Thursday, January 11, 2007

Summer on the balcony 1950

My cousin, David Rumsey, a naval cadet at the time, and Mary Jones from Llanbedr, came to visit me once. I was very proud of them and insisted on having this photograph taken. My father did not visit me very often and some of the girls used to ask if he was dead. So I was delighted to have these visitors.
We were allowed visitors one weekend from 2-4pm once a month. All visitors had to have their bags searched incase they brought in food that was "unsuitable".
Visitors had to stand in line to be searched and mother told me that there was always a competition to be first in line to be searched so that they could then race upstairs to see us.

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