Monday, February 25, 2008

Gwanwyn Evans- first lady mayor of Brecon

Eighty-seven year old Gwanwyn Evans from Abersycir near Brecon rang to say she has found some photos of herself and will send them on to me.

She was in Craig-y-nos for four months with a TB jaw in 1931 as a ten year old and recalls those early days as "clear as a bell".
She remembers the "Sun-ray room ... sitting around in nothing but calico pants and singing".

In later life Gwanwyn became active politically and was the first Lady Mayor of Brecon Borough from 1980/81.

She has just had a hip replacement and is relieved to be back driving and mobile again.

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