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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 30 - Winter 1976

Odd Ode at Xmas

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Albert Baker - The Quainton Robin

Our friendly mascot Cock Robin,
The staunch guardian of Q.,
Is still busily a-bobbin
Around ... .. and there may be two!

They may have deserted the station,
No longer be seen round the shed,
But at sundown a brisk altercation
Proclaims they're not vanished or dead.

They swoop from the King to the bushes;
The Ivatts, the Crane, know their flight
As each of them peevishly pushes
The other away for the night.

And now, with Autumn leaves burning
As Winter foreshadows his reign,
My guess is they'll soon be returning
To shed and to Station again.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1976 and so does not reflect events in the 39+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Odd Ode at Xmas - Quainton News No. 30 - Winter 1976

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