Easter

by Anon
(England)

Eester on Anglesey in the 50's was a time when children still went "clapping" for eggs. For this was still at a time when our parents were still finding it hard after the war, so free eggs were very welcome. Good Friday as always was the start of things, hot cross buns ,fresh from the local bakeries non of the packet end rubbishy, the shops were only open half day and the buns only available for a few days. Easter Sunday time to eat your Easter egg again you could only buy these for a short period of time so was far more of a treat than today. Then of course it was church or chapel to celebrate Easter itself. The best part was of course Easter Monday everywhere shut except maybe the odd pub and everyone gathered in Llangefni for the Easter Monday football competition, hundreds of people gathered to see and support the local village teams who played against each other all day to see who would get to the final and win the cup and title for that year. As time went on less teams entered as other games and hobbies took over and the competition was stopped,I don't know if this has ever been attempted to start again or if there has never been any interest. The day often ended with the odd fisticuffs but all in good fun. Simple pleasures that are missed as we grow older,I hope it raised a few memories for other readers of this site, maybe they remember more than me. Diolch am atgofion hyfryd fel plentyn yen Llangefni yn yr 50 ac 60s.

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