The Blast

‘Saw the end of that iron-making town

Saw it slowly start to die

As all around the works closed down

Yet no one could really say for why

Then one morning we were told in the wet and cold

To all gather round the foundry door

Where the manager said with a shake of the head

We’re none of us needed any more’

From Iron-Making Town by Graeme Miles

3 thoughts on “The Blast

  1. They want us to forget, but the motto of the working class should always be “don’t let the bastards grind ya down”

    Saw the end of British Rail,
    Saw it sold off cheap,
    Saw closures and redundancies,
    so the favoured few could reap.

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