Poetic Writing of ROBBIE KENNEDY BENNETT © www.rkbpoetry.co.uk Born in Wolverhampton of English and Scottish parentage. He grew up on the Rough Hills Estate area of the town and his Scottish ancestral roots are in the Kingdom of Fife and Dundee. The author is now residing in Codsall, Staffordshire. Drawings, pictures and writing are copyright of the author Robbie Kennedy Bennett. THE SCULPTURE CAME FROM KELSO.

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Story Behind The Poem ©

Not surprisingly on my part from a simple conversation with a colleague of mine when talking about his ancestry, came the idea to write the above poem, The Sculpture Came From Kelso.

After completing my poem about James Forsyth I needed a picture to present with it. A photo I had seen showed the Market Place in Dudley many years ago car free. On Sunday lunchtime 7th September 2008 when I arrived to take a photograph there was an endless amount of cars, and to get a few suitable shots was a problem. After about an hour of watching the coming and going of the vehicles I had to settle with the pictures I had.

Dudley has a great history and the fountain in the Market Place is part of its character. One can only hope that they look after what they have to help to preserve works of art, such as the fountain, for future generations to see.

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Have been researching James Forsyth for years. He deserves recognition love the poem.
Comment by: Bernice Forsyth
11 November 2008 - 08:10:37

At last i have time to enjoy your work (passion) Cheers Bob, lovely poem.
Comment by: Richard Forsyth
21 May 2009 - 21:05:59

Loved the poem. James was my Great,Great,Great Uncle. His brother William was my Great Great Grandfather. Love to Know more about them.
Comment by: Diana Forrow
01 September 2009 - 16:17:09

I too am a gt gt grandaughter of William Forsyth. The Forsyths were a Kelso family many of whom were sculptors, masons and architects.
William and James worked for the earl of Dudley on his Scottish estate, and then came to work for him in England, at Witley Court and the surrounding area. William settled in Worcester, but James moved on to live in London where he had an extensive sculture business, receiving many important commissions.
Comment by: Elizabeth Moncrieff
02 September 2009 - 15:50:19


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