DEMISE OF ABANDONED CAR 'BORIS'
I first became aware of Boris when he arrived on The Banks some time at the beginning of
June, possibly in the early hours of one Saturday or Sunday morning. I didn't take
much notice of him at first just thought he had brought someone to visit a neighbour.
However, after he had been in the same spot for several days,
I asked a neighbour if she knew anything about him. She told
me that she had rung the police to notify them of Boris's
whereabouts.The police didn't come to investigate but we did
find out that Boris was from Shepshed.
After that if anyone asked me about Boris at least I was
able to tell them where he came from and that perhaps he had
come to Barrow for a holiday he had certainly come for a rest
as he stayed on The Banks for at least a month. In fact I
went away on holiday for two weeks and Boris stayed put for
the whole time. One of the first items of news given to me
on my return was 'Boris is still there!
Have you guessed who or what Boris is?
Have you guessed who or what Boris is? To allay your concerns
he's not a real person but was the name stenciled on the front
of an old Ford Fiesta van and he had been 'dumped' just across
the road from where I live on The Banks. Several residents
reported the demise of Boris but no-one realised that it would
be almost five weeks before he was removed. At one point a
notice was stuck to the windscreen advising that if the car
was not removed within 24 hours it would be taken away.
Sadly, no-one came to claim Boris and he was unceremoniously carted away, during the
day, whilst I was at work. He had become part of the scene at the bottom of The Banks,
near the shops. He could have been an eccentric example of modern art similar to the
exhibits that you might expect to see in the Tate Modern.
The first thing I said as we turned into The Banks on his last day was 'Boris has gone!
HAMMER AND PINCERS - 200 YEARS
A flag-sized banner between the two upstairs windows of
the Hammer and Pincers announces that this village pub has been in business for the last 250 years.
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