A STORY OF ‘WAVEY’ WHEN HE WAS NOT RIDING A BICYCLE by Althea Rhyl Bell
(Our writers' group decided to write legends based on our local people and shire.)
There is a story told of a Clifton character and a drinking mate Leo Bange. It was returned Services League night and Leo the local branch President had come in from Back Plains in his car. He stopped at the Arms Hotel on his way and met a local lad Called Wavey G……. and he was known to like his ‘wee drop”.
Soon Wavey left and went home for tea. Then Leo retired as he must get to the meeting, but Alas! His car was not to be found. After discussion with the Arms publican, Bill Hawkshaw, it was decided that the culprit could only be Wavey who had taken the car.
Leo and Bill visited Wavey who became perplexed and absolutely swore it was his car in his driveway, but Leo said,” Well Wavey, what’s that car in your garage? Wavey turned, looked surprised as now he had two cars. It is not know what happened after the discovery. Perhaps they all had another ale together.
This happened because Wavey had walked to the pub, Leo left his keys in the car, both liked an ale, and the legend is they owned identical cars.
By Althea Rhyl Bell..Clifton © …The tale was told to her by Joffre Bell