Friday, November 09, 2007

Mary, Ann and Caroline - 1950

Mary , Ann and Caroline

How about this for coincidences....
I met up for coffee yesterday in Scotland with two women who had connections to Craig-y-nos.
Both live not far from my home in Bridge-of-Allan.
Molly Beechey is a mere ten minutes away in Blairlogie and Caroline Boyce about twenty minutes in Yetts o' Muckart.

Now the chances of 3 women living on the edge of the Scottish Highlands having connections with Craig-y-nos are pretty slim. Caroline and I were in there together in 1950 and Molly had been sent on two occasions to Craig-y-nos for x-rays because they suspected TB. She lived in Ystradgynlais where her father was the manager of a big estate in the area.

Then it got really weird for it turned out that Molly had taught Caroline at Dorset Occupational Therapy College in Oxford .
Caroline said:” I thought Molly looked familiar...”

Oh yes and my dog, Miles, goes on his holidays, when we are away , to the family who live next-door to Caroline. She knew Miles before we met up earlier this year for the first time in over 50 years...

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