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barrow boy

A boy or man who sells fruit, vegetables, or other comestibles from a handcart (barrow) on the streets. Primarily heard in UK. When spring arrives, you can hear the calls of barrow boys selling their goods along the avenues.
See also: barrow, boy
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Among the barrow boys in the picture with their wives are Robert Tucker, Johnny Downey, Gwilym Harris, 'The Ferret', Colin Rees, Bernard 'Podger' Rees, Jake Evans and Tommy Fowler.
It's believed the 'costers' or barrow boys sewed some of these buttons onto their trousers and the fashion caught on.
Keyboardist Jenny Conlee is the Barrow Boy, bassist Nate Query is the Fop, drummer Rachel Bloomberg (now ex-drummer) is the Spook and singer-songwriter Colin Meloy is the Mariner.
If these barrow boys don't get with the programme, it's their loss.
In the late 1970s, the mum-of-four was part of a campaign to allow the socalled barrow boys in Newcastle to continue their trade without being arrested.
I would also like the former licensee of the Hare and Hounds public house and the three generations of barrow boys that were on the corner of York Road and High Street to be included in the Hall of Fame.
tmc061210recipe) BARROW BARROW BOYS AND GIRLS: Regulars from the Spinners pub, Colnebridge, organised a sponsored barrow push for the appeal.
However, the Barrow boys have not been victorious on the road since October 4 and Sporting's quotes look spot on.
The financial barrow boys who misled so many, abusing the integrity suggested by 'Northern' and the solidity implied by 'Rock', are not alone.
Although the street stalls have been here officially since 1984, street trading has continued in Church Street for well over a century, with the barrow boys and flower girls.
1992: Liverpool's fruit, vegetable and flower sellers - the so-called barrow boys and girls - said they would continue to trade illegally if the city council refused their plea for lower charges.
It's the second of Channel 4's seven-part series which follows the trail of the ducking and diving East End barrow boys.
That means it would be very hard for other countries to have travelling English markets, which I assume would be run by a large companies, with Cockney-speaking barrow boys, selling clotted cream and pictures of the Queen mum.
1981 The barrow boys are back in town today and now they can set up their stalls at legitimate pitches in Newcastle.
On the left-hand side, the barrow boys are lining Spiceal Street, down from Bell Street to Edgbaston Street and are pulling in a host punters.