|Spouse(s)||Mike 'Bayleaf' Wilson|
|Played by||Valerie Holliman|
|First appearance||Series 2, Episode 1 (1989)|
|Last appearance||Series 9, Episode 6 (1996)|
Clare Wilson (previously Groves) was the girlfriend (and later wife) of fireman Mike 'Bayleaf' Wilson.
Clare met Bayleaf when Sandra Hallam set up a blind date for them without their knowledge. She was a fireman's widow; her husband, David Groves, had been killed in a car crash five years earlier. She had two sons, Peter and Steven. She and Bayleaf struck up a friendship, agreed to meet again, and the relationship blossomed from there. In series 6 they revealed that they had surreptitiously got married.
In series 7 Clare was left £30,000 by a relative of her ex-husband. Against her better judgement, she let her first husband's cousin, Trevor, talk her and Bayleaf into investing the money in his Littlehampton restaurant in a joint venture. Trevor then fled, leaving them liable for the company's heavy debts. Eventually they decided to try to turn around the restaurant's fortunes and moved to Littlehampton permanently.
See also: Clare Wilson/Appearances