Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lavenham, Suffolk

Lavenham Suffolk is a village of half-timbered houses.  It seems that two poems originated from here, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by the poet Jane Taylor (23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824) and it is thought that the number of crooked buildings inspired the poem There Was A Crooked Man -
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

1 comment:

  1. It is so beautiful and old-fashioned there. Must go there again.


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