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Mbeya / Re: Mbeya pictures from 1963 and going 'home'
« Last post by dbking on 29 November, 2017, 20:27 »
Some more pictures. Mark Rowland and his little brother, and another, as well as my sister, in the pictures below.

Rob Hill (Hilly) Stanley 59-63

Thanks for posting the photos - brings back many memories. I (David Kingsriter) was there from late 1955 to mid 1959 and my sister Joan came about a year later. I cannot remember which house I was in, but do remember being in two different dorms. I don't remember any names, unfortunately (names have never been my strong point), but I do remember wrestling with a friend almost every evening AFTER bath time and before supper. The drumbeat for meals is forever burned into my memory - dabada dabada dabadatada, dabadatada dabadatada, dabadbadabadabadabadatada, dabada dabada dabadatada .... (sorry, I couldn't resist ...!
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Mbeya / Re: Mbeya School
« Last post by BrianTownson on 07 October, 2017, 16:41 »
Hello Val,
Just a quick note to see if you are still in touch on this Site. Very interested in your postings about Mbeya. I remember you well and you brother also. I am in regular contact with Alec Wight. I expect you may remember my brother Keith who is a couple of years younger than I. We did, as you say, used to get off the school bus with Brenda & Diane Watkins, amongst others, at Ifunda (between Iringa and Sao Hill). Others were the Irvines, Maclachlans, Jones, & Ephgraves. You were the star of not only the Nativity play but also a production called Pere Marlot I believe! Hope you get this and others get to read it.
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Arusha School / Re: Arusha School
« Last post by PaulC on 07 December, 2016, 16:40 »
Re: tunnels by the river; my family lived at Spring Vale, which was a short way up the river from the school (past the prison).  The soil on the riverbank was very sandy and friable, which made it very easy to dig tunnels, and also unfortunately very easy to collapse...  On one occasion my brother John and I dug one which was luckily near the surface; it collapsed and I had a scary minute getting out.  There were lots of cape gooseberry bushes around there (physalis) which made for a pleasant afternoon otherwise.
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This forum / Re: Introduction
« Last post by Froggy on 30 November, 2016, 17:18 »
I'm delighted to see that the forum has returned refreshed.  I've missed it and had just about given up hope that it would be restored from the backup.

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Film, Music, Books etc / Despatches from Kilimanjaro (David Pomfret)
« Last post by PaulC on 28 November, 2016, 14:33 »
This is well worth a read for those who lived in Moshi during the past half-century.  KCMC had changed significantly from earlier times, but Dr Pomfret's, and similar figures' input have ensured that its work continues.  From the title description: a series of thirty emails sent to family, friends and colleagues between 1996-2000. It depicts the adventures and life of the author and his wife, in their mid fifties, who left the comfort and security of their privileged Boston lifestyle to serve in Tanzania. The story depicts the beauty and one of Africa's most peaceful and beautiful nations and the sharing of language, culture, and lifestyle of its gracious people. It shares in the sadness of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, poverty, the founding of the country's second medical school, and our own misgivings of acquiring the skills of a new language, vocation and culture at that stage in our lives. It also shares the authors personal view of himself and the fulfilling nature of the work and faculty of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre. In short, it is a brief journal of our adventures and love affair with one of the world's most beautiful country and people despite the significant handicap of poverty and rampant disease.
I was lucky enough to be treated by Dr Pomfret in the 90s following a heart attack, and his expertise and professionalism kept me going.

http://bookstore.trafford.com/Products/SKU-000137562/Dispatches-from-Kilimanjaro.aspx
https://www.amazon.com/Dispatches-Kilimanjaro-David-B-Pomfret/dp/1425106102
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Get in touch / Re: Njombe - 1960 - where you in the area?
« Last post by PaulC on 28 November, 2016, 14:18 »
I was born at the German Mission near Njombe (Uwemba) in 1952, so I assume that it was the local centre of excellence in these matters!  Their website is at http://www.peramiho.org/en/abbey/uwemba.html
My parents were living in Njombe at the time (John and Dorothy Carlin).
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Film, Music, Books etc / Zanzibar Uhuru
« Last post by Anne Smithyman on 15 August, 2015, 12:56 »
HI, I thought some might be interested in the novel I have written about Zanzibar - It's an historical novel covering 50 years from the Revolution of 1964. I lived in Zanzibar with my parents from 1956-1964. Zanzibar Uhuru is available on Amazon as a print or kindle version. It is also available through Book Depository. In the novel I have tried to tell the story of Zanzibar through two protagonists, one an English girl, the other a young Arab Zanzibari girl. I think, anyone who lived in and loved Tanzania, might find this interesting. Regards Anne Chappel (Mbeya School 1955-1959)
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Arusha School / Re: The tortoise (kobe)
« Last post by Naomi Wilson on 13 August, 2015, 22:42 »
Our father, Rev'd.William Wynn Jones, inaugural Headmadter of the school brought the two tortoises to the school initially and they were our pets. From where he procured them we do not know.
Sir Alex's mate - my brother Tim informs me, dad gave away, purely and simply because the two tortoises munching were ruining the gardens! To whom the second tortoise was given we do not know. Naomi Wilson (née Wynn Jones)
Youngest of the WJ children
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This forum / Re: New Look. 12 August 2015
« Last post by Simon Watson on 12 August, 2015, 19:06 »
Hi David,
The new format looks really good!!Well done!
Many thanks for your answer of today as regards my post of last week, but both seem to have vanished off my screen.I guess this is a temporary thing.
By the way the forum spelling of Soa Hill should read Sao Hill.
Keep up the good work.

Very best,
Simon.
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This forum / New Look. 12 August 2015
« Last post by nTZ on 12 August, 2015, 18:16 »
After six years the old theme was looking a little tired.  This should be a bit clearer, and should work on tablets and phones.

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