Hayes (Harold)

This beautiful poem which I’m sure could be termed a “sonnet” (a little song) was submitted to the tenindewa.com site by Brian Griffiths to honor an old Tenindewa resident who despite surviving the first world war suffered severe PTSD as we term it today (post traumatic stress syndrome). In his day it was commonly called “Shell Shock”. Harold Hayes farmed in the Bindu area (north west Tenindewa) and a Government water bore, adjacent to the site of Harold’s residence, still bares his name…”Hayes’s Bore”.

Brian Griffith is one of the most senior living members of our (unofficial) Tenindewa Hall of fame. He is the son of Bill and Ivy Griffiths who built the current store in 1932.

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