It would not be logical or fair to assume that Ribble Valley people are “too posh” to tolerate tramps.
Mr Whalley, according to his solicitor, is a local man who has suffered hard times.
It might well be these are self-inflicted, but people around here are generous to a fault – the charity “dos”, bungee jumps, cycle rides and mudbaths that feature in the Clitheroe Advertiser every week provide evidence of that.
When I was out in the rain last Saturday selling poppies, I was delighted by the generosity of all who stopped to donate.
I should also say one of the first to add a few coins was Mr Whalley.
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