My Treasure – Doreen Chipperfield
"Copper from Africa"
"I was nearly 30 years in Africa, I got married out there. First in Ndola in what was then Northern Rhodesia and then in Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia. It has all changed now. Salisbury is now Harare and these countries are now Zambia and Zimbabwe. Copper mining was very important. At one time copper was making so much money that all the workers got double pay. Copper pictures like this were made there from the local copper.
I brought a lot home with me, but I gave a lot away. I loved it in Africa, but when Zimbabwe got its independence, we couldn't take Mugabe's Government and left in 1986."
Story by Doreen Chipperfield from Coleraine and member of Age Concern (Coleraine)