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The tale of Limestone Lizzie

By Solidarity 27 August 2012 51

Hey guys,

Someone just told me a quick story about some prostitute named Limestone Lizzie… Sounds like a bit of a story, anyone got any stories to tell? Did she actually exist?

Cheers

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Dragonfly1983 9:37 pm 24 Dec 16

Her real name is Mary and she is not dead. She lives near me.

Crashy83 12:31 am 15 Dec 12

They should make a movie about it.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:25 pm 10 Oct 12

I drive that rode a lot. Have for 13 years. There appears to be two old girls taking the place of lizzy. One black hair and one blonde. Only seen the blonde once so possible the same woman with different hair. Tight clothes, near the bus stop past war memorial hitching a thumb and smiling. Been a few years since I seen lizzy walking, but pretty sure this new girl/s isn’t the original.

LSWCHP 8:50 pm 10 Oct 12

WillowJim said :

LSWCHP said :

There was a relatively nice looking middle aged woman wearing tight black clothes standing on the corner of the road to Mt Ainslie when I went past this afternoon at about 3:30.

Readers, having seen this streetwalker several times, I suggest you beware the author’s use of the word “relatively”.

Well, yeah, ok. I was driving past at the legislated 60Km/h on both occasions, and glanced at her for a second or so from a distance of perhaps 10m as I went by. She wasn’t Elle McPherson, but she didn’t make me reel back in horror either.

Whatever the case, I bow to your more intimate knowledge of her. 🙂

WillowJim 7:37 pm 10 Oct 12

LSWCHP said :

There was a relatively nice looking middle aged woman wearing tight black clothes standing on the corner of the road to Mt Ainslie when I went past this afternoon at about 3:30.

Readers, having seen this streetwalker several times, I suggest you beware the author’s use of the word “relatively”.

bundah 7:35 pm 10 Oct 12

While ever there is an opening there will always be someone to fill that gap!

LSWCHP 5:57 pm 10 Oct 12

There was a relatively nice looking middle aged woman wearing tight black clothes standing on the corner of the road to Mt Ainslie when I went past this afternoon at about 3:30. She gave me a big smile as I went past, and she was still there when I went back the other way at about 5pm.

She seemed to be trying to catch people’s eye, without actually thumbing a lift, and this thread immediately sprang to mind. I reckon Limestone Lizzie is alive and well and open for business, as it were. 🙂

Basilbrush 5:26 pm 01 Oct 12

I remember her but called her Limestone Lilley. Every afternoon back in the late 90s and early 2000s, there she was, walking her patch between Ainslie Ave and the road leading to Mt Ainslie. She used to dress really well in her early days which made more people stop to assist thinking she had broken down in her car….only to find out once she had quickly hopped into your car, gave you a run down on all her prices. She was quickly told to get out of the car. This was witnessed many a time when you passed a car kicking her out.
My friend’s elderly father was waiting at the Ainslie Ave traffic lights one night and she walked up and knocked on the driver’s side window. He wound it down and asked her ” can I help you”? She answered “no, but I can help you”! Poor bloke drove off shaking – he didn’t know what to do.
I know of an ex work colleague who knew what she did and gave her money to go home and keep off the street…….he even drove her home.
She used to walk around Civic when the food festival was on or new years eve offering her services…..I think she had a bd drug habit. Didn’t she get done for taking some guy back to her flat and holding a knife to him for his money? Rumour was that she had a baby and left it at home while she worked at night….oh, dear old Lizzie…I still think of her when I am driving up Limestone Ave.

Pork Hunt 5:53 pm 30 Aug 12

Thumper said :

rosscoact said :

breda said :

Poetix, you could do worse than look at the lyrics of Steve Earle’s “Tecumseh Valley” about the fall of a dirt-poor girl into prostitution, here:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/steveearle/tecumsehvalley.html

But, you really need to listen to the song, which is heartbreaking. There is a version on youtube, but the sound is awful.

There is nothing glamorous about being a low-grade prostitute. Still, if Lizzie was genuine (and it seems that she was) I would rather see a piece of public art or even a plaque memorialising her than the endless tributes to the great and the good that infest this town. After all, she probably knew quite a few of them.

I can see the flaming eye of LotR fame on Limestone Ave as the sister piece to the Belco owl

A 60 foot statue of her could be placed, legs astride, over the Federal Highway when you drive into Canberra.

The statue would act as a welcome sign to visitors.

With a gushing torrent to help clean the windscreens of the visitors after a long and dusty drive…

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