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Tanzania / Re: Army Mutiny - was that 1964
28 April, 2011, 21:44
Hi June, It was interesting to see your post on the Tanganyika Army mutiny.In my post of December, I put  the date as December 1963.I was wrong,as it was in fact January 20th 1964. What I had'nt realised was that it affected the up-country regions such as Arusha and Moshi, as I was told at the time it was coast-based only.Arusha was indeed a lovely place with really clean air.I played cricket in 1964 to 1967  for the Tanganyika Twigas and we played at Arusha against Kenya. Best Wishes...Simon.
Tanzania / Re: Army Mutiny - was that 1964
27 December, 2010, 20:09
Hi Chuck,

I know that your post was ages ago,but I can confirm that it was Dec 63.I was with my Dad at Oyster Bay in Dar under "House-Arrest" for 2-3 days. Most of the rebels were high on Pombe and when the British Commandos arrived vanished into the Bundu and not seen again.....We were thus released! Best Regards...Simon Watson.
Mbeya / Re: Mbeya School 1955-1959
07 March, 2010, 08:43
Hi Mike,

No,not the Samosas, my Mother's bridge parties!!

Mbeya / Re: Mbeya School 1955-1959
03 March, 2010, 14:17

Hi David,

We lived in Oyster Bay, off the Bagamoyo Road to the East between 1961-1967.Before that for 7 years in Tanga. Tanga was far better than Dar!! I was in Boarding School in the UK from 1961 so I used to fly back 3 times a year. Lighthouse Island definately and Somosas only at the Gymkhana Club and my mother's bridge parties...(boring!)


Mbeya / Re: Mbeya School 1955-1959
02 March, 2010, 15:32
Hi David & Other Mbeyaites....

I hope you dont mind me entering YOUR school conversations,but 75% of what you experienced as regards your "Cammi", props and Dinky toys are the same. I was at Sao-Hill,(The Southern Highland's School) about 250 miles East of Mbeya,  between 1957-1960 and also lived in Dar. I was in Mbeya for my dad's local leave in 1959 and whilst there played cricket,tennis and golf. I also climbed Loleza Mountain. We stayed in a Quest House somewhere and with Dr.Currie and family.He may have been your school Doctor? .... Kwaheri. Simon.