Name ID 1817
Extract Author: Deryck Matthews
Page Number: 2004 05 13
Extract Date: 1963
The Arusha School Alumni website I have just stumbled across, has jerked back some wonderful memories. I was headboy in 1963 and Mr Hampshire was headmaster and Mr "BL" Jones was my tutor. Although some details have faded over the years some names and faces are still with me. In particular Karsten Lund and John Bovenisor whose families kindly took me in during the half-term breaks, as my family lived in Tabora, a dusty two day trek by train and bus.
And in that photo, back row top left, is myself and my younger brother Chris !!!!!
Thanks for the memories.
Extract Author: Tom Linton
Page Number: 2007 05 09
Extract Date: 09-May-2007
The other man standing over the rhino looks very much like like Mr. Krokowski (polish refugee from Nazi occupied Poland). He owned a jewelry store around the corner from the grocery store on the corner of the town square/roundabout. He had mines around the country, was chief of police, and a big game hunter for many years (trading in ivory), and was eventually killed in his small aircraft on the slopes of Monduli hills. He got into a slip stream and couldn't pull out. His son Joseph survived and lives in London. I was supposed to go up with them that day, but my mother had a call from Mrs. Watts (who lived out past Lake Duluti) asking if I would take out her daughter Dawn, horseriding. After a heated argument, my mother won out, and I had to ride the six miles out there to take Dawn riding!
The picture of the horse. That's the Miller home which was on Themi [Temi] road just before you enter Themi coffee estate, on the way to the Pyrethrum factory built by my father Dr. John Linton, who passed away last year. When my horse arrived on the train from Nairobi, he was boarded in the Miller's paddock for a while. Mr. Miller left the country during the nationalization period (of socialism) with his wealth, in stones, and was sadly killed when the small plane he was absconding in crashed.
p.s I last heard Jonn Boveniser is 'Down Under' farming.
I've only just now glanced at your site, so I'll give it another persusal and let you know what else I find.
August 2015. Julie Lazarus. I would like the chance to comment on the comments by Tom Linton saying that the man on right is Mr Krokowski (my father) which it is NOT. It is Wladek Kotowicz who was a game hunter whilst my father was not nor did he trade in ivory.