Bob and Susan's Trip to Africa
In 1997, a Skene Family Reunion was held in Dryden.
During the planning stage of this event we received a fax from
Diana Bradley in Harare,
Hi! We have heard about the Skene Family Reunion. We think we are related and we would like to come.
Unfortunately, they werent able to come to
our reunion, but we promised that one day we would
Deveron Mansions, small apartment block built by Di's grandfather
Dis great-grandfather, William Skene, and my great-grandfather, Robert Skene, were brothers, but we never knew anything about this family. William stayed in Scotland, while Robert emigrated to Canada in 1890. William's daughter, Dianna, emigrated to South Africa in 1931, moving up to Rhodesia six months later. Her husband, Di's grandfather, was a builder who erected many public buildings in Harare, as well as building a small block of flats (we would call it a four-plex), in which the family now lives. Sadly, Gran passed away in September at the age of 97. We missed meeting her by only two months.
Please join us on our trip to Africa; click on Page 1