Thursday, June 26

Barrow's Bag Lady


Barrow seems to have acquired its very own local bag lady. No one seems to know too much about this particular lady, but it seems she is homeless by choice, rather than force of circumstances.
I wonder what her story is. She certainly can't be looking for solitude; she is camped outside the town hall, Barrow's most prominent building and right next to a busy main road. Barrow is better than a lot of other Northern towns in the facility's that are available for homeless folk. We have a wonderful local charity "Furness Homeless Support group" which has premises on Bath St. There they provide a drop in centre for hot meals, help, advice and emergency accommodation.
 Let’s hope she decides to accept help from them rather then spend the coming winter on the cold streets.

8 comments:

John said...

there are a fair number of homeless around. Many of them are suffering from mental illness. Shame is that no one seems to care.

Anonymous said...

I have seen the woman you mention recently. She was asleep near Brantano and Next stores with a supermarket trolley, full of goodness knows what,next to her. I was rather surprised in this day and age that she is homeless, there is certainly support around so perhaps it is the life she chooses.

Bob said...

John:You will maybe see a lot more than we do over here John. Big cities do tend to attract more than we do for some reason.

Bob said...

anon: Yes she has been about for a while now. As you say it's more of a question of her choosing that lifestyle.

Anonymous said...

Blimey... so thats where the missus went.. she never did come back with that packet of No 6.

Bill said...

I wonder if its the same lady that used to sleep in a tent on Biggar Bank Beach. Do you remember her Bob. wonder what happened to her.

Bob said...

anon: I will ask her for your fags next time I see her.

Bob said...

Bill:Yes I remember her Bill it could well be her eh!