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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010


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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 10:45:13 PM »

I can still smell the paraffin now. The nearest shop to that type f shop is Bunners in Mongomery, Powys

I knew those roads well around there, but memory fading, been a long time. I remember the pub call ed Engine, was this Shustoke? I also went out to the Griffin Pub, on a very bad bend. Was this Over Whitaker or Whitaker Heath. Was there a place called Forge or Furnace along there.

The Griffin had great open fires, the beam above the bar was a tree that has not been squared apart from the top. The landlord was a very serious guy!
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 04:03:27 PM »

Hello
Anyone remember Tom Wilson headmaster at Coleshill School.
Rode round on his bike with cane under arm looking for Truants.
If he found anyone they got one stroke. One day a women asked
him why only one stroke. If you saw there face you would see my
my cane was very painful.
Great days
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2018, 08:42:40 PM »

Anyone remember the old Blacksmith/Farrier that travelled around there until the early 70's. He travelled on an old British motor bike that had a side are frame, on which the forge was placed. In the winter, he would have a heavy hessian sack over his legs to keep him dry. I often saw him out that way, chugging along.
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