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The poem 'Banbury Town' has been inspired by the photograph. Poetry by Beverley Coleman. Photograph by Ray Clif..
Photo courtesy of Ray Clif.

The poem ‘Banbury Town’ has been inspired by the photograph.

Banbury Town.

It’s twilight time in Banbury Town
This street has lost its buzz
This was a busy High Street
Not anymore because.

Way back in the sixties
We had service men galore
Lots and lots of punch ups
Lots and lots of Law.

Tobacco smoke was in the air
Girls on the G I’s arm
Our boys they didn’t like it
It wasn’t always calm.

Close your eyes imagine
Winter Gardens on the left
A Garage where the Chemist was
But here’s how things progressed.

Lots of cars a busy street
Zig Zag lines and Rails
Crossings for to cross with
This street could tell some tales.

Tonight it’s very quiet
The Cross still has its fame
The years pass by so quickly
Nothing stays the same.

©Beverley Coleman 2017

Banbury Poet Beverley Coleman

 

 

 

 

 

The historic market town of Banbury is perhaps most famous for its cakes, Banbury cross and the ‘Ride a Cock Horse’ nursery rhyme.

Located at the bank of the River Cherwell which sweeps through the town, going just east of the town centre with Grimsbury being the only estate east of the river.


Banbury Poet Beverley Coleman has published her second book of poems. Now available to purchase. All profits go to Katharine House Hospice in Banbury.

If you want one, Contact Dave Woodman via email

Arrangements can be made to post inland or abroad, P&P extra.

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