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.

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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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Postcards: The Art Centre – Type I

The Art Centre

Type I

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Postcards: Real Photo Cards – Type III – Nyasaland I

Real Photo Cards

Type III – Nyasaland I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AGrand Beach Hotel, Lake Nyasa.

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Postcards: Real Photo Cards – Type IIH – Nyasaland 1

Real Photo Cards

Type IIH – Nyasaland 1

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
No.7Natives - Out to Catch Live Bait on Lake Nyasa.
No.9Dr. William Black. An Early Missionary to Lake Nyasa.
No.13Cape Maclear seen from Elephant Island.18/08/1951
No.14Cape Maclear Hotel, Lake Nyasa.30/05/1950
No.18Natives Operating the Liwonde Ferry.13/08/1950

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Nyasaland Hotels and Brewery Ltd

Nyasaland Hotels and Brewery Ltd

 

In 1946, the ownership of Ryall’s Hotel merged with Grand Beach Hotel to form the Nyasaland Hotel Company, the first corporate hotel formation. Following trends in South Africa, the company joined with a local brewery to form Nyasaland Hotels and Brewery Ltd.

In the 1950’s the company built two additional hotels, Shire Highlands Hotel in Limbe and Angoni Highlands Hotel in Dedza.

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