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Oranjemund Visitors / Re: NO MORE SECURITY CLEARANCES! ~ 2018
« Last post by Mike Thurtell on July 15, 2019, 02:58:49 PM »
We did a quick tour of O'Mund - Luderitz-Ais Ais etc earlier this year. Border was painless, roads beautiful, towns without barbed wire fencing or electric fencing quite amazing. No bread to buy in Oranjemund and "restaurant" near border the less said the better. Otherwise we were pleasantly taken aback by O"Mund: Very clean and green and the gemsbok know who'se boss! Unfortunately little info about developments e.g. various housing developments. Maybe some locals will start a Tourism bureau/hokkie one day ... (Just a thought). Rosh Pinah was a pleasant surprise as were the developing tourism facilities between K'Hoop - Canyon - Ais- Ais and Orange River. Fencing has been removed over 100's km and restocking was underway.
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Oranjemund Video / Uncut Diamonds - Little Theatre
« Last post by Jeremy Dixon on July 04, 2019, 02:19:39 PM »
Im busy converting some of our family VHS cassette tapes to digital.

Covered in dust was one labelled “Uncut Diamonds” I have converted it and you can now see it online here

https://youtu.be/qv8pbeHinzc

Shot in the little theatre

Not sure on what year

Starring  -

Ken Dixon
Kenny Ramage

Not sure who else.
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Well the banks have their valuators in town for the last four days to assist in the approving of house loans for private folk. SOme private folk have already paid cash for their houses and are now awaiting the arrival of deed of sales.

Namdeb employees are still awaiting their fate as the union continues to drag the affair further down the road.

Already heard of folk that want to sell up in Swakop and move here, due to cheaper property and location.

Interesting times that I never thought I would see in my lifetime...
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: RIP ~ Lattitia Gray!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on May 29, 2019, 12:44:11 PM »
Hi Leon,

Mike and Jason had left by the time the photographs were taken.... he looks the same, just grey.....
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: RIP ~ Lattitia Gray!
« Last post by Leon Sumter on May 28, 2019, 07:09:04 PM »
Hi Mike

Where is Mike Burgess on this photograph?
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Compliments of Tuys De Wet, one can see the rail lines west of the mine store....

Not sure if this is late 60's or early 70's......
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Dates,Birthdays & Events! / Re: Happy Birthday Frank!
« Last post by toonfandangl on May 16, 2019, 12:15:34 AM »
Thanks Michael!  goodmorning had a fantastic Birthday all drinkable but a surprise helicopter flight 1 hour with my son Michael and grandson Thomas,and it was mothers day, weekend just gone had lunch up Tamborine mountain (in Brisbane) our sons are the best in the world.

 woo_hoo drinking-41
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Dates,Birthdays & Events! / Re: Happy Birthday Frank!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on May 14, 2019, 04:01:33 PM »
All the best there Frank!   36_1_72
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Dates,Birthdays & Events! / Re: Happy Birthday Frank!
« Last post by toonfandangl on May 14, 2019, 09:05:45 AM »
Happy birthday to all in 2019.......................sad to see my other heartthrob Doris Day passed away aged 97  image031 3d smiles(297)
 
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Lost Diamonds! / RIP ~ Lattitia Gray!
« Last post by Michael Alexander on May 13, 2019, 05:54:39 PM »
Really Sad to hear of the passing of Lattitia Gray recently.

Thoughts and prayers go out the Gary and Jessica in particular and to the rest of the family.

We attended the memorial service in Luderitz this past weekend where about seventy people attended.

Lattitia was an awesome and down to earth person who was never shy to speak her mind and had an amazing bubbly character that will be missed.

It was nice to see ex Oranjemunders, Mike and Jason Burgess at the service also.

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