Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My father Douglas Logan was from Ynysybwl and while serving with the RAF in Malta he met my mother, Violet Whelpdale. After leaving Malta for the UK, they were on board the Laconia when she was torpedoed and sank on Sept. 12th, 1942. I am the youngest survivor. I was brought up in Ynysybwl and my husband, Roy, was originally from Swansea.
My main interest is France and the French language, and I'm an adult education tutor. As a member of Cynon Valley U3A, I am now learning German for visits to Germany.
What is your story about?
My story is too long for the time alloted on the Digital Storytelling workshop as it tells of my parents' experience of the Laconia incident and the events leading up to it and following the disaster. My digital story only relates to the fact that we survived and my parents settled in Ynysybwl where I was brought up, with my brother and sister. I lived in Tonteg after my marriage and moved to Aberdare 32 years ago.
Why did you choose to tell this particular story?
My father, who died in 2002, related it many times and would be delighted to know that I have continued and it hasn't been forgotten.
He would be very proud to know that the story will be on the internet and possibly on TV. I'm very glad I had the opportunity to do this for him.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
To leave with a completed film and a sense of achievement. The information was too much to absorb, but it wetted the appetite to learn more, knowing that it is possible. The whole experience was rewarding and I appreciate the chance I had to peep into another part of the world of computer technology.