Burgher Tennis Club in Galle, circa 1928-by Michael Roberts

Burgher Tennis Club in Galle, circa 1928-by Michael Roberts



Michael Roberts

Left to right – Standing: Messrs R. W. E. de Vos, Vyvil Loudowyk, Fred Bastiansz, E. F. C. Ludowyk Jnr., R. A. de Vos, Bubsy Austin, E. F. C. Ludowyk Snr, W. Colin-Thomé, Dudley de Kretser, Arthur Arndt, Bertie Toussaint

Seated: Miss Mina de Vos, Miss E. Koch, Mrs Glen Altendorf, Mrs Bertie Joseph, Mrs R. A. de Vos, Mrs Bertie Toussaint, Miss Rita Kale, Mrs E. F. C. Ludowyk, Mrs W. Colin-Thomé, Mrs Dudley de Kretser, Mrs Bessie Bartholomeusz,

Seated on ground: Earnleigh de Krester, Miss Owen Ludowyk, Miss Ina de Zilwa, Miss Mabel Arndt, Miss Mavis Ludowyk, Miss Dagmar Toussaint, Francis Toussaint.

A NOTE: I discovered this photograph mounted on cardboard in my Mss depository. I could not recollect how I got it but on my recent trip to Sri Lanka David Colin-Thome informed me that his mother Moira had presented it to me. Percy Colin-Thome would have been the person who identified all the personnel for me when I placed the image in my sister’s book, Galle As Quiet as Asleep. The late Percy Colin-Thome, a gentle soul we all miss, worked closely with meand Ismeth Raheem in preparing the book People Inbetween during the late 1980s.

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