Easter

by MIss Anon
(england)

Another happy time in Llangefni was Easter.


In those days I speak about the late 50s and early 60s, it was still usual for children to go clapping for eggs as having chocolate eggs was indeed a treat to be savoured.

Hot cross buns were only available for a short period of time,unlike today when they can be bought all year. On Good Friday the bakeries were usually only open in the morning to get your buns.

Easter Sunday was a day for church or chapel and if you were lucky you had a new outfit or bonnet to wear for me it was usually hand me down stuff.

Then came Easter Monday and that meant football. Llangefni was the centre for a major football competition,people and teams came from all over Anglesey and beyond, games were played on the field in the shadow of the Graig.

Most shops were shut but the pubs made a roaring trade with usually a few drunken skirmishes but all good natured.The winners cup was always something the teams really wanted to win. Happy days I wonder if the competition is still held?

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Easter Monday
by: William

Dear Miss Anon

I remember all that you write about. Especially the terror of having to get up and say an adnod in chapel.

I played on Eater Monday with Pennant Rovers. We were 11 years of age and were beaten by great Harry Lee and his colleagues from Gwalchmai. They were gentle with us and smelled of beer because they passed the time between games discussing tactics in the Market Hotel. We lost.

Warmest regards to Harry, another chapel-goer according to George.

Wil

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