My Home Town (2)

Poetic Memories

Beryl Scott

My Home Town – further memories

 

Having been born and bred in Welwyn Garden City

In Springtime when the blossom is so pretty

Nick Faldo lived here, George Sweeney, actor and plumber

Who lives in this place which is lovely in summer.

With the Howard Centre and the Coronation Fountain in the town

It was such a shame the Swimming Pool was pulled down,

But now we have got the beautiful Stanborough Lakes

The booking hall of the Railway was a dark and dingy place.

We had a shop at Woodhall queuing for each separate thing

The Greengrocers, Bakers and the Butchers you heard the tills ring,

Where the launderette, Bakery and Brunts coaches once stood

We would book up for the seaside or get in where we could.

A man in the wallpaper shop took the edges off with a machine

Cresta Silks made ladies clothes, which were supreme,

The old Police Station was opposite Broadwater Press

The Cherry Tree ‘pub was where you took someone to impress,

an Orchard and and a Nursery School is now the Hollybush House building

there were shops and old Cottages on the site where I am now living.

 

Reproduced by kind permission of the author Beryl Scott.  First published in 2009.

This page was added on 24/11/2015.

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