This poem was brought to our attention by Marianne Birkby, the original was written in the 80s for Evesham. A facsimile of the poem and Terry Jones’ dedication formed part of “Rock Solid? Expo…” (Kendal) in 2012. The sentiment remains totally relevant 32 years down the line.
“They didn’t want it in London There are too many folk there (with friends), And they couldn’t go and put it near Brighton, Because that’s where they spend their weekends. They ruled out all places near Windsor Where you just don’t know who it offends, And Berkshire is frightfully pretty And so are the Downs and the Thames. The Chilterns are too full of tourists On whom our whole country depends, And Kent has got such lovely houses, And it’s just far too wet in the Fens.And Henley and Sidcup and Finchley Are all places one…somehow…defends… So they thought that they’d dump it in Cumbria, Just where the rainbow ends” ~ Terry Jones
The original blog article may be found HERE.