Conisbrough Miner Emigrates For Mines in Rhodesia

October 1957

South Yorkshire Times October 12, 1957

Conisbrough Miner Emigrates
For Mines in Rhodesia

A conversation with his sister who lives in Southern Rhodesia has prompted Mr. Stanley Grieves, a Conisbrough miner, to leave Denaby Main Colliery where l he has worked for the past 23 years to take up coal mining in Southern Rhodesia. Mr. Grieves (37) of 57 Chestnut Grove, Conisbrough, was visited by his sister, Mrs. G. Turner, formerly of Conisbrough,’ who lives with her husband at Wankie in Southern Rhodesia. She was spending a holiday in Conisbrough.

Mr. Grieves has worked at Denaby Main Colliery since be was a boy of 14. For the past two years he’ has been contemplating emigrating. His wife, Mrs. Winifred Grieves, told a reporter that his mind was finally made up after a conversation with his sister who told him all about the life and opportunities in Southern Rhodesia.

Mr. Grieves’ brother-in-law, Mr. George Turner, is a deputy at Wankie Colliery and has arranged work at the colliery for Mr. Grieves.

Mr. Grieves sailed with his sister and brother-in-law from Southampton yesterday on the S. S. Arundel Castle for Cape Town. Mr. Grieves wife and his two children Stanley (16) and Christine (12), are staying  behind in Conisbrough until Mr. Grieves finds a house for them at Wankie. Meanwhile he is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Turner.

Mrs. Grieves said she expected to join her husband out there in January or February of next year.

Stanley, junior, is a trainee miner Manvers Main Colliery and his parents hope to get similar work for him at Wankie, but Christine is to go to a hoarding school over 200 miles from Wankie at Bulawayo. Mrs. Grieves is a canteen naid at Conisbrough Northcliffe.