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2013 - Contribution of articles and memories

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Benny Leon
Harare, Zimbabwe,
vleon@mango.zw
25 June 2013

Attached please find three photos of Milton HIgh School taken by myself in 1952, when the schools photographic club introduced me to photography.
I live in Harare and for the past 32 years have been a professional photographer. I am aged 77 years.

The photograph of the school front fascing Selbourne Avenue was the very first photograph that I ever processed and still have it after a lapse of 60 years.

Of note is that the front of Charter House facing the quadrangle does not have the large bushy trees of today. The front facing Selbourne Avenue is not boarded up as it is today.
The quadrangle in 1952 was devoid of buildings and in the centre was solitary tree upon which hung a short piece of railway line. It was struck with a small iron rod to mark the begining and ending of class periods. I believe that this has now been replaced by some electronic device.

I attended Milton School from 1949 to 1952.
Sincerely

PS: I am curios to know when Putt Jackson retired from Milton School. He was deputy-head for many years and was regarded as part of the furniture.
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Matthew Alexander

F.A.O. Milton Boys High School, Information Request Former Student 'Milton Boys High School' 1929/30 - 1934/35

I have recently discovered that my grandfather Thomas Matthew Meldrum Alexander attended Milton Boys High School between 1929/30 through 1934/35 and was further placed for receiving the ‘Alfred Beit’ Bursary at the end of his studies, which sadly he had to turn down. I was wanting to know if you had any listings of students/bursary’s during this time period or possible school photographs in your archives?

I do appreciate this may be a very forward request, but I am currently undertaking the Alexander family genealogy and would appreciate any feedback you may have.

Kind regards,
Matthew Alexander geskiedenis@aol.com
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Gerald Ndlovu
Midrand South Africa
ndlovugerald@ymail.com
June 27, 2013

Was at Milton High School from 2001 to 2006 and was a prefect 2005 and 2006. I currently stay at Midrand South Africa and I am a Biotechnologist. I love the website
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Ron Glazier
Azusa California United States of America
ronnieglazier@gmail.com
May 08, 2013

My Geography teacher was Ms Barbara Suttle and I did OK in Geography and Math but made out OK to in few other subjects also.
I moved about a bit but most of the time was in Zimbabwe, Johannesburg, Cape Town, South Africa, England, then the United States
of America. I was born in 1945 and left Milton high school on Townsend road, Bulawayo in about 1962, now 68 and enjoyed my time attending Milton.
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June McIntyre
April 26, 2013

I just wanted to send this but unfortunately my brother Barry Norman Alexander Smart has passed away. Barry is sitting in the front row first on the left. He was born in Aug 1957 and went to Milton in 1970 and or 1971. I notice you do not have a photo for this year, I do not know which house he was in but maybe the other boys in the photo will know. Sorry it’s in such bad condition but you could add it to your archives and I am sure someone will recognize themselves

Kind regards
June McIntyre
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Don Nash
Cape Town, South Africa
don@dennes.co.za
April 16, 2013

I found the OM’S web site and enjoyed going through the various pages. FYI I went through Coghlan kg1 and kg2 1955-1956, Milton Junior 1957-1962 and Milton Senior 1963-1968
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Keith Atkinson
Perth, Australia
keith@imanidevelopment.com
April 14, 2013

Hi All, for those who remember David "Tiger" Wright - he now lives in semi-retirement in Tasmania but still very involved in teaching and helping a new high school in Botswana. You may recall he was also a poet. He recently sent me an email which included the following:

"My first book, 'Footpaths of Africa Never Run Straight' has just been published. It was quite a thrill to see it actually in print.
All details can be found on: http://sbpra.com/davidhmwright Some other former students have been interested to find out what made their old teacher tick. Other literary efforts are in the pipeline but getting things published is tough in these hard times."

cheers
Keith Atkinson
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Steve McKenna
Australia
April 01, 2013

Congratulations on the site – it really is fantastic and a great tribute to you and others that have dedicated much time and effort to its upkeep.
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Shayne van Rensburg (Mrs)
Plettenberg Bay
South Africa
Feb 20, 2013

Congratulations on your website - it does the school proud! The school itself is pretty hard to find though - would you by any chance have contact details - specifically telephone details My Grandfather and my brother both attended the school.
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Brendan Girdler-Brown
Johannesburg South Africa
23 December 2012

Good day, First off thanks to everyone for all the inputs into the Milton web pages. It is very impressive. Once again thanks to the people who have
gone to this trouble to put these splendid pages together. It is very impressive and appreciated. By the way I have also recently been in touch with
Bernie Bitter here in Joburg. He is a minister at the Union Church in Northcliff.

Just a thought: so many young women passed through the 6th form and ended up with top scholarships as a result. It would be nice to see their names up there too with ack to their parent schools of course.
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