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Iringa

We moved to Iringa in 1959. Iringa is in the southern highlands at an altitude of 4000 feet. This meant that although the  days were still quite hot, the nights could be cool and the houses had open fires.

 

Here is my Dad and his staff at his office in Iringa. he was involved in resolving many labour disputes particularly involving the employers on the large farms which were common in this area.

 

Here is my Mum and sister sitting on the large granite rock that was close to the front of our house.

 

And here is my brother on the same rock with a pet monkey.

 

 

Here I am with the best bike I ever had, a Hercules.

My mum, younger sister, brother and me on the rock. I can't explain my grumpy expression!

 

Me and my brother and sisters with a tent we had put up in the garden. The garden of this house was very large and merged into the bush. We once encountered a large spitting cobra - fortunately without injury.

 

While we were living in Iringa I moved from primary school to a new secondary boarding school which was situated just outside the town. While I was boarding at this school my family moved back to Dar-es-Salaam. This is the courtyard of Junior House where I lived.

 

My elder sister had already been at boarding school at Kongwa in central Tanganyika but moved to the new school in Iringa. Here she is as Eliza Doolittle in the school production of My Fair Lady with Henry Higgins and Col Pickering.