Milton High School

Selborne Avenue, Bulawayo

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Fort family 2020 recorded at IMB
reminicing about growing up in Zimbabwe in the missionary field. Interesting to see that their father's name was also 'Milton'. The photo of the family in their school uniforms was taken nearly 50 years ago back in 1970.


Hi to all oldmitonians

There seems to have been a RANDOM EMAIL COMPROMISE, Possibly only related to some Perth, Australians.  If you receive a strange email with a PDF attachment or something about a business proposal or the common room, please note this is NOT from us, please IGNORE and DELETE the message.  Any email response from the approved email will only be in response to an earlier email that you may have sent. All common room entries will (have) now be stripped of any contact details to ensure privacy, unless the body of the message specifically requests that contact info to be included for follow up.  Many email contacts may well be out of date being from 1999 when the site was started. Those who have sent in recent update requests, please note these have been deleted as well, and if still required send a follow up email.  Many thanks

Steve McKenna
Sun, Feb 16, 2020 7:03 pm

Please could I post the following messages on the Common Room;
Congratulations to Michael Bullivant on receiving an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in her 2020 Honours List. You are an inspiration not only to Bulawayo and the community you represent, but also to all Old Miltonians who had the honour and pleasure of your guidance and counsel during our days at Milton. Well done and keep up the good work.
Condolences to Wanda, Stuart, Louise and family on the passing of Gerry. He was loved and revered not only by your family, but also by all who came into contact with him. How lucky to have been able to catch up with you in Cape Town a few years ago - he is gone but not forgotten. RIP

Many thanks
Steve McKenna

Mike Kennedy
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 4:55 am

Mr Bullivant !!!!! He taught us …. he deserves 2 medals.
Touched base with Joe Krige last year …. cc’d on this email. Based in Frome in Somerset ….. physics teacher (Sparky !!)

Peter Wallace
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 7:07 am

Mr Bullivant !!!!! nice to see some of the old school names, thanks

Zac Zacharias
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 3:36 pm

Mr Bullivant !!!!! Now there is a blast from the past!
Would be good to see everybody again - unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your perspective) I am retiring in September so August will be chaos closing out loose ends.
Will hopefully be coming out that way in the new year sometime though....
Keep in touch.

Peter Wallace
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 11:31 pm

Mr Bullivant !!!!! Zac! Calling out the class names/register was never complete until we'd got to Zed!
(though sometimes we could have saved ourselves the troublem - no answer! :-))

Robert Shand
Sun, January 19, 2020

Hodes, Ernest Geoffrey

I think that this guy was in my year at Milton . His age fits – father was an auctioneer in Bulawayo
Hodes, Ernest Geoffrey (aged 45), Corporal Rhodesian Intelligence Corps, died vehicle accident north of Eiffel Flats when driving back to Bulawayo after call-up

file:///C:/Users/AdrianMM/Documents/My Web Sites/oms/commonroom_images_2020/obituary_hodes

It would be interesting to see who of my year would know of him?

Rob Shand


OBE Honour by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year’s Honours 2020

Mr Michael Bullivant (73), former Deputy Headmaster at Milton High School and the Principal of the Zimbabwe Music Academy (ZMA) in Bulawayo, was awarded the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year’s Honours 2020 list released yesterday. Born on June 15 1946 in England in a county named Lincolnshire, Mr Bullivant learnt at King Edward VI Grammar School in Spilsby. He moved to the then Rhodesia in 1975 and started teaching History at Milton High School.

The OBE is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations and public service outside the civil service.

The bespectacled Mr Bullivant who lives in Suburbs with his wife Lindsay, said he was speechless and at the same time happy. Mr. Bullivant has been awarded top British award, the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services in music, education and Zimbabwe/United Kingdom relations.

“I’m thrilled and feel very honoured to have been awarded with the OBE like anyone else. I’ve been working for the Zimbabwe Music Academy for the past 14 years but I’ve been involved in music for the past 40 years. I became Chairman of Performing Arts Bulawayo in 1978 there about,” said Mr Bullivant.