Washi Bach

by Emyr Williams
(Oldham, Lancashire)

Washi Bach, Anglesey

Washi Bach, Anglesey

Dear Wil


Yes, I remember Washi Bach well.

Around 1949 he did his rounds of Anglesey with his stick and a sack on his shoulder. When he came round Llanddeusant it wasn't that often - about 6 times a year - he had his port of calls.

He'd get two eggs in Plas Newydd then walk to our house where my mother boiled them for him and give him three slices of bread and butter. She'd brew tea for him in the old National Health dried milk tin.

Also, I remember PC Pritchard from Bodedern trying to get him to sign the census form. I can tell you that was job and a half.

He was a quiet sort of a man, very cheeky but he had to survive same as any human being.

Last time I saw him was around 1962. Where did he come from? Where did he go? I dont know.

Fond memories but sad to think that I dont know his beginning or his ending. It's a legend untold

Em

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May 20, 2011
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Wil's response to 'Seeds are Sown'
by: Wil

Dear Friend (G?)

How right it feels for me to receive these messages from all over the place. Each one shares the same emotionally honest thoughts about Washi Bach.

The Lost are always moving among us. Invisible and therefore isoated.

I choose to be robustly gregarious and issue an unsolicited "Hello!" to all and sundry.

Weird? No. Just the right thing to do.

At least Washi Bach is no longer invisible although departed.

Best wishes to all

Wil

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Seeds that are Sown.
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Who would have thought then?

That a sadly anonymous man, would be on a global communications system in the decades to come?

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