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Title: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Mark Morgan on 11 January, 2010, 19:48
Hope these photos bring back some memories. I have got loads more which I could let people have.
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Mark Morgan on 11 January, 2010, 19:57
Sorry there should of been more photos...not to good at this computing. Will have to get my son to send others.Watch this space.
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Richard Allen on 14 February, 2010, 21:46
Hi Mark,
Are these photos from colour slides. I just feel that the flag photo looks to be the wrong way round. In my memory the archway should be down towards the dining hall. Your photo of the kids going to lunch shows the same arch and the tall fir tree.
Not a criticism but an observation.

Regards Richard
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Richard Allen on 14 February, 2010, 22:18
Thanks for posting the photos Mark. They brought back a bit of depth to what I remember of the place. If you have any more of the school buildings I'd love too see them.
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Richard P Bettison on 13 March, 2010, 11:08
Hope these photos bring back some memories. I have got loads more which I could let people have.

Hi Mark.  This is amazing .  The photo of the hockey team refers :  The lad in the direct front is  Rolfe Bettison ( eldest brother )  sitting on the ground is Colin Bettison and the lad also in Stanley ( blue ) blond is a certain Barry Bousfield.
I Richard ( the blond haired googleizer )  was too young to be in the photo having arrived at Mbeya at the tender age of 6 years old with special DC permission as my brothers were already at the School.  A certaim item refers to Matron Bettison ( my Grandmother - Fathers side ) was the kind lady issuing out spoons of cod liver oil.

Would love to hear from any one who remebers the Bettison brothers.
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Mark Morgan on 20 August, 2010, 17:46
Never was any good at French try English!!!!!
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Hilly on 27 August, 2010, 08:33
Mark, in the photo of the Wolf Cubs I am the one standing to attention 2nd right from the saluting cub with my back to the camera!
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Barry Bousfield on 10 November, 2010, 16:48
Hope these photos bring back some memories. I have got loads more which I could let people have.

Hi Mark.  This is amazing .  The photo of the hockey team refers :  The lad in the direct front is  Rolfe Bettison ( eldest brother )  sitting on the ground is Colin Bettison and the lad also in Stanley ( blue ) blond is a certain Barry Bousfield.
I Richard ( the blond haired googleizer )  was too young to be in the photo having arrived at Mbeya at the tender age of 6 years old with special DC permission as my brothers were already at the School.  A certaim item refers to Matron Bettison ( my Grandmother - Fathers side ) was the kind lady issuing out spoons of cod liver oil.

Would love to hear from any one who remebers the Bettison brothers.

Hi Mark, Gosh what a blast from the past! Great photos and I remember your Dad. Best Headmaster I ever had anywhere and Richard, I certainly remember the Bettisons! - my best mates - School House of course! Met up briefly with your bro Rolfe in South Africa some time back, and yes thanks for recognizing me! How is Colin these days? Anyway have just come across this Web sight and remembering some of the names and sights is quite mind blowing. Mark please post more! Best regards, Barry Bousfield
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Barry Bousfield on 10 November, 2010, 23:48
Hope these photos bring back some memories. I have got loads more which I could let people have.

Hi Mark.  This is amazing .  The photo of the hockey team refers :  The lad in the direct front is  Rolfe Bettison ( eldest brother )  sitting on the ground is Colin Bettison and the lad also in Stanley ( blue ) blond is a certain Barry Bousfield.
I Richard ( the blond haired googleizer )  was too young to be in the photo having arrived at Mbeya at the tender age of 6 years old with special DC permission as my brothers were already at the School.  A certaim item refers to Matron Bettison ( my Grandmother - Fathers side ) was the kind lady issuing out spoons of cod liver oil.

Would love to hear from any one who remebers the Bettison brothers.
Sorry I meant Stanley (not School House). I mixed up schools attended. 'Old Timers' I'm afraid!
Hi Mark, Gosh what a blast from the past! Great photos and I remember your Dad. Best Headmaster I ever had anywhere and Richard, I certainly remember the Bettisons! - my best mates - School House of course! Met up briefly with your bro Rolfe in South Africa some time back, and yes thanks for recognizing me! How is Colin these days? Anyway have just come across this Web sight and remembering some of the names and sights is quite mind blowing. Mark please post more! Best regards, Barry Bousfield
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: david saunders on 28 December, 2010, 06:35
Hi Barry, Are u Jacks Son,currently in Botswana?  My Dad was the pilot in Chunya for WEstern Rift exploration. My brother Ken and i  both  attended Mbeya school. I remember visiting you, your sister and folks at Lake Rukwa. I remember swimming in the ponds inthe river and hippos and crocs in the lake.
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Post by: pippajarman on 16 January, 2011, 07:49
Great photos, - I have some too, - and loads of cine films (now on DVD). Would love to swap. I also rremember Jacaranda Bousfield, - still love the namee!
Pippa Jarman
Title: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Dennis Pollatos on 11 June, 2011, 10:57
Hello Mark,
The photograph of the hockey team, the person in the red T-shirt is me, Dennis Pollatos. The person next to me on my left with blue T-shirt is Barry Bowsfield. You made my day, this photograph has brought back wonderful memories of Mbeya school.
Thank you.
Regards
Dennis

P.S. Is it possible to obtain a copy of the hockey photograph, dpollatos@hotmail.co.uk.
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: June on 03 July, 2011, 14:39
Hi,  Does anyone remember the play I was in in Mbeya - Brer Rabbit?   I was Brer Turkey Buzzard, with a funny "yellow" beak.   I do remember Brer Rabbit forgetting his lines at the most crucial time ... and giggling my way through it.   I was not there for long ... 1959, 1960 ... I went to school in South Africa in 1961.   My name was June Ulyate and I was in Buxton.   I do remember the banana fool pudding we had, loved it.   Besides the river garden which I loved, and Mr Morgen head master, I don't remember very much ... I do remember being hit on my legs really hard by the sports teacher.  (was it a Mr Johnstone?)   We were on the sports field playing cricket and he whizzed the cricket bat down the line - we were all suppose to jump over it ... I couldn't and he smacked - with all his strength into my leg ... that was 45 odd years ago and I still remember it!   I remember a Julia Neathe ... we were babes together in Mbulu ... would love to hear from her again
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Hilly on 03 July, 2011, 21:18
Barry and Dennis, I remember both of you now. I wasn't in the hockey team but remember watching you, Barry, hardening your hockey stick by bouncing a ball repeatedly on it. I have a better photograph taken a year later of almost exactly the same group. I was a small boy in Stanley House, Hilly by nickname, a friend of Edward Halwenge and Mark Roland.
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Barry Bousfield on 14 July, 2012, 10:43
Hi Hilly,

Just revisited this 'down memory lane' sight after about a year and great to see your post. Where do you live and what are you up to these days? I am a veterinary surgeon semi-retired and flit between Hong Kong and South Africa. My email address is barry.bousfield@gmail.com and would love to catch up. You were just a little 'smaller' than me but I remember you could swim like 'greased lightening'. Best regards, Barry
Title: Re: Photos of Mbeya School
Post by: Hilly on 25 October, 2012, 15:47
Barry, I've sent you an email and have decided to post the picture I took of you here too. Can you identify everyone in it? I can see Edward Halwenge, Dennis, yourself, Simon (?), and Daphne (?) leaning against the goal post. It was taken in 1963. Rob