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Glorious Bromsgrove 7

The statue is of A E Houseman the scholar and poet who the majority of people would argue is the most famous son of Bromsgrove. However, far more interesting is the belief that My Auntie Eva once ran a fish and chip shop in the town. I have no factual evidence to prove this but if I ever find any,  I will campaign for a statue of her to be errected.

 

The bank behind is a grade II listed building from the 19th century and is Regency in style

 

Glorious Bromsgrove 7

The statue is of A E Houseman the scholar and poet who the majority of people would argue is the most famous son of Bromsgrove. However, far more interesting is the belief that My Auntie Eva once ran a fish and chip shop in the town. I have no factual evidence to prove this but if I ever find any,  I will campaign for a statue of her to be errected.

 

The bank behind is a grade II listed building from the 19th century and is Regency in style

 

comments (20)

The poor statue looks rather ignored right there. I will vote for Auntie Eva's statue!
Bill Phillips: She was a rather scary lady to me when I was a child!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Dec 2013, 02:58
Strewth, Bill, this Village has...umh...character...
It may sound strange but it looks like the pedestal that the statue is on looks a lot like the litter boxes that we have in our public parks Bill....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2013, 06:45
Very interesting: Houseman was an English poet of the first order and the Regency building really is as elegant as anything we have in Bath
Bill Phillips: It is rather fine. Pity I didn't get it vertical though grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2013, 08:07
Yes, a statue for your Auntie Eva, das alte Fischweib!
A.E.Houseman was a Shropshire Lad, this is interesting, because I were in Shropshire this year.


When I was one-and-twenty

I heard a wise man say,

"Give crowns and pounds and guineas

But not your heart away;

Give pearls away and rubies

But keep your fancy free."

But I was one-and-twenty,

No use to talk to me.

When I was one-and-twenty

I heard him say again,

"The heart out of the bosom

Was never given in vain;

'Tis paid with sighs a plenty

And sold for endless rue."

And I am two-and-twenty

And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.
Bill Phillips: But Worcestershire born and bred Philine
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2013, 08:34
That looks like a lovely building for a bank. I can just imagine the staff in morning suits sat at high desks scratching away with a quill pen in a big ledger. I hope that if the building stops being a bank it then doesn't become a pub called something daft like the "Ferret and Noodle" or something.
Bill Phillips: Yes it would lose something as the "Rat and Drainpipe"
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Dec 2013, 09:43
"The skies, they are not always raining
Nor grey the twelvemonth through;
And I shall meet good days and mirth,
And range the lovely lands of earth
With friends no worse than you."

Some lines by Houseman for Chris's 'Rain Friday'!
Sorry, I didn't notice the video!
Bill Phillips: But now we have two poems so that is good smile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 3 Dec 2013, 09:44
Purrl and Ruby were very pleased to be mentioned in the poem.
Bill Phillips: I hadn't thought of that Mary grin
Interesting scene, Bill. As well as the A.E. Houseman statue, you have the relaxed stance of the workman leaning on the van, the lady hurrying on her way, the architecture of the buildings from different periods with what looks to be some sort of camera mounted near the end of the bank's wall; and it's all captured in that wonderful light.
Bill Phillips: There are CCTV cameras everywhere in this country Beverly
All captured in a lovely light Bill
Bill Phillips: It was a lovely bright autumn morning Janet
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Dec 2013, 12:33
It is splendid building after splendid building Bill, I am amazed, I thought this place was a dump but you have shown it to be truly glorious. I am sure that you had an aunt who ran a chip shop, I think I dreamt that last night.
Bill Phillips: I did if my memory is correct. She was my father's half sister and I don't think he liked her much
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2013, 12:58
It looks rather a strange plinth that he is standing on. I do like the idea of a statue for your Auntie Eva smile
Bill Phillips: I think it might be a temporary protection...or it might not
Lloyds bank in the background
Bill Phillips: In a rather fine building
Certainly a fine building or two there Bill, and a workman in full H.& S.regalia as well, how lucky can one get smile
Bill Phillips: You can't do anything without a hi viz jacket Brian
A E Houseman seems being supervising the yellow worker's job Bill! Fine capture.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps he is reciting poetry to them Richard
I can't take any more of this series, email me when it's finished.
Bill Phillips: You will just have to suffer like everyone else. You wait until you see what follows this series.......
Interesting Bill, one of the trio is making an effort.
Bill Phillips: Which one?
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2013, 17:06
I can see why you call it "Glorious", Bill
Bill Phillips: You can? I can't grin
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 3 Dec 2013, 21:22
Good poetry from a good poet in a good town.
Bill Phillips: Good
it looks like he might take another step and right on to the conveniently parked vangrin

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