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Bolton Boy Doing Well in Australia

January 1929

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 25, 1929

It is always interesting to have news of our lads overseas, and we are glad to learn that Isaac Henshaw, one of the Bolton boys who emigrated during the coal trouble of 1926, is now doing well in Australia. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Henshaw, of 125, Furlong Road. His brothers, Harold and Joe, are also in the Dominions, Harold in Canada and Joe in Australia.

Isaac, who is not yet 21, and was born in Mexboro’ but brought up at Bolton, began to drive wagonettes as soon as he left school, and later worked at the Barnburgh and Wath Collieries. During the coal stoppage of 1926, like a good many other young fellows of spirit, he decided to try his luck abroad, and went out to Australia, being helped by the Y.M.C.A.

He was met in Melbourne by his brother Joe, and went on to Sydney, where he took a course of training in farming, and then obtained work on a dairy farm at Windsor, New South Wales, where for six months he milked by machinery, despatching the milk to the hospitals in Sydney and the creameries round about.

He wanted, however, work with more machinery in it, and eventually fell in with an amusement caterer, who took him on as driver of the traction engine. He has since travelled extensively all over New South Wales in his own motor caravan. His employer values him, and he is already an indispensable member of the staff.