Easter on Anglesey in the late fifties was still a time when we went clapping for eggs to local farms and the farmers were usually generous.
Good Friday hot cross buns. We would be up early to make sure we got to the local bakeries to buy them as they were freshly cooked and unless you had ordered them you might be out of luck, boy and then it was packet stuff. The shops usually shut in the afternoon.
Easter Sunday was a day of chapel church and Easter eggs not many, as times were still hard locally.
Then Easter Monday was a big day on Anglesey with the local football competition. They would come from all over Anglesey and even beyond to take part. Local football teams sent sides also work teams or just mates. It would carry on all day until the winners lifted the cup.
I think most people went home happy even the losers. It was a brilliant day out sometimes a few silly fisticuffs on the pitch but all good natured. Most of the shops would have been shut so it kept us all busy. Happy days.
Make Your Anglesey Holidays Really Special
Anglesey Hidden Gem and Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives
Create more wonderful memories and experiences for you and your family and friends when you visit Anglesey.
Anglesey Hidden Gem
It is a simple and obvious thing to say, that any view or place is improved significantly when you have stories and knowledge attached to what you are viewing.
May I therefore invite you to have a look at my book ‘Anglesey Hidden Gem’.
This book is full of the known and unexpected places off the beaten path you might wish to visit and offers you stories that will bring to life the distant and recent past.
Please click on the image above for more information.
By the way, Anglesey Hidden Gem is currently part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.
‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey'
You may also like to learn of who we are on Anglesey, of our history, character and especially our humour.
In ‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey’ I offer you the opportunity to learn about us.
It is available in both Kindle and Paperback versions.
Also part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.