Penny Farthing

#poetry #victorian #transport #wheels Look at Me! on a Victorian street, a marvellous thing that’s hard to beat I rest by a wall where I stand up tall I can be seen by the noble the Blacksmith , and all My rider sits down on th’seat – wood and brass Awaiting a whistle Allowing himContinue reading “Penny Farthing”

The terrace at No3

#Octpowrimo #Cobbledstreets #England #Northern #Salford #Lancashire A piece of poetry by inky, based on the terraced house on Lark Hill Place. A restored Victorian Street in Salford’s Museum and art gallery. Old building by cobbles, Oak table , and chairs Copper kettle boiling on the stove near to the stairs Fruit from the Grocers, cutupContinue reading “The terrace at No3”

In their finest

On a Sunday morning, In the bright sunshine You’ll see them all In their finest Taking a walk With husband or wife Along with the children, Escaping the strife No work for the blacksmith The shops are all closed They’ve all been to church So a walk is proposed And while making their way ToContinue reading “In their finest”

The Blacksmith

The Blacksmith A tale inspired by a visit to “Lark Hill Place” in Salford’s Museum and Art Gallery The fire’s coals burn brightly forging metal for the ‘smith who fixes shoes for the horses and the wheels for the carts they’re with It can be dark and gloomy in th’foundry when the coals dim theirContinue reading “The Blacksmith”

Pick and Mix

Open up your bag and round, your choice of treats for a shilling a pound. Toffees and sweets from the east to the west Tastes and sensations that’s surely the best Bonbons of lemon and strawberry from France Cola cubes and Chocolate if given a chance Fruit gems and sugar mice and candied fruit drops andContinue reading “Pick and Mix”

The old toy shop

As you walk into Lark Hill Place, and head over limestone and cobbled space at the end of the street, something catches young eyes in Radcliffe’s toyshop there on by Stuffed toy animals, puzzles and blocks Snakes and Ladders, and marbles from rocks. Noah’s ark, animals – punch and judy too Made for the kidContinue reading “The old toy shop”

The terrace at No 3

A descriptive piece on a building in Lark Hill Place, at Salford’s Museum and Art Gallery. Old building by Cobbles with Oak table and chairs, Copper Kettle boils on stove near to the stairs. Fruit from the grocers, is cut up and cored ready for the pie crust in the oven its stored. Washboard andContinue reading “The terrace at No 3”