Tuesday, June 16, 2009

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





4 Comments:

At June 15, 2009 at 12:50 PM , Blogger mark said...

fantastic pictures.
I was at Manguzi hospital from 2002 until last December.
I whent through a phase of trying to get together some of the old history and sort of got tied up with other stuff.
This will hopefully get me going again.
Please look at my last web site of the hospital. www.manguzihospital.org
it has expanded significantly.

Regards

Mark

 
At June 15, 2009 at 4:27 PM , Blogger . said...

Hi Mark,
That's fantastic. I only started this blog two days ago and have been scanning old slides as my son gave me a slide scanner for a wedding anniversary. I am seeing them for the first time in fifty years.

Terry

 
At February 9, 2011 at 10:40 AM , Anonymous Ashley said...

Hi Terry,
I am doing some work with UKZN History Department for the KZN government, who want to collect information on the various church missions in Natal.
I am doing Methodism and I wanted to know if it would be ok if I used your photos from this blog for my section on Manguzi,specifically health, and also for your name if you wouldn't mind, to reference the photos from. If you by any chance have any further sources that you think would be appropriate that would be great too, the final draft is due in March. Thanks
Ashley

 
At March 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Blogger . said...

Hi Ashley,
I've only just seen your request. That's fine if its not too late.
Terry

 

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