John Betjeman

Rookie (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984 / London, England)

Slough - Poem by John Betjeman


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Comments about Slough by John Betjeman

  • (9/28/2012 12:59:00 AM)


    I googled the poem and im so glad i did.... a truly brilliant vent on progress.... apparently it is much improved these days but at the time there was serious overcrowding and he paints a picture of deceitful men and women with peroxide hair....i love the line bogus tudor bars....it is a terrible shame this poem cannot be shared here as it deserves to be and poetry like this should be enjoyed by the masses....tyvm karen (Report) Reply

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  • (4/19/2007 4:40:00 AM)


    A grand reflection of the future possibilities of Slough. No despondence here, just the excitement of a new beginning. Wow! Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 20, 2012
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