Have you written any poetry about Skelmersdale?

Have you written any poetry about Skelmersdale?

by Danielle Thompson (August 2022)

HAVE you written any poetry abot Skelmersdale’s rich history?

The Skelmersdale Writers’ Group has been established in the town for 15 years and in that time has produced several anthologies of poetry and prose.

Their last publication was Then and Now, Images of `Lathom House’ and the group is embarking on a new publication comprising past and present poems about Skelmersdale.

Secretary Carol Fenlon said: “During research I am doing into the history of Skelmersdale, I have discovered many poems written before the new town was built and also poems written about the new town from the 1960s on.

“To some extent, these represent an art form detailing the town’s history and significant events through the experiences of the people who were there at the time and we feel they will make a valuable collection and addition to the town history archive.

“The group is anxious to include any poems written in the past by Skemmers which families may have in their possession, composed by family members, friends, etc.

“Contemporary poems about the town are also wanted. The group members will be contributing poems for inclusion and members of the public are invited to contribute poems of their own about their experience of living in the town.”

The group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at Trinity Methodist Hall, High Street, Skelmersdale (WN8 8AT) from 7pm to 9.30 pm; and on the second Tuesday of the month, in Skelmersdale Library from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting.

If you have a poem you would like to see in the anthology or if you would like to know more about the group, contact Carol Fenlon on 07748244711 or email carolfenlon6@gmail.com

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