Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Visitor from Southampton

At the exhibition Norma Pearce met a man who had travelled all the way from Southampton.
He had been in Craig-y-nos as a child and he told her the experience had left a mark on him for life.
“I felt as if he was so sad.”

Lets hope that seeing the photographs and visiting the area and talking to people helped him to “lay some ghosts”.
Too many of us have got repressed painful memories which we have never dared voice to anyone before simply because the Craig-y-nos experience was so strange and weird that it would be difficult for an outsider to comprehend it.

Then of course there was the taboo surrounding the disease. You did not talk about TB. Until now.

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