Sutton & Wawne Museum
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Here are a few lines that seem to me to be about Friendship.
The Scent of the Roses
Farewell but whenever you welcome the hour
That awakens the night song of mirth in your bower,
Then think of the friend who once welcomed it too
And forgot his own griefs to be happy with you.
His griefs may return, not a hope may remain
Of the few that have brightened his pathway of pain.
But he ne'er will forget the short vision which threw
Its enchantment around him, while lingering with you.
And still on that evening when pleasure fills up
To the highest top spark to each heart and each cup.
Where e'er my path lies, be it gloomy or bright
My soul, happy friends shall be with you that night;
Shall join in your revels, your sports and your wiles
And return to me beaming all o'er with your smiles.
Too blest if it tells me that mid the gay wheer
Some kind voice had murmured: "I wish he were here."
Let fate do her worst, there are relics of joy,
Bright dreams of the past which she cannot destroy;
That come back in the night-time of sorrow and care,
And bring back the features that joy used to wear.
Long, long be my heart with such memories filled,
As the vase in which roses have once been distilled.
You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will,
But the scent of the roses will hang around still.
A 1928-30 view of St James'.
The front of the Old School (just off picture) in about 1955
St James' Church of England School, c.1965
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This is what it looks like now . . .
The vast majority of ex-pupis and Sutton & Wawne residents
now live so far away that they cannot visit us, other than on very
rare return trips home to see family.
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Pretty well any Friday during the year, 10am to 2pm.
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