Sutton Bus Terminus - Fifty Years On
Photo, poem and notes provided by Alan Pickles.
Sutton Bus Terminus, Main Street
Fifty Years On
"It hasn't changed at all" I've heard them say,
So I drove through the other day.
The bus stop's gone, the poplar too,
They've closed the Gents and Ladies loo.
The steps where Zeke preached from the book
Aren't even worth a second look.
The shop behind has gone as well,
Now please remind me, what did it sell?
Yet still it retains some of its charms,
The sign's still there that says "Kings Arms".
There's no policeman, please do tell
Was it Myers or Coupe or Bell?
Some memories are out of view,
The fish shop and Ivan's to name just two.
The beck is hidden by the wall,
This part changes not at all.
It makes its way almost sublime
And passes like the sands of time.
Despite the changes, which are few,
I see through specs with tinted hue.
My memories are there to stay,
Perhaps the scene will change some day.
Alan Pickles 2006