Millstone Edge

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Light breaks over Saddleworth, from Millstone Edge on Standedge, Marsden Moor. A view so beloved by Saddleworth poet, folklorist and historian, Ammon Wrigley.

They seek no more the hearthstone now,
those kindly folk are gone,
Their songs are sung,
their tales are told,
their long day's work is done;
Their graves are green upon the hill,
where we someday, must lie,
For Saddleworth, they sleepeth best,
beneath their own dear sky.

Those days are gone,
and round us now a world of sham prevails,
The wheel of time keeps rolling on with changes in our dales;
We're homesteads are all veneer and show,
with make-believe and pride,
But give to me the simple heart that loves an old hearth-side.

From 'The Homestead;
Ammon Wrigley. 1861-1946

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