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November 16, 2012

World record tower: update

Veld lore, Autumn 1984
A few months ago, I blogged about a picture from the 9th Benoni Scout Troop logbook that showed a 120 foot tower. At the time, I didn't have any more information about it other than the date and the venue. I've since come across a copy of Veld lore, the quarterly magazine of the then Boy Scouts of South Africa, from Winter 1984 that has the attached photographs with the following caption:
Veld lore, winter 1984
World's highest ever pioneering tower, built by Northern Districts, soars 123 feet skywards

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