Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Llandeilo Church - St Teilo's


I was in Llandeilo on Monday and I had occasion to talk to a lady carrying a wicker basket. I asked her if she was carrying dried flowers. No she informed me she had been tending to a grave.

This is the story she told me. She had been to the grave of a German man who had enlisted to fight the Nazis during the Second World War. He was digging tank traps in Pembrokeshire in 1942 when he had been bitten by a rat. He subsequently developed Weils disease. He was taken to a small cottage hospital in Llandeilo but died there. He was then buried in the church yard (St. Teilo's above).

Monday being 4th August was the day he had died and she had been along to tend to the grave although she was not related to him.

A sad story but also an indication of some of the thoughtful people that are around us all the time.
What a lovely lady.

Today we are packing the paintings for the exhibtion not a quick task.

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