"Bella at the Bar" (also known as "That Barlow Kid", or simply "Bella") was a strip that ran in Tammy, drawn by John Armstrong, from 1974 to 1984. Writers included Jenny McDade, John Wagner, Primrose Cumming and Malcolm Shaw. Its main character was a wee lass named Bella who was into gymnastics. She lived an unhappy life with her uncle and aunt, helping her uncle's work as a window cleaner without pay. She often used her gymnastic abilities to fight injustice. A strip in the 1977 Tammy annual (written by Primrose Cumming) sees her whacking a bully with a ladder after he taunts a young male ballet dancer.
Armstrong based the character's looks on his niece.