Vale resident writes poem inspired by Wychavon - The Evesham Observer

Vale resident writes poem inspired by Wychavon

Evesham Editorial 2nd May, 2017   0

A VALE resident, who was inspired by Wychavon being named the second best rural place to live in the UK, has written a poem about the villages, town and businesses in the district.

Paul Wareing, an app developer from Bickmarsh, was praised by councillors on Wychavon District Council after he read out his poem during a full council meeting last Wednesday (April 26).

At the meeting Paul was presented with a special framed copy of the poem to take away with him.

He was inspired to write the poem after he saw the Halifax Quality of Life survey placed Wychavon second in their rankings of the best places to live in rural Britain.

Here is Paul’s poem in full:

We’ve Broadway in the Cotswolds,

Pretty as any seen,

So mild in microclimate,

With fields of emerald green,

From Hartlebury castle,

To Bredon’s gentle hill,

With Hanbury and the Lenches,

There’s Pershore plums grown still,

A place called Upton Snodsbury,

Wyre Piddle if you please,

Honeybourne’s rather lovely,

Norton’s hiding in the trees,

And Corbett’s Chateau Impney,

Was built from salty brine,

While Egwin’s saintly Ombersley,

Came from the mists of time.

Droitwich’s canal and lido,

Is near Webbs of old Wychbold,

Salwarpe Churchfields ice cream,

Is best when it’s not cold,

A valley bright and golden,

With Evesham’s riverside,

Wychavon our well kept secret,

We can no longer hide.

Coun Frances Smith, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, said: “We were thrilled to see Paul’s wonderful poem about our district and we were even more pleased when he agreed to come and read it at our Council meeting.”

Speaking after the meeting, Paul said: “I was honoured to be asked to read my poem out at Wychavon’s Council meeting and it was wonderful to have the framed version as a keepsake.

“It truly is a wonderful district, so it wasn’t hard to find the inspiration to put it together.”

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