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   Antony Church


Antony Howard V Church

House: Nicholson
Years: Jan 1952 - Dec 1956

I attended the Prince of Wales School in the Mau Mau years.
Princess Margaret visited Kenya on a Royal Visit to grant the capital Nairobi, city status in 1955. The Governor announced a national holiday on the Monday for all schools in the Colony. My junior brother Colin and I decided to celebrate by withdrawing our rifles from the Police armoury and do some hunting on the Athi Plains. We took a ride in a good trains on Saturday, got off at Stony Athi station and walked out on to the Masai plains. We slept under the stars, shot an impala, quartered it and lugged the carcase back to Nicholson House on the Monday, where we fed the house on barbequed venison and converted the remains into biltong. What a weekend that was!

Since leaving school:
  • 1957 - Kenya Regiment Training Centre - Lanet
  • 1957/8 - One year Admin. course at Exeter University
  • 1959/60 - One year teaching in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1961-64 - Served in the BSAP (Police Force), Southern Rhodesia
  • 1964-68 - Tea farming in Nandi Hills, Kenya
  • 1969-Present - Tourism in Kenya. Formed my own company Safaris Unlimited (Africa) Ltd in 1971, specialising in adventure camping safaris and long distance horseback safaris across Masailand. My son Gordon now runs this family business based in Langata, Nairobi, whilst I am chairman. In 2003 my wife Susie and I moved out to Longonot Ranch House on 80,000 acre Kedong Ranch, Naivasha to run this colonial style ranch house as a home-stay for tourists.

    (Registered - 19th June 2005)

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