Name ID 1413
Extract Author: Erika Roe
Page Number: 2008 12 24
Extract Date: 1955 to 1970
Africa in common
Hi.we may be linked.my sisters went to arusha school then onto Loretto in Nairobi. Parents farmed tea near Njombe up to 1970. I was born 1957 so you must be older than me…. Writing about african life.? Also want to do the same one day. Now farming proteas in Portugal. My sister Sally may know Rosemary Goodman.. Did she go to Loretto?.Or maybe Philippa, my other sister??.Anyway, family life started in Kenya and then we lived in Tanzania up to 1970 but never really felt 'at home' in England. Once an african, always an african.. Ok. Hope to hear from you on email to share common memeories . Salaam Erika
My family lived in Kenya/Tanzania from 1955 to 1970. Peter and Eileen Roe. Tea farmers near Njombe.6 children, arusha school and Loretto in Nairobi. Without a doubt we have friends in common and Alan sykes is a name I am sure I have heard my father mention.. Please feel free to email me direct. Hope to hear from you.Erika Roe
Hi. My parents lived in Kenya/Tanzania from 1955 to 1970, first for East African Agricultural Board and then tea farmers.My fathers stories include Sao Hill and he may even have known Jack Allen. I will ask him.I am sure we have a lot in common, so Please feel free to contact me directly on my email. Erika Roe
Hello Peter Smythe, I am wondering if your family knew of my family.. Tea farmers, Peter and Eileen Roe? Lived in Kenya/Tanzania from 1955 to 1970.??
What a powerful hold Arusha school has over us all!!
Message: Hello Wendy. I am sure, as in other links on this site, that we have a lot in common, if only the amazing childhood we all share. I would really like to get in touch with anybody who lived in east africa. I have a sneakey suspicion that my parents knew Allen Sykes?? Does Eileen and Peter Roe ring a bell.. They have such a huge list of names they constantly mention in their african stories. Anyway, I would really appreciate hearing from you and direct to my email if you like. Hope to hear from you. Erika
What a hold Arusha school…
Forgot to mention.. My father also farmed Pyrethrum!!
Lolly van Staden
FINALLY a name I know VERY well…. LINDA ROWLAND!!! I am delighted to tell you that Linda and I knew eachother when we were girls. I lived with my parents in Lupembe and visited Njombe frequantly. I do not keep in touch with her now but she is in south africa and her brother Mark is in tea in Njombe area.I plan one day to visit them both. I can get conntacts as we are still in touch with her mother Jean… also know Jill Watson, a good friend of Jeans. So. Lots to catch up on. Please contact me direct on my email.
Look forward to hearing from you.. Would you recal my sisters, Sally and Philippa?
My father, Peter Roe, may have known your father. I will ask and get back to you.
Lolly van Staden..page 2007 06 11
message: Message for Lolly. I can give you a contact for Linda Rowland. Our families knew eachother in Njombe. Linda is now in S.Africa. Her brother Mark is managing a tea estate in Njombe. Please contact me direct on my email. I look forward to hearing from you. Erika
I don’t think I am using your site in the correct way.. I would like to contact some of the names I come across with whom I believe I share something in common. So I will look at the site more carefully and correct my error.
Thank you for this site. It will help me in my search for a connection to my past. Have a great Christmas.
Extract Author: Bart Moore-Gilbert
Page Number: 2007 07 10
Extract Date: 1960's
I was at Sao Hill (Southern Highlands) School 1960-2, then Soni (St Michael's) 1962-4. Keen to contact any contemporaries, of whom I am sure Emil Karafiat was one.
My father was also in the Game Department until 1965. Really enjoyed the message-board which triggered lots of memories.
Best wishes, Bart Moore-Gilbert
Extract Author: Alan Balson
Page Number: 2008 08 31
Extract Date: 1961
This was Viva Balson, my mother, married to Eric Balson. She was 1/2 German. She chased away a white coloured leopard off the dog, Roddy. The year was around 1961. The dog had it's throat ripped but survived. This incident actually happened and the leopard was prowling on the roof of the house before this incident.
Bill Moore Gilbert sewed up the dog. A trap was set with a goat, but the bait was never taken.
Smith, Anthony Throw out two hands
Page Number: 177
Extract Date: 1962
What we hoped to do was to push off from the rim, with as little lift as possible, and then sink down quickly to the crater floor. 'More like tobogganing than ballooning,' said Douglas, and stared down at the crater 2,000 feet below.
Perhaps it was, but the intention was that the toboggan should cover those 12 miles and then climb up again over the other side to disappear in the general direction of the Serengeti. Anyway, we thoroughly prepared the balloon, attached the ropes inside it, put on the valve, put the net over it, and then loosely rolled it all up in case hyenas felt like chewing it experimentally during the night. We also linked up the cylinders so that, once again, it would just be a matter of turning on the gas in the morning. Most of the Wambulu went off, carrying many complex instructions about bringing more people early the next day as additional ground crew. At this stage John Newbould, pasture research officer for the Ngorongoro district, who had been acting as 'our man' in the area, became firmly sucked into the expedition, and had been offered a place in the basket instead of Alan Root, who had had to go off temporarily to Nairobi. Also Bill Moore-Gilbert, local game warden and sudden balloon enthusiast, was cooperating in every way possible, and most effectively. In short, about twenty-five people would be on hand at the take-off. I did not consider this an excess by any means.