Re: Kimberley Diamond Mines #southafrica


In 1900 my grandfather, Albert Isaacs,  travelled from  Manchester, UK,  to Kimberley to make his fortune in the diamond mines.  Unfortunately that didn't happen. He stayed with his Aunt and Uncle, as his Uncle was a manager of one of the mines.    A family diary describes his 2 month stay in Africa.  Bad health meant that he had to search for another job, and at some stage he went to Aliway North to work for Mr. Levy, a Jewish shop owner,  before  returning to Manchester more or less penniless.   I have more details from the diary if anyone is interested.  
Kathryn Berman

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