Walkley History

News, events and discoveries of the Walkley Ways, Walkley Wars history project.

Now & Then

T’last pawnbroker died,
left his family a mint.
(Mint Imperials & Lingo Fizzes)
New pawnbroker’s shop ~
family heirlooms in it
(Lion Bars & bloody Snickers)

Last o’ t’soup kitchens;
Good ol’ Colin Ambler
(Big wash tub full o’ boiled-up bones)
New soup kitchen now
for t’ poor o’ t’Parish
all washed up wi’ debts & loans

Last slum’s been cleared!
W.A.G.’s last meeting.
(Wives & Girlfriends sharin’ air-kisses)
Walkley Remembered
in pictures an’ writin’
(Tic-Tac Mints & Lingo Fizzes)

Lynn Rishworth

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