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 GROOVES IN THE OLD CORNER BRICK. A poem about spending time in my young days on the towpaths. I lived within half a mile of the Wolverhampton to Birmingham canal and there my friends and I would be fascinated by grooves from ropes that were still there from bygone years.





POETRY TITLES;

Wee Robie
Owen's of All Saints
Brown Tanned Arms
Letters From Louisiana
SARAH ANN AND THE SEPTEMBER SKY
I Never Knew Him as Grandad
A TRIBUTE TO NAN AND GRANDAD
The Rowley Name
Shadow of All Saints
A Little Boys Prayer
A SEA of ALL SAINTS MEMORIES
My Childhood Playground
I Only Knew Him by Name
Bennett You’re Offside
Sorting Out The Stars
Dr Wallace on Snow Hill
Douglas Morris Harris Born in Penn
A Boy, alone, on a Wet, Cold Field in Parkfields
A ROUGH HILLS KID
Were You One of The thirty?
I Thought I Heard a Whistle
Bradley Road, Over by the Moulders
Walking to Town
LIKE MY GRANDAD BEFORE ME I’M GOLD
He Stands With His Hat, Held in His Hand
I Suppose It Was Hughie McIlmoyle
My Adidas Santiago
A Blessing of a Sunny Sunday Afternoon
Home in Hundred Seconds
OUR GRAND NATIONAL
The MEB Has Gone
ANDY STEWART SANG ON HOGMANAY
Boscobel
The East Park Paddling Pool
Grooves in the Old Corner Brick
Listen Pal, the Canal Was My Rolling River
Bridgnorth On The Severn
The Dixon Street Embankment
Down on Durberville Road
Ruts in the Dirt Road on Rooker Avenue
When The Fair Came to Parkfield Road
OUR CASTLES WERE TALL
AS THE SEA FRONT WALL
Fred Lowbridge
When Peter Said Goodbye
Hilton Road Youth Club at Hilton Hall
TURN BACK TIME
The Pretty Flower Bed at Thompson Avenue
Old Len Muir Was Funny
The Right to Stand Tall
A Personality by The Name of
Frenchie Pearson
Her Dad Disapproved
The Day of The Pub
I Once Was a Sedgley Rover
My Bloody Bilston Début
OUR WILLIE
Her Little Lips
A Fifty Something Me
A Man Should Earn
My Christmas Paper Chain
We Couldn’t Catch Ray!
ALF TUPPER
THE TOUGH OF THE TRACK
MY FAMILY MY TREASURE
My Gag
The Sand of Life
My Bilston Belle
Roger Salter, an Innocent Man
Laughing in the Tavern
My Beautiful Queen
I Am Me And Not Another


See my slideshow for Awa' th' Rough Hills an' Awa';
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjCARp8VzwA




Brilliant top class reading. (see on Amazon)
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My wife liked it. she is passing it on to her aunty who was born in Rough Hills. (see on Amazon)
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I order it for my grandad and he's very happy with it as he was born and lived there. Good to read about all the things that happen and to see some pictures, brings back memories. (see on Amazon)
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A fabulous read taking me back to childhood days when I lived in Rough Hills with my family "the Pugh's of Mendip Close". Thank you Robbie for your poetry and memories of those bygone days. (Amazon)
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I was also born on, and like you, grew up on and around Cheviot Road, Rough Hills. The book is indeed something to be proud of. It brings back so many memories of my 60's & 70's childhood - some long forgotten. Reading it was like going back in time.
Well done and thank you. (see on Amazon)
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"Hi Rob, just read your new book. I laughed and cried mate, great childhood memories flooded back and touching stuff about your dad. It got me."
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Hello mate. Just started reading Robs book I have to say I am only ten pages in and am moved to tears, the memories come flooding back, touching stuff about ya dad. Tell him well done he's got me hooked.
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Having known the author as a young man beforehand for a number of years, I was curious after being informed that he had wrote a book, the title intrigued me and a little bedside reading was called for. At the mention of my grandparents shop in Steelhouse Lane he had me hooked. (MB)
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I found the book to be an absolute fantastic read, well done. (MP)
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Loved it, it took me right back to the learning years of rough hills. The whole book was a pleasure, thanks Robbie. Bob (formerly pider)
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Just spent a wonderful couple of hours wandering down the memory lanes of Rough Hills. Suddenly the forgotten street names came alive and I was back at 31 Cheviot Road as Mary Anslow, daughter of Ernie and Sophy. Memories of an other life but happy ones. Lovely book - thank you! (MS)
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Watched your video of Rough Hills and recognized many of the places although I didn't know the area that well knew areas around. Parkfields Ettingshall Fighting Cocks etc. But good to be reminded as many of the children I taught at Grove lived there.Didn't see photo of St Martins.Thanks for bringing these photos and poems together. (JH)
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Hello Robbie, just finished your book about Rough Hills and your youth, read 60%, while I was in hospital for a couple of nights a few weeks ago, and the remainder on a flight to Spain, on Saturday. Brought back some great memories and some the the lads from back then. You may well have inspired me to re-visit poetry. I wrote a number of poems in my youth, late 70's early 80's. Mainly what was happening in my life at that time, and the odd one about sporting themes. When I get back home I'm going to dig them out and see if I can make a start again, and think what subjects inspire me now.
Ps no one from our past would believe either me or you would like poetry; thanks for the nudge. (JG)
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In July of 2007 I returned to the towpaths near where I had grown up to see if my memory had served me correct. This was the first day of the school holidays and most parts of the country was suffering torrential rain. My first stop with brolly in hand was on the Bilston Road of Wolverhampton where I was greeted by a suspicious swan who followed my every move.

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Keeping a careful eye on the swan I searched with no luck for rope grooves in the bricks but found some in the steel corner sanctions.

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I decided to keep faith in my search and not to be defeated by driving to the next canal bridge at Horsley Fields. There, as plain as they were many years ago were the grooves in the old corner brick. Again as I had done all those years ago, I imagined the horses pulling the barges laden with heavy loads.

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The canal in those days were an important part of the countries industry with many companies setting up alongside. Answering my question in my poem, I do now know that the grooves are still there today, and obviously, man relied on the old trusty horse.











The Grooves In The Old Corner Brick, ROBBIE KENNEDY BENNETT ©
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In My Blood, by Robbie Kennedy Bennett on Scotland's Enchanted Kingdom. This and a short detailed account plus other odes about Fife. Featured since 2008;
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Featured poet on Poetry of Scotland since 2006;
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Football Poets / Robbie Kennedy Bennett;
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Wolverhampton wanderer muses on coastal path
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An Ode To Hugh, Devotion In Rhyme;
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