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Polly Durrant United Kingdom (6/9/2005 4:04:00 AM)

Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me find a children's poem that my sister and I have been looking for for years! It was a poem my father used to read to us when we were small. I had thought for many years that Spike Milligan had written it, but as I have been unable to find it amongst his work I am guessing I must be wrong! It begins...'One day in a perranporth pet shop, on a glorious morning in June, A lady from Parr bought a budgerigar and it sang to a glorious tune' I'm afriad that's all I can recall but would love to trace the full poem as a gift for my sister. Any ideas anyone? ! Many thanks, Polly D

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  • Bradley Bailey (7/8/2005 7:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I think Charles Causley wrote “One day in a Perranporth pet shop”. I'm not sure about the book, but it may be in Figgie Hobbin: Poems for Children, (from Amazon) I’ve been looking but I can’t find a list of the poems in the book. I know Colonel Fazackerly is in it.
    We used to enjoy having the poems read to us at Primary School in Perranporth, in Cornwall
    Hope this helps
    Brad

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    • Polly Durrant (8/7/2005 2:02:00 PM) Post reply

      Dear Brad, I cannot thank you enough. You were absolutely right! It was Figgie Hobbin by Charles Causely and my sister is delighted! We had a lot of fun reading our old favourites - including Colone ... more

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