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Things I Remember About Oranjemund! / Re: Oranjemund characters
« Last post by Michael Alexander on January 13, 2020, 07:23:02 PM »
Hi Clive, glad to see someone still reads through all this amazing history!

Was Daphne Holland family of Terry Holland, who currently still resides in Oranjemund?
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Things I Remember About Oranjemund! / Re: Oranjemund characters
« Last post by Clive Gilmour on January 13, 2020, 05:29:54 PM »
Stunned by Sandy's acute memory. I had totally forgotten Blithe Spirit which, I think, was written by Noel Coward. It was a hilarious comedy, very professionally done by the Players. Pops Lovett, if my recall serves me well, played the part of Madame Acarti, the medium who calls up the ghost of the main character's first wife. She was a superb actor. In later years she shone even more in her backstage work where she and Joyce Hammond ran the costumes department, producing the most superbly designed costumes for all kinds of plays and musicals.
Hi just noticed this...Madam Acarti was played by my mom Marge Gilmour I was the doctor and Daphne  Holland my wife. Cheers Clive Gilmour
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Oranjemund Newsletters / Re: Philip Bruce ~ Founder of the Newsletter!
« Last post by toonfandangl on January 07, 2020, 08:48:11 AM »
Hi Bruce your last post (over a year ago) here was about being the first family in Oranjemund. I spent a few years there and would have spent more but for the fact that my eldest son went to school there and would have to be boarded out to Cape Town. My wife Margaret pulled the plug and so returned to the UK, I would have liked to stay longer but a marriage is a two way give and take and I have been giving for 56 years and suppose will keep on and No I don't do FACEBook.   allgood





 
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: Georg senior
« Last post by Michael Alexander on January 06, 2020, 03:58:40 PM »
Georg will always be known to as the Electrician from 3 Plant and along with the late Mike Stenson helped moderate this forum in it's early and more busy days.

I too recall the odd Skype session with Georg, one in particular was when the late  Frau Anita Reschke was visiting at my house in Omund and Georg called, the two of them sat there talking about the past in the German narrative.

Georg had a wealth of knowledge about the mining area and in particular the 3 plant commissioning.......

To the entire Ruf family, my sincere condolences on his passing,

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Lost Diamonds! / Re: Georg senior
« Last post by Uwe Leube on January 05, 2020, 06:22:35 AM »
So sorry to hear. Condolences to all your family.
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: Georg senior
« Last post by henniek on January 03, 2020, 09:09:58 PM »
this isreally sad news - I am very sorry to hear this . I enjoyed the posts we had through  your forum
condolences to your family . Hennie K
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: Georg senior
« Last post by Bertie Horak on January 01, 2020, 03:23:16 PM »
I am so sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed and will treasure the chats we had through this platform.
Thinking of your family in this difficult time.
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Lost Diamonds! / Georg senior
« Last post by georg ruf jr. on January 01, 2020, 02:38:44 PM »
After long illnes Georg senior passed away on the 31.12.2019 at 6:00 pm.
Having many minor strkoes in the last years his body was even to week to take up food. May he rest in peace.
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Lost Diamonds! / Re: RIP ~ Cliff Jones
« Last post by henniek on October 30, 2019, 05:54:25 PM »
Condolences to Cliff's family
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Lost Diamonds! / RIP ~ Cliff Jones
« Last post by Michael Alexander on October 30, 2019, 10:37:04 AM »
Condolences to Heather,Barry,Megan and Mandy on the passing of their husband/father.

Cliff Jones was an upstanding man who had a big heart and a soft voice.

I always admired his strong morals and principals and the way he always cared about everyone else.

He maintained an amazing garden on the corner house on 9th Avenue in Oranjemund.

Go Well Brother!
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