Brian Duncan

Name ID 2134

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot attendees

Does anyone recognise any of these people?

Lad in green shirt is brother Bob (also known as Bobby)

Extract ID: 5256

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot attendees

Does anyone recognise any of these people?

Extract ID: 5259

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Clay pigeon shoot in progress

Don’t know where but would assume in Arusha area, difficult to know who is there, as no faces available. Anyone recognise it?

Extract ID: 5260

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 12f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

High tower for clay pigeon shoot

I suspect this may be in the Mwanza area.

Extract ID: 5275

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14d
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Bob, Brian & Shirley

Mucking about (as kids do) in front of the Arusha house.

Extract ID: 5246

See also

Abbott, Peter Armies in East Africa 1914-18
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Bob, Brian & Shirley

Mucking about (as kids do) in front of the Arusha house.

Extract ID: 5247

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 14h
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Nora, Brian, Shirley & Bob

Not sure where but assume an airport prior to departure.

Hi - great site. I grew up in Tanzania. I think this photograph might just be of the [old] Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe.

David Plater 18 July 2007

Yes, that is the old Lake Victoria Hotel at Entebbe. If you enter that title in Google Images, you'll see an almost identical hotel frontage, albeit modernised.

Hazel Redgrave 8 Oct 2007

Extract ID: 5290

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15e
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shooting party 2

(From L_R) don’t know, John Saddler, Apenetto, brother Bob, Dr Sanasada (Mwanza) & me (Brian).

Extract ID: 5297

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 15f
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shooting party 3

(From L_R) don’t know, Bob Duncan, Apenetto, brother Bob, Dr Sanasada & me.

Extract ID: 5298

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 19a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Holiday camp Serengeti 1

Bob, me and Avril Saddler.

Extract ID: 5276

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 19c
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Holiday camp Serengeti 3

L-R – Nora Duncan, me, Bob Duncan, Joan Saddler, John Saddler, brother Bob and Avril Saddler.

It is believed that the Saddlers originally came from Forfar, Angus in Scotland, which is only ~16 miles from where I now live.

Extract ID: 5293

See also

Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Page Number: 00a
Extract Date: February 2007

Potted History

My father originally worked in the Mwanza area for the WD & ID, responsible for dam building and keeping river-beds clear for the next rainy season. Having left the RN after the end of hostilities, he spent some time working with BE Chaplain, Gunmakers in Winchester, where he learnt some of the intricacies of sporting gun repairs. This put him in good stead upon his arrival in Mwanza then subsequently Arusha, where he carried out numerous gun repairs for local shooters. He also manufactured and presented a mounted miniature cannon to the Mwanza Yacht Club. This was used for starting their numerous races.

During our time in Mwanza, all three kids were born (Shirley 1948, Bob 1951, Brian 1954). During my birth, sister Shirley had Malaria, so ended up staying in the same hospital room. Four-six months later, I had a bad bought of boils (on my bum) – bad for me but good for Shirley as she inherited the syringe to treat her dolls!!!!

After 2 ˝ years in Mwanza we returned to the UK for six months for the family ‘long leave’. Upon our return to Mwanza, dad worked for a spell in Schumann’s Garage, then transferred to Ukiriguru, then to Malya (with the WD & ID), then back to Mwanza.

1958 we moved to Arusha, where the lifestyle continued much as previous, with both parents also taking up golf at the local 9 hole course, and the three kids enjoying a swim or two in the New Arusha Hotel swimming pool. Although dad obviously preferred game shooting, he was also instrumental in setting up the Arusha Gun Club.

In 1962 (following Independence) we moved to the UK, staying for a short period in the Winchester area (where my mother originated from), then moving to Brechin, Angus where dad went into business as a gunsmith. Initially he had a couple of partners, which did not work out as envisaged, so he set up on his own, becoming one of the largest gun retail business in Scotland (Duncan of Brechin).

Upon his retirement, the business was sold which allowed him to continue with his passion for shotgun shooting (primarily), with some interspersed deer stalking. He also took up fishing, which latterly was easier for him to do due to failing health. He subsequently died in 2001. My mother (Nora) currently lives in the Comrie area, Perthshire with my sister Shirley.

Sister Shirley has spent most of her working life as a PA and senior secretary to numerous company owners/directors. She is now working with the local council, again in a secretarial position. She is married with two children (Stephen & Barbara), and has two grandchildren.

Brother Bob unfortunately died in 1993 (aged 42) from severe diabetes, which he had from the age of seven. Although married with two children (Lynzi & Robbie), he was instigating divorce proceedings at that time, which is believed to have contributed to his early and untimely death. He was an estate factor, latterly working with the Nature Conservancy Council in Edinburgh. He studied at Cirencester Royal Agricultural College, achieving an honours degree.

For myself, married to Sandra, also with two children (Andrew & Angela). Both now grown up (23 & 21 respectively), both living in Brechin, Angus, and both working in the oil industry (North Sea). Sandra & I live in the small and beautiful village of Edzell, which is ~4 miles from Brechin and midway between Aberdeen & Dundee. I also work in the oil industry, having done so since 1985.

Extract ID: 5331

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Hazel Redgrave
Extract Date: 08-Oct-2007

Lake Victoria Hotel (photograph with family)

Yes, that is the old Lake Victoria Hotel at Entebbe. If you enter that title in Google Images, you'll see an almost identical hotel frontage, albeit modernised.

Kind regards, Hazel.

Extract ID: 5484
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