"Where trumpets rang and men marched by, none passes but the dragonfly" - Mary Webb


Hello, and many thanks for visiting my little corner on the web. The idea for this site began when a poetry book of mine was rediscovered after many years hiding in a dusty corner. Well, I've dusted it down and reopened its pages to share my poems with you. They were written over forty years ago now but some have still remained close to me.

pocket watchI would also like to share with you places of wonder that can be found in the beautiful county of Shropshire. From market towns to wild landscapes and a turbulent history. Languid canals contrast with babbling trout streams but all are overshadowed by the majestic River Severn, as it meanders through the County, linking the towns of Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth with a patchwork of fields, wooded valleys and heather clad hills. The stuff of myths and legends, Shropshire is a centre for the revival of the ancient art of storytelling.wrekin hill

Mad Jack Mytton, Wild Edric, the real King Arthur and the wicked witch Mitchell are just some of the Shropshire characters you can encounter - who needs fiction when reality is much more frightening? Shropshire's scenery, history and legends have inspired the poetry of A.E. Housman (A Shropshire Lad) and Wilfred Owen, the novels of Mary Webb, D. H. Lawrence and the children's books by Malcolm Saville (The Lone Piners) and many others besides.