Beaming faces, floral dresses Sunday suits, with rakish hats on young ‘uns Posing for the picture Before the charabanc
To Blackpool Rock and solidarity A stroll along the prom
A pint, or two Bitter, brown Workers, comrades, friends
Evening time, the sun glows red and shoulders pink The bus rumbles through the unlit roads Sing songs become snores
Remembered From grainy prints Stacked to go White van will come tomorrow
The Labour club Bare patches on the wall from hanging years
The Labour club Liquid dreams of comrades gone
The Labour club One nation Liquidation
Note: Non-UK readers may wish to know that Blackpool is a seaside town in North West England, now fallen on harder times since the growth of budget arilines to mainland Europe, but once a popular holiday and day trip destination for people from the industrial towns across the North.
Oh, and a white van in the UK is associated with cheap clearances and removals.
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