Tuesday, 6 September 2016

WHERE I USED TO RESIDE:

 WHERE I USED TO RESIDE:
In the last apartment,
Where I did reside.(pictured above)
There was a most prominent feautre,
That one couldn't hide.

The area was known as Shelley Manor.
Named after the son of Shelley the poet.
Who used to own the land,
In days gone by wouldn't you just know it.

 Percy Shelley the Poet

Percy Shelley Jnr. owned 
The local manor.
He entertained many famous writers
Of the day.
With visits of wealth and glamour.

There was and still is.
A theatre adjoining the site.
Where much fun and entertainment took place,
Plays are still evident today each and every night.

Percy Jnr mother,
Mary, of Frankinstein fame.
Was another visiter,
With a famous name.

The entire Shelley family are buried
In a nearby church.
So you can understand why to leave the apartment,
Made my heart luorch.

Today Shelley Manor,
Is my doctor's surgery.
It was renovated a few years ago,
And continues to look grand as you can clearly see.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis 06/09/2016:

14 comments:

  1. Sure went through many phases and still holding strong

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    1. Most interesting locality to live Pat. Thanks for the comment.
      Yvonne.

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  2. Oh my gosh, Yvonne, how fascinating. Your own personal piece of history.

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    1. Most interesting area to ive and every time I visit the doctors one can envisage the wide staircase in another era being walked on by the likes of Mary Shelley. Thanks for your comment.
      Yvonne.

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  3. That is a really neat place to live! It's a building with a lot of character.

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    1. Thank you Sherry it was a lovely area to live.
      Yvonne.

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  4. Interesting indeed and you can remember the history when you have to visit the doctors.

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    1. Most interesting area Suzanne with much history surrounding it.
      Yvonne.

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  5. From apartments to a doctor's office - now that is quite the switch.

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    1. Thanks for your comment and support Alex.
      Yvonne.

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  6. How cool it is to be able to be around such a place with an amazing history as it has. I'd love to silently sit in those environs and read poetry or reflect on past times. Or fall asleep and dream.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thanks Lee for your wonderful comment. It was a great area in Bournemouth to live.
      Yvonne.

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  7. What a lovely place. It sure is inspiring to be so close to such great writers. Sorry you had to leave it.

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    1. Yes Beverly I am sorry also, but the Shelley history in these parts are truly wonderful.
      Thanks for coming by.
      Yvonne./

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