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Get in touch / Re: Geoffrey Holland
« Last post by Andrew S on 12 August, 2012, 09:50 »
Hi Simon, Thanks for your reply. I was at Sao Hill around 1948 - 1949 before we went to S. Africa. I want to track Geoffrey Holland and/or his relatives down because a relative of mine has recently found out that he was quite possibly their father! I expect that he died some time ago, but it's possible that my relative has half-siblings in the UK somewhere and would like to establish contact with them. Of course, it's possible that he never had other children, in which case it's just a matter of my relative finding out about their ancestors and antecedents for interest's sake. Regards...Andrew
Get in touch / Re: Geoffrey Holland
« Last post by Simon Watson on 07 August, 2012, 11:31 »

Hi Andrew, I was at Sao Hill between 1957-61. I would estimate that he was fourty when I left which would make him 90+ today. Are you sure that he is still alive? With respect, I lost count how many canings I had through his un-necessary cruelness, so it surprises me somewhat that somebody would want to make contact with him! His black Labrador Jet was brilliant though!! V best...Simon.
Tanganyika / Re: Bukoba
« Last post by Congo Ralle on 22 July, 2012, 10:07 »
Hi Peterb,
you can check this side:


There you can search for old picture (and you will find some!).
Greetings from Berlin!
Get in touch / Re: Geoffrey Holland
« Last post by Andrew S on 21 July, 2012, 11:49 »
Further info: I see from a post by Tim Hood that he ran into Geoffrey Holland in England in about 1963. I wonder if he reads this if he could respond and let us know if he could remember which school Mr Holland was a teacher at at that time. Thanks. 
Get in touch / Re: Tame family of Tanga
« Last post by tanga on 21 July, 2012, 07:19 »
hi tony
dont know if you are still interested...but i am the daughter in law of jane tame...alex is my husband.....we too have just had a recent trip back to tanga.....which was as always wonderful...if you would like to get in touch plase do so
regards julie
Downloaded the book from Amazon, much cheaper.
Was very glad I did, what a great read and generally very accurate.
Would recommend anyone who was at Kongwa to get it.
I must admit that I did feel a little let down. I was personally involved in some of the capers, some were my idea at the time. So I kept expecting my name to crop up, but it never did!
As to Mr Whitehead's whip, I did end up in the hospital for nearly a week from his punishment. So unlike in the book, they did have to get involved. I understood much later from my mum, that he eventually got chucked out of EA but I don't the details.
Mbeya / Re: Photos of Mbeya School
« Last 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
Tanganyika / Arusha
« Last post by mike gordon on 12 July, 2012, 20:42 »
My mum (eileen) and dad Jock (Ralph) Gordon, my brothers Paul and Lawrence lived in Arusha in the late fifties, anyone remember them?
Tanganyika / First place we lived in 1948.. Sorowaya?
« Last post by mike gordon on 12 July, 2012, 20:38 »
When we first arrived in Tanganyika, my father was based at a very small camp as part of the ground nut scheme,  which my memory tells me was called something like...Sorowaya, but I can find no trace of it. There were half a dozen or so whitewashed mud houses, a big generator but not much else.
Anyone any idea?
After that we were at Mpwapwa, I was only seven so don't remember too much. Mark Peters, a couple of years older than me was my best mate. I definitely remember a mad elephant (covered in poachers arrows) running amok among the houses until my dad and another guy shot it. I had the photos until my ex wife decided to burn them all!
Get in touch / Geoffrey Holland
« Last post by Andrew S on 10 July, 2012, 09:04 »
I'm looking for info on Geoffrey Holland who used to be the headmaster of Sao Hill school until the early 60s. I believe he became a teacher at a school in the southwest of England thereafter and would appreciate any info on his subsequent activities and location. Thanks.
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