I have been looking at the website, found by searching for photos of Kilimanjaro in 1957.
I climbed Kili three times in 1957/58, and have just done it again as a 50th anniversary of those times.
Take a look at some comparisons of Kili between 1957 and 2007
- 50th Anniversary Kilimanjaro climb
Memories of School:
Yes, a lot of good times, particularly:
Young Farmers Club, when we escaped the confinement for a time.
Old man Turton`s pig and coffee farm at Kiambu
Pineapples at Thika
The Nakuru Show, Royal Show
Ploughing the veld in front of Nicholson with tractors lent by firms in town - driving tractors down the main road at
5:00am, with no licence, back to the dealer
Social quiz at Limuru Girls School, etc.
Bikes gave us freedom, too, to Bioscope in Nairobi, to Athi River, home at end of term through the Rift Valley at
Good teachers, in the main
A lot of good guys at school, a few crappy ones, too. No regrets.
We called Mr Larte, "bec rouge", and that name was sometimes substituted for "Guillaume" on his blackboard essays,
when he was out of the room.
Apparently, 'Stalky' Chadwick walked his 3 kilometres round his classroom every forty minutes as a result of being
shot up in a tank in WWII.
Since leaving School:
Agricultural college at Cirencester, UK
Cow cockie and scrub cutter in New Zealand
Last 40 years in South Africa - some years with Alfa Laval, dairy and farm equipment, then grew strawberries for a
few years, and last fifteen years in computer software, with own accounting programme, and growing list of customers.
Two children (David, top bird guider, (www.rockjumper.co.za)
- and Nicky, married to one of the last surviving Zimbabwean commercial farmers).
I live in Durban, South Africa.
(Registered - 2nd November 2007)
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