Down & Out In Bournemouth & Poole: Day 8: The Dead Kid Factor

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There is plenty I could say on day eight, but I suspect you’ve heard it all before so I’ll just post a story written by one of the journalists from the Bournemouth Echo. A BABY forced to sleep in a … Continue reading

Down & Out In Bournemouth & Poole: Day 7: Sloggi

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As a result of the generosity of The United Reformed Church on Skinner Street, just by the harbour in Poole, I was finally able to secure a four brief, two bra Sloggi Underwear set. There are only so many days … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 6: The Earnest Pimp

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To say that the gentleman in question looked this good would be to flatter him, with several teeth missing and dressed in decades old Kappa Sportswear he certainly didn’t look half  as successful as the guy in the picture. He … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 5: Where’s A.?

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We have wound up back at the local bed and breakfast we previously slept at, after sleeping rough for one night. The rooms here have three beds to a room, the guests renting out the rooms pay twenty pounds per … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 4: Chicken Pie & Concrete

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In Poole, the numbers of those sleeping rough falls significantly during the Winter, this must be a source of much reassurance for the local council, though not for those sleeping rough. Suicide Sundays is what they, the rough sleepers, call … Continue reading

Down & Out in Bournemouth & Poole: Day 3 – It’s raining outside

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Richard has drawn up a list of items of clothing he will need, such as his trainers to replace the sandals repaired with staples and sellotape, which he has been walking around town in all weekend. He is trying and … Continue reading

Down & Out In Bournemouth & Poole: Day 2- Just down the road in another guesthouse

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We were still trying to process the fact that in Poole Town a landlord can evict you on the same day he has taken all your cash, and his right to do so will be backed up and supported by … Continue reading