Patricia Ogilvy a nursing sister from Southern Rhodesia who married Ronald Smith a long established Abercorn Settler. Ronald was an early rancher on the Saisi and had been a transport officer during WWI. He and his bother Lionel with Jim Kitchen started the transport company Smith and Kitchen that became Thatcher Hobson and later CARS. Ronald and Patricia ran the Crested Crane Hotel at Mpika before farming in Mazabuka.
Tennis party at the Old Club about 1934. Jack Venning centre seated with the Maynes to the right of the photo. Ronald Smith left.
Mr Alan Chilemu, Herad Clerk at the Boma addressing the District Commissioner at the 1945 Abercorn Victory Celebrations. Courtesy Denis Mayne.
See Articles Abercorn People for Mr Alan Chilemu's Obituary by J. H. Venning.
1945 Victory Parade Abercorn. Mr Percy Mantell manager of the African Lakes Corportion's Mandala Stores fourth from the left
Mrs DC disapproves of the Setter's rowdy behavior at the 1945 Abercorn Victory Parade. J. H Venning keeps aloof on the far left.
Mr Ronald Bush the District Commissioner during the war years with his wife Anthea and children Ralph and Lorna in the garden of the DC's residence Abercorn. Photo courtesy the Bush family.
Abercorn (European) Primary School 1948/49. Mrs Pat Williams top left with her daughter Yvonne in front. Mrs Bredo the wife of the director of the IRLCS is further along the back row. Mrs Mantell headmistress is centre back with Bill Williams in front of her. The Bredo children are in front in dungarees.
Abercorn European Primary School in 1949. The building had been a part of the Polish Camp. The head teacher Mrs Mantell is standing at the door. Her daughter's is Ruth centre and Rosemary far left. the boy on the far right next to the vanette is the son of the Director of the IRLS Hans Bredo.. Note the solar topee
Captain J.L. Carlin, Air Correspondent of the Star flew with Lt. Schoeman on an inaugural Air Mail Proving flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Miss Joan Carlin (on right) came through Abercorn in the early 1930s with a Concert Party while on a tour of South, Central and East Africa. They put on their production at the old Abercorn Golf Club and stayed with her uncle Mr. J. H. Venning at Chisungu. They later toured India and Burma with their show.