Memories of Bexhill...

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I was born and brought up in the town of Bexhill,

when I cast my mind back I remember it still.

Trips with my mum and dad down to the sea,

my wet knitted swim-suit sagging down to my knees.

A really nice cake shop was not far away,

thirteen cakes for a shilling at the end of the day.

Bexhill boasted four cinemas, and twice a week

we paid one and ninepence for a really good seat.

The playground in Egerton Park was really fine

to ride on a rocking horse and imagine him mine.

I left school at 15 and worked in a shop

where the customer was madam and we were kept on the hop.

And now as a pensioner Bexhill’s for me

I’m home when I see the sign Bexhill-on-Sea.

Peggy Willetts

Born in Pebsham

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