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Name: DENNING, Reginald Charles 'Bay'

Birth Date: 1924 Ely

Death Date: 7 Jan 1999 Merrivale, KwaZulu, Natal

Last Date: 1952

Profession: Farmer

Area: 'Longonot' farm, Eldama Ravine

Married: 1954 Ivy Madge Poolman b. 1923 Kabete (dau of Percy Henry Poolman; later m. Cann)

Children: Michael; Jill; two others

Book Reference: Hut, mini-Sitrep XIV

War Service: WW2 in Royal Navy VR

General Information:

mini-Sitrep XIV - Reginald Charles (Bay) Denning died in Merrivale, KwaZulu-Natal on 7 January 1999. Schooled in England, 'Bay' served in the RNVR, as a Lt. During WW2, after which he emigrated to Kenya. He attended Egerton Agricultural College, bought a farm at Eldama Ravine and in 1954 married Ivy Poolman from Nanyuki. In 1962, with their 4 children, they moved to South Africa, eventually buying a smallholding in Merrivale (Longonot). After a successful period of pig breeding, Bay and Ivy opted for a small dairy herd.

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