Thursday, 24 January 2013

856. Welsh Idiosyncrasies - Nickname Series (96)

On the first morning of starting work as an apprentice in Ebbw Vale steel works I was told when I boarded the bus at Tredegar bus station not to sit on the front seat behind the driver because it belonged to Jimmy Oddsocks.  Sure enough, two stops on a man in his mid 40s boarded the bus wearing - you guessed it - odd socks.  From that day on every time I saw him he brought a smile to my face.

Gary Edmonds, Tredegar


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