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Mrs Eunice Lewis, Miss Janet Lewis, Miss Barbara Lewis and Mr John Lewis who live in a

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Mrs Eunice Lewis, Miss Janet Lewis, Miss Barbara Lewis and Mr John Lewis who live in a

Mrs Eunice Lewis, Miss Janet Lewis, Miss Barbara Lewis and Mr John Lewis who live in a house for the homeless, described as a punishment block, on the Gurnos Estate. Two families occupy the house and share a bathroom and kitchen. 26th June 1986

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Merthyr Tydfil
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Estate Exterior Gurnos Homeless House Merthyr Tydfil 1986


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Captured in the heart of Wales, this poignant print showcases the resilient spirit of Mrs Eunice Lewis, Miss Janet Lewis, Miss Barbara Lewis, and Mr John Lewis. In 1986, they found themselves living in a house for the homeless on the Gurnos Estate in Merthyr Tydfil - a place often described as a punishment block. Within these walls, two families formed an unbreakable bond while sharing a bathroom and kitchen. Despite their challenging circumstances, this snapshot reveals their unwavering strength and determination to create a sense of home amidst adversity. The image transports us back to the 1980s when homelessness was prevalent across Britain. It serves as a powerful reminder that even within society's darkest corners, love and resilience can flourish. These individuals embody hope against all odds. As we gaze upon this photograph today, let us not forget that behind every face lies an untold story. May it inspire compassion within us all and ignite conversations about social justice and housing inequality. This Memory Lane Print is more than just an image; it encapsulates a moment frozen in time - one that compels us to reflect on our shared humanity.

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