by Anon

Dear Wil

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.

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Apr 03, 2017
Clap clap gofyn wy.
by: Drew, Kalamazoo.

Yes I well remember Tommy Ewing bringing me along with him to go "Clap clap gofyn wy !''and..AND Tommy had an actual traditional 'clapper' too.

Perhaps if that clapper is still around it may be a nice collector's piece fit for a Llangefni museum. Tommy and I went around the farms.."Clap clap gofyn wy.."

Anyone else remember the rest of the words to this er, um..'request ?

Great Days indeed !


Apr 02, 2017
Easter Monday
by: Wil from Anglesey Hidden Gem

Dear Anon

I played in a team on Easter Monday as an eleven year old. We were Pennant Rovers and we played in the old primary school kit that Lligwy had somehow managed to persuade the headmaster to give us.

Three corners were equal to a goal. We played against Gwalchmai team of mates and the great Harry Lee. I think he had his head shaved that day. Grown men straight from the Market pub in Llangefni against a bunch of thin waifs.

Sad to report, we lost. Mr Lee has only recently retired from being in charge of the Gwalchmai youth club. Must have been there for decades.

Yes, you had to order your hot cross buns. We used to get them from Siop Powell in Maeshyfryd, Llangefni. And there was a queue that gossiped and was occasionally interrupted by a bag of buns. Took ages to get the family's dozen. Burnt currants. Yum.

Dear Anon, thanks for writing in and do get in touch again. Plenty of Anglesey Exiles who love to read about the old days.

Hwyl fawr


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