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 hidden 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 cobbled yards are full of 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. 

In loving memory of Jane Farthing 1929 – 2017

Poppyland Poet

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