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From: Howardmanthey@aol.com 
To: contact@mufulira.co.za 
Cc: mwspine@iafrica 
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:27 PM

Dear Ms Simcox,

We are trying to trace the whereabouts of Brian Francis.

Brian was at school with us at St Charles College Scottsville Pietermaritzburg and matriculated in December 1956.

Brian lived in Mufulira and our efforts to trace him have so far failed, possibly you may know of him.

I am copying in Gerry Daniels who lives in your part of the world, Germiston I think, as we recently met here in Pickwick near Corsham Wiltshire England where I live, and spoke of missing ex St Charles school friends.

I used to live in Zambia, early 1964 through to the beginning of 1976, I worked for Barclays Bank in most of the Copperbelt towns but not Mufulira.

We were part of the 1956 matric class at St Charles College, a boarding school in Pietermaritzburg, and I guess that Brian would then have been 17 or 18 years old.  A 50th anniversary reunion was held in Nov 2006 in Pietermaritzburg, but we unfortunately had no idea of how to contact Brian.  His father was an electrician on the Mufulira Copper Mine, and he had a sister Denise who I think completed her schooling at the Loop Street convent in Pietermaritzburg a few years later.
I spent the 1956 July school holidays with Brian and his family in Mufulira, and one of the other Muf families I met were the Erlanks.  If I remember correctly, they had 2 daughters, the elder of which was named Eugene who did her senior schooling at Kaffrarian Girls High School in the Eastern Cape.

Kind Regards and Best wishes for 2008

Howard Manthey

From: Bugs
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:06 PM
Subject: Please place this notice on the Mufulira home page
Greetings,  does anybody have a few snap of Rodwins?  Do send them on please, need to show my daughters what we had then.
Cheers and kind regards,
Bugs Da Silva.
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 2:39 AM
Subject: Please place this notice on the Mufulira home page

It is with deep regret that i have to report the death of Suzanne Tavener, nee. Gibbs, nee Cassidy, she always remembered Mufulira and the many memories of her life there. We just never got the opportunity for her to get back to Mufilira, where her beloved Dad, Jack is buried.
From: "Jheanne C Hugo" 
To: <contact@mufulira.co.za>
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

> I am looking for anyone who may have known my parents Robert (Bob) and
> Blanche Tink (nee Canot).
> Bob was chairman of many of the Mufulira sports clubs in the early sixties,
> especially cricket, and used to own the industrial drycleaning business
> whose main customers were the mines and the hospitals.
> Thank you.
> Joy Hugo
From: Amanda Cannan 
To: contact@mufulira.co.za 
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 1:02 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

Hi I have just found this website and I am rather in shock thought it was part of my life lost and forgotten.

My name is Amanda but was know as Mandy Stewart as a child. We lived in Mufulira between 1967 -1971

My Father was Donald Stewart Deputy Town Engineer during this time.

My Mother is Sheila Stewart who taught and ran a nursery at Pooh Corner.

We are four children Mark Mandy Paul and Penny and lived at 9 Viscount Ave which changed to Kudu St.

Mark went to the Covent and I went to Eastlea.

Please add my details I may find someone I knew back then.

Amanda Cannan (nee Stewart)
Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 3:34 PM

Can anyone please tell me where I can purchase a replica Zambian football kit?

Steve, Cardiff, Wales.
From: John
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:53 PM
Subject: Mufulira

Hi all,
I was browsing the net when I came across this stunning site. Thanks!!!! 
My name is John de Villiers, I was born in Dec 1953 and stayed at D32 and later at 28 Ndola Road in Muf. I went Mary Moffat primary and then Estlea Primary. I would like to make contact with a Marylon Ray, Josephine Ray, Harold Ray, Anne Terry, Sillie van Zyl.
I live in Kempton Park SA my mobile is 0825691689 and E Mail john@interair.co.za 
Thanks again for the site
hi its the Maher family from Blackburn England trying to contact or speak to someone who remembers us all from Mufulira Zambia in the years from 1973 to 1984. We would love to get in contact with any of our old friends so if anybody knows us that reads this message please try and get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you.
Marion Maher telephone Blackburn 01254 208389
From: raywilson
To: contact@mufulira.co.za 
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 3:01 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

I would like to update my details on the MUFULIRA web page, (which is really well done - by the way ! )

I am planning to go - have a 'look see weekend' -to Mufulira and copperbelt, was wondering if anyone could recommend good mid range hotels -Mufulira or Kitwe ? or have any other advice ?
I work in Television Production in Zam- Zim and RSA -and am running my small guesthouses in Cape Town & Johannesburg
www.twotwentyfour.co.za for anyone interested.

Also on the look out for any old friends who might visit this web site : Jitendra Sampat, John Fairbairn, Jean Walker, -anyone got this info ?

Good to read stuff from Deric Collocott, Paul Cowie. Fern Girdlestone. I have also heard some time back from : Maureen Harbour/Werner, Heather Marr, Beryl Farnsworth, Rhondass Small, Melanie Wilson Small, Barry Collocott, Max - ? Albert Lagnado,

I will be sending some pics of Mufulira, - 2008 -to you on my return - wonder how different they will be !
Keep up this good web site -lets all send in some donations - however small -- This was our life !!

Kind regards

From: Pauline
Subject: Please add me to your contact list
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 22:19:15 +0000

My name is Pauline Wykerd Nee Edwards. I live in USA my phone number is 1 516 673 4426 and I am on skpe as well. 
Sorry I forgot to say that I lived in Mufulira from 1957 to 1966. Worked in Standard
Bank and got a transfer down to Durban Standard Bank. 
Thank you
From: Daleen
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 7:17 AM
Subject: Looking up old friends of the 50's
Morning to all,
Am writing on behalf of my father, C A Janson, Fred.  He is living in Marble Hall now, and will be 88 in Oktober.  Very up and going still, must be the old Mufulira water.  He is still very active in the science line and updates and would like to contact people of the Mufulira mine now, to know how they are doing stuff now.  He was responsible for many changes in the mining process all over the world during his work and studies at Mufulira.  Going in on the websites of Mufulira now, My heart nearly broke and the 'plundering' sorry afrikaans word, of Africa is absolutely ******. 
Mind you, that is going on all over the world, that the rich countries are 'plundering' the so-called 3rd world countries.
I would gladly forward any e-mails and information to him as I 'look after him', not that he needs it, or wants it.
Thanking you,
Daleen Coetzee
From: Anita & Stephen
Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 8:58 PM
My name is Anita Wareham (nee Trapnell).  I lived in Mufulira from 1968 to 1969.  I attended Mufulira High School.  We used to live in Canberra Avenue, then Kent Avenue, also we lived in the flats behind the Top shops.  Sadly our time there was marred as my family and I were involved in a road accident on the way to Ndola.  My brother Julian was killed.  He used to work for Delta Electric as a TV engineer.  My father was a teacher at Eastleigh Primary School where I used to go and join in with the pupils and play netball.  (His name was Patrick TrapnellI and my mum was Marian. I remember the Dambo.  I also remember some names from the past.  The Mulligan Family, I used to play with Anne the daughter, also the Schmidt family (Julie in particular).  Some other teachers I remember were Steve Tresseder, Robbie Ivers, Edgar Lundel.
After the accident all my family were in hospital with their injuries, but I was unharmed.  I went to work in a shop which was owned by a Scotsman.  We used to sell shoes, fabric, menswear, ladies wear etc.  I cannot remember the name offhand.  It was down the bottom of the main street opposite a shop owned by some Greeks.
I do have some photos of the pupils from Eastleigh Primary if anyone is interested.  Also I would be interested to know if anyone can remember us.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Anita. anita.stephen@wanadoo.fr


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