Monday, January 28, 2008
Last photo of staff at Adelina Patti hospital - 1960
Front row ( left to right)
Doug Powell engineer, Mrs Meikie SEN, Stella Price nee Anthony,
Sister V Hodge, Sister Betty Lewis
Miss Sullivan -Deputy Matron
Dr Huppert, Matron Knox Thomas, Dr Ivor Williams Medical Superintendent
Sister Powell, Jenkin Evans - dental surgeon
Sister Gwyneth Lewis,Sister Betty Lewis - nee Pugh
Sister Pearl Watkins,
Staff Nurse Sheila Price, Patey Taylor SEN, Edgar Davies Head Gardener
John Barrows - engineer, Getta Hibbert SEN, Joyce Cox Aux
Glenys Waters - student nurse, Beatrice Jones - nee Beamish student nurse
Nancy Jones - Aux.,Gwyneth Jones - aux, Nancy Perrier Aux
Ina Hopkins, medical secretary, Euryl Thomas - nee Evans Medical Secretary, Margaret Williams student nurse
Gladys Samuel Aux, Lucy Thomas Aux, Gladys Jones Aux
Diane Hughes student nurse,Val James ( Gwynne Arms) student nurse
Hanna Williams Aux, Mrs Bates Aux
Mr Gilbert Lake - chef
John Heaven, Head porter, Mrs Wellings domestic
Gwen Bannister domestic, GlynTawe
Annie May Ellis domestic, Abercraf, Hilda Lewis domestic ,Penycae, Mrs Harvey domestic, Yniswen
Mrs Jones domestic, Abercraf, Mrs Dolly Jones domestic, Nantcaerefail, Mrs Turner domestic, Yniswen
Margaret Heaven, domestic supervisor, Mrs Pugh domestic Colbren, Marjorie Morris domestic, Yniswen
Mrs Smith domestic Colbren, May Morris domestic kitchen staff, Maggie Preace domestic kitchen, Yniswen
Mrs Davies domestic kitchen, Marion Williams - domestic kitchen, Yniswen, Mary Duvenas domestic kitchen, Abercraf
Cliff Bannister porter,Glyntawe, Alwyn Jones , porter Penycae
John Cashmore, plumber, Yniswen, Mrs Donovan domestic, Yniswen,
Margaret Williams, Aux. Ystradgynlais, Gwen Allexander, laundry.
Olive Morgan, domestic, Gwen Roberts, domestic
Mrs Powell, domestic, Penycae
Dilys Gwilym, domestic, Yniswen,
Mrs Rodrigues, domestic
Mrs Edgar Davies head laundress Pencyae ( married to Edgar, head gardener)
Mary Emberton,sewing mistress,Ystrafera
Miss Daniels, sewing mistress , Ystrafera
Dai Richards, chauffeur, John Walters, painter
Ken Lewis boilerman stoker, Sid Evans -porter
Arthur Hales gardener, Daniel John Price gardener
Raymond Reece, painter, E. Williams carpenter,
S Morris, gardener,Trevor Jones painter, Gareth Morgan porter,
Elwen Williams, gardener, Hubert Francis porter.
I am very grateful to Nurse Glenys Davies for naming all the members of staff and to Roy Harry for organising this research.
If you are wondering why Nurse Glenys Davies is not in the above photograph it is because it was her half day and she had gone down the valley. However, she knew about the group photograph but decided "in a fit of peek" not to take part because the Ward Sister had accused her of doing something she had not done.
Neither are the two teachers, Miss White and Mrs Thomas, there because the children had already been moved to the South Wales sanatorium in Talgarth.
For the last two years the Adelina Patti hospital was a nursing home.
(Photographer TT Davies)