Big thank you from

Do you remember

A bucket on the stove, boiling all the whites
The big tin bath on Saturday nights
An old glass washboard and outside loo
Distemper on the walls, cardboard in your shoe

Lino on the floor, a scullery out the back
A penny in the meter, coalbrick, coke and slack
Keys in the locks, door on the latch
Long hot summers, ponies and traps

Blackleaded range, mansion red tiles
Rag men bone men and men who sharpen knives
Ardglass herrings, buttermilk and snuff
Soreheads, stomach cakes, tripe and onion stuff

Sennapods, virol, caster oil and malt
A poultice for sore throats made of hot salt
A half moon watermark like a front door mat
Soda farls, wheaten farls cooling on the rack

Sheets made from flour bags, winding up the clocks
Suspenders for men to hold up their socks
Crombie coats, paddyhats ,corner shops small
Horsedrawn hearses with black plumes tall

Gas mantles, lamplighters, billycans of tay
Walking home from dances ,courting on the way
Fish and chips in newspaper, a penny worth of jam
A pound of broken biscuits, a trollybus and tram

Donkeys hoof, pinade, crocks and beetles too
Rinso, Vim, and soapflakes, newspaper in the loo
Carbolic soap, Brylcreem, 7 o'clock blades
Sugar and water potion making permanent waves

Ale plants growing in a big sweetie jar
Food safe with wire in every back yard
Hotspur and Rover, Dandy and Beano too
A 3d matinee, or a jampot in lieu

A refund on a bottle, brown paper bags
Five Willie Woodbine or sharing half a fag
Hoops and cleeks and gliders, peeries whips and all
Skipping songs, marbles, pitch and toss handball

Top 20 from Luxembourg, Desert Island Discs
Henry Hall guest night, rock and roll and twist
Billy Cotton's bandshow ,a book at bedtime too
This list is never ending but who the hell's skiboo.

Do you know who wrote this poem?
if so please email me as
Daphne Christie
Cornwall, Ont. Canada
would like to know