What a great website. Thank you for so many memories.
Having been brought up in Llangefni but not having returned for some years I think I preferred it as it was.
Then times change but I think of our childhood in the 50/60s was quite idyllic when you look back. There were so many busy shops The Golden Eagle
and E B Jones
where broken biscuits were always to be bought, Guests
, Siop Dicks
and Express Leather
, where Mr Price made our shoes and satchels last longer.
Several butchers and bakers Avondale Gwalia
whose Bara Brith is still the best I ever tasted.
Of course we still had the Arcadia Cinema
with Mrs Williams sweet shop next door. However, if we were really flush there was the treat of fish and chips at Winnie Walsh
across the road.
Happy days, happy times with lovely stories on your website. Diolch yn fawr.
Braf derbyn dy lythyr. Lovely to receive your message.
I'm a 60s kid, but I do remember everything that you write about.
On the till in EB Jones was Mr Glenys Jones, the wife of Hugh Lloyd the barber. I understand fro my father that Mr Guest was a lovely man but I always found it disconcerting receiving change on Saturdays from a hand that was missing two fingers.
Glandwr bread is still the best bread and you could blindfold me and I'd still know it. Fabulous.
Winnie Walsh was a formidable women. I wonder if you remember, Siop-Chips-ar-Dan'
up toward SPQR
Please write again and this time please do leave your name
. As you mention there are plenty of stories about Llangefni on Anglesey Hidden Gem and I believe that there are friends you may very well know.
I look forward to hearing from you.