69. Captain Harle’s Hall

Flinging back the panelled shutters
Daylight pours in
Motes of dust
Flicker in the shadows

Old wood and beeswax
Gleaming dark staircase
Painted friezes, rococo swags
Classical mouldings

Centuries rolling back
Into the present, we’re merging
Bringing back times past
Servants and splendour

Carriages, liveried horses
The Groom sees to their upkeep
Maids always busy
I hear their footsteps echo softly

Towards the horizon, tall ships
Billowed sails snapping
I hear the cry of the gulls
Murmurs of long distant voices


Story writer/provider
Jenny Grant

Flag Designer
Margaret Hall

Kinetika Artists

Landscape Character Area
Rainham, Aveley and Wenington

Thames Chase Trust, Pike Lane
Upminster, Essex RM14 3NS

01708 642970

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