WASHI IN HOLYHEAD
by Shan Clarke
My father came from Anglesey and we made 3/4 visits a year to his parents and brothers and sister.
As the returning granddaughter I was probably spoilt rotten (well as much as the working class did in the early/mid 60s. We stayed in my grandparent's house in Cybi Cottage in Holyhead. My Nain was a wonderful generous no nonsense woman and Washi Bach always came to see on his Spring/ Summer rounds.
He'd come up the path and she'd say Washi 'your back again I see' and he'd say 'nice to see you Mrs Owen' He must have had a schedule. He's eat stew,cakes, lots of tea out of a 'billy can' and take some with him.
All the family knew him and would tease my Nain about her boyfriend.
It was just accepted that he would return for another visit either later in the week or on his next visit. No one seems to know anything about him and there was no judgement (even my grumpier Taid didn't comment) to use a newer phrase 'It was what it was'.
He was a bit gruff and to a child between 4 and 8, I knew he was a bit 'Different' but I never found him scary.
I HAVE REMEMBERED HIM ALL THESE YEARS.
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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.
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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.