Blantyre Printing & Publishing Co Ltd

Blantyre Printing & Publishing Co Ltd

Blantyre

 

The Blantyre Printing & Publishing Co Ltd was originally established in 1895, largely through the efforts of R S Hynde, a Scotsman with teaching experience at Domasi, Zomba. The company shared printing with the Blantyre Mission Press.

The company closed in 1907 but was resurrected after independence in 1964 to become a sophisticated printing and publishing company with subsidiary companies such as Times Bookshop Ltd and Blantyre Periodicals Ltd.

The business is now known as Blantyre Printing and Packaging Co Ltd.

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References

  • The Society of Malawi Journal Vol 31 No.2, July 1978

David Field Ltd: First Day Covers – Nyasaland

David Field Ltd

First Day Covers – Nyasaland

 

1937 – Coronation

I O Adam Ltd

I O Adam Ltd

Limbe

I O Adam Ltd was a cycle dealer and general merchant in Limbe. They were the sole distributor for Raleigh and Humbler cycles in Nyasaland.

Branches

  • Blantyre
  • Lilongwe
  • Limbe
  • Zomba
Contributors
  • Keith Harrop

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Wilfrid John Leslie

Wilfrid John Leslie

1890-1952

Wilfrid John Leslie was born in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland in 1890. He was educated at Watson’s College, Edinburgh, as a chartered accountant. Prior to World War I, he went to the oil fields of Mexico. At the outbreak of war, he joined the Black Watch as one of Kitchener’s First Hundred Thousand and found in France in June, 1915 where, in September, he was severely wounded.After the war, he went to Nyasaland with The Imperial Tobacco Company.

A few later, he left the business to start as an auditor. He then founded Naperi Farm where he started with dairy and pigs and later expanded into a butchery and bakery. He was a pioneer in the ghee industry and in the export of dried fish from Lake Nyasa.

He was also a keen member of the Nyasaland Chamber of Commerce, and served for many years as a member of the Blantyre Town Council. During World War II he was second in command of the Blantyre Platoon of the Nyasaland Deference Force.

Leslie was an active man with a keen interest in sport. In 1948 he established The Leslie Sevens – an annual seven-a-side rugby tournament held at Blantyre Sports Club. He married in 1951. He was also a member of the Rotary Club of Blantyre.

He died 23rd April, 1952.

References

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Brown & Clapperton Ltd

Brown & Clapperton Ltd

Blantyre

Brown & Clapperton Ltd was a manufacturing business. They ceased their manufacturing operations in Malawi after 1994.

 

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Postcards: The Nyasaland Pharmacies – Type I (B Series)

The Nyasaland Pharmacies

Type I (B Series)

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
B1Victoria Avenue, Blantyre.
B2
B3Ground, Blantyre Sports Club.16/07/1930
B4Native Market, Blantyre.07/12/1928
B5
B6Soche Hill, Blantyre.

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Postcards: The Nyasaland Pharmacies – Type I (A Series)

The Nyasaland Pharmacies

Type I (A Series)

Although not directly attributed to The Nyasaland Pharmacies, it is believe this is published by them.

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
A1Blantyre Hotel and English Street.

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Postcards: The Art Centre – Type II

The Art Centre

Type II

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