Tarvin History Revealed - "Luck Be a Lady"

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In June 1994, the phrase "Luck be a Lady " from a song in the musical Guys and Dolls, was tested locally by Frances Woolham. Here is her story.

Frances was walking her pet dogs in the countryside when her Jack Russell, Whisky, sniffed out a lucky four-leaf clover in a field off Broom Heath Lane, Tarvin. Within three hours there was a knock at the door to say that she was the winner of a £10,000 car.

Frances said "I was not looking for anything like that but, when one of my dogs stopped, my eyes went down to this fairly large four-leafed clover which I picked up because it looked interesting. Next thing a chap arrived on the doorstep to say I had won a Ford Fiesta as the second prize in the Littlewoods Spot the Ball competition. I just reacted with disbelief"

While thanking her lucky stars for her new set of wheels she insisted that she thought it was just pure luck, although she did admit she had pressed the four-leafed clover she found into a book!

Ed: Click on the photograph to enlarge

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