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Why so many beggars?
WE visit York about once a month on a shopping trip.
This last weekend, we were amazed by the number of pavement beggars on one of the city’s tourist routes, from Coppergate to the end of Coney Street and beyond towards the Minster.
We counted 16, wrapped in old quilts or cardboard boxes, all mumbling to us “God bless you” as we passed by.
All looked pretty fit to us and many were smoking, which is not cheap today.
It was an indictment on the ancient city of York.
Terry Duncan, Greame Road, Bridlington.
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