Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Visitors Book. Brecon Library
Here are some of the comments from the Visitors Book in Brecon library during the two month photographic exhibition of the “Childen of Craig-y-nos”.
“emotional and sad” -Rogan and Frances Smith, Llanfaes, Brecon.
“very interesting” W. Howells, Brecon.
“Patient in 1958” A. Gore. Llangorse, Brecon.
“Quite sad. Excellent record.” Sue Snode (?) Defnnog.
“Excellent” Regina Errington, Velindre.
“Wonderful exhibition” School (30 pupils.) Brecon
“Patient from 1954-55) Peggy Jones, Pontardulais, Swansea.
“ A lovely exhibition which is very interesting. All the pupils enjoyed and learnt a lot from it.”St Joseph’s RC Primary school, Brecon.
“ Pupil of Talgarth school in 1950s when a number of children were admitted to Craig-y-nos.” Alun Morgan, Brecon.
“I was in a sanatorium in Hertfordshire as a child so found this exhibition very interesting. It brought back so many memories . The regime was exactly the same.” M.Farley, Bwlch.
“Moving - those poor children.” Barbara Lloyd, Powys.
“Excellent. captures the atmosphere very well.” Jon Davies, Libanus, Brecon.
“Intriguing” Alban Dunn, Brecon.
“Former patient, 1948-50. Many memories.” Caroline Boyce (nee Havard). Clackmannanshire, Central Scotland.
“Wonderful memories of Craig-y-nos” Bethann Channing, Brecon.
“Brought back my childhood memories of living at Craig-y-nos” Mary Sutton-Coulson (daughter of Dr Ivor Williams, medical superintendent). Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire.
“Mixed memories of CYN” Joan Wotton (nee Thomas),Baglan, Port Talbot.
“ Success story- My sister-in-law spent 1953/54 and is still alive aged 89 years and still has her wits about her.” D. James, Brecon.
“My aunt, Mary thomas Bernier, the Blue Bear Brecon, died in Craig-y-nos (aged 21) during the Second World War.” Pauline James, Skeynton, Llandridod Wells.
“Former patient 1949-54”. Roger Beynon, Ammanford.