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.

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Come Stand With Me In Ladybank ©

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Thinking of my Dad’s childhood days while I was in Ladybank and wishing he were here with me. Looking at things he would have seen and wondering what changes have been made since he went away to do National Service. While I was on the station platform the train to Dundee approached. I watched it has it left Ladybank gradually turning to the east and out of site. I imagined my Dad doing the same but listening to the engine building up the power and watching the steam that would have been seen for many a mile.

The train to Dundee crossing the Tay.
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Regarding the War Memorial where I have mentioned ‘we’ll read every soldiers name.’ I am in possession of a paper cutting about Ladybank sent to me from a relative living in Louisiana. It reports that manager Mr H.Bennet gave over the Picture House for 2 evenings to raise money for the War Memorial fund. (Hector Bennet was my Great Grandfather and lived in Monkstown). Within the entertainment were artistic dances by Miss Lizzie Reid of Church Street and special films from Provost Crichton. Quote from that report, ‘The accommodation was taxed to its utmost, and the drawings amounted to Ł23.’ Unfortunately I do not know what year this would have been.

Upon researching more about the Ladybank War Memorial in September 2011, the Architect George Charles Campbell 1882 – 1932 may have been involved in the project from after the year of 1918.

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Come Stand With Me In Ladybank © Robbie Kennedy Bennett


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