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   Hugh Anderson


Hugh Anderson

House: Scott
Year: 1960-1964

My memories are now quite vague, but I remember on Saturday mornings as a senior staying in bed until the band started warming up and then being dressed and on parade in the quadrangle by the time they started marching. And the bomb that a Prefect called Eddie, and another, set off at the top of the watch tower on Guy Fawks night in 1960, which was heard all over Nairobi.

Whilst at PoW I helped form and run the Geography Society and together with John Davies formed the Mountaineering Club which led to the mass ascents of Kilimanjaro in the early 1960s by school children from the various Nairobi schools including PoW, DoY and Kenya High.

As I write this there are a lot of things coming back, so I'll have to jot them down and send them to you later.

Since leaving School:
After leaving PoW I worked on the Kindarooma Dam project for 9 months, then travelled to north east London where I studied to be a Chartered Land Surveyor for 5 years. When I completed my 5 years I went home to Kenya for 6 weeks, but job prospects were non-existent, so I returned to the UK and worked as a Land Surveyor in some dozen or more countries until 1989 when I joined Leica Geosystems in Milton Keynes, where I still am.

During my quarter of a century working in the field I worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Panama, Nigeria, Cayman Islands, Malawi and most countries on the Arabian Peninsula including Oman and Yemen.

Today I live in the small town of Towcester (Roman name Lactodorum) in Northamptonshire, England.

(Registered - 21st February 2007)

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