I remember Washi Bach very well
by Gaenor Williams
(Budleigh Salterton, Devon)
I was brought up in Bryn Refail. Penrhoslligwy and I remember Washi Bach very well.
He used to call at our house for hot water and mam used to make him some tea and a sandwich or a piece of bara brith. Sometimes she would give him something to take with him for later.
My friend and I once made fun of him and Dad gave us such a telling off, we never did it again. Dad told us even a tramp had been somebody's baby once and every human bieng deserved respect.
I never knew why or how he had become a tramp but Dad did mention something about lots of tramps were men who had been to war and traumatised and couldn't settle down after they came back from the war because of what they had witnessed. I don't know if this applied to Washi Bach.
Dad used to talke to him for sometime when he called. I had heard that he had been found dead under a bush somewhere but by that time I had moved away from Anglesey.
I would like to know more about him. So I will be reading all the comments on here.
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Anglesey Hidden Gem
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