Manguzi Hospital July 1954
The first work camp I attended was at the Manguzi Hospital in 1954. It was a new experience for me and many others as well. Royce Kincaid was there to get us started.Royce has just passed away, well into his nineties(26 May 2010) I remember him saying to us how important it was to use a building line to lay the blocks in a straight line and use a level and that the man with a straight eye died. We were to build new nurses quarters.The top two pictures were taken on our way home at Rutherfords Trading Store at Manguzi. The lower pictures in colour were taken in 1957 when we were at Kosi Bay. Manguzi Hospital was run by Dr.Schwalbe, Maputoland's own Albert Schweitzer.The bottom picture is part of the hospital
On our visit to the hospital a church service was held.
After our return home later in the year the Pietermaritzburg group held a cake sale outside the old Presbyterian Church in Church Street with the proceeds going towards a diesel electric lighting plant.
Since those days over fifty years ago the hospital has changed a great deal so look here