Document 815

Newark Castle

Author(s): Andrina Connell

Copyright holder(s): Andrina Connell


See Newark Castle?
Ye coudny,
Fur riviters, platers
An wee hodders -on.

See canty boat-builders?
Ye wullny,
Got made re-dam-dundant,
Ther trade's in th' pawn.

See Newark castle?
Ye huvtae.
Yer river's desertit
The boats hiv a gaun.

See Newark Castle?
Ye oughty.
The Saltire's high flying
Tae greet a new dawn.

(Newark Castle (16th c.) was surrounded by shipyards an could only be seen from the river. The dual carriageway of the A8 now runs through the site of the once busy shipyard to give ful view of Port Glasgow's eastern landmark.)

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Newark Castle


Text audience

General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1994
Word count 100

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Publisher Poetry in Motion Arrival Press
Publication year 1994

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Author details

Author id 821
Forenames Andrina
Surname Connell
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment GCSEs/O-Grades
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Civil Servant
Place of birth Johnstone
Region of birth Renfrew
Birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Inchinnan
Region of residence Renfrew
Residence CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Ships Draughtsman
Father's place of birth Port Glasgow
Father's region of birth Renfrew
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Inverkip
Mother's region of birth Renfrew
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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