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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 2nd Oct 16, 4:24 PM
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    Where have all the Tramps gone?
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    • 2nd Oct 16, 4:24 PM
    Where have all the Tramps gone? 2nd Oct 16 at 4:24 PM
    In Ryde Isle of Wight, we used to have a tramp. He was a lovely man, although he did smell a bit.
    I was sad when I heard he passed away, as he was always there as I grew up.
    In Chelmsford there were two tramps. I haven't seen any tramps for years. These tramps are people that choose to be homeless. How they survived, money wise, I do not know. They NEVER asked for money.



    Do you have a tramp in your town?
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    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 3rd Oct 16, 6:12 PM
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    There was a thread on here last week, a poster told us about how he tried to bully and pick a fight with a begger. ...... Sorry, got that the wrong way around, he claimed the begger had tried to pick on him.
    Well, when does a begger become a tramp ? Did all tramps start off just being beggers ? Or what's the difference between the two ?
    'Cos people seem to like one and hold them to affection, but do their best to advoid the other.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 3rd Oct 16, 6:17 PM
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    There was a thread on here last week, a poster told us about how he tried to bully and pick a fight with a begger. ...... Sorry, got that the wrong way around, he claimed the begger had tried to pick on him.
    Well, when does a begger become a tramp ? Did all tramps start off just being beggers ? Or what's the difference between the two ?
    'Cos people seem to like one and hold them to affection, but do their best to advoid the other.
    Originally posted by SailorSam
    In my experience, I've never known a tramp to beg. 'Beggers' on the other hand seem only to 'tramp' from where they sleep to where they beg - that's why you see the same ones in the same places most days.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 3rd Oct 16, 6:33 PM
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    To the great soup kitchen in the sky..
    • tommix
    • By tommix 3rd Oct 16, 6:38 PM
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    There was a thread on here last week, a poster told us about how he tried to bully and pick a fight with a begger. ...... Sorry, got that the wrong way around, he claimed the begger had tried to pick on him.
    Well, when does a begger become a tramp ? Did all tramps start off just being beggers ? Or what's the difference between the two ?
    'Cos people seem to like one and hold them to affection, but do their best to advoid the other.
    Originally posted by SailorSam
    A Tramp.

    Last edited by tommix; 03-10-2016 at 6:44 PM.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 3rd Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    A Begger..

    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 3rd Oct 16, 7:04 PM
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 3rd Oct 16, 7:04 PM
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    This gentleman lived on the streets of my home city, Newcastle. I often used to see him riding round and round on the Metro, sadly he died 4 years ago.
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/inside-story-death-tynesides-most-4037054
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Oct 16, 3:30 PM
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    When I was quite young....maybe 5 or 6 years old.....there was a tramp who slept under the stairs in the maisonette We were terrified of him and convinced ourselves he was carrying a knife.....he was a proper old tramp of the type you don't really see these days...

    Tramps aint what they used to
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 4:09 PM
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    Tramps aint what they used to
    No I haven't seen a proper one for years.
    Tips x
    • colinw
    • By colinw 13th Oct 16, 4:27 PM
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    Maybe Cher knows!

    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 4:30 PM
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    colinw we have had Gypsies at Southbourne, this summer. The council have now put big rocks to stop them putting their vans on the cliff grass.
    Tips x
    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 13th Oct 16, 5:13 PM
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    There was a thread on here last week, a poster told us about how he tried to bully and pick a fight with a begger. ...... Sorry, got that the wrong way around, he claimed the begger had tried to pick on him.
    Well, when does a begger become a tramp ? Did all tramps start off just being beggers ? Or what's the difference between the two ?
    'Cos people seem to like one and hold them to affection, but do their best to advoid the other.
    Originally posted by SailorSam
    i think the tramp that smells isnt a proper tramp
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 5:21 PM
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    PEACE and ?
    • Syman
    • By Syman 13th Oct 16, 5:44 PM
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    In Merton, SW London, we had George Chatfield. First met him when i was about 15 or so, last i saw of him was about 10 years ago i think, just before i moved away from the area.

    Used to stop and have a chat every now and then. Never ever asked for money, but would always drop him a few quid when i saw him about.
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    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 13th Oct 16, 6:35 PM
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 13th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    Originally posted by mattytun


    I thought these were scary clowns .......
    • trollopscarletwoman
    • By trollopscarletwoman 13th Oct 16, 10:53 PM
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    I think real tramps are amazing, they all have their stories as to why they became tramps.
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    I think that's true.

    We could all end up in that position.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 13th Oct 16, 10:58 PM
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    I think that's true.

    We could all end up in that position.
    That is very true. Not you I hope.

    Actually we could all start a campaign - Bring back the real tramps
    Tips x
    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 14th Oct 16, 12:40 AM
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    Or have national tramps day
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 14th Oct 16, 1:08 AM
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    They've migrated for the winter..
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