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WHAT CAN ONE SAY OF HUDDERSFIELD?

By Josie Whitehead

What Can One Say of Huddersfield

What can one say of Huddersfield
      That’s not been said before?
It’s the fatherland of rugby league 
      And that’s a fact, for sure.

At John Smith’s Stadium you’ll find
       The sturdy Giants’ team:
Top players, eyes set on success,
      Fulfil a sporting dream.

Set in the north of the UK,
      With students by the score,
And with ‘teaching excellence’ in mind –
      Well, who could ask for more?

Now:  Humanities and media?  –
     Or music?  Make your choice - 
Whilst writing poetry for you
     Is where I find my voice!

Huddersfield’s proud roots go back
        To years of long ago,
But of the nineteenth century
       This is what I know:

Its textile manufacturing  
     Brought to this town success,
But Huddersfield, like other towns,
      Has simply changed, I guess.

Its mills and looms have almost gone,
     But standing in their place
Is a stylish, friendly market-town
     Which displays a modern face.


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