A vintage steam train whistles as it pulls out of the station 
at the terminus of The Poppy Line,
a shire horse drawn farm wagon used to transport the 
passengers on summer days warm and fine,
behind the grand facades of Georgian houses are vibrant 
cobbled yards tucked away out of sight,
an obsidian winter’s night transformed by shops decorated
 with white cascading Christmas lights.

 The sash windows of a former coaching inn overlook the
market place in the centre of town,
the narrow road to nearby coast travels over heathland, 
the autumnal bracken fading to a golden brown,
the ornate ironwork of the town clock above the blue and 
white frontage of a large family run store,
following the decorative bronze plaques on the historical 
circular walk of the Owl Trail Heritage Tour.

Sitting alongside wide shop steps, an impressive stone 
lion patiently watches over the main street,
near a hall’s carved gatepost with a pineapple finial and 
Victorian gas lamp where two roads meet,
 walking along a winding undulating sculpture trail at a local 
  country park among towering evergreen pines,
the relocated carved doorway of a historical school house
displays heraldic shields and arching elegant lines.

A former wine warehouse with stone plaques where a 
picture gallery’s window displays works of art,
an eclectic mix of independent shops and brick and cobbled 
buildings make up this unique town’s heart, 
it’s narrow streets and hidden yards display pictures, books 
and antiques, this town you loved so dear,
walking around this delightful town in summer’s bustle or winter 
quiet, brings you ever closer, brings you ever near. 

Beloved Wife   Jane Farthing 1929 – 2017

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