Wednesday, 30 October 2013

1106. Welsh Idiosyncrasies - Nickname Series (121)

During the war the Germans sent a spy to the valleys to make contact with German sympathisers.  He parachuted near to this village and the password to use was "There is a welcome in the hillside."  His contact was to be a man named Davies.

When he saw a man coming towards him he asked him if he knew of anyone named Davies living in the village.

"Yes, I know quite a few actually.  Let's see.  There's Davies-the-Bread, Davies-the-Milk, Davies-the-Coal... and as it happens, my name is Davies."

The German leaned over and whispered the password "There is a welcome in the hillside."

"Oh, you should have said" - said Davies - "You'll be wanting Davies-the-Spy then?"


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