North Western Hotel

North Western Hotel

Livingstone

The Northwestern Hotel was built in 1907 by Mrs and Mr Freddie Mills. It was actually the second hotel of that name; the previous North Western Hotel built in 1906 by railway contractors Pauling and Co was converted into government offices.

Activities such as dances and public meetings took place there and the hotel is said to have opened the first multi-racial bar in the town in 1961.

In 1947 it was owned outright by the Hitchins family and was run as a successful business by the family Matriarch until the 1990s. Since then it had been through several transformations, from hotel to trading centre, to shops and offices but no longer exists as a hotel.

The Hitchins family still owns the building, which is listed as a national monument, a status which prohibits substantial modernisation.

Postcards

Postcards: North Western Hotel – Type I

North Western Hotel

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/ANorth Western Hotel07/09/1977

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Roman Catholic Church: St Anthony’s Mission (ZA)

Roman Catholic Church

St. Anthony’s Mission (Zambia)

St Anthony’s Catholic mission was originally run by Italians, who laid a water system throughout the village, fed by two large water tanks, planted a vineyard, planted trees for lumber, and ran a rather well equipped mission hospital. They had, at one time, a landing strip, hydroelectric power and an x-ray machine. The government took this over at some point and appropriated most of the equipment for use elsewhere. The Italians, according to locals, ripped up the vineyards and much of the pipes for the water system before they left.

The mission is currently run by a Zambian priest and several sisters. They are heavily cooperative with the hospital, which has been resupplied to a lesser degree, and serves as a main clinic for the area. They provide weekly health services to various outreach stations including child health (weighing, vaccinating, deworming), giving health talks, handing out condoms and other things.

St Anthony’s is also one of several purchasing points after the harvest, where maize is purchased from the village farmers for cash and piled for transport to processing centres. The school is rather large for a rural school and has been involved in international penpal programmes, as well as a carpentry program aided by the US Peace Corps and the International and Luanshya Rotary Club.

St Anthony’s has a small market on most days, where vegetables (tomatoes, cabbage and onions) can be bought. The mission runs a store with some other amenities, but this is not open all the time.

Facilities

  • St Anthony’s Mission Poultry
  • St Anthony’s Mission School
  • Mpongwe Mission Hospital

References

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Copperbelt University

Copperbelt University

Kitwe

Copperbelt University is a public university in Kitwe, Zambia. It is the second-largest public university in Zambia. It was established through an Act of Parliament No. 19 of 1987.

Prior to 1987, the University existed as a campus of the University of Zambia Federal System with two schools; namely: School of Business and Industrial Studies (SBIS) and School of Environmental Studies (SES). The campus was referred to as the University of Zambia at Ndola (UNZANDO) until 1 December 1987.

As of 1 January 1989 the Zambia Institute of Technology (ZIT) was incorporated into the Copperbelt University to form the School of Technology. Since 1987, the University has significantly grown from only two faculties to ten by the end of 2013; it now provides very unique programmes that have not been replicated elsewhere. The total number of students in 2017 was 11,900 and having had over 54,000 students in the past 25 years.

It currently operates from four campuses: Jambo Drive Main Campus, Parklands Campus, Ndola Campus and Kapasa Makasa Campus. All these campuses provide an atmosphere conducive to learning, systematic inquiry and pedagogy. These campuses are located in suburban areas within reach of shopping malls and recreational facilities in the thriving cities of Kitwe, Ndola and Chinsali in the renowned Copperbelt and Muchinga Provinces of Zambia.

The Copperbelt university has the biggest school of Engineering in the land offering a variety of Engineering Fields as Bachelor of degrees with honors. It is the first institution in Southern Africa to offer Mechatronics. It also has the biggest school of built environment offering programs such as Architecture, Real Estate, Urban and Regional Planning and Construction Economics Management (which also branches into Quantity Surveying).

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The Bookstand

The Bookstand

Chipata

The Bookstand was an urban bookseller in Chipata, Zambia.

Postcards

Contributors
  • James Gavin

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Postcards: The Bookstand – Type I

The Bookstand

Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
N/AWaterbuck.02/12/1980

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Postcards: Phototec – Type II

Phototec

Type II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
30Greetings from Zambia.

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1987 – 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (Surcharged)

Zambia

1987 – 60th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II (Surcharged)

Details

  • Date of Issue: 14th September, 1987
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: A Theobald
  • Printer: Format Security Printers Ltd
  • Process: Lithographed
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: Multiple Crown Script CA Diagonal
  • Perf: 
    • 14 x 14.5 (all values)
    • 14 x 13.5 (all values)
  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

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1987 – World Soccer Cup Mexico 1986 (Surcharge)

Zambia

1987 – World Soccer Cup Mexico 1986 (Surcharge)

Details

  • Date of Issue: 14th September, 1987
  • Date Withdrawn:
  • Date Invalidated:
  • Designer: Gabriel Ellison
  • Printer: Mardon Printers (Pvt) Ltd
  • Process: Lithographed
  • Paper:
  • Watermark: N/A
  • Perf: 14.5
  • Cylinders:
  • Sheet:
  • Booklet: N/A
  • Quantity:

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