Letter: Poem in praise of Matlock Bath

Here are some poetic thoughts about Matlock Bath, which are based on my visits there:

By Tracy Smith
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 10:00 am

Matlock Bath

By the River Derwent

A Derbyshire parish

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A poem about Matlock Bath.

A place to frequent.

There's Gulliver’s KingdomAnd caves to explore

There’s cable cars

And so much more.

There's fish and chips

With many to choose

Museums to visit

Waiting in queues.

Breakfast at nine

Early to rise

Eggs and bacon

Maybe some fries.

Try the cafés

Enjoy their cake

Tea and coffee

And a milkshake.

Watch the bikers

Speeding their way

Through the town

Day by day.

You can't go wrong

With Matlock Bath

There's even a walk

Named Lovers’ Path.

I must agree

To visit again

By coach or bus

But probably by train.

I'm a seasonal traveller

From east to west

North and south

It's just the best.

Alan Goddard

By email

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