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THE MINES AND ME (4): DENNIS

One of the more unusual characters that I met in Kimberley’s diamond mines in the early sixties was a young man called Dennis Knox. Like many of the miners, he had done something else before starting to work underground. He … Continue reading

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THE MINES AND ME (1)

The mines and I got on quite well at first. When I started working underground at Dutoitspan in Kimberley as a learner official in 1960 I had just turned 17, and had spent the previous 10 years at Christian Brothers’ … Continue reading

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