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They were sent to live with the estate manager, Bryan Curtis. Margaret Snell taught them science, Fred divinity, and the one and only assistant master thus far appointed, Bruce Fieldsend, took them for all other subjects. So even before the school 'opened', Peterhouse had some buildings, some boys and some staff. Bryan Curtis had arrived at Eastbourne as a new boy in 1938 just as the Snells departed for Michaelhouse. He was one of those 'orphans of Empire', educated in England while their parents toiled in remote areas - in this case, not quite the Empire, as Curtis's father (an Irishman) was Bishop of Chekiang (1929-50), and the first diocesan bishop consecrated in the newly formed Anglican Church in China.
The planning and the planting have followed Livingstone's Cambridge speech, and no matter what selfish motives may be imputed to those Europeans who have their roots deep in the soil and in the soul of Africa, Livingstone's challenge has been accepted. G. Paver, His Own Oppressor (London 1958) p 91 In 1950 Edward Paget celebrated the 25th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop of Southern Rhodesia. 25 He was born in 1886 in Christ Church College, Oxford, where his father, Francis, had recently become a canon of the cathedral and Professor of Pastoral Theology, in succession to Edward King, one of Edward's godfathers, after whom he was named, and who went on to be the great (and controversial) Bishop of Lincoln.
This area was suitably distant from Salisbury, but had good rail links, and decent local medical and shopping facilities in the town. 49 There were some 2,500 whites in the area, about half living within the town - but the number was growing, and would double in the subsequent decade. Marandellas was a regional centre for the farming areas which stretched south to Wedza and east to Macheke. There were two primary schools, and of course two prime Anglican feeder schools - Ruzawi and Springvale were in the vicinity.
A School in Africa by Alan Megahey