So that was New Year's Eve 2020
Bed by ten and then woken up with ten minutes, exactly, of brilliant fireworks at midnight. The Swedish people are a disciplined lot, the fireworks started at 11.58 and ended at 12.08!! Our house is on a hill and the entire horizon around us was lit up with an incredible display.
Quite different, remarkably different to anything else we had ever experienced. New Years Eve or 'New Years' as the Millennials call it, should be exciting, glamorous, and much anticipated. Worth dressing up for and making a statement
My mind drifted off to Bulawayo's halcyon days when New Year's Eve was champagne, dancing, balloons, party hats, fairy lights live bands and Auld Lang Syne......
We had some splendid venues for New Years Eve didn't we Remember the MacMurray Hall in the Grand Hotel with that amazing sprung dance floor Where for would wear the DJs,
full-length gowns, (gloves even ) and really dance until midnight. And here I mean DANCE!! The waltz, the foxtrot, the tango and the cha cha cha!! Hopefully someone can fill me in with the names of the Dance Bands I am sure Jimmy McGroarty and Jack Buckle were in there somewhere
We would sit at elegant tables, partake of a delicious dinner, and then shimmy until midnight and join arms to sing Auld Lang Syne..
Then there were the New Years Eve Balls which were booked out at the Hotel Victoria, some held in the Rainbow Room, and some in the magnificent downstairs function room, a glorious room where every important function in Bulawayo took place at some time or other.
Windermere Hotel on the Vic Falls road had some wonderful New Year Bashes, and Mum even talked of New Year during and after the Second World War at the Matopos Hotel!!
How many readers would have danced the night away at the Round House Later the Hotel Rio on the Essexvale Road It's now a Village for underprivileged children but I am sure those walls would have tales to tell
Glass Castle Cecil Hotel Carlton Hotel Selborne Hotel Greys Inn They too had their place in Bulawayo's glorious entertainment past. The Churchill Arms was a fairly new addition to our hostelries, on the Matopos Road, resplendent in the Old Tudor Style, as was the Holiday Inn.
As our family grew we would make for the lake!! Christmas and New Year at Olive Beadle, Mlibizi, Binga were glorious times, albeit a constant fight with mozzies and creatures, the sizzling hot days on the lake made special memories. The Eastern Highlands also bring back delicious New Year tales, Troutbeck Inn, Tsanga Madziwa, Chimanimani, our children still year for holidays in those magical destinations.
Of course our Piece De Resistance in Bulawayo would be to drive out to the Matopos and watch the sunrise into the New Year at Efifi on the giant great grey dwala that is Pomongwe.
What will 2021 bring us We pray not the same as 2020... will there be a respite to this horror of pandemic, will the world be able ever to recover How many people will be taken away by the scourge
Only God knows and we just have to do our best to make some lives a little better if we possibly can, by tiny deeds that might just make a difference.
BULAWAYO HELP NETWORK
130A Jason Moyo Street
Tel 029-67085 Email: email@example.com
Bulawayo Help Network appeal on behalf of Michael Bullivant
Michael Bullivant was awarded an OBE in 2019 for services to music, education and UK/Zimbabwe relations. He has spent his life in service of humanity and of the Bulawayo community in particular.
He now urgently requires a hip replacement, and due to the historical collapse of pensions and inadequate medical aids in Zimbabwe, he finds himself in the unfortunate situation where he cannot afford this essential operation. It is time for Bulawayo to give something back to Michael. The cost of the operation as far as we can estimate is US$12000. We are still to finalize the confusing information from the Medical Aid
Help us help Michael get a new hip.
We are raising money both within Zimbabwe and outside.
ZIMBABWE Bulawayo Help Network
Bank- Cabs Platinum
Ascot Branch Account Number - 1124733450
Nostro Account Account Number - 1125268611
Ecocash Merchant 139149
Please send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the Gofundme platform set up by Elisabeth Jones in the UK. https://gf.me/u/zc5q7d
If you would like to be kept informed about progress of this project please go to Bulawayo Help Network Facebook page which will carry regular updates.
Mike Carter (Chairman BHN)
BHNT's mission is to relieve visible and invisible suffering amongst pensioners in retirement homes in and around Bulawayo through the provision of direct material and relational support
2) Notices and Events
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: email@example.com
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
JANUARY AT THE ACADEMY
Regrettably the new lockdown means that there will be no 'January at the
plans for the coming month including DVDs have had to be put on hold.
We hope we may be able to resume in February and will issue a revised
programme towards the end of the month with fingers firmly crossed that life
will then get back to something approaching normal.
4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
TREVOR JOHN HODGSKIN (1930-2021)
Trevor emigrated to Southern Rhodesia from Jersey in the Channel Islands in 1953. In 1956 he started Radiator & Tinning in Bulawayo with just one employee (the gardener) and his wife Margaret. Over the next 50 years the business grew from a radiator repair shop to manufacturing automotive radiators and non-ferrous metals, exporting all over the world. In the course of his business,Trevor gave employment and training to many thousands of people.
Trevor retired to Jersey in 2000, but Zimbabwe was always in his thoughts.
He leaves sons, Paul and Jeremy and a daughter Deborah, as well as seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
An obituary on Dave Ellman-Brown
Born 9th September 1938
Passed away 31st December 2020
Age 82 years
We have just lost one of Zimbabwe's most illustrious sport administrators, Mr David Ellman-Brown. He had not only excelled in his accounting profession but he was also one of the longest serving cricket administrators in this country.
Zimbabwe should be proud of the dedication and commitment of Mr Ellman-Brown that expanded for more than five decades.
Dave, and 'Ellers' as he fondly known was born in Bulawayo on the 9th September 1938. He completed his high school at St George's College in Harare.
Dave played cricket and hockey at Old Georgians from a young age. He was a keen tennis player, very competitive.
Dave served on the Mashonaland Board and progressed to be the President of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Manager of the National Team, Chief Executive of Zimbabwe Cricket and member of Zimbabwe Sports and Recreation Commission
Dave was an accomplished Chartered Accountant and Financial Consultant. Allan Wishart, a close colleague recalls that 'In his profession as a partner of Derry Ellman-Brown and Fraser (Cooper Brothers) he was always astute and highly motivated. He was always competitive and full of fun.'
He became a senior partner of Coopers and Lybrand and served and held directorships in many boards, including being Chairman of Cairns Holdings Ltd and Stanbic Bank.
Dave's involvement in cricket administration started way back in the 1960's as Treasurer of the Mashonaland Cricket Association. He was appointed as Manager of the National Team from 1982 to 1990 and was Manager of the team when Zimbabwe beat Bermuda to win its first ICC Trophy (Associate Members) on 10th July 1982, which allowed Zimbabwe a place along the seven test Playing Nations to compete in their First Prudential World Cup in 1983. Dave was the manager of the National team at this inaugural World Cup Team's debut in 1983, hosted in England.
The late Alwyn Pichanick and Dave, made a formidable duo in negotiating with ICC in ensuring that Zimbabwe attained full Test status in 1992. Dave was the President of the Board at the time. That same year, Dave relinquished this post to make way for the late Peter Chingoka to take over the position of President.
In 1992/3 Dave was conferred the position of being a life president of ZC with the late Alwyn Pichanick for their services to cricket in the country. They were also made Honorary Life Members of the Marylebone Cricket Council (MCC) in London fo for their contribution to Zimbabwe Cricket.
After Dave retired from Coopers & Lybrand, he was appointed as the Chief Executive of Zimbabwe Cricket, during that period he was also a member of the ICC Finance Committee and the Cricket Management Committee. During his tenure Dave ushered the game of cricket to be expanded and popularised amongst the majority of the population.
In 2013 he was appointed in the Sports and Recreational Commission. His contribution here was well respected.
Recently, in 2018, the SRC suspended the Zimbabwe Cricket for maladministration and an Interim Committee was appointed by the SRC. Dave Ellman-Brown was appointed as the interim Chairman of the SRC committee. This matter was amicably resolved with the ICC intervention at a meeting in London with both the ZC and interim committee represented by Dave Ellman-Brown.
Dave Ellman-Brown's contribution not only to cricket but to all sports in general will be sorely missed. He leaves a fantastic legacy for all sports administrators to emulate.
Condolences to Dave's wife Jan, his children and grand-children and all the members of the bereaved family. Former National players and administrators have all expressed their condolences through the social media platform.
A fitting tribute of his passing notice, amplifies his life.
' We are devastated yet honoured to have had the pleasure of this stoic, strong and good man in our lives whom will no doubt leave a legendary legacy'
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
We are sad to advise of the death of Rob Springer in South Africa.
Much loved husband of Vickie and Uncle of Michael and Terence Springer.
We send our sincere condolences to the Lumsden families on the Sad Passing of Colleen Redfern.
Her cheeriness will be deeply missed.
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
Pet Hilton Kennels and Cattery for the best care of your pet when going away, or when your bitch is in season. Nick available to do parlour work on all breeds; and to train dogs for domestic use (when over 1 year old). Tel Margaret Bernard on 2242979 or 0775 043983 for enquiries or bookings.......
8) Bulawayo News
SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS APPEAL FOR HELP
Our shop shelves are bare, our kennels are struggling, Pease help! We need to restock our shop shelves and would appreciate any unwanted saleable household goods, books, magazines, jam jars, clothing, ornaments, glassware, crockery etc. Absolutely anything we can sell to make money to help our kennels. We have Ecocash for your convenience. Donations for our kennels can be dropped off at our shop. The kennels are always in need of old newspapers.
Monday 2pm - 3.45pm
Tuesday 9am - 12 pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm 2pm - 3.45pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15 pm
Friday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm
First Saturday of each month 9am -10.45am
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
HOUSE AVAILABLE TO RENT
3 bedroomed, en-suite, office, family bathroom with a separate and with a separate toilet, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, 2 x garage, borehole, walked and gated - Morningside - $450USD - available 1 December 2020.
A young lady with two children looking for a 2 bedroom cottage or flat for the 1st of December 2020 or the 1st of January 2021. Please contact 0774 391 052
12) Accommodation in South Africa
12b) Accommodation in Botswana
13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
I did my Cambridge at Evelyn in 1944. I am now 93 and must be one of the last from my era.
Is there anyone out there still around
I would love to hear from you and I wonder if you remember me.
I have such wonderful memories of those years and I think we all loved our Bulawayo.
Matopos has always been the essence of my soul.
Faye Salomon ( I was Faye Ginsberg)
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
NURSE AIDE / CAREGIVER
Mature, well spoken lady seeks employment as a nurse aide or a caregiver. She is very good with the elderly. Able to do day or night duty. Willing to help around the house as well. Please contact 0772 789 338
Am a lady who is presentable and cheerful well disciplined and young at heart seeking employment as a Reservationist/Receptionist -Holds an International Certificate in Hotel and Tourism and is able to perform Receptionist duties.
Open to other employment options as well.
Confident to start right away please WhatsApp only (0783 197 394)
Lady age 36 years seeking employment in the office.Has basic computer literacy and telephone phone skills.Willing to start with immediate effect.
Phone 0774 095 196 during peak hours weekends included.
A 33year old man with a clean class 2, 4 & 5 driver's license. I am looking for an opportunity as a chauffeur or any driving or transport employment. I am well spoken in English, Shona and Ndebele.
Please feel free to contact me on +263777858923
Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
We are looking for an Accounts / Bookkeeping Person to join our Bulawayo Team. The Applicant will need experience in using Pastel, reconciling cash books, creditors and petty cash accounts.
In return the company agrees to offer fair remuneration and working conditions.
Please send your letter of application and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org
FITTER AND TURNER Required
A prominent mining company is looking for a Fitter and Turner to work and live approx. 120km from Bulawayo. We are willing to pay the ideal candidate a better than average market salary with benefits. The Candidate must have at least 10 years' experience in a mining environment. Ability to read and interpret engineering working drawings. Ability to modify, design, and manufacture engineering components with or without drawings. Confident. Meticulous. Precise. Self-starter. Professional and logical. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
If you feel you would be suitable, please email a current CV and a covering letter as soon as possible to email@example.com
Mature lady seeks employment as a PA, Secretary, Admin Assistant, Receptionist. Has years of experience, holding a Diploma in Secretarial Studies, computer literate, has worked with Accounting packages. Please contact landline: 212174
cell: 0772 814 268 or 0786 470 495 (mum)
37 year old female, just submitted dissertation for a Master s in Women' s Socio- legal studies and seeking a paid internship or employment in human rights, project management particularly in the area of disability and women.
The same lady is also looking for a house- sitting opportunity in Bulawayo in the Famona, Hillcrest , hillside or Burnside area. No pets. Will pay ZESA and manicure garden.
Phone number: 0782104888 (text and call)
0733523665 (app only)
Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Has experience with children. Cheerful and hard-working. Live out preferred. Please contact 0712 988 105
Our swimming pool fence was constructed by Admire Chivima.
He did an excellent, well thought out job.
I know he works wthl all things in steel including gates and fencing.
I would heartily recommend him.
Whats app - 0772 983 346
Very good to excellent condition mobility aides such as wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, walking sticks, crutches, Zimmer frame, crutches etc. Available for hire and for sale at Island Hospice and Healthcare. Commodes, bed pans, urinals, sheepskin and adult diapers also available. Nurse aides are also available for hire.
BEAVER TREE FELLER
For all your tree cutting and trimming please contact Beaver Tree Feller.
No job is too big for us plus we are insured. Contact 0733 896 375 or landline 09 - 476569
ANTE NATAL CLASSES, BABY VACCINATIONS and BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA
I teach a set of 5 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners.
These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.
I can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Sinclair is an expert plumber. He has had many years of experience.
Anything to do with loos, bathrooms, geysers, plumbing, borehole repairs and tank installations.
Rob Sinclair is your man.
Phone Rob on 0772230551
22) Health And Beauty
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy, Beg or Borrow
WANTED : MILITARIA & COLLECTABLES
Cash paid (US$ or Rand) for militaria such as badges (metal or cloth), medals, stable belts, berets, plaques, webbing etc etc...
I am also interested in collectables such as tokens, medallions, Railways memorabilia etc.
I will be visiting Bulawayo from 16th January - 31 January 2021. If you are interested in selling, please contact me soonest, in order for me to organize a meeting with you.
I can be contacted at email@example.com,
or via Whatsapp on +27 83 656 1342.
Alternatively please contact my relatives
Gail (077 227 8644) & Gordon (077 468 1065) MacLean or
my parents Cedric & Maureen Edwards on 077 257 0382
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats and Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677
JILL'S SUPER ORGANIC COMPOST
99% WEED FREE
EXCELLENT FOR POTS, VEGETABLES, FLOWER BEDS, SEEDLINGS AND LAWNS.
WILL DELIVER 5 X 50KG BAGS OR MORE LOCALLY.
CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 0778495599
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