Collected stories as research for projections around the city in 2007

Woodbine Lizzie

Woodbine Lizzie used to hang round the streets in the 1930s wearing a 1000 mens overcoats cadgin cigs from everybody, if you failed to give her cigarettes she would come out with all sorts of terrible language directed at you.

She died on the streets and had apparently leaving a small fortune.

3 Responses

  1. Senior Action Wed Group

    She lived in the doorway near the Whip Public house on Duncan street.

    September 20, 2007 at 3:48 am

  2. Senior Action Wed Group

    She used to knock about with an old chap who had no legs, we was her relation in some way, he used to get about on a bogie board (a piece of wood with roller skates on the bottom)

    September 20, 2007 at 3:51 am

  3. Leeds Reminiscent Group

    Her husband was actually a doctor and they were well off, it was her own choice to hang outside asking for woodbines.

    October 1, 2007 at 1:56 am

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