The Arbuckles of Somerby

A snippet: It was schoolfriend Koos Beukes’ birthday today and I remembered he’s from Aberfeldy, so I asked him about a half-remembered memory that popped up on thinking ‘Aberfeldy:’ ‘Who were the rooinek ladies that farmed out your way again?’ ‘Natalie and Phyllis Arbuckle on Somerby,’ said Koos. He actually now owns the farm! HeContinue reading “The Arbuckles of Somerby”

Harrismith & District Gymkhanas

Dad remembers the gymkhanas he took part in and so enjoyed in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. They were held in Harrismith, Eeram, Verkykerskop, Mont Pelaan and Aberfeldy; and on the farms Appin near Swinburne, Primrose near van Reenen, and Maraishoek. The entry fee was one pound per event – and prize money wasContinue reading “Harrismith & District Gymkhanas”