We were delighted to have the wonderful and quirky poet Paul Jenkins perform for us at this year’s MIBBA’s.
Paul has been a performer for 20 years so we knew our audience were in for a memorable evening.
The MIBBA’s are a celebration of local Bury businesses and an acknowledgement of their achievements. And to make this evening extra special, Paul wrote a poem especially for the event, dedicated to our amazing town of Bury. The crowd were certainly won over with the poem that celebrates all things wonderful about the town we are all so very proud of.
It’s early morning, Harcles Hill
Morning silence, air so still
Looking out a chance to see
A town standing resplendently
From cotton birth to six fine towns
The Pennine hills come winding down
Through the Burrs and then arrive
A place for all to work and thrive
On trams and buses people flock
To market stalls and to The Rock
Working hard but playing too
So much and see, so much to do
Galleries and shops and bars,
Arcade Clubs, The ELR,
While cross the street the stage is set
With punters heading to the Met
Just steps away our Vicky smiles
Her statue draws them in from miles
Civic pride, a council proud
To shout her name so very loud
Just opposite? The Fusiliers
Memories captured of the years
When darker times brought us together
But now the skies have brighter weather
Our town a hub - A wondrous place
Where businesses have public face
Their employees buzz round the town
All underscored with pulsing sounds
Provided by their local station
Tower FM - A real sensation
And as they go about their day
You’ll hear the local people say
These words in their vocabulary...
“Where you from? - I’m made in Bury.”
The Made in Bury Business Awards celebrate the achievements of local businesses in the borough of Bury. If you are thinking of entering the awards for 2020 then please visit http://www.madeinbury.co.uk/business-awards for more information. The awards are free to enter and entries open on 1st May 2020.
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