Washi Bach in his hey day.
My claim to fame is that I cut Washi Bach's hair and beard in our cow shed where we farmed on the Parciau estate.
I would have been about fourteen at the time and felt sorry for him. He was part of my childhood memories as he would often sleep in our hay barn.
Dad said that he would take all his clothes off before snuggling down among the loose hay which was on top of the chicken shed in the barn.
He has enjoyed many a Sunday lunch brought to the barn or shed wherever he might be. Once my father had to phone the doctor when he had pneumonia.
My mother's family came from Pen Llyn before moving to Gell Bach Marianglas. One day, my mother tells me Washi appeared in the yard where my grandparents lived, saw my grandparents and made a quick turn around thus never to return.
It is thought that he did not want to be recognized as he originated himself from Pen Llyn and knew my family.
It is a possibility that his spirit still lies in the hay barn of my old home as my niece told me some years ago that as a child when playing among the hay one day she saw a large dirty hand with dirty finger nails appear from nowhere in the hay. She was so sure of what she had seen that she insisted that my father went to see for himself but of course by that time the aberration had vanished.
When my niece told me the story of the hand the first thing that came to my mind was that of old Washi Bach...... well what would you think?
Make Your Anglesey Holidays Really Special
Anglesey Hidden Gem and Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives
Create more wonderful memories and experiences for you and your family and friends when you visit Anglesey.
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.
Please click on the image above for more information.
By the way, Anglesey Hidden Gem is currently part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.
‘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.
In ‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey’ I offer you the opportunity to learn about us.
It is available in both Kindle and Paperback versions.
Also part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.