Poetic Memories

Karon's Home Town Poem

Growing up in Welwyn Garden City


The “rag and bone man” and trusty old horse

Still (!) does his round – with a truck now of course!

The local ‘NK’ reg on cars & vans,

Express dairies – with Frank the milkman.

“20th mile” bridge – on the way to town

Tewin Road bridge that got pulled down.

Nabisco factory for ‘famed’ Shredded Wheat,

The Cherry Tree Pub for something to eat.

The fair on Chequers and Stanborough Lakes

Fireworks & boating – all the fun we could take!

The fountain, the station and taxi rank,

KFC for it’s trade – had the ‘bikers’ to thank!

Hear of the ‘carnival’ in our Welwyn Times

The Howard School fetes were one of a kind!

Football and ‘hanging’ in George V fields

On second hand bikes with buckled wheels!

Christmas down “Woodhall” round its own Xmas tree,

Getting cold, singing carols, with my family.

Welwyn Garden City for me in my youth

Holds great memories, now I’m long in the tooth!



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