She was liked for her cheerful, gentle nature by the media crowd, including the staff of Private Eye and of the gossip website Popbitch, which announced after her death: “RIP Soho Pam. Drinking in Soho will be cheaper but less fun.”
This obituary of Pamela Jennings, a professional beggar in Soho, London in The Telegraph is a delight. Mostly because Jennings is such an interesting character, but also because of how English it is (“she conducted a daily game of cat-and-mouse” with Norman Balon, the proprietor of a pub called Coach & Horses who was known as the “rudest landlord in London”).
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