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Crofties Barn


It was a splendid sort of occasion really
As we watched the flames grow higher
On an August day many years past
When Crofties stacks caught fire

It was the summer holidays
So all the kids were there
Some excitement in the village
Something a little more than rare

The fire engine came fair quick
From a fair few miles away
But water pressure was low
And the hydrant too far away

So they went and slung their hose
In the waters of Brick Field pond
And very soon we realised
How badly we'd been conned

It was a pond without a bottom
For all our lives we'd been told
But very soon its muddy base
Was there to behold

It was touch and go alright
And a fair bit of doubt
But they killed that fire
Before the water ran out

But not before the Dutch barn roof
Exploded with a loud loud bang
Another piece of excitement then
For all our little village gang

Life soon got back to normal
It generally did as a rule
Soon we were all very aware
Of impending return to school

It was a splendid sort of occasion really
As we watched the flames grow higher
On an August day many years past
When Crofties stacks caught fire









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