The Grand Closure Of Colwall Railway Bridge
A tongue-in-cheek poem, written by Adrian Mealing, after the Herefordshire village was split in two by the closure of an unsafe road bridge.
I say, do you speak English
We shouted hoarsely 'cross no-man's-land
Pedestrians, toddlers & horses
while old folks down at Chevenham
Granny's got a paraffin can
Auntie Vi has made some biscuits
the other half looks empty
By jove, it feels like Gaza
Such tender years. Reception Class?
The Inter City train speeds through
This is Colwall Railway Bridge.
last updated: 21/08/07