History’s Pages ... A Sequel
Some characters come back to life
at mention of their name,
indelibly remembered for
the way they played their game.
They passed this way some time ago,
yet stories still unfold
as those who say “I knew them well”
relate to times of old.
Once more I pen some names in print
in answer to request
from readers who attach a tale
to how these folk impressed.
There’s Harold Marsh and Norman Wells,
both auctioneers of note
of treasures, trash and furniture
and books and chooks I quote.
The finest of our cockerels
were always in demand,
staccato calls found welcome bids
where none were really planned.
Andy Pirie and Ted Marskell
extolled their pens of stock;
each Friday they competed for
the call of highest ‘knock’.
The Condon boys played Rugby League-
Peter, Brian, Ray and Ken,
when Group 14 was full on fight
for talented young men.
The Menchin brothers, Ray, Jack, Dud,
were gifted men to meet
and on the field with bat and ball,
their stat’s were hard to beat.
So too were other family groups
like the Hollands and O’Hares
when Cricket was a household sport
and teams had lots of spares.
I must not forget the Babbages
Like Jack and Ern and ‘Blue’.
The dynasty of Chuns shot straight,
their aim was always true.
There’s Ralph Green and Leo Leonard,
both racing on the track;
two cyclists known as champions
emerging from the pack.
by Kevin Pye
To be continued …
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