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‘Home’ by Ammon Wrigley

A beautiful poem about Saddleworth:

Home to old Saddleworth, home once more,
How my heart is stirred to its innermost core;
For I’ve been roaming and it’s a joy to go;
Up the hillside lane by the fields I know.

Home to the hamlet where my own folks bide,
To the old armchair by the hearthstone side;
To the neighbour folks and my boyhood’s friends;
Who oft played with me at the old lane ends.

Home to the throstle on the high ash tree
When its throat is full of the springtime glee;
To the upland fields where the skylarks sing;
And the rough brown moor with its grouse and ling

Home to the meadows in the morning time,
To the high barn now that I used to climb;
To the windrows turned on a howling day;
And the laneside trees hung with whisps of hay.

I’ll go to the village not far below,
To the quaint old street and the folks I know;
I know what they’ll say as they’ve always done;
“Put it theer, owd lad, if it weighs a ton.

The little sweet shop where I sued to stare
At the parkin pies and toffy sticks there;
How I pressed my nose ‘gainst the window pane;
And longed for a penny but longed in vain.

Home to old Saddleworth what more do I need,
Than the hills I love an’ the men they breed?
And I’ll roam no more for I ne’er have found
More kindlier hearts or a dearer ground.

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New Shop

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Stone statue at Knightshayes

My bespoke portrait The Voyage before it was delivered to its new owners…

 

Knightshayes

Rimmon

I’ve recently finished a new painting called Rimmon, loosely based on the legend of Alphin & Alderman. This tragic folk tale describes two giants fighting over a beautiful water nymph called Rimmon. The fascinating tale behind this legend is brilliantly explained here.

Featured in the painting is the war memorial Pots and Pans, which is near Alderman hill. There is a service held every year here on Remembrance Sunday.

Oldham Open

My painting Lucretia has been chosen as one of the artworks to be exhibited at the Oldham Open 2017.

I’m very excited to be part of this fantastic exhibition, and to be alongside all the amazing local artists from the Oldham area. It runs from Friday 22nd September–18 November at Gallery Oldham.