Majorie Borissow

Name ID 1634

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 113
Extract Date: 1950's

The Coffee Tree Inn

Extract ID: 5022

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 114
Extract Date: 1950's

The Coffee Tree Inn

Extract ID: 5023

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 115


I accidently added the extra photos of myself, brother Michael and my parents Vivian (nee Ulyate) and Boris outside the Livingstone Hotel in Moshi. The other shots were taken on the farm (Sunray) at Weru Weru. At least you know what we look like now.

I would be very interested to know if anyone can fill me in with my fathers war days.

His name is Arthur Herbert Borissow (Boris) he was in the KAR 6th battalion which went to Abyssinia, Ceylon and Burma. He was a Major and won the Military Cross in Burma in 1941-42. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Extract ID: 5024

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Bob Walker
Page Number: 504n
Extract Date: 1930-1950's

Ulyate family members that attended Arusha School

Malham Ulyate, Early 1930.s 1935 Awarded "Victor Ladorum" for sporting achievements, Name still on the sports plaque in the dinning hall

Edward Ulyate,(Ted) Early 1930,s 1935 Awarded "Victor Ladorum" for sporting achievements. Name still on the sports plaque in the dinning hall.

Robert Walker (Christopher) 1944-49.

Nigel Borissow 1950,s

Jocelyn Borissow 1950,s

Marjorie Borissow 1950,s

Michael Borissow 1950,s

Donald Ulyate 1950,s

June Ulyate 1950,s

Brenda Ulyate 1950,s

Mrs. Kay Ulyate (Matron) 1950,s

Robin Ulyate 1950,s

Phyllis Ulyate 1950,s

Sally Ulyate 1950,s

Valarie Ulyate 1950,s

Brian Ulyate 1950,s

David Ulyate 1950,s

(Not a complete list)

Elizabeth Van Staden (Ulyate) Lolly wrote saying "I would like to be named as another ULYATE who attended Arusha School 1963 - 1968."

Extract ID: 4755

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: S. Lisette Micek (Moulinie)
Page Number: 2008 02 27a
Extract Date: 1957 - 61

Arusha School feedback

I've spent hours discovering the various messages, photos.

I recognized and remembered Jane Holton from her photo, and Marjorie as well.

I remember the school photo, and the discipline it took to get us all to sit still and squeeze in! I am in the 2nd row, 5th from the right with short brown hair.

If Karsten Lund reads this, I would love to have his sister, Birgit's contact information.

Also David Holmes -- a family friend--who lost a shoe out of the train window on the trip to Arusha. I would get on, I believe in Morogwe at 10 pm and we'd arrive at 1 PM the next day. The highlight of the trip was anticipating the bathing villagers in the rivers along the way.

Someone mentioned an earthquake in 1963, after my time. There was another one in 1956 thru 59 because in the long dormitory, with the highly polished floor, when we awoke in the morning our beds had slid across the room and were quite out of order--slippers everywhere. We were fascinated.

I often think of the matron waking us up very early, carrying her little alcohol jar of thermometers as she walked from one bed to another popping in the thermometer, shaking it down, while her shoes squeaked on the polished floor. She always seemed to find one child with a fever.

There was an annual event, possibly sports day, when there was a parents race. One Mum was tall and ran really fast and always won the race.

And later: (4th March)

Lisette Moulinie is the way I was known at Arusha School.

I have gleaned some answers to my own questions from your website since I wrote…

Mrs White was the music teacher with the blue rinse hairdo.

I believe Leslie's surname was Teasdale and she came from Moshi.

I have actually connected with Birgit Lund this past week and look forward to continuing our relationship after 50 years!

I live in California, a long way from Arusha, and work as an Occupational Health Nurse in the semi-conductor industry. Thank you again for maintaining such a wonderful website.

Extract ID: 5572

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Jane Holton (now Cawson)
Page Number: 2007 02 27
Extract Date: 1959

Marjory and Rosy Goodman Arusha School Pepper Trees

Extract ID: 5229

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Jane Holton (now Cawson)
Page Number: 2007 02 27
Extract Date: 1959-60

Arusha School Playing fields Rosey Goodman and Marjory

Extract ID: 5230

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 100
Extract Date: 16 June 2003

Ulyate Family - Arusha School 1959 - 1965

Just found your website. Well done.. Loved all the photos, brought back wonderful memories.

All my family and relations went to Arusha School at some stage during our early lives in Africa. Ulyate, Borissow, Barratt. There are a lot of us!

My grandparents and family used to own the New Arusha Hotel, and the Lion Cub Hotel in Moshi.

Great to see David Reads name as a contributor. A wonderful man.

Cyril Hampshire and Bryn Jones were the 2 headmasters in my time.

I do have a photo of Bryn Jones and Mr Rush taken when we were attempting to climb Mt Meru.

Would love to hear more and make contact with anyone who may remember us

Marjorie Borissow & Nigel Borissow

Southport, Queensland Australia

Dear Marjorie

Thank you so much for your email and your feedback about the web site.

By co-incidence I had an email at the same time from Marion Langham (nee Barratt) a granddaughter of Ray Ulyate. Do you know each other, and are you all part of the same extended family?

Can you give me any more information about your family and their times in the New Arusha Hotel. Obviously I'd like to put as much as possible on the web, but if there is anything you would prefer was not published, do let me know and I'll respect the request.

You may also have noticed that I don't publish email addresses on the web site, but I'm very happy to put people in touch if you see any names for which you think I might have the contact details.

I've just returned from a trip to Arusha, notable for several things.

One was a visit to the rebuilt New Arusha Hotel. Sadly now it looks much like any other hotel in the world, with it's open polished lobby, and function rooms. The outside, especially away from the street, is more interesting, and the gardens still have some charm. Do you remember it all?

I met a South African Lady who is a manager from the hotel chain which now own/run it, and she had little interest in it's history, although there were two small framed pictures in the lobby (both of which are on my web site).

But I did meet others who were interested in the history of the New Arusha Hotel, and we had fun trying to work out when it may have been built - and by whom. Just about everything I know is on the web site, so I wont repeat it.

I also paid a visit to Arusha School, and was shown around by a couple of teachers and met the headmaster. Very please to see an old boy - even if it was from 50 years ago! Fabric of the place is much the same - even the swimming pool is still there - now empty. Some of the roof tiles have been replaced by tin roofs, and the classes which taught about 300 kids now struggle with 1300.

I saw them again a couple of days later at a cross-country inter schools event, which won! The tradition of pupils climbing Meru still continues.

One of the teachers was delighted to hear about the web site and pleased that old pupils are taking an interest in the school.

I also nearly met David Read - who is still going strong - I met his neighbour, and we tried to arrange lunch, but it didn't work out.

Cyril Hamshere was "my headmaster" and I'm sure Bryn Jones was a teacher in my time. Nay photos you are able to send would be wonderful.

Thanks again for your feedback, and I look forward to any more information that you can offer.

With best wishes

David

David Marsh

www.nTZ.info for information about Northern Tanzania

Harwell, England

Extract ID: 4334

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 112
Extract Date: 2005 03 14

The Coffee Tree Inn

Thank you again for all the wonderful work you have done on the website. It is quite amazing. I just had a look through all the latest feedback and there is so much from people that I was at school with. Jane Holten was definitely one of them so no doubt I am in that photo somewhere. I am sure that I still have many letters from Rolf Trappe too when I was at Loreto and he was overseas! Oh boy.. I must dig out that autograph book and give you some more names.

I was really interested in the feedback from Helen Grazier nee Goode about her grandfather and the clocktower. In her feed back she mentions the The Coffee Tree Inn, being built by him. My mother Vivian Walker- Nee Ulyate used to own that hotel and when she had it it was called "The Lion Cub Hotel" and I have a lovely old cine/video of the family around that home. It was of course my first home when I was born in the 1951.

Keep up the wonderful work and I have attached a couple more photos for your records. These are of the Lion cub in Moshi which I believe is now run as a backpackers hotel. (I have the actual photographs).

Extract ID: 5021

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 116

Arthur Herbert Borissow

I would be very interested to know if anyone can fill me in with my fathers war days.

His name is Arthur Herbert Borissow (Boris) he was in the KAR 6th battalion which went to Abyssinia, Ceylon and Burma. He was a Major and won the Military Cross in Burma in 1941-42. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Extract ID: 5025

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Arusha Times
Extract Author: Valentine Marc Nkwame
Page Number: 388a
Extract Date: 24 Sep 2005

"Were there two Arusha Hotels in the early Nineties?"

The Arusha Hotel's family legend confusion 'Blooms' out again

"Were there two Arusha Hotels in the early Nineties?"

The legend behind The Arusha Hotel still goes on, but so is the confusion. This week, the great grand daughter of the person believed to have been the hotel's original owner, appeared in Arusha after traveling all the way from Canada to re-discover the former dwelling place for her earliest family members, tracing the family tree in the process.

Dana Bloom aged 26, is a Toronto-based, practicing lawyer, whose great grand father, Goodall Bloom together with his wife, Mrs Jane Bloom, then hailing from Manchester, England, is said to have owned and operated The Arusha Hotel since it was established in 1894, then standing as a twelve roomed, mud-walled, hut-like Inn, then known as the 'Bloom's Hotel.'

During those days, both Mr and Mrs Bloom used to live at the hotel premises, receiving and catering for their guests just like the old, road-side Inns, that have been immortalized in Charles Dickens' novels, for ages.

The couple's first born, named Jack Bloom, died in 1909 aged only 2 years old and was buried within the hotel grounds. This grave was among the landmarks that Dana managed to discover during her recent visit to The Arusha Hotel, early this week. Her story goes:

" In 1937 my grandfather, Algy Bloom traveled from England to come and visit his uncle, Mr Goodall Bloom who was running a hotel in Arusha town of Tanganyika." Apparently, Dana's grandmother, who was also on the trip, had collected a number of old letters and photographs that were taken in Arusha in the early days and kept them in her chest.

In addition to the hotel, the Blooms, were also said to have bought Selian coffee estate in the 50s. The couple had two sons; Judah and Poli. The former, Captain Judah Bloom was to run the estate until his death in 1957.

These souvenirs were only to be discovered at the turn of the new Millennium, about six years ago when the grandmother, Doris Bloom died. Dana's father, Brian Bloom who had by then already retired in Toronto Canada, flew back to England and collected all his mother's belongings, taking them to Canada.

"So I was going through my late grandmother's things and suddenly I came across those old pictures, some handwritten, mailed letters and I discovered The Arusha Hotel's family legend in which I happen to be part of," said Dana. "After the findings, I went to the Internet and searched for more information and here I am!"

With a compass being its trademark, The Arusha Hotel shouldn't be a difficult place to find, especially being located at the 'center point' between Cape Town and Cairo, but did Dana and her husband, Robert Klein (29) discover the right hotel?

Was there another 'Arusha Hotel?'

Raymond and Marjorie Ulyate, whose families were part of the original settlers that landed in South Africa in 1820 are on the other hand, said to be the original owners of The Arusha Hotel. Marjorie Borissow, who lives in Australia, is yet another grand daughter of this other 'former owner' and she also has her own story to tell as well:

"My grandfather and his family then went on and became some of the first pioneers around Kijabe in Kenya. Grandpa started taking people out on safari in the early 1900's. He worked for Newlands & Tarlton He even gets a mention in Theodore Roosevelt's Book Äfrican Game Trails" That was on the safari in 1910 ."

Grandpa bought Meru Estate near Lake Duluti after the first world war. When enemy property farms were being sold (German). They had that until one Mr K V Painter who was an American persuaded him to sell the farm and take over the 'New Arusha Hotel!"

According to Marjorie, the original 'Arusha Hotel' was built opposite the "old man Blooms Arusha hotel!" Now her statement indicates that, there should have been two hotels that were located on the same grounds. The Blooms Hotel dates back to 1894. What about the Ray Ulyate's hotel?

"Reading from some of my Mum's notes." Says Marjorie. "She remembers that they had The Prince of Wales (first name in the visitors book) attended the opening ball in 1928. So I guess it was around this time when the hotel opened!"

Extract ID: 5089
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