Langbourne's Empire

The story of the Langbourne brothers continues...

When everything seems to be finally going right, the most outrageous events start taking place, events that totally defy logic!

Then, a simple error of judgement by Morris has catastrophic results. However we are dealing with Morris and David Langbourne, and nothing will keep them down.   

Africa, and the Langbournes, have a very interesting story to tell.

This is Alan's best book yet - the tale in itself is quite unbelievable, yet based on actual events.  

'The Matabele Times and Mining Journal' (1894)

Alan extends his personal thanks to Lewis Walter for granting permission to place an image of his original copy of 'The Matabele Times and Mining Journal' dated Friday 20th July 1894 on this website.  

By sheer coincidence, the discovery of this newspaper fitted in perfectly with the chronology of the storyline. 

Alan would also like to acknowledge Denise Taylor who responded to his plea on the Internet for help in researching the hotels of Bulawayo in the latter part of 1890.  Her action and interest put Alan in touch with Lewis Walter, and Nick Baalbergen, who's historical knowledge of Bulawayo and Matabeleland in the era that this book is written is admirable.  

 

Alan expresses his deepest gratitude to Denise, Nick and Lewis for their help, advice, interest and enthusiasm.

Photo credit:  Mr. Walter Lewis

The Langbourne Codes

Numerical Code:

B  L  A  C K  R H  I  N O 

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  0 

Code Names - People and Places:

Morris

David

Louis

Harry

Danie Coetzee

Jack Shiel

Cecil John Rhodes

Prime Minister

LB Bulawayo

LB East London

LB Port Elizabeth

LB Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Pretoria

Cape Town

Port Elizabeth

East London

Kimberley

Mafeking

Cigarettes

Cigarette Paper Box

Tobacco

Lion

Eagle

Giraffe

Badger

Zebra

Owl

Tracks

Wig

Langbro

Langbel

Langbpe

Langbjb

Gold

Silver

Copper

Ruby

Eggs

Glass

Tin

Cats

Dogs

Tiger

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