In November 2010, I had the unfortunate task of packing up my uncle’s (John Harvey’s) house of 17 years in Watamu, Kenya. In doing so, I came across this most amazing story that he had never mentioned to any of us of the younger generation. I fear that there are very few people left who do remember the events that I shall attempt to recount using documents I found at the bottom of a dusty drawer. It certainly makes for a good story of those early days in East Africa.
In the article below, journalist Lucille Davie reveals some unique history about Albert's Farm in Johannesburg. Some of the community and planning details are out of date as the article was written on 16 September 2005. Nevertheless, the history of the site remains as fascinating as ever. Click here to view more of Davie's work.