Friday, September 28, 2007
Mary-Sutton-Coulson, Dr Williams' daughter
Edgar, the gardener, holds baby Bonzo the pet badger belonging to Ruth and Mary.
(from left to right) Mary, Ruth, unknown child in arms of Santa Claus and Matron Knox-Thomas.
Mary and Ruth with Santa Claus (dentist )
Ruth with pet badger, Bonzo.
Dr. Ivor Williams amd his wife
Dr Williams had to daughters, Mary and Ruth.
Their ponies, Lady and Tosca, were often "borrowed" by teenager patients to ride in the woods while their owners were away at boarding school.
This happened in the mid-1950s yet Mary only learnt of this recently while surfing the web and she came across photos of patients with her ponies on this blog.
This intrigued Mary and she made a special point of travelling up from Hampshire to attend the Patients Reunion and to see the exhibition.
She made a bee-line in the bar at Craig-y-nos Castle for the "culprits" Beryl Rowlands and Christine Bennett.
I am not certain who was the most surprised!
Ruth and Mary also had a pet badger, Bonzo looked after by Edgar, the head gardener.
Mary and Ruth outside Craig-y-nos Castle with their pony, Lady, and Paddy, the red setter belonging to Matron Knox-Thomas