Kate Fagalde

The little ex British Protectorate of Basutoland gained independence in 1966 and was renamed Lesotho and I arrived at the beginning of 1969. My older brother David had spent time there during his Voluntary Service Overseas stint and I leapt at the chance of being able to see the country that had fascinated him. At first my contract was for a mere three months, but during this time, I was to meet my future husband Neville Cretchley. Neville's family had originally gone out to Lesotho from Cheltenham in England in the late 1800's and his father had been born in Maseru in 1906.