Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Reunion - in dancing class!
(From left to right) Doug and Joyce Herbert, Roy Harry and Val Filby.
Two boys who were in Craig-y-nos during the war met up again - in a dancing class in Cwmavon!!
Roy Harry says:
"We recently joined a new dancing class in our village. There were no familiar faces, until Doug & Joyce Herbert walked in.
We couldn't place them immediately but then remembered we had met them at the first Craig y Nos reunion.
If we hadn't met at the reunion over two years ago in Craig-y-nos we would not have realised that we were together in ward 1
during the war! "
Roy Harry gives a very moving account of how as a child of three he had a gastric lavage and Doug Herbert tells how he was force-fed cabbage until he was sick.
Both stories are in the book:"The Children of Craig-y-nos" by Ann Shaw and Carole Reeves, price £9.99. available from all good bookshops and online from Amazon.co.uk