Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Craig-y-nos film: "Hear Me Now"

This is link to  " Hear Me Now", the excellent film made by Final Year students at Stirling University.

It tells the stories of Pamela Hamer, Roy Harry, Roger Benyon and Ann Shaw.
Maria Craig, film director, with Ann Shaw

Roger Benyon-early 1950's (inset with Ann Shaw in 2017)

Former patients with their partners in the Adelina Patti theatre on the day of filming.
They are (from left to right): Mr Hamer, Roy Harry, Roger Benyon, Malcolm Shaw, Ann Shaw, Pamela Hamer, Sylvia Moore and Valerie Harry

Launch of film "Hear Me Now" in the Macrobert Arts centre, Stirling University

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Boys on the balcony- Craig-y-nos castle

Craig-y-nos Castle - ( 1940s )  boys  on the balcony.

This iconic photo of boys on the balcony at Craig-y-nos in the 1940s has suddenly got a new lease of life- again!

Students from Stirling University Film and Media Department  are using it in their crowdsourcing campaign to raise money to make a documentary about a children’s TB sanatorium.

  • So far they have raised £780  of their £1,000 target

The students will be travelling down to  Craig-y-nos in the Swansea Vallaey  to film  in just over a week’s time, and I have suggested they wrap up warm because it will be cold.

A small group of patients have agreed to be interviewed.  And, of course, there is the small matter of the ghosts…particularly Adelina Patti.

Oh yes, I will be there too.