Saturday, 8 August 2015


 Richard Seymour
In April 2010 Guy met his "Gibson" cousins, Cmdr. (retired) Richard Seymour, RN, and his wife, Anne, and spent a night with them at their charming home in Hardington Mandeville (near Yeovil) in the UK's beautiful garden county of Somerset. And then, after nearly five years on 14th March 2015, Guy, along with his wife, Roshan, and son, Michael,  hosted a family dinner at The Terrace at Kelvin Grove.

Judy, Anne, Guy, Richard, Roshan
Standing - Elgon, Michael
Present at the family dinner, together with  Richard and Anne, were "Buxton" Harfield Village cousins, Elgon and Judy Buxton. 

It was a most enjoyable occasion with lots of stories and laughter on the first-ever visit to South Africa by Richard and Anne, who also spent two weeks touring the Garden Route. (Richard had previously visited Cape Town on his own during WW2, whilst serving as an officer in the Royal Navy.)

Elgon Buxton is the son of the late Fred and Aimee Buxton of Kommetjie and his lovely wife, Judy, is an enthusiastic family “archivist” who  has undertaken some quite amazing family-tree research, including Guy’s and his sister, Sally’s, respective families.

Richard Seymour is the son of one of Guy and Sally's  late mother’s cousins, Helen (also known as “Barney”) Luxmoore-Ball, whose father (Colonel Luxmoore-Ball) and mother Margaret “Daisy” (nee Gibson) acted as “caretakers” and helped manage the Gibson brother’s 7,000 hectare farm, “Waterval”, near Midrand, in Gauteng for over six years during the 1920’s.

In 2008 Guy translated the late Dr Bernhard Louw’s family historical book, entitled “The Gibson Brothers of the Red Star Line” from Afrikaans into English,

                                                                                     - penned on 8th August 2015

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