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Once Steeple Bumpstead had a steeple | 23-Oct-04

"Once Steeple Bumpstead had a steeple,
Beloved of all the village people"

includes the lines

"beat the village eggs to batter"
"all because the angry wizard,
blew Steeple Bumpstead folk a blizzard."

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Comments:

wind set windmill sails a whirling.pots and pans and dishes twirling

i need this poem
ian robinson

This was on the Scottish Poetry Society's website
It's in a 1950s anthology:
'The Steeple' by Elizabeth Fleming, from Adventures into Poetry: for Primary Schools. Junior Book II. Edited by Mary Daunt. (Macmillan, 1957).
gill hart

This poem was written by Elizabeth Fleming about the village of Steeple Bumpstead in Essex and a copy of the full poem can be bought at the Post Office in the village.
Jenny Harrison

it was so large and tall and stately
no wonder they admired it greatly

This was in an anthology called The Creepie Stool which I was given as a child
Pat Clarke

This poem can be found in a book entitled "The Creepie-Stool" on page 9.

Mark.
Mark Buttress

i am trying to get this book called the creepie-stool, can anyone help?
jan francis

I have a copy of The Creepie Stool. What are Elizabeth Flemming's dates? Is she still in copyright? Is she the Elizabeth Flemming who was the sister of Marjorie Flemming who was associated with Walter Scott?
Christina Eastwood

Elizabeth was a relative of my mothers. I am trying to do some research myself. After my mother passed away ( maiden name Carolyn Fleming ) I was left a few of Elizabeth's signed and annotated books. I would be happy to enter into any discussion about her work.
gerard Shard

I have the poem, which I have always loved, in an old Blackie's Annual from I think 1928 and which I recently managed to buy online after my father's copy was lost when his childhood home was sold. If anyone is interested I can transcribe the poem and email it over.
Best wishes,
Sally
Sally Jones

I need the poem 'who is in?' of author Elizabeth Flamming
utpal dutta

I remember this poem in a book we had in the house when I was a kid in the 1940s. The only other bits I recall are, these two lines, continuing after the first two:

"And then one day an angry wizard,
Blew Steeple Bumpstead folks a blizzard,"

Later there is a bit about the people emerging from hiding, which went something like:

"Then they began to show their faces,
From queer and unexpected places."

That's all I can remember after 65+ years
Nick O'Dell

My name is Alena Johns and I work for the Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society Ltd (ALCS).

We currently holding over £1,200 in secondary royalties for Elizabeth Fleming, but we have been unable to contact the relatives of the deceased.

If you are related to Elizabeth Fleming could you please email/phone (my contact details are below) me as soon as possible"


Alena Johns

My name is Alena Johns and I work for the Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society Ltd (ALCS).

We currently holding over £1,200 in secondary royalties for Elizabeth Fleming, but we have been unable to contact the relatives of the deceased.

If you are related to Elizabeth Fleming could you please email/phone (my contact details are below) me as soon as possible

Alena Johns
Authors? Licensing & Collecting Society Ltd (ALCS)

The Writers' House
13 Haydon Street
London
EC3N 1DB

T: +44 (0) 20 7264 5700
E: alena.johns@alcs.co.uk
W: www.alcs.co.uk




Alena Johns

Jab Francis, I jave found 2 copies of the creepie stool on Amazon starting ar 25.00 Hope this helps Hardnack 1931 edition

Alison Cooper


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