Image above: An accordionist with the Northfields Morris dancers at the Strand on the Green Jubilee party, Sunday 5 June
There once was a Jubilee party …
For the Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5 June the Strand on the Green Association organised a party and ran photography, art, poetry and limerick competitions. The winners were announced and their work read out by one of our greatest actors, Dame Eileen Atkins, who happens to live on Strand on the Green.
Here are the entries for the Under 19 limerick competition.
Under 19 limerick competition
Asia from Strand on the Green Junior School, class 6N
There once was a good ice-cream man
who had a wonderful van,
then he got a bike
but he wanted to hike,
the Strand on the Green ice cream man.
A cute pet from Strand on the Green
it could make anyone scream
its fur it was soft
and no-one dared cough
near it, for it was supreme.
Image above: Kew Bridge
A hare from Strand on the Green
known to be kind, but actually mean.
A lady heard pound, pound, pound,
saw the hare kicking people all around
and it’s mean side was finally seen!
The bridge of Strand on the Green
it is so tall and extreme.
The rowers will go under
and the walkers will go over
and the height will make you scream!
Three pubs in Strand on the Green
they united to form a team.
Their eyes turned red
to wipe out the Bull’s Head,
but they failed, and shouted and screamed.
Image above: Bull’s Head pub, Strand on the Green
A child of Strand on the Green
just wasn’t able to scream.
We were blessed with peace
’til along came his niece,
who screamed down the whole of the Green!
An old man of Strand on the Green
just wasn’t what he could be
Strand was not bland
but it could do with sand
and maybe a bit of ice cream.
A good school in Strand on the Green
in the playground all children scream.
Two clever students
they were really prudent
and spent all their time eating ice cream.
A bustling Strand on the Green
but no-one here sold ice cream.
Two businessmen had
And amazing plan
To make a perfect ice cream team.
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