August 24, 2020 5.05 pm This story is over 45 months old

Popular Lincoln Big Tissue Guy Baggy dies

RIP Stephen

By Local Democracy Reporter

A popular figure in Lincoln, known to some as Big Tissue Guy, is being remembered as a Lincoln legend after his death.

Stephen Baggott, nicknamed Baggy by his friends, was somewhat of an entertainer around Lincoln, famed for putting a smile on people’s faces on the High Street.

He was born in Norfolk but moved to RAF Scampton at a very young age with his parents, before settling in Lincoln.

He was regularly seen around the city centre providing light-hearted relief for all who saw him before his recent passing aged just 57.

His favourite spot was at the Stonebow, where he would demonstrate one of his many quirky characters, including Big Tissue Guy.

Baggy would sit on a toilet prop, read a newspaper and pass out tissues to people, a play on selling the big issue.

Baggy would always sell the ‘Big Tissue’ on Lincoln High Street.

Details of Baggy’s death remain unclear, but plenty of tributes have flooded in for him.

His daughter Hayley shared an early picture of Baggy on social media and described him as “so unique.”

Photo: Hayley Baggott

She told The Lincolnite: “He only ever wanted to be liked, and wanted to make people laugh and smile.

“I would love for him to be known as a Lincoln legend.”

Baggy was so well-loved in the area that a Facebook page was set up in his honour back in 2012, with the bio reading: “This guy is awesome.”

Baggy pulling one of his stunts.

Now that’s a way to entertain shoppers!