Once again thank you for your great website. Diolch am hanesion difyr.
So glad my little piece about Llangefni brought back happy memories for others as well. I did mention in one of your other tales that the markets were also a very important part of Llangefni.
The cattle market - which had other animals in it as well - would be held every week,the farmers to catch up with each other and buy/sell animals and the wives to do the shopping, no fancy supermarkets then.
The townies who were on holiday were amazed that such animals really existed.
The Thursday market again a place of wonder to us, it filled the square and even the area under the town hall, and that is where our India Rock Llanerchymedd
man's stand was, delicious.
Most other stall holders seemed to be from Liverpool/Manchester way some of them even wore turbans which in those days on Anglesey was a very rare or even unseen sight.
There were always bargains to be had, and most of our 'with it 60s gear' was bought there, and at the end of the day we could pick up left over fruit and veg for pennies, happy days when such simple things brought pleasure.
Pronounced 'Inja Roock Number 8'
. It would be peasant surprise to come home from school on a Thursday to find that there was a bag of Number 8 Rock on the table.
The cattle market has now gone and the space is now inhabited by a supermarket, which is very sad and the place where they used to clean the lorries is now a large set of flats that really reminds me of Colditz (looks like it) when it's viewed from the cemetry. Mind you I think from the other perspective: they get up in the morning and look out over a graveyrad.
There used to be a cattle market behind GUests if I remember the folklore correctly. You'd travel through the tunnel avenue that later took you to the Huws Gray yard. That is where some appallingly cheeky act of blatant thieving used to go on in the 1950s and early 60s.
It seemed to be an unspoken contract between shop and customer.
Really nice to hear from you. I'd forgotten about Inja Roc.