Day: 6 December 2014

I am in tears and really very angry after an abusive attack in the churchyard of St Laurence’s, Ludlow this lunchtime. I was talking to N. He’s the rather eccentric homeless gentleman you’ll see about town, especially in the churchyard. We were chatting about the medieval character of the town. Ludlow’s fairly new to him after he walked here from Oxford. It has taken a while to get a conversation with N going. I’m happy to chat to anyone, but I also have an agenda here. I want to find N help. But you need to be ready for help when you are rough sleeping and we have been talking about that. Beyond this, I can tell you no more other than I will seek help for him as soon as he is ready. This lunchtime, we were having a pleasant chat. We weren’t talking about his situation, just swapping stories on various campaigns and protest marches in our pasts. His experience is very different from mine but we have discovered we share common ground on what we see as destruction of societal and environmental values. We weren’t allowed to finish our conversation. After just a few minutes, we were…

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