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Messages - Graham Hutton

Tanganyika / Re: Tanganyika Architect
26 July, 2015, 11:06
Hi Simon,
Thanks for trying with the contact.
Let's hope something comes through.
I don't suppose you can find a picture of Lady Leads's house...would be great to see!
Do you know what she did for a living?
Would be interested to know.
Tanganyika / Re: Tanganyika Architect
20 July, 2015, 05:30
Thanks for looking for me Simon and its' great to hear from you.
My grandfather did a couple of garages for Riddoch, some for Motor Mart & Exchange, Tanganyika Motors and Benbros Motors.
I think the only building he did in Tanga was the house for Lady Lead.
Please let me know if you have any success with your fathers architect friend.
As for my grandfather, I don't think he had any time for the cricket or tennis, but he may have been part of the club as it would have been good for business?
I think 1956 was the last year that any of the Bransgrove girls attended Sao Hill...so you just missed them!
Look forward to hearing back from you.
Tanganyika / Tanganyika Architect
07 July, 2015, 10:30
I am writing, not as an ex Tanzanian, rather the son of one!
My mother, Penny Bransgrove, went to the Junior European School in Dar es Salaam from 1949 to 1952 and then to Southern Highlands School, Sao Hill between 1952 and 1956. She then went onto Limuru for Secondary education.
Her older sisters Diana and Julie went to Arusha School between 1949 and 1952, before boarding in England. Her 2 younger sisters, Pauline and Liz (twins) followed my mother at the same schools a few years later. I think they also went to Lushoto School from 1957 to 1959.
Now some of you may recognise their names and you are welcome to enquire after them. My main reason, however, for writing on this forum is to find out if any of you can help me with my research into my grandfather, Peter Bransgrove. He had his own architectural practise in Dar es Salaam, between 1948 and 1966 named C. A. Bransgrove & Partners. He designed the Junior European School in Dar. Here is a web site showing some of his work.
I would be interested to hear if anyone remembers my grandfather or his family. I would also be interested in photos that you may have of some his buildings. I would also love to hear from any of you who were the children of architects, engineers, surveyors, planners or builders.
As an aside, I would be grateful if anyone knows who designed the Riddoch Motor Company's premises in Arusha in the 1950's? It's a wonderful looking building.
Thank you
Graham Hutton