I left anglesey as a six year old in 1959. It's been so long that until now Washi Bach seemed like a figment of my imagination.
My images of him are sketchy. He seemed rather sinister to a timid child like me, so I tended to hang back.
Not that we saw him often, but I well remember people speaking of him. My mother once said something about pigs having attacked his dead body in a field pigs will eat anything.
If true it's very sad. yes he is indeed a legend.
By the way, we lived in Bryn Du.
Sut mai, Ray?
How are you? Really nice to hear from you.
If I remember well, Rhosneigr is a suburb of Bryn Du isn't it? The old Queen's Pub, where an old lady used to serve you a pint straight from a cask through a hatch. Like being in her living room.
Now Washi Bach. Stories and legends abound. I have spoken to people from Llangefni, Llynfaes and Porth Amlwch and there is - thankfully - a consensus that he died in a workhouse hospital in Conway.
I understand he was found under some bushes riddled with TB. Bloody tragic or what?
I share my Mum's memores and those of others on another comment page Link Below). I think my Mum's memory offers a clear idea of what sort of person he was and of the kidnesses he could expect in some places.
My very best wishes to you and don't be a stranger.