Stories tagged with: rhodesia

AFRICAN CANOE ADVENTURES -...

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AFRICAN CANOE ADVENTURES BY PHIL TITHER.

These events took place during the early 1970's on the Zambesi River. I did not keep a diary (wish I had). In consequence no exact dates can be given.

The 1970's in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) were a time of great sadness, joy and adventure. To some extent it was a case of Eat, Drink and be Merry etc. - well many of us certainly did that!

There are now organised Canoe "Safaris" on the River, and I am...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: bill powys, phil tithers, rhodesia, zambezi river
Locations: no locations
Posted on Aug 30, 2014

THE ZEEDERBERG COACH

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THE ZEEDERBERG COACH HISTORY.

Danny Hartman sends us the story of the famous Zeederberg Coaches which were at one stage the primary source of luxury transportation back in the day.

Shortly after arriving in New Zealand I found this Stage coach in an antique shop in a small town close to where we live. I immediately saw in this the similarities to the Zeederberg coaches , bought it and sadly it has taken me longer to produce the finished...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: rhodesia, zeederberg coach
Locations: no locations
Posted on Aug 23, 2014

IAN MEIKLES WAR TIME DIARIES

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Forward by John Meikle, nephew of Ian Meikle -
Ian Meikle was born in Umtali in 1916, the youngest son of John and Bertha Meikle. John Meikle emigrated a child with his parents and elder brothers Tom and Stewart from Scotland to Natal in 1868 and entered Rhodesia in 1892.

Ian was educated at St. Andrews College, Grahamstown before joining his brothers Douglas and Jacky on the Monarch Mine just over the border at Penhalonga. He married Helen...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: bomber command, ian meikle, rhodesia, umtali, ww2
Locations: no locations
Posted on Jul 20, 2014

EMBLEM OF THE SOUTHERN...

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By Lewis Walter ( Intaf).

I first became acquainted with the well-known Sable badge in 1942, when my father Charles Walter enlisted in the Southern Rhodesia Reconnaissance Regiment. This later became the SR Armoured Car Regiment, and the story is told in "Umtali to the Alps."

The young recruits who frequented our house in Salisbury on their way to or from the training camp in Umtali regaled my brother Austin and me with tales of the bravery...
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Post from: ORAFs
Category: Nostalgia
Tags: armoured car regiment, rhodesia, the sable
Locations: no locations
Posted on Jul 12, 2014

U.B.H.S. Rugby Under 14

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Peter Maunder and Raymond Napier request help - can we please attach names to the faces?

Top standing 2nd from left: Raymond Napier
Top standing 3rd from left: ***** Bridges?
Top standing Centre: Hugh Maunder
Top standing 5th from left: Philip Dodge?
Top Standing 6th from left: ?
Top Standing 7th from left: ?

Centre seated 1st from left: ***** McDowell?
Centre seated 2nd from left: Pieter Ferreira?
Centre seated 3rd from left: Kerry...
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Post from: Umtali and its People
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Tags: 1958, rhodesia, ubhs, umtali
Locations: no locations
Posted on Jan 09, 2012