Thursday, 28 January 2010

Rhodesian Postcards: Troutbeck Inn

"Surrounded by pungent pine forests and mountainous vistas, Troutbeck Inn, Inyanga Downs, Rhodesia viewed from across the trout lake."

Complimentary Postcard from Southern Hospitality (Southern being part of the Hotel group)
City Printers was the printing company

Thanks to Diarmid Smith for sharing his memories with ORAFs.



At 12 May 2010 at 09:48 , Blogger Rhodesia Remembered said...

Nick Baalbergen Writes:-

This image certainly brings back the most pleasant of memories - log fires in the reception area (Major MacIlwaine seated in his customary place near the fire), crisp morning air, misty mornings and the smell of freshly baked bread from Wirley Birch's bakery across the road. I remember the luxury of under-floor heating in the 'new section'..................Ah, good memories!!

At 9 July 2017 at 20:17 , Blogger Unknown said...

Remember Major Mac, went fishing with him on the lake at Troutbeck, we used to holiday in his river cottage, what a wonderful charachacter. My Dad Mervyn St. Quintin was big mates with his son John, they went to school together. In 98 I did a road trip around the country and pulled into a roadside shopping village near Marandalas. I knew the MacIlwanes had a farm in the area, I asked the lady there and she said yes, in fact she said John was sitting around the corner. I went and introduced myself and had quite a discussion, one of the things he spoke about was a girlfriend my father had, I suspect before WW11. I said that she was well before my time, with that he responded, well yes I suppose so!


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