…to the first edition of ‘The Alnwick Town Crier’ compiled
and edited by Jolly Roger - the official towncrier to the small
yet historical market town of Alnwick Northumberland.
Our economy is facing a dire threat
of crippling recession and fast rising debt.
This Corona virus will soon wreak a great cost.
If we are not very careful, all will be lost.
Should we ask our youngsters to resume their work?
I'm sure if they were so challenged they would not shirk.
They are best able to battle with this virus
but there's a danger of it spreading amongst us.
These are the questions that our leaders now ask.
How would you answer if you were faced with the task?
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez
Lords, Ladies, Gentlefolk let us hear your
Berwick born Lucy Bronze has us in a daze.
Again she has won a prestigious award.
To ignore this talent we can not afford.
In football this Northumbrian reigns
To us earthbound mortals it seems but a
She set out at eight to beat her own brother,
but now we're hard-pressed to find such
God save the Queen
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez
Lords, Ladies, Gentlefolk now, please hear my
Of an age long past, before even G-mail
In those days there was no Facebook, YouTube
or Netflix
No one had yet heard of special effect tricks
There was no mobile phone or even TV
I hear you ask, ' now how on earth could that be?
How would people hear the news about their
It's all down my friends, to some men of renown.
Known as bell men and others as town criers,
they brought us the news and they were not
They would stand on a corner, ringing their bell,
When they woke the sleeping there was merry
In these days the skill would quite be forgotten
If not for those to whom we are begotten.
God save the Queen and the Lord of this manor.
w/c 12th April 2020
The Black Experience
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez Citizens of Northumberland, here is the news on the Coronavirus, let us have your views. Black people more likely to die of it than white. Something in my guts tells me this just is not right. Four times more likely is the figure that they state. Such inequality like this I really hate. Discrimination is just one cause of this fact. It is high time now, to banish this we did act. Injustice has no place in our land today. Let us fight to see change, there has to be a way. God save the Queen.
Oyez, Oyez, Oyez Citizens of Britain, allow me to recall a debt of gratitude owed by one and all. When the enemy sought superiority Heinkels rained bombs on our fairest city. Whilst below people went on with their life the air above was full of great strife. British people struggled on in mortal fear whilst widows were left alone with a tear. Our very brave and dedicated airmen would allow no earthly power to defeat them. So for the brave fallen let us now give a cheer fWithout their sacrifice we wouldn’t be here. God save the Queen.
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