Name ID 2569
Extract Author: Melvyn Park
Page Number: 2009 02 25
Extract Date: 1956 to 1958
I Lived at Geita Gold Mine from about 1956 to 1958.
I have noticed some names on site that I knew when I lived in Geita, one being Rudiger Vogs. Seen here
Do you have a contact email address for Rudiger?
Extract Author: Dr James Eva
Page Number: 2007 12 31
Extract Date: 1958-63
I lived at Geita gold mine near Mwanza from 1951 to 1966.
My sister Sheryl attended Arusha scool from 1957, and I joined her in 1958. We were there until 1963, after which she went to highschool in England, and I went to St Mary's in Nairobi.
During our time Mr Hampshire was headmaster, 'BL' Jones was vice principal (and in charge of sport and Meru-climbing), and a Miss Bailey was the fierce matron in charge of dormitories.
The old tortoise was already old (we said 100 years) back then, and I am amazed he is still around!
I was good friends with 'Schmedjie' Schmedgebakker, whose parents were Finnish and lived at Moshi, Mark Orr, whose dad was the gameranger in charge for Ngorogoro game park, Allan Sanger, an English boy, Rudiger Vogs, who, like me, came from Geita, and Robert Masimba, one of the first African children to attend the school.
I am delighted to find this very sentimental site. I will be taking my wife to visit Arusha in 2008.I am a very busy consultant Psychiatrist in Cornwall, UK, and have not until now spent the time to do that. Thank you for the reminder !
Extract Author: Renato Bottani
Page Number: 2009 01 20
Extract Date: 1955 to 1962
Lived in Geita from 1955 to 1962, attended Mbeya in Wallington House, then Iringa St Michael's & St George's.in Hodgson House. Great memories, but unfortunately, time is clearing the mind although some key names, Lucie Grandcourt, Ana Klimaky, Caroline Daughtry…will never fade.
I remember the fantastic train and bus rides from Mwanza to Itigi and then through the bush to Mbeya. It would just be wonderful to make contact with someone again!
Extract Author: Rüdiger Vogs
Page Number: 2009 01 23
Extract Date: 1958 - 1963
I went to school in Arusha from 1958 - 1963, coming from Geita Gold Mine, near Mwanza.
Since my childhood I never was able to contact James Eva, who also was a school friend of mine later in Nairobi St Mary's school.Is there a chance that I might be able to receive his a address in Cornwall, through you.
I would be very great full for a feed back.
Many thanks indeed.