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  • Nutty Nigel who is the towns piss-head tramp, Shaun who walks around yelling hello to every one but in a friendly way, Penny Man who will chase after pennies if you throw them, Poo Man who well you can probably guess by the name ..
  • Nutty Nigel! Not seen him in a while though.
  • pikeys
  • Gandalf - a local tramp / alcky with long grey hair / beard and a pronounced hunchback. Can be seen walking Bartholomew Street & Andover Road and keeping a keen eye out for orcs / goblins.
  • Gregs sister everyone knows her to well . he he
  • 'Nutty' Nigel is still alive and kicking (and drinking no doubt) as witnessed by myself several weeks back. An honourable mention should go to another local character Jimi Hendrix who despite not really looking like the guitar legend does have an interesting habit of walking into McDonalds and grabbing as many trays as possible and violently hurling them at anyone in the line of fire. Still it certainly makes the food taste better and the decor more appealing. Ban the no drinking on the streets rule and lets get these 'street entertainers' back on 24-7 form.
  • Plenty of street entertainment on the Taxi rank in the market place late at night!!
  • Where is Nutty Nigel nowadays?
  • people do busk in northbrook st but i dont know how much wedge they make
  • Just to update the records we feel that there is a new critically aclaimed busker in Newbury who goes by the name of Kevin B and resident of the five star YMCA.
  • NUTTY NIGEL..he's alive and well..saw him Sunday 28/07/01 singing with friend's by woolworth's.
  • Nutty Nigel - infamous - not been about for a while.
  • Variety throughout the year, mainly on market days, i.e. Thursdays and Saturdays
  • Occasinal Man with Guitar.

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Last updated: 2008-06-02

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