Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Barbara O’Connell (nee Paines): Return to Craig-y-nos - 2008

Barbara ( 1952-53) returns to Craig-y-nos for the first time a few weeks ago.
"I was shaking when I got there. I had to have a cigarette to calm myself down before going inside"

Craig-y-nos Castle today

Part of the grand staircase to the top floor.

Inside Adelina Patti's bedroom, known as the "Six-Bedder" and today used for seances.

Inside Ward 2. The spot where Barbara's had her bed over 50 years ago.

Some of the ghost testing equipment used to monitor supernatural activity in the castle ( top floor- childrens ward)

Barbara descending the staircase.

Skeleton used for "ghost events". Remember the original real one, used for nursing purposes, kept in a basement cupboard, and how we used to open the door and play, or rather frighten ourselves with it?

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