I do remember Washi Bach very well as a nine year old child when we came to Pencae in Pentrefelin in Amlwch
by Meg Roberts
Washi came to the door a few days after we moved in. My sister and I were a bit scared of his rough appearance as he just stood there and said nothing.
Washi Bach shook his billy can at us and Mum came and took it off him. She was very kind to him, filled up his can with tea and gave him food. He then went off.
We know he used to sleep in the barns in Tyddyn Dai
, a big empty house across the road, because when my sister and I went over there to play as we often did we came across him. We were scared as he sat up suddenly and we ran off home.
We needn't have been scared of him, he had no harm in him at all.
Mum explained who he was as she remembered him from when she used to spend a lot of time in Amlwch
, staying with her Aunt in Glanrafon
in the port.
Washi came to visit us often, for tea and food. He seemed to have a regular route and we saw him about once a year for a week. He must have had a hard life but he always found kindness and a welcome at Pencae
We looked forward to him coming. He was never refered to as a Tramp in our house, he was a 'Gentleman of the Road'
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Anglesey Hidden Gem and Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives
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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.
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‘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.
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It is available in both Kindle and Paperback versions.
Also part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.