Avril Saddler

Name ID 2143

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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

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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

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

Ostrich nest

In the Serengeti Park. From L-R - Avril Saddler (family friends), brother Bob and me. We took one egg from the nest which I still have today.

Extract ID: 5291

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Duncan, Brian Arusha Photographs
Extract Author: Brian Duncan
Page Number: 20a
Extract Date: 1958-1962

Shirley

Sister Shirley during horse riding lessons on the other side of the Temi River (possibly in the area where the Gymkhana Club is now. Girl in background is Elizabeth Miller.

Shirley was at Mbeya (boarding school) from 1956 to 1959 (Burton House – green checked gingham dresses). Other houses were Stanley (blue), Livingstone (yellow?) and ? (red). She then had one year at Iringa boarding school. In 1959 she was joined by Jane Saddler (sister to Avril).

She then moved to Arusha as a day pupil, but latterly was tutored by a private teacher, along with three other pupils. Two of them were sisters, Elizabeth Miller (mentioned above) and Caroline. Their mother trained a horse called ‘Two Rivers’ and had a farm just outside Arusha. The private tutor was the wife of ‘Beeswax Smith’, who also lived on the other side of the Temi River.

Tom Linton says: The picture of the horse. That's the Miller home which was on Themi road just before you enter Themi coffee estate, on the way to the Pyrethrum factory built by my father Dr. John Linton, who passed away last year. When my horse arrived on the train from Nairobi, he was boarded in the Miller's paddock for a while. Mr. Miller left the country during the nationalization period (of socialism) with his wealth, in stones, and was sadly killed when the small plane he was absconding in crashed.

Extract ID: 5294

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Lorna Kinnaird
Page Number: 2008 08 28
Extract Date: 1958-62

Saddlers of Forfar

Comments on your site: -

fantastic - well thought out and easy to follow.

Saddler - Forfar Information:-

I am related to a Helen Gordon Fyfe (dau of William Fyfe andAnn Thom Lowson) who marrid Archibald Saddler,b.1891, Forfar; d. 1956, Forfar - they were married 4th June 1913, Forfar. They had Archibald Saddler, b. 1913,Forfar. Archibald Saddler born in 1891 was the son of James Saddler, Confectioner and Master Baker and Mary Saddler, m.s.Low. James had a sister called Betsy Saddler. The family lived at Honey Place, St James Road, Forfar. I am wondering if this is the Saddler family who owned and ran Saddlers Bakers in East High Street, Forfar.

Are you related to me?

Lorna Kinnaird

Edinburgh, Scotland

Extract ID: 5821

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: John Saddler
Page Number: 2008 12 04
Extract Date: 04-Dec-2008

Lorna Kinnaird re Avril Saddler (extract 5821)

I am the son of James Saddler who was the eldest son of Archibald Saddler and Helen Fyfe. My father was born in September 1913 and died aged 83 in 1996. We are not a tight knit family but I do know something of the family history and can probably put Laura Kinnaird in touch with or on the track of some of its surviving members. I'd also be interested in learning more about Laura's connection to Helen Fyfe, my grandmother. I don't know anything about the Saddler's mentioned in this website - John, Avril etc - but I would be interested to know if there is a connection to my family in some way. I have never heard mention of it but it would be interesting to explore that thought.

Best wishes

John Saddler

Extract ID: 5917

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nTZ Feedback
Extract Author: Andrew Alexander Saddler
Page Number: 2009 02 06
Extract Date: 06-Feb-2009


Hello Avril I have been looking at the Saddler website and ithink there may be a connection- my fathers dad is from the Saddler bakery in forfar, he is seventy years old and his name is Andrew Mitchell Saddler but he is known as Mitchell.

His brother is Sandy Saddler the famous golfer who still lives in Forfar and his son Michael still runs the bakery in the high street in Forfar. I live in Blantyre and my dad lives in Cambuslang. I phoned him tonight and he is going to check out your website. Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk further, bye for now Andy

Extract ID: 5957
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