Dereham

The grand facade and columns of the former Corn 
Exchange, now a cinema in the market place,
the weekly bustling striped stalls selling colourful flowers 
and fruit and vegetables in the open space.

Crossing the busy road, the bright red central circle and 
 white of the wide railway crossing gates,
  the station has a long platform canopy and is embellished 
with barley twist chimneys above the roofing slate.

This heritage line has a north and south signal box, both 
painted in yellow and rich emerald green,
watching a steam train billowing clouds of smoke travelling 
along the relaid track is a pleasure to be seen.

Tucked behind the church, metal railings surround a well’s 
sunken stone arch where a local spring flows,
nearby is a square bell tower with a Roman numeral clock 
and traditional flint cottages neatly in a row.

The dahlia and grape swagged frieze below the reed thatch of 
a Bishop’s cottage in traditional black and white,
inside are curving wooden beams, steep narrow stairs and a
museum, a bygone visual delight.

Dereham has an eclectic mix of buildings, a mixture of old and 
new, this town you loved so dear,
whenever I walk along the winding streets in sunshine, wind or rain,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.


A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s love of Dereham.
My poems have been very well received at both church and crematorium services, by funeral directors and add a very personal accolade.

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