Saturday, February 10, 2007

"Squash, squash, squash" - 1930's

This story was sent in by Gwanwyn Evans of Aberyscir, near Brecon:

"If you were reprimanded in Craig-y-nos it was called "squash" and one girl called Madge wrote the following lines which we used to sing, when out of hearing of the staff:

" Squash, squash, squash, here comes Staff Nurse to squash us

Squash, squash, squash, that's all we're getting here
The nurses and the sisters,
Their tongues must be in blisters,
That's all we get in Craig-y-nos is
Squash, squash, squash!"

Many years later my husband saw Madge in Brecon. She had become a Sergeant in the ATS and she was seen marching her recruits around Brecon.
It was obvious her stay in Craig-y-nos had been beneficial."

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