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THROWBACK THURSDAY – They Made Them Tough Back Then!

The following is an entry in the College First Prefect’s Log (effectively a daily diary) dated 17 May 1938:

“David Garde (Std 5) apparently fell from his bunk on the train during the night some miles from Salisbury: woke up to find himself alone on the bank & blood over his face & clothes: walked to a ganger’s cottage who red-flagged the mail train & got it to take the boy to Salisbury where met by Dr Peall & taken to Hospital.”

David Garde, who was just 12 at the time, was a Bulawayo boarder. Nowadays, most of our boarders are driven by car to School (some on a weekly basis), and the trains no longer provide sleeper cars, let alone run on such a regular basis!