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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?
    Money, money, money
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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.
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    • 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
    Money, money, money
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    • 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
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    • 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 ?
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    • 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 .......
    I'm trying to maintain my insanity
    I strive to keep my humanity
    • 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
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    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 14th Oct 16, 12:40 AM
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    Or have national tramps day
    Referendum,Lisbon Treaty. shamelessly broken by labour and we never had the chance to vote on probably the most important change in Britainís sovereignty in hundreds of years. Then Brown slunk off to sign the Treaty alone, away from the cameras and other European leaders, as if embarrassed by this betrayal of the people heís paid to represent.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 14th Oct 16, 1:08 AM
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    They've migrated for the winter..
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