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Offline Vincent Trethewey

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« Reply #75 on: August 12, 2015, 05:54:28 PM »
Hi Pollard was also running the farm at Beauvelon and if I remember his wife was a teacher at the school

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« Reply #76 on: August 13, 2015, 06:26:29 PM »
Hey... My wife is working for SA metal and last year the director of SA metal was called in because of machines they discovered at the 3plant jetty... She has photo of the machines. I will ask her to give me the pictures they took... MAYBE THEY DISCOVERED THE GHOST TRAIN...

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« Reply #77 on: August 14, 2015, 09:13:43 AM »
Hi Peet,

I think Andrew posted that photo already of the line of Bowlscrappers next to the 3plant Jetty, The Ghost train was further South down to where the old Tank Farm use to be.
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« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2016, 08:01:30 PM »
A short but true story . one day Barney the recovery forman asked me for a lift back to town . Because his usual lift with Fred and the sorthouse girls in the VW combi was delayed , the Sorthouse staff  had to work overtime . One of Barney’s tasks was to clean the sorting machines . And  blow the last traces of dust out with compressed air . When we arrived at his house, he invited me in for a cup of coffee. Barney was a chain smoker  .  Lucky strike plain . and soon there was quite a number of cigaret  butts in the ashtray
While drinking coffee , making small talk , Barney fumbled with his trousers turnups. Feeling something – he took out a shiny stone , about 2 matchheads size.
Not a big deal. . he said . “  I will just take it back tomorrow and throw it back in the sorthouse bin.
Months later I asked him if he took the stone back. “no hell man , I forgot all about it – but it was no use going back later that day  . The domestic  already cleaned all the ashtrays & dustbins  , and the refuge was collected by then  , and taken away to the down’s dump .” he said
 ..Till today I still wonder . did the domestic find the stone , or is it on the towns dump 
« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 03:20:24 PM by henniek »

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« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2016, 12:55:55 PM »
Barney was the foreman at 66M while I was there. He went to the recovery at 4 plant when 66M closed down.

Smoked like a chimney and his fingers were stained with nicotine.

He was a good bloke though.  Anyone know what happened to him?

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« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2016, 06:15:45 PM »
Barney retired - baught himself a house in Parys , Freestate RSA . Learned from Robert du Preez that Barney passed away n number of years ago

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« Reply #81 on: July 12, 2016, 08:19:14 PM »
Barney & x ray sorter

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« Reply #82 on: July 31, 2016, 03:18:38 PM »
Mike ,i think Peet is scared the ghost train is coming for him....... trex-073
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« Reply #83 on: December 24, 2017, 02:49:39 PM »
About John Cundill , the scrip writer of many plays  , I always meant to mention that the TV series " The Villagers " that was  screened on TV was filmed on site at Simmer & Jack Mine in Germiston. One of the houses use most was the dwelling of Mr Joe Chaimberlyn  Germiston