HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD POETRY FUNDRAISING BOOK FOR BROUGHTON RUFC
 

Star date: 20th March 2017

POETS GIVE WORDS TO HELP BROUGHTON RUGBY CLUB

Six poets have donated their words for a new limited edition 5 anthology to help raise funds for Broughton Rugby Union Club, one of the oldest clubs in the country which gives the people of Salford a chance to take part in the grass roots game.

The pamphlet of 13 poems covers all subjects, from The Willows to the Hotel Strangeways to a tribute to Alan Henning, and includes works by Mike Duff, Jeff Dawson, Marvin Cheeseman and Simon Williams who co-ordinated the project.

Full details here...


Broughton Rugby Union FC was founded in 1823, making it one of the oldest rugby clubs in the country, and has since been providing an opportunity for Salford people to take part or watch the union game at its grass roots best.

Now The Sounds of Salford radio station, which has been holding fundraising events for a number of local good causes, has produced a little book of poems in its 'We Help Our Own' series, with proceeds going to Broughton Rugby Club.

The 'egg chasers' guide to poetry' features 13 poems by seven writers Jeff Dawson (aka punk poet Jeffarama), Mike Duff, Jimmy Twamley, Scott Todd, Marvin Cheeseman, Noreen Bailey and The Sound of Salford's own Simon Williams, who co-ordinated the project and contributes poems about The Willows and Langworthy Road.

In Alan Henning's Way, Jimmy Twamley puts into verse the achievements of the Eccles taxi driver, 'a humble man with a big heart indeed'; while Marvin Cheeseman computes how United are better than City in What A Wonderful World This Still Is...

Jeff Dawson believes 'It just ain't gonna happen'...

'...Like some love being unrequited
 Like a City fan supporting United 
 Like Nicola Sturgeon looking delighted...'

Scott Todd ironically hails George Orwell in Two Thousand and Seventeen, as Mike Duff gets the Paranoid Man Blues: however, the mini-anthology ends on an optimistic note with Noreen Bailey's Just A Little Boy...

'A little boy sat by the road
 A smile upon his face
 I said to him 'What makes you smile?'
 He said the human race...'

All proceeds from the anthology will go towards buying some new kit for Broughton Rugby Club...

"I sponsored the shorts, was invited down to the club and saw the brilliant work they do in the community, taking kids off the street and teaching them rugby skills" Simon Williams explains

"I noticed the Council were not helping them, so straight away we organised a gig for them, with the help of Beth Mcroy, The Things, Benefit State and Ryan from Cinnamon Dinner" he adds "We managed to pull in 1,500 which we shared three ways between St Ann's Hospice, Folly Lane under 9's and Broughton RUFC.

"I was then at the club for a quarter final game and thought they could do with some new kit, so I had the idea of putting another poetry book together" he explains "I asked some of the best poets in the north west and New Zealand if they fancied helping me and they all agreed. So now, hopefully, Broughton will not only play like champions but dress like them too!"

Ian Archer printed the pamphlet free of charge, and three local businesses - Candy Skull Tattoo Parlour, The Dog and Partridge pub and Allegiance Memorabilia - sponsored pages.

Only one hundred copies of The Poems of Salford have been printed and they are available at 5 each.

Email Simon Williams at siwilliams123@outlook.com to order a copy or message The Sounds of Salford on Facebook

Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
SLADS
Salford Live Events
Salford Star contact
Salford Star
Salford Star print
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: CONTROVERSIAL SALFORD CHARITY TO BRING IN INDEPENDENT MEDIATOR
Oh dear what can the matter be, 2 old women stuck inside ICTs lavatory , they were there from Monday to Saturday and nobody knew ... [more]
article: GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENT BUILDING SAFETY PANEL IN WAKE OF GRENFELL TOWER FIRE
I live in a tower near to Blackfriar ct There is internal issues that need addressing Wireing, fire doors, lifts, access doors ... [more]
article: HOW IMAGE LED SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CATASTROPHE
As always save money above all else,use the the cheaper ( no doubt ) alternative cladding than what was discussed,make it look pre... [more]
article: HOW IMAGE LED SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CATASTROPHE
Although not living in a tower rise, we've had cladding on our social housing... and it is colder now than it was before the cladd... [more]
article: SALIX HOMES TO STRIP CLADDING FROM SALFORD TOWER BLOCKS
I wonder if Salix got their 10% of the cost when the cladding work was carried out? I also wonder if they will get 10% of the cost... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALIX HOMES TO STRIP FIVE MORE SALFORD TOWER BLOCKS OF UNSAFE CLADDING

Star date: 27th June 2017

17 SALFORD BLOCKS TO HAVE CLADDING REMOVED

Salix Homes has announced that another five of its tower blocks are to have unsafe aluminium cladding removed - Sycamore Court, Magnolia Court and Mulberry Court by Salford Precinct, and Newbank Tower and Riverbank Tower off Blackfriars Road.

This comes on top of the nine Pendleton Together blocks and three other Salix blocks; Arthur Millwood, Canon Hussey and Black Friar Court.

Full details here...

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES INDEPENDENT BUILDING SAFETY PANEL IN WAKE OF GRENFELL TOWER FIRE

Star date: 27th June 2017

BUILDING AND FIRE SAFETY EXPERTS TO MEET THIS WEEK TO PUT MEASURES IN PLACE

Today, as cladding was being stripped off Salford tower blocks, Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced a new independent expert advisory panel to advise on any immediate measures that can be put in place to make buildings safe following the Grenfell Tower fire. Its first meeting will take place this week.

Full details here...

HOW IMAGE LED SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CATASTROPHE

Star date: 26th June 2017

IMAGE OBSESSION AND CLADDING UNVEILED

Recently, Salford City Council has been obsessed by the image of the city, desperately trying to move away from the 'Dirty Old Town', to something like Milton Keynes on the Irwell.

Has this obsession with image and wrapping tower blocks in unsafe materials led, in line with other cities, to the current cladding catastrophe? Here the Salford Star documents what's been going on behind the fancy facades...

Full details here...

SALIX HOMES TO STRIP CLADDING FROM SALFORD TOWER BLOCKS

Star date: 25th June 2017

SALIX HOMES CLADDING TO BE REMOVED AFTER TESTS

After Salford Council announced it was removing cladding from nine Pendleton Together tower blocks, this afternoon Salix Homes has informed residents that it is removing cladding from Canon Hussey Court on the Islington Estate.

In a letter to residents, Salix states that "the cladding sample provided for Canon Hussey Court has been identified as a higher risk component". Work to remove "affected cladding" will begin this week. The Salford Star understands that cladding is also to be removed from other blocks.

Full details here...

SALFORD PALS HONOURED IN NEW PLAY FOR GM FRINGE

Star date: 25th June 2017

GREATER MANCHESTER FRINGE COMES TO SALFORD

From Heaven To Hell
Saturday 1st- Monday 3rd July
Salford Arts Theatre 8

The excellent Greater Manchester Fringe arrives at the Salford Arts Theatre this year via a new play honouring the sacrifice made by local heroes at the Battle of the Somme, written by Danny Clifford and directed by Sue Jenkins.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx