There once was a poet from Kington... - Town launches limerick contest

Kington Museum is searching for the area's most creative limerick.

Kington Museum is searching for the area's most creative limerick.

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THE Great Kington Limerick Competition is underway, and poets that know it have a month to compose the winning verse.

Kington Museum’s Robert Pritchard, who organises the competition with Castle Hill Books, is hoping for originality – but not indecency – from the entrants.

He said: “The funnier, the cleverer, the better, but not too rude, please.”

The poems – five-line verses with a distinctive rhythm, and often nonsensical or risqué subject matter – will be entered into adult, secondary or primary school categories with group winners earning £5 and the overall winner claiming £20.

Entries should be submitted either to the bookshop in Church Street or to the museum in Mill Street by September 1.

For further information contact Castle Hill Books on 01544 231195, or at sales@castlehillbooks.co.uk , or the museum on 01544 231748 or at info@kingtonmuseum.co.uk .

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6:14pm Wed 30 Jul 14

probono says...

This seems right up the street of some of our posters.
But what rhymes with Jarvis, Ogambar or Johnson ?

There was a newpaper reporter called Tanner
who was forthright in his manner .............
This seems right up the street of some of our posters. But what rhymes with Jarvis, Ogambar or Johnson ? There was a newpaper reporter called Tanner who was forthright in his manner ............. probono
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8:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

dippyhippy says...

Ode To Kington.

I once wandered 'round Kington town,
I walked from sun up 'til sun down,
Right up Hergest Ridge,
Back down over the bridge,
With always a smile, and never a frown!
Ode To Kington. I once wandered 'round Kington town, I walked from sun up 'til sun down, Right up Hergest Ridge, Back down over the bridge, With always a smile, and never a frown! dippyhippy
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10:39pm Thu 31 Jul 14

dippyhippy says...

Ode To Kington - Part 2.

There is a butchers on Kington High Street,
That sells an array of award winning meat,
But, I've been a veggie for years,
So it brought me to tears,
Hence I went to the pub for a treat!
Ode To Kington - Part 2. There is a butchers on Kington High Street, That sells an array of award winning meat, But, I've been a veggie for years, So it brought me to tears, Hence I went to the pub for a treat! dippyhippy
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10:47pm Thu 31 Jul 14

dippyhippy says...

Tommy Agombar,in search of a thrill,
Bought a football club he thought was brill,
But far from "Uniting",
There was lots of in fighting,
And he still hasn't paid all the bills!
Tommy Agombar,in search of a thrill, Bought a football club he thought was brill, But far from "Uniting", There was lots of in fighting, And he still hasn't paid all the bills! dippyhippy
  • Score: 2

1:57pm Fri 1 Aug 14

dippyhippy says...

C'mon Probono - you've had since Wednesday to finish yours!!
C'mon Probono - you've had since Wednesday to finish yours!! dippyhippy
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