Thursday, April 24, 2008
Winnie Gardiner (nee Gammon) 1927-32
Winnie spent 5 years in Craig-y-nos as a child and she never had TB
This photograph has just come in and it shows Winnie as a child in Craig-y-nos. She went in as a 9 month old toddler and came out just after her fifth birthday, on calipers.
At the time they believed she had TB of the stomach but it was not until she was 60 years of age that her true condition was finally diagnosed: celiac disease, an allergy to gluten.
Read a full account of her time in Craig-y-nos in my blog on the 7th January blog 2008.