iron fence which surrounded the race-course was taken down and carted to the various fortifications.
were constructed around Kimberley to check any sudden attack upon the
town. The roads leading from the town were strongly guarded and
barricaded with barbed-wire entanglements, with mining trucks filled
with earth, and with camelthorn trees. Of late years the outskirts of
Kimberley had begun to assume quite a parklike appearance, by the
growth of young trees from the roots and stumps of those that had been