Thursday, August 09, 2007

Mary Watkins ( nee Williams) 1955-57

Following my appeal in the Brecon and Radnor Mary rang me this evening. She now lives in Hereford with her family.

Yes she was desperately ill when she was admitted to Craig-y-nos and was not expected to live.
But she was not the first to receive streptomycin. By the mid 1950's the drug was widely used.

She remembers she was kept in the attic at Craig-y-nos for some time before being moved to Sister Morgan's office and eventually moved into Ward 2 and finally out on to the balcony.

She went on to Sully to have part of her lung removed. Mary remembers Christine Bennett and Beryl Rowlands and she plans to be at the Reunion.

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