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From: Pat Beech
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 7:49 PM
To Whom It May Concern,

My name is Pat Beech and I was married to Bumpy/Albert Beech.

Sadly Bumpy passed away 15 months ago.

During some research I was conducting I came across your website and was wondering if I could ask you a big favour.

Bumpy passed away from malignant asbestoses and I am desperately trying to get hold of as many people as I can who worked with him at the Mufulira Mine and Mufulira Municipality.

Is there at all a possibility that you can post a message on your website asking anyone who knew my husband to please contact me by return email or on UK 07746069269.

Thank you so very much and I look forward to hearing from you.


Pat Beech
From: chris
To: "Mufclub"
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 7:36 PM
Subject: old friends

Please can you display this on your web site. My name  Christopher Stratford. I was very happy to stumble across the Muf Club site. I am the eldest son of Margaret and Bill Stratford, who lived in paradise from 1966 to 1988.
The family are all well. If anyone wants to make contact please feel free.
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 1:27 PM
Subject: Seeking information on Barbara Evans
Would any one have any information on Barbara Evans - a British nurse whom studied in Liverpool and worked at...I think...Mufulira Hospital.
She married Fanie Wehmeyer in 1966.
She is my mother who passed away almost 20yrs ago. Seeking some information. Many thanks
Please contact me on  brat@xtra.co.nz
From: Ewan Kean
Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2008 10:21 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List
Hi everyone.  My parents Jimmie (James) and Irene Kean (from Scotland) lived in Mufulira for a few years from 1958 onwards.  They lived opposite Club 600 and then on Faraday Drive.  My Dad worked for Central African Motors.  Names they recall are : Barry Gilbert, Ron Gilbert, Frank Pennington, Bob Morgan, Pam Morgan, and Ken Hopkins.  They are back living in Scotland and it would be lovely to hear from anyone who knew them, or who knew any of the people listed.    My email address is eak90@talktalk.net  Thank you.   Ewan Kean 
(My Dad will be 80 this year, my Mum, 75.)
From: Collin and Gill Towers -towers@501.co.za
Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 3:45 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List


I am GILLIAN TOWERS (formerly married to TONY EVANS) and born WOODWARD.

I lived in Muf from 1955 to 1966, with my family.   My Dad Arthur “Bing” Woodward was Town Engineer, my mother Kath Woodward, (both now deceased) and I have brothers Jeffrey and Richard and sisters Caroline and Lucy, if anyone would like to get in touch with any of them.   After leaving Zambia for SA, then living in  Rhodesia and then UK for a few years, am now back in RSA since 1982, remarried and living in happy retirement in Port Elizabeth.

E mail address as above.

Telephone  041-360 5120 and
083 810 6290.

Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:35 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

Gail Bean, daughter of Monty and Molly.
Monty Bean deceased in SA 2007
Molly Bean still living
Used to know the Browns
I married an Irishman by the name of Bill Hayes also deceased and live in Port Elizabeth South Africa near my mother and sister Meryl.
Thank you
Sent: Friday, July 04, 2008 9:06 PM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List
I used to live in Mufulira in 1958-1959 and them moved to Kitwe my parents name were Peter and Betty Schwegmann...Sue Peterson
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 4:50 PM
Subject: Please place this notice on the Mufulira home page

We regret to announce the death of George Pieri of Murundu Transport on 26th June 2008.  He lived in Muf for over 50 years and was well known along with his brothers Panos and Dino in the racing and betting circles.  He is survived by his wife Sheila his son and daughter Andrew and Tarnya and grandchildren Samantha, Nathan and Jayden.
From: gtjackson
Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 2008 10:22 AM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List
Hi there,
              My name is Geoff Jackson, and would appreciate my name being added to the list.
Tel:     021 9132661
I arrived in Muf in 1953 and went to the local school
I served my apprenticeship on the mine as an electrician from 1957 to 1961, when I left.
I now live in Cape Town and would like to hear from old friends.
Geoff Jackson
From: Jenny May
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 3:10 PM
Subject: Horizon magazine
To whom it may concern.
I am looking for  horizon magazine from the 1960/1961 era featuring  the first Outward Bound course held - it is the article that has Gerry Guest. I would appreciate your help with any information, articles, contact names etc.
Thank you,
Gerry Guest
Busitema Mine
From: "Ricky Foreman" <ricky.foreman@arivia.co.za>
To: <contact@mufulira.co.za>
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:08 PM
Subject: re passing of 2 old Mufulirans

Good day

It is with great sadness that I want to inform you of the passing of Leon
Roelof Schoeman, on the 12th of May 2007, after a short sickbed. He lived at
J111, Mufulira, Northen Rhodesia from 1948 to 1963. He was the son of Martie
and Willie Schoeman (who worked on the housing maintenance at Muf Mine).
Leon was a close friend of Eddie Wakefield and Henry Vermeulen.  Leon was
schooled at Muf and was stationed at Llewelyn Barracks in Bulawayo for
military training.  He did his electrical apprenticeship at Muf Mine and
then relocated to Cape Town.

The attached photo of Leon was taken in 1962 in Cape Town (click pic for slightly larger image).

He spend his final years in Westonaria in Gauteng and was laid to rest in Westonaria.

His mother, Martie Schoeman, passed away on the 14th of July 2007. Martie
spend her final years in an old age home in Randfontein, Gauteng; where she
was laid to rest.

We would like to know the whereabouts of Eddie Wakefield.

For further information gladly contact Elize Schoeman on 084 463 1030
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:09 PM
Subject: Please place this notice on the Mufulira home page

Here are my details:-

Raymond Mascarenhas,
P. O. Box 1241,

Work Tel:- (267) 2610461     Work Fax:- (267) 2611356
Home Tel:- (267) 2614608     Home Fax:-(267) 2614608
Mobile:- (267) 72387696 

Email: mascarenhas@charlton.co.bw      

I was working in the survey dept in Mufulira from July 1973 to December 1978, when I moved to Botswana to work for BCL Ltd – a copper and nickel mine. I left the mine in 2000 and have been running my own business. I am now sub contracting as a surveyor to Charlton Electrical Pty Ltd. The MD of my company is Albert Charlton – ex Mufulira. My colleagues in this company are Henry Van Den Oever and  Lynne Whetton ( wife of John Whetton) all ex Mufulira. Coincidence?

Would like to make contact with ex-Mufulirians.


From: Yvonne
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 1:17 AM
Subject: Please add my contact info to the Mufulira Contacts List

Terry: Peter and Avril c/o son Glen Terry born in 1961 Mufulira living in Melbourne Australia.

My parents Peter and Avril Terry  lived and worked in the Mufulira copper mine. I was born in Mufulira in 1961. Our family left shortly after my birth to South Africa, Southbroom, Natal, where they have lived ever since. I do not remember Mufulira but my parents always spoke highly of our family's time there. My family now lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Best Regards
Glen John Terry




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