LETTER: Take trip back in time at the Black Country Museum

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A reader shares a poem about the Black Country Museum.

The Black Country Museum

A journey back in time

It was like being in a time capsule

On a journey that l've had

Memories came flooding back

That l remembered as a lad

I rode on old trolley bus

Went down an old coal mine

Saw rows of terraced houses


As l travelled back in time

I sat down in old class room

Saw old pub and chemist shop

A man rode a penny farthing


Down near the old sweet shop

I had some fish n chips

Chip's were fried in dripping

I asked for batter bits

They were finger licking

Nostalgia was all around

In a different kind of way

Some people strolled around

Dressed up in clothes of the day

I visited the old funfair

Saw rides going up and down

Bought fizzy pop and candy floss

I really went to town

I went in old cinema

Film flickered in black and white

I laughed at Laurel and Hardy

In a film called "Dead of Night"

I boarded a canal barge

Most interesting l recall

I saw a demonstration

Men legging boat along the wall

So many things to see

Glad l went to see them

I enjoyed just reminiscing

At the "Black Country Museum"

Trevor Johnson, Bilston

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