Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thomas Edward Isaac - 1928

Paula Stretch sent me an amazing photo on e-mail of her grandfather, Thomas Edward Isaac, who was in Craig-y-nos as a child.

He is nearly 90 years of age and he read the article in The Evening Post a few weeks ago about our “Children of Craig-y-nos” book and he thought we might be interested in this picture.

Well, of course we are more than delighted to receive this unique bit of history.

Dr Carole Reeves, Outreach Historian, has spoken to him.

She says:
“Thomas is the child blowing the trumpet just to the right of the table. It was taken in the Adelina Patti Theatre which was also at that time used as a ward. It was his ward. He doesn't remember there being any balconies there at that time.”
Thomas is the first to mention that the Adelina Patti theatre was used as a TB ward!

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