A great British poet

November 26th, 2013, 7am

Sir John Betjeman, seen here looking up and admiring St Pancras Station, was a well-loved poet in Britain and further afield, although to fully appreciate some of his poetry you need to have quite a good knowledge of English geography and culture.

He campaigned, successfully, to prevent the wonderful buildings at St Pancras Station from being demolished in the 1960s, so it was only right that a statue should be placed here in his honour.

I like many of his poems, but here’s one that I find particularly amusing: “Diary of a Church Mouse”.

David Wade and Cassie said thanks.

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Adrian Tribe

A follower of Jesus Christ, a husband and father, a Kentish Man (not a Man of Kent), a commuter to London

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