Name ID 2288
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: Sally Hughes-Ross (maiden name Roe)
Page Number: 2008 04 27
Extract Date: 1958
How absolutely amazing to stumble upon your web site and also discovering that my sister has added my parents names!
I typed in George Rushby's book 'The Hunter is death' because I borrowed it from my father many years ago and have now lost it in the many moves I have had.It was a rather cherished book because we lived in Georges old house in Lupembe. We moved there in 1958.
I went to Mbeya School for all of one term in 1958 and was desperatly unhappy. I wonder wether anyone remembers me wetting my knickers because the teacher wouldn't heed my desperatly extended arm, and then to add insult to injury she put my knickers out in the sun outside the classroom with name tape fully visible…tis the only time in my life I wished the ground would open up and swallow me !
Coming back to the book I would be most grateful if you could tell me where I might find another copy.
Also if you could put me in touch with Birgit Lund and Rosie Goodman (Peacock) I would be thrilled as I went to the convent in Nairobi with them.
A great website well done.
Extract Author: Erika Roe
Page Number: 2007 10 12
Extract Date: 1959
I came across your site. I seem to recognise a lot of names. Would appreciate adding mine.
Parents tea farmers near Lupembe. Contact with anyone who might know my family? Peter and Eileen Roe. Sisters went to Arusha school 1959 then on to Nairobi.
So many memories to share. Appreciate a reply.