our father Basil Davis. Are these the same people you mentioned!!

Maybe Margaret will remember the following people that Joan can recall:

Gran and Kitty Whitworh he was a captain in the East African Rifles.

Bernard and Freda Wallace they had a farm between Moshi and Arusha.

Drino and Winnie Baskira (they were Italian) and Drink used to go to the Crater with my Father.

Joan was at Arusha School until 1957!! she remembers a boy called Stuart Webb??

Just some more info

Happy Christmas to you all!!

Martin

Extract ID: 4117
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