Saturday, 16 February 2013

Worship Street

I had a meeting on Worship Street this week, and I realised it ran directly between two working-class poets we have mentioned before here on TANH.  To the West, the street ends at Bunhill Fields, where the poet William Blake is buried.  I realise we have posted a lot about Blake over the years, so let's move to the East end.

Where Worship Street meets Norton Folgate, celebrated by Madness and now a Radio 4 play.  And just over the road is Folgate Street, mentioned before, named afterr the Water Poet, John Taylor.

Of course, I'm not claiming that Taylor was as great a poet as Blake, but it is nice to thing of them being joined by this otherwise dull city street.

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