Monday, July 30, 2007

Lost Friends

If going into Craig-y-nos was upsetting then leaving the institution several years later was equally traumatic.
Nothing prepared us for the outside world which had changed, or adjusting back into family life.

Dozens of girls talk of returning home and longing for the friendships they had left behind.
Rosemary from the Brecon area says she could not bear to sleep in the bedroom and for months after leaving Craig-y-nos had a bed in the barn.

Another, Beryl , talked of going for long walks with her mother along the seashore late at night because she couldn't stand being in the house.

And many girls, myself included, cried quietly back in our home bedrooms for our lost friends.

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