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Robert Tressell

Robert Tressell

Tressell for Pelham Roundabout

By John Knowles

 

What finer site could there be

Than to find a statue bold and heroic

As you drive from St Leonards-on-Sea

A statue in the Soviet style

In gleaming bronze

Standing out for a mile

A man holding high a brush

And a manifesto for change

To stop the traffic in its rush

Robert Tressell a working mans story

Overseen by the council workers

Sadly ruled over by a Tory

Come people of Hastings before you are dead

Rise up brush and hammer in hand

And paint the sea, the walls, the roundabout red

 

 

 

Posted 17:31 Sunday, Apr 21, 2013 In: Poetry

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