Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The multi-purpose van

Picutre right: Ann Shaw ( nee Rumsey)

My brother, David Rumsey, who used to farm at Ty-Llangenny Farm, Crickhowell tells me that local huckster, ( market gardener) , George Jones was often called upon in the 1940's by the undertaker in Crickhowell to collect corpses from Craig-y-nos.
Vans were still something of a rarity and if anyone from Crickhowell area died in Craig-y-nos they would be brought back for burial.
George is now dead but his wife and son and brother still live in the area.

I was a patient at Craig-y-nos from 1950-54

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