Friday, March 04, 2016

Girl Guides at Craig-y-nos

I have had a request from Guiding Cymru asking if they could these photos of Girl Guides in Craig-y-nos  in their forthcoming exhibition in the National Library, Aberystwth to celebrate the centenary of the Girl Guide movement.

Looking back on these photos I am struck by the sheer lack of Health  and Safety at the time: imgine children building a fire and cooking on it in a hospital ward!

My own memories of the time  the Girl Guides  spent with us are positive. They were our only link with the outside world and I can still do the knots they taught us!

"The Children of Craig-y-nos" by Ann Shaw and Carole Reeves is available in paperback for £9.99p from Amazon

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