The Simpson, etc. plaque commemorates the Dyeworks which were at Victory Place 1859 - 68. This page refers to that site but also refers to the Hackney Dyeworks to which Atlas expanded. The photo sh...
Building, Industry, Science
South African financier, b. London as Barnett Isaacs. Competitor of Cecil Rhodes in the South African diamond world. Entered politics in the Cape. His son Woolf became a successful racing driver...
Person, Industry, South Africa
Co-founder and funder (with Sir Julius Wernher) of the Royal School of Mines building.Born Hamburg, learnt the diamond trade in Amsterdam and went to Kimberley where he met Wernher and Cecil Rhodes...
Person, Industry, Africa, Germany, South Africa
Financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur. Born Berlin. Younger brother to Alfred and made his fortune the same way: mining diamonds. Came to London in 1896 and took British citizenship. G...
Person, Benefactor, Industry, Germany
Mine-owner in Dulais Valley, Wales, near Neath. Named his mine after his seven sisters. High Sheriff of Breconshire 1913. Father of David, who hyphenated his surname thus making it different from h...
Person, Industry, Wales
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