1952 – B.O.A.C – First Flight (Johannesburg to London)

British Overseas Airway Corporation

1952 – First Flight (Johannesburg to London)

From Northern Rhodesia to Italy
From Northern Rhodesia to Lebanon
From Northern Rhodesia to London
From Northern Rhodesia to Sudan
From Northern Rhodesia to Uganda

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1952 – B.O.A.C – First Flight (London to Johannesburg)

British Overseas Airway Corporation

1952 – First Flight (London to Johannesburg)

From Italy to Northern Rhodesia
From Italy to South Africa
From Northern Rhodesia to South Africa
From Sudan to Northern Rhodesia

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Hubert Davies & Co Ltd

Hubert Davies & Co Ltd

In 1891, Hubert Davies started an industrial supply business in Johannesburg, South Africa. By the turn of the century, the business was a major player in the distribution of mechanical and electrical industrial products.

In 1917, it was converted into a private company, Hubert Davies & Co Ltd. This facilitated the introduction of senior managers as directors and shareholders.

Today the busines trades as Hudcao.

Branches

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Postcards: Robert MacLehose & Co. – Rhodes-Livingstone Museum

Robert MacLehose & Co.

Rhodes-Livingstone Museum

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AThe Victoria Falls from the air.
N/AVictoria Falls from Livingstone Island.

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Wesleyan Methodist Church

Wesleyan Methodist Church

The Wesleyan Methodist Church, currently known as “The Methodist Church of Great Britain,” is a mainline Protestant denomination and “mother church” to Methodists worldwide.  Methodism originated through the work of John Wesley and his brother Charles in the 1700’s.  Following John Wesley’s death in 1793, the revival movement separated from the Church of England to become a separate church.  The word “Wesleyan” was added to its name to differentiate it from the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists and the Primitive Methodist movement, which separated from the Wesleyans in 1807.

From the beginning, the church had a strong missionary character. The first Methodist missionaries to Southern Rhodesia were Reverend Owen Watkins and Isaac Shimmin with the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (WMMS).  Accompanied by native Teaching-Evangelists, they arrived at Fort Salisbury from their base in South Africa on September 29, 1891, a year after its occupation by Cecil Rhodes’ “pioneer Column.”  Rhodes granted them concessions for three farms that were used to found Epworth and Nenguwo (later Waddilove) missions.  In 1895, the Methodist “Rhodesia District” was separated from the Transvaal, reporting to the British Conference.

In 1932, the Wesleyan Methodist re-united with the Primitive Methodist and the United Methodist Churches to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain.  As a consequence of the union, WMMS and the foreign missions of the Primitive Methodist and the United Methodist Churches merged to form the Methodist Missionary Society (MMS).

Local autonomy was granted to the church from Great Britain in 1977, including mission properties, eventually becoming the present “Methodist Church in Zimbabwe” (MCZ).   MCZ became its own conference in 1997.  Today it oversees 250 full-time ministers and a Methodist community of close to 200,000 members.

Missions

  • Southern Rhodesia
    • 1891-92- Epworth Mission
    • 1892 – Nengubo Mission
    • 1892 – Kwenda Mission
    • 1897 – Tegwani Mission
    • 1908 – Chimanza Mission
    • 1913 – Sandringham Mission
    • 1914 – Marshall Hartley Mission
    • 1915 – Waddilove Institution
    • 0000- Chibero Mission
  • Northern Rhodesia
    • 1912 – Chipembi Mission

Postcards

References

Contributors
  • Mark Loomis

Blackwood Hodge (Rhodesia) Ltd

Blackwood Hodge (Rhodesia) Ltd

John Blackwood and Niall Hodge founded Blackwood Hodge in 1938. In the early years, the company mainly dealt with agricultural machinery.

In 1942, they sold the company to Bernard Sunley. By 1952, the company was one of the largest sales and services organisations for civil engineering machine equipment in the world. It became a public company in 1958.

In 1980, the company was sold.

Branches

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Postcards: Gevaert – Type IIA (Lusaka)

Gevaert

Type IIA (Lusaka)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
7Queens House and Netherlands Bank. Lusaka N.R27/07/1960

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