Alone. An Account Of Some Old People Discovered In Dublin In 1978

Alone. An Account Of Some Old People Discovered In Dublin In 1978

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Author: William Bermingham

Number Of Pages: 62

Publisher: A.L.O.N.E.

Release Date: 01-12-1978

Details: 'How long it took him to die, I don't know ... I found him still clutching the blankets in his left hand. His food press was empty, his rooms were cold, the floors and sink unit dirty, The firegrate con- tained a few cinders . . . the table a few scraps of rotten food. On another table lay a cup, a mug, one saucer, and a packet with a thimbleful of tea . . . He had been sentenced to death, alone and in misery.'The pensioner was found by a fire brigade man, William Bermingham, who went on to form a society called A.L.O.N.E., the outcome of posters like the one above which he placed around Dublin. This is an account of a "lost civilisation" of old folk whose enemies are hunger, cold, fear, rats, vandals . . . and above all, loneliness and depression.

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