From the London Workhouse to South Oxhey

This book is a bout the migration of the Lodoners in slums and overcrowding. In the late 1940's and 1950' thet were moved to a green field site called South Oxhey. This story is about the migration and the problems involved when changing a complete culture. It also has a nostalgic content about the 1950's 60's life and what was available in those buygone days.

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Words: 63,540
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476285788
About Terry Trainor

Hi. My name is Terry Trainor and I write poems.

Many many years ago the news ripped through the London Workhouses,
Through all Bethnel-green, Spitalfields and through the Minories,
Along Tower-hill and up to Shoreditch and Clerkenwell,
To the very purlieus of the Seven Dials, and across the water in Southwark,
Important news spread from ear to ear, overheard in chop houses, and cabs,
Blackberries are ripe, and there are mushrooms in the forest turf.

Like an electric thrill, it has darted far and wide, high and low,
In the great workshops, whether sweating over a hot iron, or folding,
Steaming dye-houses and hatteries or darting the shuttle amongst silken threads,
The bread moulders, or makers of coffins for the dead, or their nails,
To the farmers, the boys that roam the streets, and the hags in alleys,
Everywhere there is just one thought, the blackberries are ripe.

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