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Painter Girl / Newspaper Seller?

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Can anyone remember the name of the "girl" that used to do chalk drawings on the pavement in town? She sold The Post for a while from a stall at the bottom of King Street. She was very thin and IIRC she came from a very good background.

Cheers,

Bamber

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I do know the girl you mean, but have not seen her for some years.

Mainly because I do not visit town that often now. I think she may have

been featured in the post. She was a very tallented girl.

Anyone Know what happened to her?

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:D Would this be her Emily Beckmann, she toured all the large cities and towns, Nottingham was the first on her tour... the date was around Sept 2002.. :ph34r: This is the best picture i could find on the internet.. it was taken in Edinborough... :ph34r:

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No, I dont think it's Emily, she looks far too young, we are talking about the 1980s here! I have a picture of the lady you mean that was taken by my friend and co-author, Chris Richards.

The lady in question used to sell 'Nottingham News' before she sold the 'Evening Post'. I'm afraid I dont know her name though. I'll see if I can dig the picture out for you, maybe it will jog someone's memory?

Paul Fillingham

Co-author 'Nottingham in the 1980s' - Tempus Publishing

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I remember her both as pavement artist and papergirl. I haven't a clue what her name was but she used to squeak "post!" at the top of her voice - the most distinctive newspaper seller in the town :)

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Wheres the pipe shop she is sitting outside?

Well this is where she used to sit , and they still sell from the same place , next to that pillow .

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What do you think the headline was on that larger size Evening Post was

" ????PPER STARTS ??IFE ALONE "

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That would date thE picture.

Ripper gets 20 life terms - police inquiry opens

Saturday May 23, 1981

The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire last night ordered an inquiry into the force's handling of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper in the wake of the 20 life sentences passed on Peter Sutcliffe at the Old Bailey.

The need for an inquiry was taken up in the house of Commons by Yorkshire MPs, who also attacked the Attorney-General, Sir Michael Havers for his role in the prosecution of Sutcliffe. Sir Michael opened the 15-day trial by telling the judge, Sir Justice Boreham, that he did not believe that Sutcliffe was guilty of murder. He told the judge that he accepted the view of doctors who diagnosed Sutcliffe as a schizophrenic.

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Judge recommends that Sutcliffe serve 30 years but hopes he will never be released

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There used to be an elderly bloke with glasses who drank in the Sir Richard Arkwright, he sold newspapers in the city centre, damned if I can recall his name now. That was in the 60's.

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Those pavement artists are great,such talent & yet they spend their days chalking up on the streets of Nottingham & wherever else they can make a few bob. Most of them are far more talented then the so called artists who have pictures hanging in gallerys , some of that is pure tripe.

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They could make a killing here doing decorative painting in hotels, theatres, and such!

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I know she hung around with some bearded low-life who slapped her around regularly. I saw a lot of this, as I served them at the Newshouse in St James St. She also did the menu boards for Pete Mac who was my guvna there in those days. I could never see why she put up with that crap from the piece of sh1t. If any one knows of HIS whereabouts, chirp it up and I'll gladly call on him with a bag of surgical instruments on Christmas day. Dunno where she is, but I fear the worst. She was a lovely girl who deserved better. Piece of coward sh1t.

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I know she hung around with some bearded low-life who slapped her around regularly. I saw a lot of this, as I served them at the Newshouse in St James St. She also did the menu boards for Pete Mac who was my guvna there in those days. I could never see why she put up with that crap from the piece of sh1t. If any one knows of HIS whereabouts, chirp it up and I'll gladly call on him with a bag of surgical instruments on Christmas day. Dunno where she is, but I fear the worst. She was a lovely girl who deserved better. Piece of coward sh1t.

I remember this girl so well as I used to catch the bus on Long Row where her newspaper pitch was outside the pipe shop. She was a lovely girl and extremely well spoken, quite posh in fact. "Post...late extrarr". Before that time I remember her pavement art.

I also remember that bearded guy and am sorry to hear that sad story. What a lowlife.

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It's a few years ago now but i think she had a flat/studio on St James street and her name was sally.

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Here's Sally. Wonder where she is now?

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Newspaper seller, Old Market Square, 1981.

This edition of the Evening Post concerns the capture of the Yorkshire Ripper, which dates the photograph exactly to 23 May 1981.

The well-spoken newspaper seller pictured here was also a popular pavement artist towards the latter half of the decade.

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I'm relatively new on here and I mentioned the newspaper girl on a previous post.I didn't know her name was Sally.Thanks.I also remember the bearded guy.I once saw them in a pub together.I'm not sure whatever happened to Sally but,hopefully,she is still around,somewhere.

Russ (Nottingham area resident 1975-1986)

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Was this women 'sally' quite petite and was she always doing chalkings on the floor outside marks and spencers in the 80's? Or am I thinking of someone else?

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Thats her.

The funny thing was , with all the yobs that hung/hang around town very few would ever try to deface her drawings unlike anybody elses. I have absolutely no expanation for this (Maybe it's because she usually had a big crowd round and they were afraid of getting 'Lynched' by the mob)

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I think a lot of her work was cartoons or characters, snow white etc. She would also come round to your house and draw you a "murial" (Hilda Ogden) on your wall.

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Reading this Thread has made me realise something.

Evening Post sellers never shout out "Evening Post" any more. I wonder why?

Of course they usually shouted out something more like "Eeeeeeen po!"

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My missus just had her memory jogged by this thread......I used to see sally most days in the late 70s sellin her papers and drwing on the pavements...she also used to drink in the Flyin 'Oss and downstairs in Ben bowers at Canning Circus.................Well my Missus recons that Sally was hired to paint Murals at Carrington Day nursery off Mansfield rd....she did loadsa Disney characters....also did the kids bedrooms upstairs where the owner lived.

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At some time in the late 70's/ early 80's, there was an article about her in the Evening Post. I imagine that if someone has access to the means to search that out, her correct name could be verified.

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