Town Hall

Its walls are scarred from ages past
its stood its ground from first to last
bombs bullets fires and shell
weddings and politics as well
it knows our history good and bad
it shared good times as well as sad

A Town Hall in a City now
people here they know how
to laugh and smile and shout and swear
and take offence when none is there.

We are 800 years
an extraordinary mixture of
tears and cheers.

By Steve Binns MBE