The Woodpile


Seretse Khama became the first President of Bechuanaland (Botswana) in 1966.
A highly intelligent man, married to Ruth, nee Williams.
Government House (later State House) in Gaberones was to be their new home.
The then Sir Seretse (The clay that binds) suggested to his English wife that State House should
more appropriately be called The Woodpile. Sir Seretse sadly died in 1980 aged 59-A great loss.