A baker became known by different nicknames as his business and social standing increased. First he was known as "Dai The Bread", and soon became "Dai the Rolls" after purchasing a large car to demonstrate his wealth. Finally he was known as "Dai Upper Crust" when he received a knighthood.
There was a local miner called "Bells" because he was always complaining he was wringing wet after a shift.
Another was called "Gary Banana Back" because he constantly complained about his back being like that fruit after a shift.
There was another called "Dai Piano" who was constantly cadging cigarettes as he had left his at home - on the piano.
Lastly there was "Dai Rob the Dead" who reputedly claimed a dead man's fully coal laden tram as his own in order to boost his wages.
Ian Price from Cwmparc