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Matjiesfontein- Western Cape 8 years 3 months ago #14373

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Hello David,

Thanks for that. I looked at all the team pic's etc in the museum when I was there and sadly cannot remember his name other than I think I remember reading that he was or had something to do with Michael house here in Natal.

Currie Cup going down to the wire it seems??

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Matjiesfontein- Western Cape 8 years 3 months ago #14376

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When I lived in Cape Town in the seventies and we were subject to petrol restrictions ( no fuel available over weekends), I could get to Matjiefontein and back on a tank of fuel. That doesnt sound like a big deal these days, but 'back in the day'the old Peugeot 403 station wagon was a tad thirsty - as was I. The trip involved a bit of freewheeling on hills, all of which added to the adventure. Slept in Olive Shreiner's bed ( it was dusty and I'm not sure that they had changed the sheets too recently- maybe not since Olive had inhabited it) That aside, a good time was had by all. The Lord Milner Hotel was rather a ground-breaker in that it was one of the first hotels that people visited because of what the hotel offered as an 'experience'rather than simply a place to stop enroute to somewhere else.
Sorry about the nostalgic travalogue - I promise that my next post will be about the ABW.
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Matjiesfontein- Western Cape 8 years 3 months ago #14408

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Petrol restrictions? :(
LOL, memories of Rhodesia spring to mind! :)

mike rowan wrote: When I lived in Cape Town in the seventies and we were subject to petrol restrictions ( no fuel available over weekends), I could get to Matjiefontein and back on a tank of fuel. That doesnt sound like a big deal these days, but 'back in the day'the old Peugeot 403 station wagon was a tad thirsty - as was I. The trip involved a bit of freewheeling on hills, all of which added to the adventure. Slept in Olive Shreiner's bed ( it was dusty and I'm not sure that they had changed the sheets too recently- maybe not since Olive had inhabited it) That aside, a good time was had by all. The Lord Milner Hotel was rather a ground-breaker in that it was one of the first hotels that people visited because of what the hotel offered as an 'experience'rather than simply a place to stop enroute to somewhere else.
Sorry about the nostalgic travalogue - I promise that my next post will be about the ABW.
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Mike

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Matjiesfontein- Western Cape 8 years 3 months ago #14409

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Was there a milk shortage too? :(

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Matjiesfontein- Western Cape 8 years 3 months ago #14416

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Hi Frank,
No milk shortage, I dont think so anyway, I probably wouldn't have noticed - I can say with certainty that there wasn't a beer shortage !
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Matjiesfontein- Western Cape 8 years 3 months ago #14417

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Hello Mike,
Well it seems Cape Town was the place to be back then, I very much doubt if you would have liked Umtali. :(
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mike rowan wrote: Hi Frank,
No milk shortage, I dont think so anyway, I probably wouldn't have noticed - I can say with certainty that there wasn't a beer shortage !
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